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CANDLEMASS

One of the founders of modern doom metal. Took the traditional Sabbath sound and updated it with a more epic and depressive feel. Known also for the quasi-operatic vocals of Messiah Marcolin, who sang on three of their studio albums.

Country: Sweden
  1. Solitude
  2. Demon's Gate
  3. Crystal Ball
  4. Black Stone Wielder
  5. Under the Oak
  6. A Sorcerer's Pledge
  • Leif Edling - bass guitar
  • Mats Bjoerkman - rhythm guitar
  • Matz Ekstroem - drums
Additional musicians:
Johan Lanquist - session vocals
Klas Bergwall - session lead guitar
Cille Svenson - voice on "A Sorcerer's Pledge"
Recorded in Thunderload Studios
Engineered and co-produced by Ragne "Valhalla Warrior" Wahlquist
Produced by Candlemass
Curumbor Elendil's #1 album of 1986
CANDLEMASS - EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 43:06
  1. Gothic Stone
  2. The Well of Souls
  3. Codex Gigas
  4. At the Gallows' End
  5. Samarithan
  6. Marche Funebre
  7. Dark Are the Veils of Death
  8. Mourner's Lament
  9. Bewitched
  10. Black Candles
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  • Mats "Mappe" Bjorkman - rhythm guitar
  • Lars Johansson - lead guitar
  • Jan Lindh - drums
Curumbor Elendil's #1 album of 1987
CANDLEMASS - NIGHTFALL | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 46:37
  1. Mirror Mirror
  2. A Cry from the Crypt
  3. Darkness in Paradise
  4. Incarnation of Evil
  5. Bearer of Pain
  6. Ancient Dreams
  7. The Bells of Acheron
  8. Epistle No. 81
  9. Black Sabbath Medley
  • Janne Lindh - drums
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  • Mats Bjorkman - rhythm guitar
  • Lars Johansson - lead guitar
Recorded in Nacka Recording House in August 1988
Mixed in Montezuma Recording by Rex
Produced by Candlemass
Mastered at Polar Studios by Peter Dahl
CANDLEMASS - ANCIENT DREAMS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 58:31
  1. The Prophecy
  2. Dark Reflections
  3. Voices in the Wind
  4. Under the Oak
  5. Tears
  6. Into the Unfathomed Tower - Part I: Dance of the Fay/Part II: Magic/Entering the Tower/Part III: Dance of the Fay (reprise)/Part IV: Souls' Flight/Part V: Towards the Unknown/Part VI: Choir of Angels/Part VII: Outside the Gates of Heaven
  7. The Edge of Heaven
  8. Somewhere in Nowhere
  9. Through the Infinitive Halls of Death
  10. Dawn
  11. A Tale of Creation
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Mats Bjorkman - rhythm guitar
  • Lars Johansson - lead guitar
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  • Janne Lindh - drums
Narration: Jim Bachman, Jay Larssen
All words and music written by Leif Edling
Arranged by Candlemass
Produced and mixed by Mats Lindfors and Candlemass
Recorded at Stockholm Recording June/July 1989
CANDLEMASS - TALES OF CREATION | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 42:49
  1. The Well of Souls
  2. Dark Are the Veils of Death
  3. Bewitched
  4. Solitude
  5. Dark Reflections
  6. Under the Oak
  7. Demon's Gate
  8. Through the Infinitive Halls of Death
  9. Samarithan
  10. Mirror Mirror
  11. At the Gallows' End
  12. A Sorcerer's Pledge
  • Mappe Bjorkman - guitar
  • Jan Lind - drums
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Lars Johansson - lead guitar
Produced by Leif Edling and Mats Lindfors
All songs written by Leif Edling.
This album was recorded at Fryshuset - Stockholm, 9th ofJune by Mats Lindfors, assisted by Pelle Blom.
Mixed at Stockholm Recording by Mats Lindfors.
Length: 71:06
  1. Wiz
  2. I Still See the Black
  3. Dustflow
  4. Cylinder
  5. Karthago
  6. Abstrakt Sun
  7. Apathy
  8. Lidocain God
  9. Molotov
  • Michael Amott - guitar
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Bjorn Flödkvist - vocals
  • Jejo Perkovic - drums
  • Carl Westholm - keyboard
  1. Droid
  2. Tot
  3. Elephant Star
  4. Blumma Apt
  5. Arx/Ng 891
  6. Zog
  7. Galatea
  8. Cyclo-F
  9. Mythos
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Bjorn Flödkvist - vocals
  • Jejo Perkovic - drums
  • Mats Stahl - guitar
  1. Enemy
  2. Black Dwarf
  3. Seven Silver Keys
  4. Assassin of the Light
  5. Copernicus
  6. The Man Who Fell from the Sky
  7. Witches
  8. Born in a Tank
  9. Spellbreaker
  10. The Day and the Night
  11. Mars and Volcanoes
  • Mats Björkman - guitar
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Lasse Johansson - guitar
  • Jan Lindh - drums
  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  1. Prologue
  2. Emperor of the Void
  3. Devil Seed
  4. Of Stars and Smoke
  5. Demonia 6
  6. Destroyer
  7. Man of Shadows
  8. Clearsight
  9. The Opal City
  10. Embracing the Styx
  • Robert Lowe - vocals
  • Mats Bjorkman - guitar
  • Lasse Johansson - guitar
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Jan Lindh - drums
CANDLEMASS - KING OF THE GREY ISLANDS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 53:55
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