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Releases : 49     Total votes : 60     Reviews : 3
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Band

Candlemass

a.k.a.ex-Nemesis
CountrySweden
Formed1984, Stockholm, Sweden
GenresEpic Doom Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon Records, Active Records, Music for Nations, Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records

Line-up (members)

  • Leif Edling : Bass (1984-present), Vocals (1984-1986)
  • Mats "Mappe" Björkman : Rhythm Guitar (1985-1994, 2001-present)
  • Jan Lindh : Drums (1987-1994, 2001-present)
  • Lars "Lasse" Johansson : Lead Guitar (1987-1994, 2001-present)
  • Mats Levén : Vocals (2006, 2015-present)

Former members

  • Mats Ekström : Drums (1984-1986)
  • Christian Weberyd : Guitars (1984-1985)
  • Johnny Reinholm : Guitars, Drums (1984-1985)
  • Messiah Marcolin : Vocals (1986-1991, 2004-2006)
  • Mike Wead : Guitars (1987)
  • Thomas Vikström : Vocals (1991-1994)
  • Jejo Perkovic : Drums (1997-1999)
  • Michael Amott : Guitars (1997-1998)
  • Patrik Instedt : Guitars (1997-1998)
  • Björn Flodkvist : Vocals (1997-1999)
  • Mats Ståhl : Guitars (1998-1999)
  • Carl Westholm : Keyboards (1998)
  • Tony Martin : Vocals (2004)
  • Robert Lowe : Vocals (2006-2012)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus preview 409CollectionWish List Studio 92.2 150
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Nightfall preview 320CollectionWish List Studio 94 121
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Ancient Dreams preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 30
Tales of Creation preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 20
preview CollectionWish List Live 85.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Chapter VI preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85 20
Dactylis Glomerata preview CollectionWish List Studio 85 10
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
From the 13th Sun preview CollectionWish List Studio 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 85 30
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 85 30
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
King of the Grey Islands preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP 90 20
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Death Magic Doom preview CollectionWish List Studio 86.5 42
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Boxed set 80 10
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Psalms for the Dead preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
preview CollectionWish List EP 85 10

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Additional notes
Originators of the epic doom metal style.

Candlemass perhaps got its earliest start in 1982, when several of its members-to-be were in a band called Nemesis. After 10 years together, Candlemass split up in 1994, but Leif Edling resurrected the band in 1997 for Dactylis Glomerata, because labels weren't interested in his new band, Abstrakt Algebra. The classic line-up reunited in 2001.

Even though the band has announced that Psalms for the Dead will be their last studio album, they will continue to perform live.

Robert Lowe was kicked out of the band in June 2012 due to poor live perfomances. Mats Levén was announced as a live replacement.

Johan Längquist performs live with the band on occasion, usually when they play "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" in its entirety.

Carl Westholm was part of Candlemass' official line-up in 1998 and still provides keyboard parts on their albums.

At the 2014 Roadburn festival in Holland, they performed "Ancient Dreams" in its entirety. Alan Averill joined them on stage to sing "Incarnation of Evil".

In November 2014, Leif Edling announced he would be taking a year off the band's activities, for health reasons. Keyboard player Per Wiberg will deputise on bass for that time, with Jörgen Sandström filling in when Per is not able.
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