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Candlemass


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Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Years Active: 1985-1993, 1997-2002, 2004-present
Genres: Doom Metal

Candlemass is an influential Swedish doom metal band established in 1984 by bassist Leif Edling. After the breakup of Edling's first band he contacted vocalist Johan Längqvist, guitarist Mats Mappe Bjorkman, and drummer Matz Ekström to form Candlemass. The band's first release, “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” in 1986 was an instant sensation within metal circles, cementing Candlemass as a prominent fixture in the metal genre. Längqvist left the band after the first album and was replaced by a relatively unknown singer, Messiah Marcolin. Candlemass' second offering, “Nightfall” came in 1987 along with two new additions to the band: lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh. ... Continue Bio >>


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