Posts Tagged ‘Candlemass’


July 12th, 2013

Swedenrock 2013


Article and pictures by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä

“Welcome to the show” – welcomed by KISS  when headlining the second day of the Sweden Rock fest. Well, once again the Finnish team made their annual roadtrip to Sweden Rock. Metal Rules has covered Swedenrock since 2001, therefore it is quite logical to cover the festival again. The 2013 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock. Over 70 metal and rock bands offered one hell of an experience for attendees. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years as the festival has always been sold out. This year wasn’t any exception as the fest was sold out despite the lousy economic situation worldwide. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article on several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The weather was tremendous during these four days. The team was there witnessing bands, not for having some beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!

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Candlemass: 3 Decades of Doom & Farewell Album

October 14th, 2011
Candlemass - 25years of Doom!

Candlemass - 25 years of Doom!

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!

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Roadburn – Tillburg Holland

May 27th, 2011





013 and Mid Theatre

The 12th – 15th of April

Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen

Once again it is April and time to return to the Roadburn festival in Tillburg, Holland. The line-up for  2011 looked absolutely awesome in every aspect.  A few of the bands who were forced to cancel their appearance last year had been re-booked (i.e. Candlemass and Evoken). Roadburn offered a nice deal of Finnish bands as well such as Hooded Menace. It was the sonic masters Sunn O))) who had been chosen to guide and be a curator of the Roadburn 2011. The members of Sunn O))) which have plenty of other bands picked up bands fitting to their taste and the concept of the Roadburn festival. Roadburn could be bigger and larger, but due to the cult status and the will of the organization of the fest, it will remain as intimate as it has been since the beginning. got an excellent privilege of visiting the Roadburn festival for the second time in a row to see plenty of killer bands, smell the taste of weed with awesome people, and be a part of an awesome festival atmosphere.

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Candlemass,Trouble and Angel Witch on Dynasty Of Doom Tour Sweden at KB in Malmoe, Sweden 2009

October 17th, 2009



Dynasty Of Doom Tour Sweden

Trouble – Special guest

Angel Witch – Support act




26/9 – 2009


Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall







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Solitude Aeturnus / Candlemass – Robert Lowe

September 8th, 2009

 Solitude Aeturnus / Candlemass – Robert Lowe



The singer of Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen

Transcription by Antaura Zed

Robert Lowe has fronted the mighty Texas doom metal legends Solitude Aeturnus since the early 90’s and gained a respectable status as one of the greatest metal vocalists. Back in 2007 when the Swedish doom metal giant Candlemass were struggling with a vocalist problem again, looking for a suitable vocalist – an unexpected rescue came from the other side of the world. When Robert Lowe teamed up with Candlemass, he had a big task to convince old Candlemass fans. The second album with Robert Lowe as a frontman of Candlemass entitled “Death Magic Doom” is an perfect masterpiece in the doom metal genre. Before Candlemass took to the stage, I had the great opportunity of talking about Solitude Aeturnus and Candlemass.  (The interview was conducted during the Tuska festival time).

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Candlemass – Leif Edling

June 21st, 2008

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Interview and photography by Robert Williams


Candlemass recently embarked upon their first tour of the U.S. in seventeen years playing 16 dates stateside in support of the “King of The Grey Islands” album. The last time the band had toured the United States in 1991 they were accompanied with Texas Doom Metal icons Solitude Aeturnus. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


How fitting it is, that after the bitter split from longtime vocalist Messiah Marcolin, Candlemass returned to the Lone Star state with Solitude Aeturnus vocalist Robert Lowe as the new singer for Candlemass.


The band played a 90 minute set draped in fog and lights that featured a broad repertoire consisting of the vast treasure chest that is the Candlemass back catalogue, and momentarily dipped into last years “King of The Grey Islands” album. There was a small crowd of ecstatic fans and well wishers gathered to see the band in an intimate club setting.


After the concert I had the opportunity to catch up with Candlemass bassist and figurehead Leif Edling and talk metal with him for the better part of twenty minutes. Leif was in an incredibly optimistic mood, given that his past vocalist troubles are behind him, and confident that upon the next visit overseas Candlemass will be playing to a packed house. After the awe-inspiring set from the Doom Metal legends, I would definitely have to agree…


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Day Of Darkness – Pedigree Corner, Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland

August 17th, 2007


July 6th and 7th 2007,

Pedigree Corner, Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland.

By Herr Nabel

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Candlemass / Destruction : The 14th of November 2005 Helsinki Finland

November 19th, 2005

(DeathChain and After All)
The 14th Of November 2005
Nosturi, Helsinki

Pics and review by Arto Lehtinen

What a real old school metal line up indeed, featuring the legends of two separate metal genres namely Destruction and Candlemass. Frankly it was utterly amazing to have that kind of line up booked here in Finland even for two gigs. But once again some unexpected problems came out of the blue due to the gods of weather.

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Wacken Open Air 2005

October 22nd, 2005

Wacken Open Air 2005
Review By Brat
Good photos by Metaltix (
Not so good ones by Brat
Other photos acknowledged as they appear

What a line-up this year! W:O:A 2005 was to be my biggest and best Wacken festival since my virgin outing in 2002, when I was forced to watch so many half sets because a lot of the bands I wanted to see clashed. Over the years the organisers have improved scheduling immensely from a power/melodic metal perspective with very few power/melodic metal bands clashing by firstly, swapping the positions of the True and Black stages putting the Black stage further from the Party stage; secondly, running the Black stage and Party stage almost simultaneously; and thirdly, running a band competition (Metal Battle) and low profile or relatively new acts on the Wet stage.

For those not familiar with the festival set up of Wacken Open Air, the True and Black stages are the two main stages set side by side and run bands alternately. The True stage usually features melodic, power and old-school bands, while the Black stage usually features the more extreme styles of metal. The Party stage is a smaller outdoor stage set to the far left of the festival area, and in past years, has been dominated with melodic metal. The aptly named Wet stage is in a large tent and in hot conditions resembles a sauna making it somewhat uncomfortable. Ironically, this was the only dry stage this year.

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