Watch Ghost’s Cardinal Copia Cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” With Candlemass

Metallica were honored with the Polar Music Prize during a ceremony at Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden today (June 14) and during the event Ghost’s Cardinal Copia performed a special cover of Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman” with Candlemass and Vargas & Lagolawas. You can see footage of that below. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo accepted the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the group are planning to donate the million Swedish krona ($125,000 USD) it comes with to their All Within My Hands Foundation.

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Ghost’s Tobias Forge To Guest On 10 Inch Vinyl Version Of Candlemass’ “House Of Doom”

Candlemass have revealed that Ghost’s Tobias Forge (aka Cardinal Copia, Papa Emeritus) will appear on their special nine and a half minute long version of “House Of Doom.” That version of the track will only be available on the 10 inch etched vinyl version of the band’s new EP of the same name. That effort will be released on May 25.

Candlemass To Release “House Of Doom” EP

Candlemass will be releasing a new “House Of Doom” EP on May 25. The effort will include the title track, which soundtracks the game of the same name, as well as three bonus tracks (“Flowers Of Deception”, “Fortuneteller”, and “Dolls On A Wall”). A special 10 inch etched vinyl version with an exclusive nine and a half minute long version of “House Of Doom” will be made available, and starting April 27, fans will have a chance to win it while playing the game. The group’s new album is expected to be released this fall.

Candlemass Announce “House Of Doom” Online Game & Soundtrack

Candlemass have announced a new online game and soundtrack called “House Of Doom.” The soundtrack was written by Leif Edling, produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by David Castillo, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum.

A description of the game was posted on its official site:

House of Doom is a unique game with bespoke music written by Leif Edling and performed by Legendary doom metal band Candlemass. The band has also been part of the development of the game that invites you into the world of extreme style heavy metal music, where both music and lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread and, impending doom.

Epic doom metal riffs from real instruments and doom style graphics comes together in this classic online video slot and results in a never before seen player experience.

House of Doom is a 5-reel video slot with 10 fixed paylines. It is a volatile game with a high payout. There are wilds, free(doom)spins and bonus scatter symbols (the Skull). Landing three skulls at the right moment triggers the Skulls of Abyss bonus game, where hidden prizes can be won…

Candlemass To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “Nightfall”

Candlemass will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of “Nightfall” on October 20. The three disc set will come with “previously unreleased alternate rough mixes of the album, tracks from the studio sessions, plus a rare rehearsal recording from 1987 featuring renditions of songs prior to the album being recorded.” It will also have a 16 page booklet with “text recounting the events of the period from the recent ‘Behind the Wall of Doom’ book release, as well as liner notes from founder Leif Edling recording his thoughts on ‘Nightfall’ reaching such a prestigious milestone, and the album’s influential place in metal history.”

Track Listing:

Track listing:

CD1 – “Nightfall” studio album:

01. Gothic Stone
02. The Well Of Souls
03. Codex Gigas
04. At The Gallows End
05. Samarithan
06. Marche Funebre
07. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
08. Mourners Lament
09. Bewitched
10. Black Candles

CD2 – “Nightfall” studio rough/alternate mixes:

01. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
02. At The Gallows End
03. The Well Of Souls
04. Mourners Lament
05. Samarithan
06. Codex Gigas
07. Bewitched

CD3 – Rehearsal 1987:

01. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
02. Codex Gigas
03. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
04. The Well Of Souls
05. Samarithan
06. Mourners Lament

[via Blabbermouth]

Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III Joins Candlemass Onstage At Gefle Metal Festival

During their set at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden yesterday (July 16), Candlemass were joined onstage by Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III. Check out some footage of them performing “Well Of Souls” below:

Papa kom och sa hej till Candlemass ikväll #geflemetal

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