CANDLEMASS: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Nightfall' Due Next Month
September 8, 2017
Peaceville Records has set an October 20 release date for the thirtieth-annniersary edition of CANDLEMASS's "Nightfall", one of the all-time classic doom metal albums.
Legendary Swedish band CANDLEMASS — formed in 1984 — is known for its influential "epic doom metal" sound, which evolved out of the masterful BLACK SABBATH. Released in 1987, "Nightfall" was the second CANDLEMASS studio album. Alongside the band's debut, "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", "Nightfall" was instrumental in shaping the birth of the still thriving doom metal scene.
On "Nightfall", making his debut with the band was vocalist Jan Alfredo Marcolin, better known as Messiah Marcolin, who became highly respected due to his powerful, soaring and theatrical tones.
This deluxe anniversary edition includes previously unreleased alternate rough mixes of the album, tracks from the studio sessions, plus a rare rehearsal recording from 1987 featuring renditions of songs prior to the album being recorded.
The sixteen-page booklet contains text recounting the events of the period from the recent "Behind The Wall Of Doom" book release, as well as liner notes from founder Leif Edling recording his thoughts on "Nightfall" reaching such a prestigious milestone, and the album's influential place in metal history.
CD1 - "Nightfall" studio album:
01. Gothic Stone 02. The Well Of Souls 03. Codex Gigas 04. At The Gallows End 05. Samarithan 06. Marche Funebre 07. Dark Are The Veils Of Death 08. Mourners Lament 09. Bewitched 10. Black Candles
CD2 - "Nightfall" studio rough/alternate mixes:
01. Dark Are The Veils Of Death 02. At The Gallows End 03. The Well Of Souls 04. Mourners Lament 05. Samarithan 06. Codex Gigas 07. Bewitched
CD3 - Rehearsal 1987:
01. Dark Are The Veils Of Death 02. Codex Gigas 03. Dark Are The Veils Of Death 04. The Well Of Souls 05. Samarithan 06. Mourners Lament