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.”

Abysmal Dawn Share Cover Of Candlemass’ “Bewitched”

Abysmal Dawn have released a cover of Candlemass‘ “Bewitched.” The track is available as a flexi-disc in the new issue of New Noise Magazine and it can be streamed below. Charlies Elliot commented:

“We had some extra time in the studio, and we wanted to do something people weren’t expecting at all. No one expects me to do a lot of clean vocals or expects us to be influenced by a doom metal band with operatic vocals, but we definitely are. I think people were surprised, but we played it for a couple of people and they liked it, so we decided to go for it.”

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”

Once Human, Possessed, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Dark Matter, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Ereb Altor, Exodus, Finntroll, FirstBourne, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, No Raza, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Once Human, Origin, Orphaned Land, Possessed, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Spoil Engine, Stam1na, Striker, Suffocation, The Faceless, Devin Townsend, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, Wilderun, Wintersun, Without Waves, and Zero Theorem.

Vio-lence, Brujeria, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, and Wintersun.

Exodus, The Faceless, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Trollfest, Venom, Whiplash, and Wintersun.

Candlemass, Riot Act, Satan, Etc. To Perform At 2020 Hell’s Heroes Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hell’s Heroes festival. The event will take place at White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX on April 18 and it will feature: Candlemass, Riot Act, Satan, Slough Feg, Night Demon, Eternal Champion, Haunt, Magic Circle, Gatekeeper, Smoulder, Altar Of Oblivion, Riot City, High Spirits, and Traveler.

Opeth, Candlemass, Entombed A.D., Etc. Nominated For Swedish Grammis

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Swedish Grammis awards. The event will take place at the Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden on February 6 and the following artists have been nominated in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category:

  • Candlemass – “The Door To Doom”
  • Entombed A.D. – “Bowels Of Earth”
  • Hammerfall – “Dominion”
  • Opeth – “In Cauda Venenum”
  • The Flower Kings – “Waiting For Miracles”

Atheist, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Grave Digger, Haggard, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, Trollfest, Venom, and Wintersun.