Candlemass

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Forostar, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Guys and girls!
    The new Candlemass album "King Of The Grey Islands" is truly excellent!

    Album of the month (by far!) in Dutch metal magazine "Aardschok" and probably in other mags as well.

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    Check it out! :)  :ok:

    tracklist:

    "Prologue" - 0:56
    "Emperor of the Void" - 4:29
    "Devil Seed" - 5:44
    "Of Stars and Smoke" - 5:50
    "Demonia 6" - 6:23
    "Destroyer" - 7:52
    "Man of Shadows" - 6:17
    "Clearsight" - 6:52
    "The Opal City" - 1:13
    "Embracing the Styx" - 8:19

    More info on this legendary doom band: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlemass
     
  2. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    Why is this not in the cd review thread?
     
  3. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    It's not really a review - it's more just a bit of info about their new CD. ;)

    I may well have a listen to this as they have done some good stuff in the past.
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I could have done that indeed, Onhell (but then what's the point of these "Metalfans Forums"? ;) )

    For now the main message is:

    It's out (at least where I live), and I hope people will give it a listen, even if they're not so familiar with doom metal. This album is heavy as f**k and contains some good singing and solos !

    Live they're really strong as well, so if they ever come near, do not hesitate! :)
     
  5. Raven

    Raven Ancient Mariner

    Not really a doom connoisseur, but I checked out the samples on the e-card as soon as it was up, and it is good, indeed.  They're playing the Day of Darkness festival in Co. Laois this weekend, unfortunately, I'm doing work experience, so I have to miss out on them and Sabbat, another awesome live band. :(
     
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Too bad you have to miss them but I'm sure you'll get more chances! The band is fired up after such a long break and I think they will tour more often the upcoming years.
     
  7. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    I remember seeing Candlemass live around 17/18 years ago at the Marquee. Although the Marquee was one of the (if not the) most prestigious of small venues to do in London, the stage was not that big - and Marcolin almost filled it on his own. :D

    Whilst on the subject of Candlemass, enjoy this classic.
     
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Those were the days Albie! :)
    Thanks for that link, didn't know this clip yet! I saw Candlemass in 2002 and the band was very energetic!

    I'll tell you something that might interest you. The limited edition (digipack) of the new album contains live in the studio sessions of "Solitude" and "At The Gallows End"! These are the vocal sessions with new singer Robert Lowe.
     
  9. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    True true... I guess... ok fine, I SAID FINE!!! Why are you still baggering me? QUIT IT! I'm gonna tell on you! WTFF? ok I'm done :D

    He is a big fella isn't he? Massive is more like it :D
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS performing the song "Black Dwarf" at the Metaltown festival on Saturday, June 30 in Gothenburg, Sweden has been posted at YouTube.  -->

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249-XLWkHKU

    CANDLEMASS' new album, "King of the Grey Islands", was released on June 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.

    A brand new audio interview with CANDLEMASS bassist/songwriter Leif Edling has been posted online in two parts: Part#1, Part#2.
    For links go to http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... emID=75934

    The interview was broadcast on "Whiplash", the only metal show on national radio in Belgium, on Studio Brussels.
     
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have scheduled two exclusive gigs in the U.K. in September:

    Sep. 11 – Leeds, UK @ Rio's
    Sep. 12 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
     
  12. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    I have to admit that Candlemass without the Messiah is not quite the same (although he was only around for half of it). This new guy (if I can judge him by the above YouTube vid) does not have the same operatic range that Marcolin has, or indeed the passion. He barely moves.

    Having said that, I will still be interested in what this album sounds like.

    And, it may be worth pointing out that when been a Sabbath influenced doom band was extremely untrendy, both Trouble and Candlemass broke this rule and so inspired many an act to follow on. Doom metal may not of existed as it does today had it nor been for these two acts.

    Forgive my ramblings, but I have had a liquid lunch. :D
     
  13. Raven

    Raven Ancient Mariner

    From what I gather, that video was from one of his first pro gigs with Candlemass...also, you can see him reading some of the lyrics halfway through the song, presumably from an autocue.  Whenever you don't even know the lyrics you have to sing, you're going to be a little too nervous to have a stage presence.  I think he'll break in to the band quite nicely...
     
  14. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Hmm that Youtube vid might not have been the best idea. Just in case: the song is from the previous album (the last album with Messiah).

    Better check the new album! :)

    And here is a video of the same singer, playing with his other band "Solitude Aeturnus"

    Enjoy: http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=n9n68bp_wj4
     
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I bought tickets for the Candlemass gig !!  :yey:

    Anyone else going?

