Mats Levén – Vocals
Mats “Mappe” Björkman – Guitars
Lars “Lasse” Johansson – Lead guitar
Leif Edling – Bass
Jan “Janne” Lindh – Drums
CANDLEMASS BIOGRAPHY 2015
CANDLEMASS ARE BACK to celebrate 30 years of Doom with a brand new EP!
Four studiotracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals are being recorded during Sep/Oct for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records.
CANDLEMASS are also happy to announce that Mats Levén, who’s a longtime friend of the band, is now the permanent singer for the Swedish Doom Metal Squad. Per Wiberg is today also an essential part of the Candlemass live shows with his keyboards + filling in for Leif on bass until he’s back in shape again.
“THE LIVE SHOWS we’ve done after PSALMS FOR THE DEAD (2012) have been fantastic”, says guitarist Mats ‘Mappe’ Björkman. “Mats has done a great job fronting Candlemass and I don’t think we’ve ever been this good on stage before! Wacken, B.Y.H. Sweden Rock, Hellfest, Metal Days, Metallsvenskan, Maryland Death Fest… We have conquered them all”
3 decades of doom later, CANDLEMASS would also like to celebrate their classic albums on the official website: www.candlemass.se and on the Facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/candlemass
EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS is the first record out October 1! Expect some cool photos, old articles, a very special audio surprise, merchandise etc etc. Next one out is NIGHTFALL, then ANCIENT DREAMS, followed by TALES OF CREATION.
Candlemass are currently working on an ANNIVERSARY BOX SET together with Peaceville Records, including the bands legendary breakthrough show at the Dynamo Festival ‘88 on dvd + some rare rehearsal stuff from the Epicus days! In the box there will also be a 72 page book about the doom maestros.
LEIF EDLING is slowly getting better from his chronic fatigue syndrome, and will participate in the EP recordings. Next year you can expect some very cool anniversary shows with Leif back on stage! Keep checking the Cmass website and Facebook for more news…