CANDLEMASS is a Swedish epic doom metal band formed in Stockholm in 1985. They are multi-grammy winners back home and were also nominated for a US grammy in 2019 for Best Hardrock/ Metal performance.
The band’s debut album “EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS” was released in 1986 and is considered a classic of the genre together with the follow up “NIGHTFALL”. Both albums are often featured when influential records of the decade are listed.
CANDLEMASS remains one of the most important and influential bands in the history of doom metal. Constantly touring they still sell out venues from Tokyo to L.A. Relentlessly the band’s unique brand of heavy, epic, powerful music continues to resonate with fans of metal all around the world even today, 38 years after the birth in northern Stockholm suburbia Upplands Väsby.
The latest album “Sweet Evil Sun” was released on Nov 12 (2022) by Napalm Records.
Leif Edling – bass
Johan Länquist – vocals
Mats “Mappe” Björkman – guitar
Lars “Lasse” Johansson – lead guitar
Jan Lind – drums