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Candlemass

After Leif Edling dissolved the band Nemesis, he started his own band under the name Candlemass (a possibly deliberate misspelling of Candlemas). The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 and now considered a 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-up had now changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums).This line-up is generally considered the most important and the most successful ...read more

After Leif Edling dissolved the band Nemesis, he started his own band under the name Candlemass (a possibly deliberate misspelling of Candlemas). The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 and now considered a 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-up had now changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums).This line-up is generally considered the most important and the most successful in the band's history. The next two albums were Ancient Dreams (1988) and Tales of Creation (1989). In 1990, a live album was released. Shortly afterwards, a dispute between the band members resulted in Messiah Marcolin's decision to leave. After the departure of Marcolin, Candlemass recruited vocalist Tomas Vikstrom and recorded Chapter VI (1992). Candlemass then disbanded, partly because the album was unsuccessful and partly because Leif Edling had formed another project under the name of Abstrakt Algebra. With Abstrakt Algebra not doing well, Leif suddenly recruited a new line-up under the name of Candlemass and recorded the album Dactylis Glomerata, which was a combination of songs for a new Abstakt Algebra CD and some new material. A couple of years later the Black Sabbath-inspired album From The 13th Sun was released. In 2002, the members of the classic Candlemass line-up decided to reform. They performed some well-received live shows and released another live album. Other albums released by the reformed band were remastered versions of Epicus..., Nightfall, Ancient Dreams and Tales of Creation. A DVD called Documents of Doom has been released as well. The band was working on a new album, with some new songs recorded, and searching for a record label, but differences arose again, resulting in Candlemass disbanding again. In the meantime, Leif Edling started a new project, Krux, with former Abstrakt Algebra singer Mats Leven and two members of Entombed. In November 2004, the band announced that they had reunited for the second time. They recorded a new album, named simply Candlemass, with the classic line-up. It was released in May 2005. This CD was named as one of the top 20 of 2005. The band won a Swedish Grammy in 2005. In 2006, rumors began to spread that vocalist Messiah Marcolin was leaving the band. This was confirmed in October of that year when the band announced Messiah's departure. After much speculation, the new vocalist unveiled was Rob Lowe of Solitude Aeternus. In 2007, Candlemass released their first album with Rob titled King of the Grey Islands. They have since released two more studio albums, Death Magic Doom in 2009, and Psalms for the Dead in 2012. Courtesy of Wikipedia « hide

Similar Bands: Solitude Aeturnus, Crypt Sermon, Black Sabbath, Solstice (UK), Heaven and Hell

LPs
Sweet Evil Sun
2022

3.1
42 Votes
The Door To Doom
2019

3.3
148 Votes
Psalms For The Dead
06/06/2012

3.4
160 Votes
Death Magic Doom
2009

3.7
219 Votes
King of the Grey Islands
2007

3.7
225 Votes
Candlemass
2005

3.7
220 Votes
From the 13th Sun
1999

3.1
114 Votes
Dactylis Glomerata
1998

2.5
107 Votes
Chapter VI
1992

3.1
130 Votes
Tales of Creation
1989

3.9
300 Votes
Ancient Dreams
1988

4
361 Votes
Nightfall
1987

4.3
748 Votes
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986

4.4
1,072 Votes
EPs
The Pendulum
2020

3.2
12 Votes
House Of Doom
2018

2.9
49 Votes
Death Thy Lover
2016

3.4
47 Votes
Don't Fear The Reaper
2010

3.3
14 Votes
Lucifer Rising
2008

3.2
27 Votes
Wiz
1998

2.4
5 Votes
Sjunger Sigge F├╝rst
1993

1.9
7 Votes
Tales of Creation (Demo)
1985

2.2
6 Votes
Witchcraft
1984

1.8
5 Votes
Live Albums
Green Valley
2021

3.2
7 Votes
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live at Roadburn 2011
06/14/2013

4
4 Votes
Ashes To Ashes
2010

4.3
12 Votes
20 Years Anniversary Party
2007

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

3.8
2 Votes
Doomed For Live
2003

3.6
8 Votes
Live
1990

4.3
19 Votes
Compilations
Behind the Wall of Doom
2016

4.6
4 Votes
Gothic Stone
2014

3.8
2 Votes
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus: 25th Anniversary
2011

4.7
9 Votes
Doomology
2010

4.6
7 Votes
Doom Songs: The Singles 1986-1989
2005

3.1
4 Votes
Essential Doom
2004

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

4.1
5 Votes

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