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


Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (Album) Leviathan Records (2), Black Dragon Records US 1986 Sell This Version
OR-083 Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus(Cass, Album) Orion Records (9) OR-083 Poland 1986 Sell This Version
Candlemass Nightfall (Album, Comp) Axis Records (3) Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Candlemass Ancient Dreams (Album, Comp) Active Records (3) Greece 1988 Sell This Version
Candlemass Tales Of Creation (Album) Music For Nations UK 1989 Sell This Version
Candlemass Live (Album) Metal Blade Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Candlemass Chapter VI (Album) Music For Nations UK 1992 Sell This Version
Candlemass Dactylis Glomerata (Album) Music For Nations UK 1998 Sell This Version
Candlemass From The 13th Sun (Album) Music For Nations Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Candlemass Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002 (Album) Powerline Records Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Candlemass Candlemass (Album) Nuclear Blast Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Candlemass King Of The Grey Islands (Album) Nuclear Blast Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Candlemass Lucifer Rising (Album, EP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast US 2008 Sell This Version
Candlemass Death Magic Doom (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
Candlemass No Sleep 'Til Athens (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Candlemass Ashes To Ashes - Live Nuclear Blast Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
Candlemass Psalms For The Dead (Album) Napalm Records Austria 2012 Sell This Version
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Svart Records 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

Candlemass At The Gallows End (Maxi) Metal Blade Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Candlemass Samarithan (Maxi, Single) Axis Records (3) 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