Candlemass

From Stockholm, Sweden Napalm Records Since 07/1984

Candlemass from Stockholm, Sweden

CANDLEMASS are an influential Swedish doom metal band established in 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling alongside drummer Matz Ekström. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Candlemass disbanded in 1994, but reunited three years later. After breaking up again in 2002, Candlemass reformed in 2004 and have continued to record and perform since then. Candlemass are considered to be pioneers of the "Epic Doom Metal" variation on doom metal.

 

Since their formation the band has released twelve studio albums, won multiple Grammis awards and would be nominated for the 2020 "Best Metal Performance" Grammy. - Riffpedia


Member(s):
  • Leif Edling
    Bass
  • Mats "Mappe" Björkman
    Guitar
  • Jan Lindh
    Drums
  • Lars "Lasse" Johansson
    Guitar
  • Johan Langquist
    Vocals
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