Epic doom metal band from Sweden led by bassist/songwriter Leif Edling, born out of the ashes of Edling's previous band, Nemesis (13). The band's 1986 debut, "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" and it's follow up, 1987's "Nightfall" are considered landmark releases by many doom metal fans. "Nightfall" saw vocalist Eddie "Messiah" Marcolin join the band. He would record 2 more studio albums with band before splitting in 1990. Candlemass continued with vocalist Thomas Vikström for one more album before splitting in 1993. Edling would revive the Candlemass banner for 2 albums in the late 1990s, both recorded with entirely new line-ups.

In 2005, the "classic" Candlemass line-up of Edling, Marcolin, drummer Jan Lindh, and gutiarists Lars Johannson and Mats Björkman reunited for a brand new, self-titled album. Relations with Marcolin broke down once again, however, as the band prepared a follow up. His replacement ended up being an American singer, Robert Lowe, from the band Solitude Aeturnus.

Candlemass Discography


LC 19882-4 Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (Album) Leviathan Records (2), Black Dragon Records LC 19882-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDATV 3 Candlemass Nightfall (Album, Comp) Axis Records (3) CDATV 3 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
TC-FM 060 Candlemass Ancient Dreams (Album, Comp) Active Records (3) TC-FM 060 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
CDMFN 95, CD MFN 95 Candlemass Tales Of Creation (Album) Music For Nations CDMFN 95, CD MFN 95 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MFN 109 Candlemass Live (Album) Metal Blade Records MFN 109 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CD MFN 128 Candlemass Chapter VI (Album) Music For Nations CD MFN 128 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDMFN 237 Candlemass Dactylis Glomerata (Album) Music For Nations CDMFN 237 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MASS 0749 Candlemass From The 13th Sun (Album) Music For Nations MASS 0749 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
CDM 0403-1363/4 Candlemass Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002 (Album) Powerline Records CDM 0403-1363/4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
NB 1448-1, NB 1474-1, NB 1475-1 Candlemass Candlemass (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 1448-1, NB 1474-1, NB 1475-1 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
NB 1818-0 Candlemass King Of The Grey Islands (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 1818-0 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
2173-2, NB 2173-2 Candlemass Lucifer Rising (Album, EP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast 2173-2, NB 2173-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
SR0449 Candlemass Death Magic Doom (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast SR0449 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
none Candlemass No Sleep 'Til Athens (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Icarus 634 Candlemass Ashes To Ashes - Live Nuclear Blast Icarus 634 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
NPR 427 LP Candlemass Psalms For The Dead (Album) Napalm Records NPR 427 LP Austria 2012 Sell This Version
SVR186 Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Svart Records SVR186 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
none Candlemass Live At the Marquee - Nov 26 1988(2xLP, Album, Num) Not On Label (Candlemass Self-released) none Sweden 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

72295-0 Candlemass At The Gallows End (Maxi) Metal Blade Records 72295-0 US 1988 Sell This Version
7AX1 Candlemass Samarithan (Maxi, Single) Axis Records (3) 7AX1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MRRCDS 003, MRRCDS003 Candlemass Sjunger Sigge Fürst(CD, Single) Megarock Records, Megarock Records MRRCDS 003, MRRCDS003 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
FROG 001 Candlemass Wiz(10", EP, Ltd, Red) Froghouse Records FROG 001 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
Trust no 14 Candlemass Nimis(7", Single) Trust No One Recordings Trust no 14 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
VMS004 Candlemass Dark Reflections / Into The Unfathomed Tower(7", Single) Vinyl Maniacs VMS004 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
VMS002 Candlemass At The Gallows End / Samarithan(7", Single) Vinyl Maniacs VMS002 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version