Hammerfest VII is pleased to present a new round of bands, starting with the return of Swedish doom metal legends Candlemass (second headliner). Dani Filth's (Cradle Of Filth) new band Devilment are also confirmed to play their first Hammerfest as well as the first ever appearance on UK soil by the much heralded US thrashers Hirax. Check out the rest of the newly confirmed bands down under.
Swedish doom metal legends Candlemass will perform the album Ancients Dreams in its entirety at Mikael Åkerfeldt's 2014 curated Roadburn event on April 11th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The festival has also confirmed the likes of Avatarium, Obliteration, Elephant9 with Reine Fiske, Trettioåriga Kriget and Promise And The Monster to enrich their line-up.
Legendary Swedish doom metallers Candlemass will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their third album Ancient Dreams with a special live concert on December 28th at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The album which was originally released in 1988 has been hailed as a classic and will be performed in its entirety by Candlemass.
Doom legends Candlemass will see the release of the vinyl-only Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live At Roadburn 2011 album through Svart Records on June 14th. Candlemass' debut LP, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, is a genre-defining classic.
Swedish doom metallers Candlemass have parted ways with vocalist Robert Lowe. The band released the following statement on the changes: "We are sorry to inform you that Robert Lowe is no longer the singer for Candlemass. It has been a very difficult decision for the band and has mainly to do with the quality of the live performances."
Swedish epic doom metallers Candlemass will release their final album Psalms For The Dead in June. A limited 12" vinyl single, Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee, including two album tracks will be released in advance on April 13th via Napalm Records and can already be pre-ordered here. The single artwork can be viewed below.
Napalm Records is very proud to announce that the Swedish doom metal legend Candlemass has joined their ranks. The band is currently working on material for their farewell album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release.
Swedish metallers Candlemass will release a new DVD, Ashes To Ashes - Live, on April 23 in Europe (on June 29 in North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The set will contain footage of the band's performance at last year's Sweden Rock Festival in front of 30,000 people as well as Candlemass' entire October 2009 concert in Athens, Greece. It will also include a 30-minute interview and two photo galleries. The DVD will be released as a CD+DVD, with the Sweden Rock show as the audio CD. For the die-hard fans, Nuclear Blast is putting two sets of double vinyl together (one set Sweden Rock Festival, one set Athens), limited edition (1,000 copies each).
A DVD trailer from Ashes To Ashes - Live can be viewed at this location.
"It's with great pleasure we can now announce the next two bands for PROGPOWER SCANDINAVIA 2009:
Headliner for the first night of our main-event will be Swedish doom metal kings Candlemass (www.candlemass.se). 10 full length albums, a live album, a couple of live DVDs and a bunch of EPs, into their career and they are sounding better than ever, a statement to which the new album "Death Magic Doom" (their second with American vocalist Robert Lowe) serves as bullet-proof evidence. Although Candlemass isn't exactly power or progressive metal, we feel that their heavy-as-hell blend of classic metal infused riffs and doom-stomping beats makes them the prime example of how genre-descriptions doesn't really matter - it's all about the quality! We're sure that any open minded music fan will be able to embrace this fantastic band and enjoy witnessing them headline the first night of PP Scan 2009.
According to a Nuclear Blast posting, the one and only masters of Epic Doom, namely Candlemass, have just revealed some crucial details about their upcoming album. The release date has now been set for March 27th, and disciples of the Doom sound can expect eight mighty hymns on "Death Magic Doom"!!! The tracklist reads as follows:
01. If I Ever Die
02. Hammer Of Doom
03. The Bleeding Baroness
04. Demon Of The Deep
05. House Of 1,000 Voices
06. Dead Angel
07. Clouds Of Dementia
08. My Funeral Dreams
In December, bassist/songwriter Leif Edling commented: "We've worked on all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris Laney (Laney; Randy Piper, Zan Clan) has done a great job mixing it!! I personally think this album is the best one of the three we have released in the new millennium, easy!! It is bigger, better, louder and a bit more mature, I must say!! It is our "Heaven And Hell"."
According to Nuclear Blast, mighty Swedish Doomsters Candlemass have a truly precious gift for all their patiently waiting fans: serving as a first taste of what's to come with their yet untitled album in early 2009, you now have the chance to listen to several brand new snippets! Starting today, Leif Edling and co. serve you bits and pieces from the following songs:
01. Hammer Of Doom
02. If I Ever Die
03. Demon Of The Deep
04. My Funeral Dreams
Expect no less than a true Epic Doom masterpiece from Candlemass, and make sure to click here to experience an exclusive outlook. The samples will be available online until January 10.
Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have completed work on their new album for an early 2009 release.
Commented bassist/songwriter Leif Edling: "We've worked on the album all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris (Laney; Randy Piper, Zan Clan) has done a great job mixing it! I personally think this album is the best one of the three we have released in the new millennium, easy! It is bigger, better, louder and a bit more mature, I must say! It is our 'Heaven And Hell', hehe. And if you guys behave and eat your vegetables, we just might be able to add a couple of sound bits on the C-MASS site. Maybe the wait for the release in May next year will be easier. Check this page sometime before X-mas. The only thing that pisses me off is the fact that we can't call it 'Hammer Of Doom', after one of the songs on it. A brand new stupid festival in Germany calls themselves that! Who spilled the beans??? Well, well... the album absolutely KILLS and we will surely come up with a suitable name for it."