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Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre’s subsequent  greats – Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath. ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ is a true genre classic, with every track a monument of timeless and finely crafted Doom. This is one of the quintessential, definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalising the band in the annals of music history & creating the foundations of a legacy spanning over thirty five years.  Going against the grain of bands at the time using speed to bolster their metal with the ongoing rise of  thrash in Europe and the US, Candlemass eschewed this direction, and formed a phenomenon of their  own through the latter part of the decade and beyond with their slow & spellbinding atmospherics.  ‘Epicus…’ was recorded at Thunderload Studios in 1986 and was released later that same year, with the  grand and inspiring vocals for the debut handled by Johan Längqvist. Leif Edling comments: “EPICUS was our first, and perhaps also the best. I have no clue what we did there in the studio deep under the Stockholm subway, but some sort of magic was created. This is a record I would …

Katatonia are set to release Mnemosynean on 1st October 2021 through Peaceville Records.   This new release marks 30 years since the formation of one of the most enigmatic & aurally captivating bands to grace the dark rock/prog genre, Mnemosynean contains an extensive collection of all of Katatonia’s rarities and B-sides, including tracks from the band’s numerous EPs, unheard album songs, …

To celebrate the release of the new Darkthrone album, Eternal Hails, out now via Peaceville Records, the band have shared the album’s opening track ‘His Masters Voice’. Fenriz explains “As I write lyrics that have a life on their own these days (again), there is no concept of them to match the songs themselves. The lyrics collect …

Following the announcement of the bands new album, ‘Eternal Hails’, read the news here, which is due 25th June, the band have shared the track ‘Hate Cloak’. This is to be the only track to be revealed ahead of the album’s release. The 9min 17 seconds, Fenriz penned, hallowed epic “Hate Cloak” is steeped in the majestic …

Darkthrone are one of Norway’s finest & most celebrated metal acts, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their ground-breaking debut opus Soulside Journey. Peaceville records are set to release this extensive vinyl and cassette boxset which contains the full early works of the band, and the band’s early journey towards greatness. This box set has …

With the release of their live album of fan favourites ‘Dead Air‘, Katatonia have released their live lockdown session performance of track – ‘Lacquer’ taken from their album City Burials ”Dead Air is a document and a remembrance of a strange and surreal situation, as well as true evidence of the love for music – both ours …

Following on from 2019’s ‘Det Svarte Juv’ comes a special release on Black Friday (more commonly known as 27th November) from highly regarded Norwegian outfit, Mork. ‘Pesta’ (plague) is the band’s new 4 track EP, its lead track composed as a reflection of the mood of current times, as well as drawing inspiration from the art …

Autopsy’s first ever official live album Live In Chicago is out now with the album including the brand-new track “Maggots in the Mirror”, giving fans a taster of what’s to come from their next studio album. Recorded this year just ahead of lockdown on 7th March at Reggie’s Rock Club, in Chicago. The album contains 66 minutes of …

Katatonia have released a live performance video of the City Burials single ‘Behind The Blood’, taken from the forthcoming live lockdown session album Dead Air.  Vocalist Jonas Renkse comments: “Here’s our first and (so far) only live rendition of ‘Behind The Blood’ from our latest album, City Burials. As weird as these times are, it gives us a …

Katatonia are riding high this year. After releasing their fantastic new studio album earlier this year – ‘City Burials’, read our review here, the band have also just announced the release of a live album due 13th November via Peaceville Records. Entitled ‘Dear Air‘ the live album will feature fan favourites plus the live premiere …