04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
Today is the day, Candlemass fans! You get to listen to a brand new song from the epic doom metal kings. The track is taken from their 30th anniversary EP, Death Thy Lover, which features four studio tracks with Mats Levén on vocals and is set for a June 3rd release on Napalm Records. The title track is available for your listening pleasure on the video below.
Epic doom masters Candlemass have finally revealed all about their promised new EP. This special 30th anniversary release will be named Death Thy Lover. The EP will be released on June 3rd on Napalm Records and features four studio tracks with Mats Levén on vocals, now the permanent singer for the Swedish doom metal squad. You can feast your eyes on the cover below and wait patiently to hear some new songs.
The legendary Swedish epic doomsters Candlemass will bring us a new EP soon. The four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals were recorded for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the EP, which can be seen below, was created by Erik Rovanperä. A short clip of some of the sessions for the new EP can be seen below. This also offers fans the opportunity to have a first taste of the new music.
With their 30th anniversary as a band and newly recruited vocalist Mats Levén, who's a longtime friend of the band, Swedish epic doom veterans Candlemass have announced a brand new EP. The release will contain 4 new studio tracks. As of now, you can take a look at the album cover right here, which was created by artist Erik Rovanperä. Do you like it?
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.