CANDLEMASS are back to celebrate 30 years of doom with a brand new EP.
Four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals are being recorded during for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records.
CANDLEMASS are also happy to announce that Mats Levén, who’s a longtime friend of the band, is now the permanent singer for the Swedish Doom Metal Squad.
Mats commented: “20 years ago, Leif invited me to the project Abstrakt Algebra. 10 years ago, I started helping CANDLEMASS with their demos. Today, I’m happy to say that I’m the new singer of CANDLEMASS. I truly believe that 2016 will be one of the best years in a long time for CANDLEMASS! Big thanks to my brothers of doom: Janne, Lasse, Leif & Mappe.”
Per Wiberg is today also an essential part of the CANDLEMASS live shows with his keyboards + filling in for Leif on bass until he’s back in shape again.
The band is currently recording the anniversary EP in GHOST WARD studios in Stockholm together with David Castillo who’s been working with Avatarium, Katatonia, Opeth and Bloodbath. The four new CANDLEMASS songs are reported to be very heavy and very metal!
“The new songs are more like the material on the Nightfall album than what we did on Psalms For the Dead“, says Leif Edling. “Lots of guitars, and cool riffs but also really good songs that I hope and think our fans will dig!”