Candlemass Premiere “Sweet Evil Sun” Video

Candlemass have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Sweet Evil Sun.” That effort will be released on November 18. Leif Edling commented:

“It took me only an hour or so to write, but it turned out to be not only the title track of ‘Sweet Evil Sun’, but also one of the best songs on it. Nice riff, great chorus and one heck of a guitar solo from Lars [Johansson]! Immediate, epic, heavy, catchy! It kicks ass!!”

Candlemass To Release New Album “Sweet Evil Sun” In November, Premiere “Scandinavian Gods” Video

Candlemass will be releasing a new album, titled “Sweet Evil Sun,” on November 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Sweet Evil Sun” Track Listing:

01. “Wizard Of The Vortex”
02. “Sweet Evil Sun”
03. “Angel Battle”
04. “Black Butterfly”
05. “When Death Sighs”
06. “Scandinavian Gods”
07. “Devil Voodoo”
08. “Crucified”
09. “Goddess”
10. “A Cup Of Coffin” (Outro)

Leif Edling said the following about the new album:

“‘Sweet Evil Sun’ is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It’s about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity. The record took over a year to make and there’s not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It’s Doom, It’s Metal! It is the essence of Candlemass put into one album!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Scandinavian Gods,” can be found below. Edling added the following about that track:

“‘Scandinavian Gods’ is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It’s about heritage and future and the fact that it is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods. It’s about the hardship in this, and the irony in the fact that you see yourself being drawn back to them over and over again, into these black circles and the forgetfulness of the past. Where do we wanna be? What shall we believe in? Do we need them to build a better future?”

Candlemass Pay Tribute To The Late Eric Wagner With Cover Of Trouble’s “The Tempter”

Candlemass have paid tribute to the late Eric Wagner by releasing a cover of Trouble’s “The Tempter.” You can check that out below. The band commented:

“Here’s our homage to our friend and hero Eric Wagner (Trouble/The Skull) who sadly died some time ago, way too soon! This is for you Eric, R.I.P.”

Candlemass To Release “Green Valley Live” In May

Candlemass will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Green Valley Live” on May 7. The effort was recorded during the band’s July 3, 2020 livestream show and it will be available as a double gatefold vinyl and as a CD/DVD.

“Green Valley Live” Track Listing:

01. “Well Of Souls”
02. “Dark Reflections”
03. “Mirror Mirror”
04. “Ancient Dreams”
05. “Astorolus”
06. “Bewitched”
07. “Dark Are The Veils Of Death”
08. “Under The Oak”
09. “A Sorcerer’s Pledge”
10. “Doom Jam”
11. “Solitude”
12. “Demon’s Gate”

Candlemass Announce Livestream Concert

Candlemass have announced a special livestream concert. The band will be performing live from Studio Gröndal in Stockholm on July 3 at 8:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT. Notably, the group intend to play new material during the virtual event. Leif Edling commented:

“I got some really cool riffs that would be great to jam away on that evening. Why not offer the fans something new nobody never heard before? Make the livestream a bit more interesting.”

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?’”