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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Band
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresDoom Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon Records
Length43:04
Ranked#13 for 1986 , #465 all-time
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Comments :  15
Total votes :  15
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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Information

Track listing (Songs)

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1.Solitude5:37-0
2.Demons Gate9:12-0
3.Crystal Ball5:21-0
4.Black Stone Wielder7:36-0
5.Under the Oak6:55-0
6.A Sorcerer's Pledge8:20-0

Line-up (members)

  • Mats "Mappe" Björkman : Guitars
  • Leif Edling : Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
  • Mats Ekström : Drums

Guest / additional musicians

  • Johan Längquist : Vocals
  • Cille Svenson : Additional Vocals on 'A Sorcerer's Pledge'
  • Klas Bergwall : Guitars

Production staff / artist

  • Mike Lind : Remastering
  • Jeanette Andersson : Layout (re-issue)
  • Ragne "Valhalla Warrior" Wahlquist : Engineering, Co-Producer
  • Eric Larnoy : Back Cover Painting
  • Uffe Magnusson : Photography
Recorded at Thunderload Studios.

Original vinyl release on Black Dragon Records. Concurrent US release licensed to Leviathan Records.

A ''half live'' version video was made for ''Solitude'', with Messiah Marcolin on vocals.

Remastered version re-released by Powerline Records in 2002 as 2CD in a slipcase with metallic/white design.
The bonus CD is Live In Birmingham and was recorded in March 1988:
1. The Well of Souls (07:25)
2. Demons Gate (09:03)
3. Crystal Ball (05:18)
4. Solitude (06:26)
5. Bewitched (06:24)
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge (10:53)
7. Black Sabbath Medley (06:12)

Reissued on November 8, 2011 by Peaceville Records (CDVILED330X) as a digibook, containing a bonus audio CD which features the entire album with biographical commentary throughout by Leif Edling.

"Leif Edling would like to dedicate "Solitude" to himself" is the inscription on the insert.

The voice at the beginning of "Demons Gate" is Leif Edling's, slowed down.

"Under the Oak" was already written as part of the "Tales of Creation" concept, originally released on the same titled demo, and later on the album of that title.

"Demons Gate" is lyrically based on Lucio Fulci's 1981 horror classic "The Beyond".

"Black Stone Wielder" is Leif Edling's personal interpretation of The Three Wise Men.

Candlemass Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Studio 92.2 150
Studio 94.2 141
Studio 90 30
Studio 90 20
Live 85.5 20
Studio 95 10
EP - 00
Studio 85 10
EP - 00
Studio 80 10
Live 85 30
Studio 85 30
Studio 92.5 20
EP 90 20
Studio 86.5 42
Live - 00
Live 80 10
EP - 00
Studio 90 10
Live 80 10
EP 85 10
EP - 00
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