Napalm Records is very proud to announce that the Swedish doom metal legend CANDLEMASS has joined their ranks. The band is currently working on material for their farewell album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release.
Candlemass: “Now it is official, Swedish doom ‘meisters’ CANDLEMASS have signed with Austrian Napalm Records for their 11th and last studio album. The band is very happy and excited about this and are looking forward to work with such a great and growing label as Napalm, home of cool bands like Monster Magnet, Karma to Burn, and Isole.”
Candelmass are currently working on new material and will do one last recording in December, for a spring release. The famous Stockholm doom metalists plan to do numerous shows around the world on a farewell tour that hopefully will take them to uncharted C-mass territories such as Australia, Japan, China and Asia, as well as to the great European summer festivals, USA and South America.
CANDLEMASS have had a long and very successfull carrer. Inventors of DOOM in 1986 with the colossal “EPICUS DOOMICUS METALICUS” and worldwide breakthrough the year after with “NIGHTFALL”. The band disbanded in 1993 after eight years and six albums that today have reached legendary status.
In 2004 CANDLEMASS reformed with their classic line-up featuring the fearsome monk Messiah Marcolin. Massive success again! The white reunion album (2005) took the band to new levels of sales and fame! With “King of the Grey Islands (2007) and “Death Magic Doom” (2009), CANDLEMASS cemented their reputation…owned the the record of the month lists, played packed halls all over the world, and celebrated 25 years as a band more popular than ever! Texan Robert Lowe took over the vocal duties in 2007. CANDLEMASS – 3 DECADES OF DOOM!