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Candlemass
Origin Sweden
Genre(s) Doom metal
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Metal Blade Records
Powerline Records
Restless Records
Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Solitude Aeturnus
Krux
Abstrakt Algebra
Website www.candlemass.se
Members
Robert Lowe
Mats Björkman
Lars Johansson
Leif Edling
Jan Lindh
Former members
Johan Längqvist
Matz Ekström
Thomas Vikström
Bjorn Flödkvist
Jejo Perkovic
Mats Ståhl
Carl Westholm
Michael Amott
Ian Haugland
Klas Bergwall
Mike Wead
Messiah Marcolin
Ulf Edelund
Patrik Instedt

Candlemass is a Swedish epic doom metal band established in the 1980s by Leif Edling (bass), its leader and songwriter. The band is originally from Stockholm. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doom metal is a form of extreme metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Metal Blade redirects here. ... Restless Records is a Hollywood, California based independent record label which was started by Enigma Records, but was acquired in 2001 by Rykodisc who were, in turn, acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2006. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ... Solitude Aeturnus is an American doom metal band that was started in 1987 as Solitude. ... Krux is a Swedish doom metal band, created by Leif Edling after Candlemass fell apart after the reunion tour. ... Abstrakt Algebra was a Swedish experimental metal band with influences from power metal and doom metal that was founded in 1995 by Leif Edling after the band Candlemass fell apart. ... Robert Lowe is an American singer. ... Lars Johansson Lars Johansson (1950–) is Swedish social democratic politician, and member of the Riksdag since 2002. ... Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... Johan Längqvist (born August 23, 1963 in Järfälla, Sweden) was the session vocalist for Swedish doom metal band Candlemass during their first studio recording. ... Thomas Vikström is a Swedish vocalist best known for working with Hard rock and Heavy Metal bands including Doom metal legends Candlemass and Power Metallers Stormwind. ... Michael Amott (born July 28, 1970 in England, Britain; raised in Halmstad, Sweden) is a British/Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a member of the legendary death metal band Carcass. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ... Mike Wead (real name Mikael Wikström) is a Swedish guitarist who lives in Stockholm. ... Messiah Marcolin (born Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin) is a doom metal vocalist. ... Doom metal is a form of extreme metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. ... Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

After Leif Edling dissolved the band Nemesis, he started his own band under the name Candlemass. The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 and now considered a milestone in the doom metal scene.[1] The line-up for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus was: Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released in 1986. ... Doom metal is a form of extreme metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. ...

  • Leif Edling: bass
  • Matz Ekström: drums
  • Mats Mappe Björkman: guitar
  • Johan Längqvist: session vocals
  • Klas Bergwall: session lead guitar

The next release was Nightfall (1987), considered by some as one of the greatest doom metal albums ever.[2] The line-up had now changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums). This line-up is generally considered the most important and the most successful in the band's history.[citation needed] The next two albums were Ancient Dreams (1988), that is now considered an apogee of doom metal classics,[3] and Tales of Creation (1989), where the band moved beyond the edges of classic doom metal and made its touch to progressive metal. This album is distinguished from previous releases by adding some speed-up patterns into the band's original sound, usually used in progressive metal. In 1990, a live album was released. Shortly afterwards, a dispute between the band members resulted in Messiah Marcolin's decision to leave.[citation needed] Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... Johan Längqvist (born August 23, 1963 in Järfälla, Sweden) was the session vocalist for Swedish doom metal band Candlemass during their first studio recording. ... Nightfall is the second album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1987. ... Messiah Marcolin (born Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin) is a doom metal vocalist. ... Ancient Dreams is the third album of Swedish doom metal band Candlemass and was released in 1988. ... Doom metal is a form of extreme metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. ... Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989. ... Doom metal is a form of extreme metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ...


After the departure of Marcolin, Candlemass recruited vocalist Thomas Vikström and recorded Chapter VI (1992). Candlemass then disbanded, partly because the album was unsuccessful[citation needed] and partially because Leif Edling had formed another project under the name of Abstrakt Algebra. With Abstrakt Algebra not doing well, Leif suddenly recruited a new line-up under the name of Candlemass and recorded the album Dactylis Glomerata, which was a combination of songs for a new Abstakt Algebra CD and some new material. A couple of years later the Black Sabbath-inspired album From the 13th Sun was released. Thomas Vikström is a Swedish vocalist best known for working with Hard rock and Heavy Metal bands including Doom metal legends Candlemass and Power Metallers Stormwind. ... Chapter IV is the fifth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1992. ... Abstrakt Algebra was a Swedish experimental metal band with influences from power metal and doom metal that was founded in 1995 by Leif Edling after the band Candlemass fell apart. ... Binomial name Dactylis glomerata L. Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot Grass) is a common grass, also called orchard grass. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... From the 13th Sun is an album by [[Candlemass] released in 1999. ...


