Roy Khan - Premieres Solo Song


It has finally happened! Roy Sætre Khantatat, aka Roy Khan or simply Khan, most known as the former Kamelot frontman and also former lead vocalist of Norwegian progressive metal band Conception, is finally back to the music industry with the new song "For All". It's been almost 7 years since Khan's departure from Kamelot and music in general. The video for the song was posted on April 1st.




"For All" is a religious song whose poetry announces regrets and seeks divine redemption. It was recorded in March 2018 at Stable Studios in Oslo.

Apart from vocals, Roy Khan played piano and keys. Leif Johansen (ex-21 Guns) played fretless bass and Geir Olav Akselsen played guitars on this track.

Does it mean that soon we'll get a full studio album from Khan or was it just Easter miracle? We'll see.

Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Kamelot
 
Posted: 02.04.2018 by Tatsella


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02.04.2018 - 17:27
Teravolt_Danny
I'm not religious, but I still can't help but wonder... will all of the people who constantly berate religious people for complaining about anti-religious lyrics in metal take their own advice and "just focus on the music" for this one?
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02.04.2018 - 18:35
WorpeX
Its Roy Khan so I love it.

In all seriousness though, even if we get more music from him, I doubt it'll be Metal. That said I'd absolutely love a Theocracy-Conception hybrid band with Roy as the front man!
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02.04.2018 - 19:05
Oracles
An amazing voice always an amazing voice.
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02.04.2018 - 19:44
IBlackened
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 02.04.2018 at 17:27

I'm not religious, but I still can't help but wonder... will all of the people who constantly berate religious people for complaining about anti-religious lyrics in metal take their own advice and "just focus on the music" for this one?


I'm atheist, but I don't understand the hate white metal gets. I don't think lyrics praising Jesus are any dumber than all the theistic satanists out there, like they seem to believe. Two sides of the same coin.
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02.04.2018 - 21:40
Kais
You beat me to posting this, Tatsella, congratulations.

That unmistakable voice and that unmistakable feel, are what making Roy Khan one of the best in the history of the music business. Therefore, I'd take any record he'd ever bring out, even if it turns out to be a gospel. Definitely will be following this.
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02.04.2018 - 23:28
mikeprado30
As a Christ believer I FREAKIN'LOVE this news
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03.04.2018 - 11:57
Angel_Lament
Religious or not, welcome back Roy! I have missed this voice for so long...
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03.04.2018 - 14:35
EdenEcho
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 02.04.2018 at 17:27

I'm not religious, but I still can't help but wonder... will all of the people who constantly berate religious people for complaining about anti-religious lyrics in metal take their own advice and "just focus on the music" for this one?


Judging from the reactions, the majority does focus on the music, which brings Epilogue and Anthem to mind by the way. Let's hope there's an album on the way!
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03.04.2018 - 15:47
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Too much focus on religion in the comments. As an atheist myself, I can say that I prefer to live in a society that upholds the moral values of Christianity rather than in a decaying secular society that has accepted ideologies and values that are incompatible with the core of our Western European civilization. Secularism, as it is today, has been hijacked by Marxists to perpetuate their goal of bringing the downfall of the best culture humanity has developed (which is not perfect, but it is the best we have).

I admire Roy Khan for his devotion to his religion, even if it is expressed in music. After all, when it comes to music, I care less about the lyrics (which is just an add-on, and most so called music connoisseurs forget this) and more about the music itself. The song is nice, a bit too mellow for my taste though.
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03.04.2018 - 16:01
Theodore V
Nothing to write about the song. It was shit...

But I have a bone to pick with the blurb:

"'For All' is a religious song whose poetry announces regrets and seeks divine redemption."

However, according to the christian faith, you don't ACTUALLY need to repent for your sins. you only need to believe in jesus. If you've wronged others, rather than apologising to your imaginary friend, try and make it up to them.
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03.04.2018 - 16:44
Tatsella
I would have never believed someday I will defend religion in the Internet but really, what's the difference between song praising jesus and song praising satan? Speaking only about lyrics.
And how can you know whether religious people apologize to others? I know people who consider themselves as believers (actually lots of people do it) and still they apologize when they feel guilt.
Christianity is far from the worst religion and it's a big part of Western culture, what's the point of becoming hateful when you just see word "christian" or "jesus"?
After all, let's just enjoy the song
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03.04.2018 - 17:55
moe5512
What's with all the "defend religion" comments, no one has even argued against it?

