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CANDLEMASS's 'Sweet Evil Sun' Release Party In Stockholm Attended By Members Of GHOST, WATAIN, TIAMAT (Photos)

Members of GHOST, WATAIN and TIAMAT were among the guests who attended the release party for CANDLEMASS's new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 16 at Bio Aspen in Stockholm, Sweden. CANDLEMASS also played a five-song set at the event, including the live debut of the LP's title track. Photo...
November 19, 2022
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Sweet Evil Sun

CANDLEMASS has been churning out its magnificent epic doom metal for 40 years, and unlike many old-timers content to milk the festival circuit exclusively based upon classic material, the Swedish act, on a creative level, remains relevant and vital. The unit wasn't overly prolific in the last decade...
November 15, 2022
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Death, Where Is Your Sting?

After four acclaimed albums and nearly a decade of active service, the idea that AVATARIUM were ever just another side project for the endlessly prolific Leif Edling now seems ridiculous. If 2013's self-titled debut occasionally strayed a little too close to the CANDLEMASS mothership in terms of rif...
October 19, 2022
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CANDLEMASS Shares 'Sweet Evil Sun' Title Track

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will release a new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 18 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's second single, the "Sweet Evil Sun" title track, can be seen below. "Sweet Evil Sun" kicks in with warning guitar feedback before sludging...
September 29, 2022
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CANDLEMASS Announces 'Sweet Evil Sun' Album, Shares 'Scandinavian Gods' Music Video

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will release a new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 18 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Scandinavian Gods", can be seen below. CANDLEMASS founder and bassist Leif Edling stated about "Scandinavian Gods": "'Scand...
August 18, 2022
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CANDLEMASS: 'Porcelain Skull' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Porcelain Skull" from Grammy-nominated classic doom icons CANDLEMASS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new EP, "The Pendulum", which will be released on March 27 via Napalm Records. The effort is fully comprised of never-before-heard, unused...
February 13, 2020
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AVATARIUM To Release 'The Fire I Long For' Album In November

On November 22, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with "Hurricanes And Halos", which has been named "album of the month" by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announc...
September 20, 2019
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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded l...
July 23, 2019
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PER WIBERG, Who Has Played With OPETH And CANDLEMASS, To Release 'Head Without Eyes' Solo Album In May

A multi-instrumentalist who has played keys, bass and guitars with a number of bands and artists like OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS as well as CLUTCH/BAKERTON GROUP, SWITCHBLADE and KAMCHATKA, to name but a few, Swedish musician Per Wiberg has made a living out of playing most things "heavy"...
March 15, 2019
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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs th...
January 17, 2019
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CANDLEMASS Guitarist Explains Absence From Germany's FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL

CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman was unable to join his bandmates this past Friday, June 1 at the Freak Valley Festival in Netphen, Germany after recently being diagnosed with with "severe infection" of "the balance center of the brain." He was replaced at the gig by Marcus Jidell (AVATARI...
June 4, 2018
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CANDLEMASS Mainman LEIF EDLING's THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM Selling Box-Set Versions Of Debut Album

CANDLEMASS bassist and songwriter Leif Edling is selling a few remaining copies of the box-set version of the self-titled debut album from his THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM solo project. The disc, which originally came out last April via Nuclear Blast, contains eight epic doom tracks with a pinch of NWOBHM a...
January 13, 2018
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SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION'S SHARE Members: Lyric Video For 'Unbearable Sorrow' Song

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER released their new album, "The Crowning Of The Fire King", on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Unbearable Sorrow", can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: "We have aimed to write an album with...
November 20, 2017
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SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION'S SHARE Members: Lyric Video For 'The Devils Incubus' Song

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER will release their new album, "The Crowning Of The Fire King", on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "The Devils Incubus", can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: "We have aimed to write an album...
October 19, 2017
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SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION'S SHARE Members: Lyric Video For 'Ship Of Doom' Song

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER will release their new album, "The Crowning Of The Fire King", on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Ship Of Doom", can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: "We have aimed to write an album with d...
September 26, 2017