Candlemass

Best Metal Songs of 1986
By all rights, the early 1980s heavy metal craze should have been done by 1986, leaving behind only the neon scars, pink bandannas, and bootleg Quiet Riot T-shirts. Instead, an underground armada led by Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer reconfigured metal from the ground up, bringing bullet belts to …
Iceland Volcano Strands Metal Bands Across Europe
Lava-spewing volcanoes look pretty damn cool on album covers, but the past week has taught us that volcanoes and metal don't always mix so well. As anyone who doesn't live in a torch-lit cave knows by now, an Icelandic volcano erupted April 15, spreading clouds of ash across much of Europe…
Candlemass, ‘Ashes to Ashes’ — New Album and DVD
Legendary Swedish doom metal band Candlemass -- whose 1986 debut 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' and 1987 follow-up 'Nightfall' are essential listening for fans of lumbering post-Black Sabbath metal -- are releasing the live DVD and CD package, 'Ashes to Ashes,' on June 29…
Therion Confirm New Album Title and Celebrate New Singer
After working with Thomas Vikström (ex-Candlemass) as a temporary live singer for half a world tour, Swedish epic, symphonic metal monoliths Therion have announced that Vikström is now a permanent member of the lineup. The band also revealed that the title of their next album will be &apos…
Candlemass Rack Up the Frequent Flier Miles
"I honestly think this is the best album we have done since 'Nightfall,' and it deserves be recognized," Candlemass' bassist and founding member Leif Edling told Noisecreep about the band's new album, 'Death Magic Doom.' He finished, saying, "…
Amplifier Worship: Karma to Burn, Om, Candlemass

REUNITED AND BACK ON THE ROAD - After an abrupt break-up in 2002, West Virginia's original instrumetalists, Karma to Burn, have reunited and are hitting the road for a string of East Coast dates starting April 16 in Charleston, WV. In June they will head overseas for a European tour, including a sto…