    Friday 17 August: Metal Heart Festival - Notodden, Norway
    Saturday 18 August: Jalometalli Festival - Oulu, Finland
    Friday 31. Aug Malmoe, Sweden. K.B.

    Saturday 1. Sept Copenhagen,Denmark. The Rock
    Sunday 2. Hamburg,Germany. Markthalle
    Monday 3. Berlin,Germany. Kato
    Tuesday 4. Nurenberg,Germany. Hirsch
    Thursday 6. Essen,Germany. Turock
    Friday 7. Eindhoven, Holland. Dynamo
    Saturday 8. Würzburg,Germany. Soundpark Ost *)
    Sunday 9. Rijssen, Holland. Lucky **)
    Tuesday 11. Leeds,UK. Rio's
    Wednesday 12. London,UK. Dingwalls
    Thursday 13 Antwerp, Belgium. Trix
    Saturday 15. Pratteln, Switzerland. Z 7.
    Sunday 16. Milano,Italy. Transilvania
    Tuesday 19. Budapest,Hungary. A 38
    Thursday 20. Krakow, Poland. Studio
    Saturday 22. Flensburg,Germany Roxy
    Sunday 23. Göteborg, Sweden. Sticky FIngers
    Monday 24. Linköping, Sweden. Atmosfär
    Wednesday 26. Stockholm, Sweden. Klubben
    Saturday 29. Thessaloniki,Greece. Idrogios
    Sunday 30. Athens,Greece. Gagarin 205

    *08. September 2007
    Würzburg Germany “Soundpark-Ost” (ehemals Rockpalast)
    POWER OF DOOM FESTIVAL
    Candlemass with Warning (UK)[exclusive German Show], Powerwolf (GER)
    The Lamp of Thoth (UK) [Exclusive German Show] Officium Triste

    **09. September 2007 Rijssen, Holland. “Lucky”
    METAL MELT DOWN
    with Agent Steel and Vicious Rumours + others.
     
  16. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Sorry, mate.  It's a little too far of a commute  :bigsmile:
     
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    ;)

    Well, they might land near your place within the year, who knows!
     
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    YES!!!

    CANDLEMASS: 20th Anniversary Concert To Be Released On DVD - Aug. 22, 2007 

    Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS filmed their 20th anniversary concert on March 31, 2007 at Stockholm's Kolingsborg for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in October/November via Snapper/Peaceville. CANDLEMASS performed with no less than seven (!) different vocalists — including the band's former singers Johan Langquist and Tomas Vikström, plus the group's latest addition, Robert Lowe of SOLITUDE AETURNUS.

    The complete list of vocalists that performed with the band is as follows:

    Johan Langquist (ex-CANDLEMASS)
    Tomas Vikström (ex-CANDLEMASS)
    Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH)
    Mats Levén (KRUX, THERION, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
    Robert Lowe (CANDLEMASS, SOLITUDE AETURNUS)
    Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH)
    Janne Christoffersson (GRAND MAGUS, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS)

    The group's setlist was as follows:

    01. The Dying Illusion (Tomas Vikström)
    02. Bewitched (Tomas Vikström)
    03. Dark are the Veils of Death (Tomas Vikström)
    04. Where the Runes Still Speak (Tomas Vikström)
    05. Ebony Throne (Tomas Vikström)
    06. Well of Souls (Janne Christoffersson)
    07. Black Dwarf (Mats Levén)
    08. At the Gallows End (Mikael Åkerfeldt)
    09. [New Song] (Robert Lowe)
    10. Samarithan (Robert Lowe)
    11. Mirror Mirror (Robert Lowe)
    12. Crystal Ball (Johan Langquist)
    12. Demon's Gate (Johan Langquist)
    13. Under the Oak (Johan Langquist)
    14. A Sorcerer's Pledge (Johan Langquist)
    Encore:
    15. Witches (Tony Martin)
    16. Bullfest (Tomas Vikström)
    17. Solitude (Langquist/Vikström/Lowe)

    In addition to the concert footage, the DVD will include interviews with all the vocalists from that evening as extra material.


    :yey:
     
  19. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    SWEEET!!!!! I am SO getting this DVD!
     
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Mestrock.se conducted an interview with CANDLEMASS singer Robert Lowe a few hours before the band's performance at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg Sweden on September 23, 2007. -->

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1ZDySEp78

    What was he drinking? :)
     

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