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Releases : 49     Total votes : 61     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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Candlemass Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
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Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Candlemass preview 424CollectionWish List Studio 92.2 150
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Candlemass - Nightfall Candlemass preview 340CollectionWish List Studio 94 121
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 30
Candlemass - Tales of Creation Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 20
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Live 85.5 20
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Candlemass - Chapter VI Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85 20
Candlemass - Dactylis Glomerata Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 85 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Candlemass - From the 13th Sun Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 80 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Live 85 30
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Boxed set - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass - Candlemass Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 85 30
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass - King of the Grey Islands Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 92.5 20
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List EP 90 20
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass - Death Magic Doom Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 86.5 42
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Live 80 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Boxed set 80 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Single - 00
Candlemass - Psalms for the Dead Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Live 80 10
Candlemass preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
Candlemass 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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