In 2002, the members of the classic Candlemass line-up decided to reform. They performed some well-received live shows and released another live album. Other albums released by the reformed band were remastered versions of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Nightfall, Ancient Dreams and Tales of Creation. A DVD called Documents of Doom has been released as well. The band was working on a new album, with some new songs recorded, and searching for a record label, but differences arose again,[4] resulting in Candlemass disbanding again. In the meantime, Leif Edling started a new project, Krux, with former Abstrakt Algebra singer Mats Leven and two members of Entombed. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Documents of Doom is an album by Candlemass. ... Krux is a Swedish doom metal band, created by Leif Edling after Candlemass fell apart after the reunion tour. ... Entombed is a Swedish metal band which formed in 1987 (see 1987 in music) under the name of Nihilist. ...


In November 2004, the band announced that they have re-united for the second time. They have recorded a new album, named simply Candlemass, with the classic line-up. It was released in May 2005. This CD was named in the top 20 of 2005. They won a Swedish Grammy in 2005.


In 2006 the band announced that a new album was in preparation, to be released sometime in 2007. After much uncertainty regarding Messiah's participation, in October 2006 it was settled that Messiah was out for good. The band found a new vocalist in the person of Robert Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus)[5][6] who recorded the band's new album King of the Grey Islands, released on June 22, 2007. The new album is self-produced except for four songs produced by Andy Sneap.[7] Robert Lowe is an American singer. ... Solitude Aeturnus is an American doom metal band that was started in 1987 as Solitude. ... King of the Grey Islands is the ninth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released on June 22, 2007. ... Andy Sneap (1969) is a British record producer, recording engineer, and mixer. ...


On March 31, 2007, Candlemass celebrated a slightly delayed twentieth anniversary. The most notable part of the celebration was original singer Johan Längqvist's first (and only) live appearance with the band. The event was recorded and later released as a DVD.


In March 2008, Mats "Mappe" Bjorkman has been sentenced to serve two years behind bars for grand theft. He has been convicted of stealing over 35,000 CDs and DVDs priced at around 3 million Sek (Around $500,000)[8][9].


Current line-up

Robert Lowe is an American singer. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Former members

  • Johan Längqvist - vocals (session vocalist for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus)
  • Matz Ekström - drums (on Epicus Doomicus Metallicus)
  • Thomas Vikström - vocals (on Chapter VI)
  • Björn Flodkvist - vocals (on the Dactylis/13th era)
  • Jejo Perkovic - drums (on the Dactylis/13th era)
  • Mats Ståhl - guitars (on From The 13th Sun)
  • Carl Westholm - keyboards (on Dactylis Glomerata)
  • Michael Amott - guitars (session player on Dactylis Glomerata)
  • Ian Haugland - drums (two songs on Dactylis Glomerata)
  • Klas Bergwall - guitars (session player on Epicus Doomicus Metallicus)
  • Mike Wead - guitars
  • Ulf Edelund - guitars (one song on Dactylis Glomerata)
  • Patrik Instedt - guitar (three songs on Dactylis Glomerata)
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals

Johan Längqvist (born August 23, 1963 in Järfälla, Sweden) was the session vocalist for Swedish doom metal band Candlemass during their first studio recording. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Thomas Vikström is a Swedish vocalist best known for working with Hard rock and Heavy Metal bands including Doom metal legends Candlemass and Power Metallers Stormwind. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Michael Amott (born July 28, 1970 in England, Britain; raised in Halmstad, Sweden) is a British/Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a member of the legendary death metal band Carcass. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ... Mike Wead (real name Mikael Wikström) is a Swedish guitarist who lives in Stockholm. ... Messiah Marcolin (born Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin) is a doom metal vocalist. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ...

