ANCIENT DREAMS 30 YEARS PIC DISC! It's been 30 years since we did ANCIENT DREAMS, Holy Moly! Time flies! We wanted to be the heaviest band of them all and nothing was gonna stop us! Today A.D. is a true doom metal classic and we are very proud of it. Get it on picture disc here: https://burningshed.com/store/peaceville/candlemass_ancient-dreams_picture-disc-vinyl
Statement For immediate release Regarding the Candlemass show @ Rites of the Black Mass festival, Bucharest, Romania – announced for 20th October 2018. Unfortunately we have to realize, that the promoter have not upheld his contractual obligations, for which reason Candlemass are not able to participate. Candlemass Management 10th of October 2018
Hello Doomlovers! I just wanted to tell you that we are done with the recording part of the album. It has been a year or so in the studio, lots of work, but the end result is so good so I think it has been worth all the sweat, toil, headaches etc. It actually sounds fxxxing Great!! Johan is back in the band after 32 years, so that's also something worth celebrating, hehe... you can hear 3 snippets on our social media. The record will be mixed in October for a spring release on Napalm. I truly think this is the best thing we've done in a looong time! Lot's of gigs for 2019 are being booked right now. I'll get back to you regarding this and other stuff very soon:-) Stay Depressed, Leif
CANDLEMASS LIVE SHOWS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER For the upcoming Candlemass shows at Southern Discomfort (sep 8), Milano (sep 16), Switzerland (sep 23) and Bukarest (okt 20) Johan Langquist will take care of the vocal duties. The material will of course lean more towards EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS + some immortal classics from the C-mass back catalogue. On the bass front Per Wiberg will play these shows instead of Leif, but mr Edling will be back in the band next year and deliver doom and thunder on live stages near and far away :)
THE RETURN TO DOOM!! EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS SINGER JOHAN LANGQUIST IS BACK IN CANDLEMASS Shocking news! EPICUS singer Johan Langquist is back after a 32 year hiatus replacing Mats Levén who’s been with the band since 2012. This is right in the middle of recording the new album. What happened? “We wanted to find our way back to the roots of Candlemass, back to the soul and essence of the band. Johan Langquist is back and we hope this will give us some new energy and kickstart the heart of doom again. We don’t know if it will last 10 more years or even 5, but if it will give us just another year of having fun and playing the music that we love so much, it will be a blast! The circle is closed, Johan is back!" More news will follow soon….
Beerday season is open in the Candlemass camp and today we salute the one and only, the godfather of DOOM! Grattis Leif! And as many of you know, Leif is a Black Sabbath and heavy metal maniac from birth and to this day...which song would YOU play for him? Go! #candlemass #candlemass_sweden #leifedling #heavybass