RELATED MUSIC LISTS
 Essential Halloweencore
 Underrated Subgenres Of Heavy Metal
 Jac's 10k Comment Milestone
 More Metal Than Ya Momma's Black Ke
 Nagrarok's 2012.5
 A Journey Through Metal: Part 22 19
 VOTE NOW! Sputnik's Doom
 A Journey Through Metal: Part 21 19
 A Journey Through Metal: Part 20 19
 My objective list of metal::
 100 Favorite Albums (3/15 Update)
 Doom recs please?
 What albums do you recommend of doo
 Winter Storms Mix
 1986 - The Year of Thrash?
 Rec Me Doom
 New Here, Give Me A Warm Welcome (w
 Albums I Own
 Ethereal Carbonite Bath
 Sad Boys Unite
» More Lists (315)

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add News

Candlemass

After Leif Edling dissolved the band Nemesis, he started his own band under the name Candlemass (apossiblydeliberatemisspelling of Candlemas). The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 andnowconsidereda milestone in the Doom metal scene.

The next release was Nightfall (1987), considered by some as one of the greatest Doom metal albums ever. The line. uphadnow changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums).Thisline-upis generally considered the most important and the most successful in ...read more

After Leif Edling dissolved the band Nemesis, he started his own band under the name Candlemass (apossiblydeliberatemisspelling of Candlemas). The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 andnowconsidereda milestone in the Doom metal scene.

The next release was Nightfall (1987), considered by some as one of the greatest Doom metal albums ever. The line. uphadnow changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums).Thisline-upis generally considered the most important and the most successful in the band's history. The next two albumswereAncientDreams (1988) and Tales Of Creation (1989). In 1990, a live album was released. Shortly afterwards, adisputebetween theband members resulted in Messiah Marcolin's decision to leave.

After the departure of Marcolin, Candlemass recruited vocalist Tomas Vikstr�m and recorded Chapter VI(1992).Candlemassthen disbanded, partly because the album was unsuccessful and partly because Leif Edling had formedanotherproject underthe name of Abstrakt Algebra. With Abstrakt Algebra not doing well, Leif suddenly recruited a new line-up underthe name ofCandlemass and recorded the album Dactylis Glomerata, which was a combination of songs for a newAbstaktAlgebra CD andsome new material. A couple of years later the Black Sabbath -inspired album From The 13th Sunwasreleased.

In 2002, the members of the classic Candlemass line-up decided to reform. They performed some well-received liveshowsandreleased another live album. Other albums released by the reformed band were remastered versions of Epicus...andNightfall,Ancient Dreams and Tales of Creation. A DVD called Documents of Doom has been released as well. The bandwasworking ona new album, with some new songs recorded, and searching for a record label, but differences aroseagain,resulting inCandlemass disbanding again. In the meantime, Leif Edling started a new project, Krux, with formerAbstraktAlgebra singerMats Leven and two members of Entombed.

In November 2004, the band announced that they have re-united for the second time. They have recorded anewalbum,named simply Candlemass, with the classic line-up. It was released in May 2005. This CD was named in the top 20of2005.They won a Swedish Grammy in 2005.

In 2006, rumors began to spread that vocalist Messiah Marcolin was leaving the band. This was confirmed in Octoberofthatyear when the band announced Messiah's departure. After much speculation, the new vocalist unveiled was RobLoweofSolitude Aeternus. In 2007, Candlemass released their first album with Rob titled King of the Grey Islands.

- Credit to Wikipedi.

Candlemass is:Robert Lowe - VocalsLars Johansson - Lead GuitarsMats Mappe Björkman - Rhythm GuitarLeif Edling . BassJanLindh - Drums « hide

Similar Bands: Solitude Aeturnus, Krux, Isole, Count Raven, Solstice (UK)

LPs
Psalms For The Dead
06/06/2012

3.5
81 Votes
Death Magic Doom
2009

3.7
117 Votes
King of the Grey Islands
2007

3.8
114 Votes
Candlemass
2005

3.7
113 Votes
From the 13th Sun
1999

2.9
39 Votes
Dactylis Glomerata
1998

2.5
38 Votes
Chapter VI
1992

3
52 Votes
Tales of Creation
1989

3.8
118 Votes
Ancient Dreams
1988

4
148 Votes
Nightfall
1987

4.3
354 Votes
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986

4.4
504 Votes
EPs
Don't Fear The Reaper
2010

3.3
6 Votes
Lucifer Rising
2008

3.2
12 Votes
Wiz
1998

Sjunger Sigge Fürst
1993

2
1 Votes
Tales of Creation (Demo)
1985

1.5
1 Votes
Witchcraft
1984

1.5
1 Votes
Live Albums
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live at Roadburn 2011
06/14/2013

4
1 Votes
Ashes To Ashes
2010

4.3
6 Votes
20 Years Anniversary Party
2007

3
1 Votes
The Curse of Candlemass (DVD Video)
2005

Doomed For Live
2003

3.5
5 Votes
Live
1990

4.3
7 Votes
Compilations
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus: 25th Anniversary
2011

4.6
5 Votes
Doomology
2010

5
1 Votes
Doom Songs: The Singles 1986-1989
2005

3
1 Votes
Essential Doom
2004

3.5
4 Votes
The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, As It Was
1994

3.5
1 Votes

Contributors: Mad., rockandmetaljunkie, Mags172, Steerpike, Mikesn, Apocalyptic Raids, Nexion, Arrakakaka, Nagrarok, Voivod, rockandmetaljunkie, MaidenFan24, Willie, LepreCon,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy