Four audio snippets from the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album from Swedish doom legends Candlemass
"Hammer Of Doom
", "If I Ever Die
", "Demon Of The Deep
" and "Funeral Dreams
" have been posted on the MySpace page
of the European branch of Nuclear Blast Records. They will be available online until January 10.
bassist/songwriter Leif Edling
recently stated about the album: "We've worked on [the CD] all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris [Laney; Randy Piper, Zan Clan] has done a great job mixing it!! I personally think this album is the best one of the three we have released in the new millennium, easy!! It is bigger, better, louder and a bit more mature, I must say!! It is our 'Heaven And Hell', hehe. . . The only thing that pisses me off is the fact that we can't call it 'Hammer Of Doom', after one of the songs on it. A brand new stupid festival in Germany calls themselves that! Who spilled the beans??? Well, well the album absolutely KILLS and we will surely come up with a suitable name for it.
Fan-filmed video footage of Candlemass
performing at the Sweden Rock Cruise, which was held October 9-10, can be viewed here
(clip uploaded by "blackopalrough").
has been confirmed for next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.
", the new EP from Candlemass
, in October entered the Greek International Repertoire Chart at position No. 31.
" includes two brand new tracks "Lucifer Rising
" and "The White God
" plus re-recorded version of "Demon's Gate
" live in the studio. As a bonus, you get an audio recording of most of last year's gig from Athens, Greece: "At The Gallows End
", "Emperor Of The Void
", "Devil Seed
", "Under The Oak
", "Mirror Mirror
", "Of Stars And Smoke
", "Black Dwarf
" and "Samarithan
' last CD, "King Of The Grey Islands
", was released June 22, 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net