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Candlemass

a.k.a.ex-Nemesis
CountrySweden
Formed1984, Stockholm, Sweden
GenresEpic Doom Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon Records, Axis Records, Active Records, Music for Nation, Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records
Years active1982-1984 (as Nemesis), 1984-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present
Websitehttp://www.candlemass.se/

Line-up (members)

  • Leif Edling : Bass (1984-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present), Vocals (1984-1986)
  • Mats "Mappe" Björkman : Rhythm Guitars (1985-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
  • Johan Längquist : Vocals (1986, 2018-present)
  • Jan Lindh : Drums (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
  • Lars "Lasse" Johansson : Lead Guitars (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)

Former members

  • Mats Ekström : Drums (1984-1986)
  • Christian Weberyd : Guitars (1984-1985)
  • Jonny Reinholm : Guitars, Drums (1984-1985)
  • Messiah Marcolin : Vocals (1986-1991, 2001-2002, 2004-2006)
  • Mike Wead : Guitars (1987)
  • Thomas Vikström : Vocals (1991-1994)
  • Jejo Perković : Drums (1997-1999)
  • Patrik Instedt : Guitars (1997-1998)
  • Michael Amott : Guitars (1997-1998)
  • Björn Flodkvist : Vocals (1997-2001)
  • Mats Ståhl : Guitars (1998-1999)
  • Carl Westholm : Keyboards (1998)
  • Tony Martin : Vocals (2004)
  • Mats Levén : Vocals (2006, 2015-2018)
  • Robert Lowe : Vocals (2006-2012)
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Candlemass Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Candlemass - Nightfall (1987) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams (1988) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Candlemass - Tales Of Creation (1989) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1991) collection wish list Live - 0 0
Candlemass - Chapter VI (1992) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1993) collection wish list EP - 0 0
Candlemass - Dactylis Glomerata (1998) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1998) collection wish list EP - 0 0
Candlemass - From The 13th Sun (1999) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2003) collection wish list Live - 0 0
Candlemass - Candlemass (2005) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands (2007) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2008) collection wish list EP - 0 0
(2010) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(2010) collection wish list EP - 0 0
Candlemass - Psalms for the Dead (2012) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2013) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2013) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(2014) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2016) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2016) collection wish list EP - 0 0
(2018) collection wish list Boxed set - 0 0
Candlemass - The Door to Doom (2019) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Additional notes
Originators of the epic doom metal style.

Candlemass perhaps got its earliest start in 1982 when several of its members-to-be were in a band called Nemesis. After ten years together, Candlemass split up in 1994, but Leif Edling resurrected the band in 1997 for Dactylis Glomerata because labels weren't interested in his new band, Abstrakt Algebra. The classic line-up reunited in 2001.

2012's "Psalms for the Dead" was announced as their last studio album. Afterwards, they continued to perform live, and eventually another full length, "The Door to Doom", was recorded in 2018.

Robert Lowe was fired in June 2012, due to poor live performances. Mats Levén was announced as a live replacement, who however went on to record two EPs with them.

Johan Längquist sang on their debut as a guest, auditioned to join in 1991 (but did not), and performed live with the band on occasion, usually when they played Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in its entirety. He finally joined in 2018.

Carl Westholm was part of Candlemass' official line-up in 1998 and often provides keyboard parts on their albums.

At the 2014 Roadburn Festival in Holland, they performed Ancient Dreams in its entirety. Alan Averill joined them on stage to sing "Incarnation of Evil".

In November 2014, Leif Edling announced he would be taking a year off the band's activities for health reasons. Keyboard player Per Wiberg deputized on bass, with Jörgen Sandström filling in when Per was unable.