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."

Further small news facts about the band include:
Candlemass has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

"Lucifer Rising", the new EP from Candlemass, in October entered the Greek International Repertoire Chart at position No. 31.

"Lucifer Rising" includes two brand new tracks — "Lucifer Rising" and "The White God" — plus re-recorded version of "Demon's Gate" live in the studio. As a bonus, you get an audio recording of most of last year's gig from Athens, Greece: "At The Gallows End", "Solitude", "Emperor Of The Void", "Devil Seed", "Under The Oak", "Mirror Mirror", "Of Stars And Smoke", "Black Dwarf" and "Samarithan".

Source: candlemass.se
Band profile: Candlemass
Posted: 02.12.2008 by Lucas


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Marcel Hubregtse - 02.12.2008 at 19:09  
Good news. Personally I cn't wait for it
Passenger - 02.12.2008 at 19:10  
Sounds good!
Lucas - 02.12.2008 at 19:22  
Yeah, I'm also looking forward to the new album. Hope they shift just a liiiittle bit back to the epic doom sound though. The last album reminded me of Iced Earth at times, haha.
-Soulreaper- - 02.12.2008 at 20:24  
Awesome news. Really cant wait to hear this new album.
Infurnace - 02.12.2008 at 21:55  
Nice. Last album was really good, so can't wait to hear the new stuff.
BitterCOld - 03.12.2008 at 00:46  
Stigmatized - 03.12.2008 at 00:54  
Probably the 2009 release I'm looking forward to the most.
Warman - 03.12.2008 at 00:58  
Hope they add a date here.
Black Conundrum - 03.12.2008 at 02:04  
"And if you guys behave and eat your vegetables..."

That line made me laugh.


On other news, I am looking forward to this album being released. "Hammer of Doom" was a great title; too bad they can't name their album that, due to that one festival. Oh well. I hope it is great.
Harlequin Devon - 03.12.2008 at 06:18  
I'm kind of glad the name Hammer Of Doom was taken.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.12.2008 at 07:18  
Hahahahaha at Hammer Of Doom, I am actually going to that festival.

Btw Hammer of Doom is an atrocious title for an album imo. So they should be thankful that they couldn't use it.
Elio - 09.12.2008 at 18:28  
I'll keep an eye on this
GT - 11.12.2008 at 21:34  
If it's anything like "Lucifer Rising" I'm buying it

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