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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.

Candlemass are:
Leif Edling - bas
Johan Länquist - vocals
Mats "Mappe” Björkman - guitar
Lars "Lasse” Johansson - lead guitar
Jan Lind - drums


Date City/Country Venue/Festival
Mar 10 Seattle, US Substation SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Witch Mountain
Mar 11 Portland, US Starlight SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Witch Mountain
Mar 12 Portland, US Dante's SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Witch Mountain
Mar 14 San Francisco, US DNA Lounge SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Unto Others, Emily Jane White
Mar 16 Los Angeles, US 1720 SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Unto Others, Early Moods
Mar 17 San Diego, US Brick By Brick SOLD OUT!
Special guests: Early Moods, Emily Jane White
Apr 8 München, GER Dark Easter
Facebook page
Apr 22 São Paulo, BRA Monsters of Rock
Apr 24 Santiago, CHILE Blondie
May 24 Boston MA, US The Middle East
+ Primitive Man, Morne
May 26 Baltimore MD, US Hell In The Harbor Pre Party
Facebook event
Jun 2 Blädinge, SWE Muskelrock
Jun 15 Clisson, FRA Hellfest
Jun 24 Oslo, NO Tons Of Rock
Jun 25 Athen, GR Athens Rock
July 21 Rome, IT Rock in Roma
Facebook page
Aug 11 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Sept 9 Lodzki, POL Summer Dying Loud
Nov 17 Stockholm, SWE Rock at Sea


Date City/Country Venue/Festival
Jan 25 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
Jan 26 Tokyo, JP Club Quattro
Mar 1 Göteborg, SWE Surr Arena
Mar 2 Malmö, SWE Plan B
Mar 9 Stockholm, SWE Fryshuset
Mar 21-23 Houston, US Hell's Heroes VI
Facebook page
Mar 28-31 Oslo, NO Inferno Festival

Dates also announced at the official facebook page!

Management/booking: Ole Bang,


Latest album "Sweet Evil Sun"

Sweet Evil Sun

Listen: Spotify, Bandcamp

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Studio albums

Sweet Evil Sun (2022)
The Door to Doom (2019)
Psalms for the Dead (2012)
Death Magic Doom (2009)
King of the Grey Islands (2007)
Candlemass (2005)
From the 13th Sun (1999)
Dactylis Glomerata (1998)
Chapter VI (1992)
Tales of Creation (1989)
Ancient Dreams (1988)
Nigthfall (1987)
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986)

Various releases

Candlemass discography and information at Wikipedia
Candlemass discography and information at Metal Archives

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More information about the band

Read at Napalm Records site, Wikipedia and Metal Archives.

The Game

House of Doom


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Pull The Plug Patches
Soldiers of Hell


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