Candlemass

Decibel Meter: Of Death Metal Tours and Non-Death Metal Albums

February 28, 2019

While this year’s Decibel Tour is very deathly, this month’s Decibel Meter highlights a variety non-deathly genre mainstays like King Diamond, Candlemass, Rotting Christ, Sleep, and High on Fire.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Leif Edling of Candlemass

February 21, 2019

Doom titans Candlemass have a new album out tomorrow, so to celebrate we caught up with bassist Leif Edling to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2019

December 21, 2018

Farewell to 2018. Here’s hoping for some heavy (and hopefully better) times in 2019 with 5 albums you should look out for early next year.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Candlemass’ Nightfall

March 3, 2016

Nightfall‘s big brother may get most of the attention, but Candlemass’ sophomore LP has more than enough potency to sit on its own throne. Ranking the songs by merit is utter madness since it’s a stone cold masterpiece…but that’s never stopped us before!

INTERVIEW: Shanda Fredrick of Demon Lung on doom, horror and life in Sin City

July 1, 2013

Demon Lung‘s debut LP, The Hundredth Name, is a doom album constructed around a grand concept. Yes, it is a doom LP that incorporates some of the genre fundamentals and takes its cues from Candlemass and Coven’s ceremonial sense of theater, but lyrically it follows a tantalizing narrative wherein (loosely speaking) Satan’s long-lost kid is…

No Chimes in Decibel-land

February 8, 2012

About two weeks ago, a massive set of Bob Dylan covers compiled to honor 50 years of Amnesty International—4 discs, 73 tracks and 73 different artists—hit shelves.  Sure, it’s fascinating to see an expansive and eclectic roster that includes old-timers like Pete Townsend, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler alongside relative newcomers like The Gaslight Anthem,…

STREAMING: In Solitude “Serpents Are Rising”

April 18, 2011

The retro metal thing hasn’t played itself out quite yet. Sweden’s In Solitude (interviewed in the upcoming dB #80) are, perhaps like countrymen Ghost and Enforcer, on the forefront of the throwback-yet-modern sound emanating from the greatest metal country on planet Earth (my determination; feel free to dispute). Sure, the name In Solitude sounds like…

Candlemass – “Nightfall”

January 1, 2009

From a brief moment in 1986, bassist, songwriter and lyricist Leif Edling, almost by sheer willpower alone, managed to raise the leaden monolith of Candlemass from their murky depths and into an upright position.