Well the song was filled with stinky cheese, I hope he does gospel next
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03.04.2018 - 18:08
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Theodore V on 03.04.2018 at 16:01

However, according to the christian faith, you don't ACTUALLY need to repent for your sins. you only need to believe in jesus.

False
Sola Fide is heretical
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03.04.2018 - 18:43
Polaria
Gosh some people are never happy
They've been trolling Kamelot for years about Khan > "All singers in the fking world" and yet when he reappears people get to complain! No shit Sherlock, of course it was going to be about religious stuff! What did you expect? \m/ \m/ ?
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03.04.2018 - 20:38
Kais
I'm just going to drop something pretty interesting for you guys, however it is not confirmed - but apperantly the Conception members met up and had what was recorded by a fan what seems to be a rehearsal in their full line-up. I'll let you judge for now: https://tinylink.net/Y8vK3

Here's a current picture:
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03.04.2018 - 21:13
The Shape 1973
Written by Kais on 03.04.2018 at 20:38

I'm just going to drop something pretty interesting for you guys, however it is not confirmed - but apperantly the Conception members met up and had what was recorded by a fan what seems to be a rehearsal in their full line-up. I'll let you judge for now: https://tinylink.net/Y8vK3

Here's a current picture:


I hope you are right. Conception were great. There are no world class singers left anymore, so Roy coming back would be amazing.
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04.04.2018 - 00:37
Akula
Hate religious shit and the song is average.
But yeah, love to hear Khan´s voice again!. Hope Conception comes back.
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04.04.2018 - 16:55
poison-evie
The music was mediocre, also I'm not religious... But that voice never disappoints. 7/10 would listen to it a few more times just because it's Roy fucking Khan and I've been bummed for so long that he went into musical hiatus. Welcome back, Khan!
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04.04.2018 - 17:43
a MasT
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 03.04.2018 at 15:47

Too much focus on religion in the comments. As an atheist myself, I can say that I prefer to live in a society that upholds the moral values of Christianity rather than in a decaying secular society that has accepted ideologies and values that are incompatible with the core of our Western European civilization. Secularism, as it is today, has been hijacked by Marxists to perpetuate their goal of bringing the downfall of the best culture humanity has developed (which is not perfect, but it is the best we have).

I admire Roy Khan for his devotion to his religion, even if it is expressed in music. After all, when it comes to music, I care less about the lyrics (which is just an add-on, and most so called music connoisseurs forget this) and more about the music itself. The song is nice, a bit too mellow for my taste though.

Yes sir! Well said.
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06.04.2018 - 04:21
Ruchesko
KHAAAAAN!!!

Holy shit I've missed that voice way more than I thought - cast me right back to Love You To Death. Couldn't care less what he's singing about so long as its him singing it. Could've done without the diet Mike Oldfield guitar solo.

One positive effect finding God seems to have on artists is upping their work ethic, so expect more.

Paging Tommy Karevik: you can start singing like you again - no need to keep pandering to Roystalgia.
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06.04.2018 - 17:07
Teravolt_Danny
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 03.04.2018 at 15:47

Too much focus on religion in the comments. As an atheist myself, I can say that I prefer to live in a society that upholds the moral values of Christianity rather than in a decaying secular society that has accepted ideologies and values that are incompatible with the core of our Western European civilization. Secularism, as it is today, has been hijacked by Marxists to perpetuate their goal of bringing the downfall of the best culture humanity has developed (which is not perfect, but it is the best we have).

I admire Roy Khan for his devotion to his religion, even if it is expressed in music. After all, when it comes to music, I care less about the lyrics (which is just an add-on, and most so called music connoisseurs forget this) and more about the music itself. The song is nice, a bit too mellow for my taste though.


Great post
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11.04.2018 - 04:34
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Sounds good. Hope there'll be a full album of this coming soon.
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