Discography

Albums

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released in 1986. ... Nightfall is the second album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1987. ... Ancient Dreams is the third album of Swedish doom metal band Candlemass and was released in 1988. ... Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989. ... Live is the first live album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1990. ... Chapter IV is the fifth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1992. ... Binomial name Dactylis glomerata L. Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot Grass) is a common grass, also called orchard grass. ... From the 13th Sun is an album by [[Candlemass] released in 1999. ... Doomed for Live - Reunion 2002 is a live album by Candlemass. ... Candlemass is the eighth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 2005. ... King of the Grey Islands is the ninth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released on June 22, 2007. ...

Singles

  • Solitude - 1987
  • Samarithan - 1988
  • At the Gallows End - 1988
  • Under the Oak - 1989
  • Assassin of the Light - 2005
  • Black Dwarf (w/Robert Lowe on vocals) - 2007

Other releases

  • Sjunger Sigge Fürst - 1993 (EP)
  • As It Is, As It Was - 1994 (compilation)
  • Documents of Doom - 2002 (DVD)
  • Black Heart of Candlemass - 2002
  • Diamonds of Doom - 2003 (limited vinyl LP)
  • Essential Doom - 2004
  • The Curse of Candlemass - 2005 (DVD)
  • Candlemass 20 Year Anniversary - 2007 (DVD)
  • Lucifer Rising - 2008 (EP)

// Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... As It Is, As It Was is a compilation album by Candlemass. ... Documents of Doom is an album by Candlemass. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.bnrmetal.com/groups/cand.htm
  2. ^ http://www.bnrmetal.com/groups/cand.htm
  3. ^ http://www.bnrmetal.com/groups/cand.htm
  4. ^ http://www.bnrmetal.com/groups/cand.htm
  5. ^ Blabbermouth.Net - Candlemass Taps Solitude Aeturnus Singer To Replace Messiah Marcolin
  6. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SOLITUDE AETURNUS Guitarist Comments On Singer Joining CANDLEMASS
  7. ^ "Candlemass: 'metal, doom and garlic'", Blabbermouth.net, 2006-10-18. Retrieved on 2006-10-19. 
  8. ^ Realtid.se: Känd svensk gitarrist fick fängelse
  9. ^ Aftonbladet: Musiker dömd till fängelse

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External links

Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about music recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and certain bootleg or off-label releases. ... MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... Robert Lowe is an American singer. ... Live photo of Leif Edling Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. ... Johan Längqvist (born August 23, 1963 in Järfälla, Sweden) was the session vocalist for Swedish doom metal band Candlemass during their first studio recording. ... Thomas Vikström is a Swedish vocalist best known for working with Hard rock and Heavy Metal bands including Doom metal legends Candlemass and Power Metallers Stormwind. ... Michael Amott (born July 28, 1970 in England, Britain; raised in Halmstad, Sweden) is a British/Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a member of the legendary death metal band Carcass. ... Ian Haugland in 2004 Ian Haugland, born as Jan Håkan Haugland on August 13, 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway. ... Mike Wead (real name Mikael Wikström) is a Swedish guitarist who lives in Stockholm. ... Messiah Marcolin (born Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin) is a doom metal vocalist. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released in 1986. ... Nightfall is the second album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1987. ... Ancient Dreams is the third album of Swedish doom metal band Candlemass and was released in 1988. ... Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989. ... Live is the first live album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1990. ... Chapter IV is the fifth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1992. ... Binomial name Dactylis glomerata L. Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot Grass) is a common grass, also called orchard grass. ... From the 13th Sun is an album by [[Candlemass] released in 1999. ... Doomed for Live - Reunion 2002 is a live album by Candlemass. ... Candlemass is the eighth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 2005. ... King of the Grey Islands is the ninth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released on June 22, 2007. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Documents of Doom is an album by Candlemass. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... As It Is, As It Was is a compilation album by Candlemass. ...

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The celebration of Candlemass originated in the late fifth century as a tribute to the light of God's glory that was manifested in Christ Jesus.
The timing for Candlemass is also in accordance with the Mosaic Law, which required that a woman should purify herself for forty days after giving birth, and, at the end of her purification, should present herself to the priest at the temple and offer a sacrifice (Leviticus 12:6-7).
The Roman Catholic Churches seem to devote greater focus to this aspect of Candlemass, as evidenced by their ritual of the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin, while the Anglican Churches celebrate the Wives' Feast, which is a time when women gather with feasting and socializing.
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