Candlemass Premiere “Porcelain Skull” Lyric Video

Candlemass have premiered a lyric video for “Porcelain Skull.” This track will appear on the band’s new EP, “The Pendulum,” which is set to be released on March 27. Leif Edling commented:

“I think the video really captures the schizophrenic lyrics to the ‘Porcelain Skull’ song. It is about the eternal battle with our dark selves. Avatarium did a fine version of it on their latest album but this one is rawer and harder, hits you right in the face!”

Candlemass To Release New EP “The Pendulum” In March

Candlemass will be releasing a new EP titled “The Pendulum” on March 27. You can check out the title track of that effort below:

Leif Edling commented:

“‘The Pendulum‘ is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total delusion the fanatical way. It is in fact the last thing I wrote for ‘The Door To Doom‘ album but didn’t have the time to finish it. Here it is in its grand/mad luster with a great mix by Niklas Flyckt, and produced by Marcus Jidell. It is followed by 5 unreleased demos from the DTD sessions because the whole sha-bang was at first supposed to be a double effort but got trimmed down to a single album eventually.

I love the Pendulum track, album quality if you ask me, and songs like “Porcelain Skull” and “Snakes Of Goliath” are not bad either.

They just didn’t make it to the final thing. So I hope you like this EP that features the “missing” songs. The last pieces of the puzzle of the 1 year recording that became the album “The Door To Doom“. Enjoy”

“The Pendulum” Track Listing:

01. “The Pendulum”
02. “Snakes Of Goliath”
03. “Sub Zero”
04. “Aftershock”
05. “Porcelain Skull”
06. “The Cold Room”

Candlemass Premiere New Video For “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” Feat. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

Candlemass have premiered a new video for their song “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.” This track features Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Door To Doom“ (out February 22).

Bassist Leif Edling commented:

“Here’s the video for ‘Astorolus‘. Monsters and Gods come in different shapes. The eternal wheel of birth and death portrayed in a cool video and great song. Talking about gods, the master himself, Tony Iommi is playing the solo here (part 1+2 out of 3). Immense feeling, wonderful tome, so much presence!

Just incredible! Hats off to him for helping us out. A dream coming true! Looking forward to play it live on the tour with Ghost. We’re rehearsing it right now. New stuff and the old classics. Can’t wait to go out on this tour. Johan is back singing, “The Door to Doom” is getting brilliant reviews, the band is in great form… Will be a blast!”

Candlemass Release New Song “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” Feat. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

Candlemass have released a new song titled “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.” This track features the legendary Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Door To Doom“ (out February 22).

Leif Edling commented:

“We feel very honored that Tony Iommi said yes to play the solo on ‘Astorolus‘. The song was sent to the management and amazingly enough, the master agreed to let his mighty SG sing on the track! For me personally, this is a dream come true.

Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guiding light when it comes to heavy music, so to hear that he likes the song and also would like to play on it gave me chills down the spine! I’m still in shock! But kudos to him to be so cool to even listen to it. Hats off! Tony Iommi is and will always be God!”

Iommi added:

“Candlemass are a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and have always acknowledged the influence we had on their music. They asked if I’d contribute to a track which sounded pretty good so I thought, ‘Why not?’”

Candlemass Release New Song “The Omega Circle”

Candlemass have released a new song titled “The Omega Circle.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Door To Doom,” which will be released on February 22. That effort will be the group’s first since the return of frontman Johan Längqvist.

Candlemass Reveal Details For New Album “The Door To Doom”

Candlemass have announced that their new album “The Door To Doom” will be released on February 22. This will be the group’s first effort since the return of frontman Johan Längqvist. Notably, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi guests on the track “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.”

“The Door To Doom” Track Listing:

01. “Splendor Demon Majesty”
02. “Under The Ocean”
03. “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” (feat. Tony Iommi)
04. “Bridge Of The Blind”
05. “Death’s Wheel”
06. “Black Trinity”
07. “House Of Doom”
08. “The Omega Circle”

Iommi commented on his guest spot:

“Candlemass are a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and have always acknowledged the influence we had on their music. They asked if I’d contribute to a track which sounded pretty good so I thought, ‘Why not?'”

Bassist Leif Edling added:

“We feel very honoured that Tony Iommi said yes to play the solo on ‘Astorolus’. The song was sent to the management and amazingly enough, the master agreed to let his mighty SG sing on the track! For me personally, this is a dream come true. Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guiding light when it comes to heavy music, so to hear that he likes the song and also would like to play on it gave me chills down the spine! I’m still in shock! But kudos to him to be so cool to even listen to it. Hats off! Tony Iommi is and will always be God!”