Originally Posted by ravenheart
This is by far the least surprising of all the line-up announcements this week. Kahn was obviously never going to return to Kamelot. There's no way "burn out" lasts this long when you've already skipped one tour to rest.
And the band's willingness to keep booking dates with guest singers shows they're not prepared to wait for him to sort his shit out.
+1. He obviously didn't want to do this anymore (there was even an interview from Thomas recently where he said that Khan would actually fly back to Norway every time they had a day off in Europe, which strikes me as some type of really bad separation anxiety), and the rest of the band apparently lost a shitload of money when they canceled the last North American tour.
It'll be interesting to see what the next album will be like, considering he was a writer as well as a performer.