Candlemass' importance to the world of metal has been monumental in delivering some of the all time classics in the subgenre of epic doom metal and leader/songwriter/head doom merchant Leif Edling has been the helmsman at the wheel. With Mats Leven out as vocalist back in September following the release of the "House of Doom" EP and the initial recordings for what is now "The Door to Doom," Edling announced the triumphant return of Johan Längquist, who sang on the band's debu
San Diego doom/traditional/hard rock sonic story tellers Great Electric Quest is streaming the new single "Wicked Hands," which you can check out in the player at the bottom. The song is taken from the new album "Chapter II," which will be issued on July 6th via Totem Cat Records. Riffage, solos, rhythms, and lyrics along with the production of Jeff Henson (Duel) and Tony Reed (Mos Generator) combine to bring a bigness and fullness of color that elevates this album into upper
San Diego doom/traditional/hard rock sonic story tellers Great Electric Quest is a true merchant of rock and roll and heavy metal, taking listeners on a journey into an ever expanding world of captivating characters and allegories...
Now the band has announced "Chapter II," the long anticipated sophomore album that brings the journey to flat out gargantuan proportions. The album will be available on July 6th via Totem Cat Records. Barn burners like "Seeker of the Flame", "
Swedish doom masters Candlemass teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan for the lyric video for the new single "House of Doom." Check it out at this location, or even easier, click play in the player provided above! The song is the title track of the new EP "House Of Doom" coming on May 25th via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location. Vocalist Mats Leven said of the EP: "We in Candlemass are proud to present 4 new songs to the world on the new EP 'House of Doom'! The t
Swedish doom masters Candlemass will issue the new EP "House Of Doom" on May 25th via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location. It only takes a few short bars of the title track "House Of Doom" to feel that familiar sensation again: yes, Leif Edling a/k/a the undisputed king of minor key songwriting has returned. With him, he brings frenzied riffing, melancholy made sound and warm Hammond organ tapestries that form the pillars of every Candlemass classic! Candl
U.K. epic doom metal crew Godthrymm just issued the new release "A Grand Reclamation," the band's debut EP, last week (March 16th) via Transcending Records and teamed up with New Noise Magazine for the full stream over at this location, or more conveniently in the player at the bottom. The band consists of current and former members of My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice, Malediction and Aanathema. Check out the EP here: See the band live on these dates: April 20th - Lantern
Legendary Swedish doom metal act Candlemass announced the launch of the new video game "House of Doom" and accompanying soundtrack. The band comments: "Welcome to the House of Doom! Follow Candlemass when they enter the castle between heaven and hell. Behind every door there is doom… and metal! Independently if you are an old Candlemass fan or just a metal head ready to enter the darkness..." "House of Doom" is a unique game with bespoke music written by Leif Edling and perfo
U.K. epic doom metal crew Godthrymm is gearing up for the release of "A Grand Reclamation." The debut EP from the band - which consists of current and former members of My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice, Malediction and Aanathema - will be out March 16th on CD and digital formats via Transcending Records. Vinyl treatment for the EP will come courtesy of Cosmic Key Creations. A month following the EP's release, Godthrymm will make its live debut at The Lantern in Halifax, U
Epic U.K. doom quintet Monolith Cult recently issued the sophomore album "Gospel of Despair" via Transcending Records. Now the band is streaming the album in its entirety in the player above. "Gospel of Despair" was recorded at SkyHammer studios and produced and engineered by Chris Fielding of Conan. It is a massive progression in songwriting and production from the first album. Monolith Cult took influence from Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Rainbow and Black Sabbath (Dio era) to cr
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, just when you think you have any given year figured out in the world of metal, that’s when Sweden spits out yet another classic slab of doom. Ever since Sorcerer rose from an ancient slumber back in 2010 and subsequently released the return album “In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross” in 2015, the band has been on a mission. With the release of “The Crowning of the Fire King,” Sorcerer summons all the power laid down before by th