I know they believe it helps market the disc, I just wonder if it does. As I said, who's buying the disc because of a 30 second contribution from an artist they enjoy? With respect to this disc specifically, Kamelot and Epica have toured a lot together, which would explain their use of Simone. Kamelot and Epica also draw from the same well, so I don't think there are too many Epica fans who aren't already Kamelot fans. Gus G. and Thomas are very good friends. In my interview, Thomas talks about how he almost became a member of Kamelot years ago. As for Jon, Thomas is from Florida and is a Savatage fan. Ultimately, you may be right, but I'm just not seeing it on this one. I know this is done often in the mainstream world, and I have no doubt these ideas filter down. However, where I think it's different, is many of these tracks are released as single, and available on iTunes as a single song purchase. And I think the mainstream world is a world where many people only buy singles. Split EPs? When's the last time a Power Metal band did a split EP? Who are they, Enslaved? I do think Kamelot is very into their music, and put a ton of time into crafting it. Obviously, that's just my opinion. As if anyone on the planet, outside these boards, knows/cares that Gus G. is Ozzy's new guitarist. Most Ozzy fans, if they were to ever actually hold that Kamelot disc in their hand and read that description would likely think it was a misprint.