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CANDLEMASS premiere new official video for “Sweet Evil Sun”

photo credit: Linda Åkerberg


Swedish epic doom metal band CANDLEMASS recently announced their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, out November 18, 2022 via Napalm Records. The band have now released the title track off the new album.

Watch “Sweet Evil Sun” below.

“The kings of doom are back and in a big way!
Sweet Evil Sun is a black gem of the genre: powerful production, pounding drums, rough guitar sound and well felt vocal harmonies.
9 solid songs plus an outro to remind us that CANDLEMASS are the Black Sabbath of my generation, they are the ones who carry this heavy legacy and they do it with epic glory.”

(Vorph – SAMAEL founder, singer & guitarist)

Leif Edling on “Sweet Evil Sun”:      
“It took me only an hour or so to write, but it turned out to be not only the title track of Sweet Evil Sun, but also one of the best songs on it!
Nice riff, great chorus and one heck of a guitar solo from Lars! Immediate, epic, heavy, catchy! It kicks ass!!”

Watch the previously released “Scandinavian Gods” below.

The artwork for Sweet Evil Sun was illustrated by the skilled hand of Erik Rovanperä, the architect behind CANDLEMASS’ visual style since Psalms for the Dead (2012)

Pre-Order “Sweet Evil Sun”  AT THIS LOCATION.

 Leif Edling on the new album:         Sweet Evil Sun is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It’s about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity.

The record took over a year to make and there’s not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It’s Doom, It’s Metal! It is the essence of CANDLEMASS put into one album!”

Sweet Evil Sun Tracklist:
1. Wizard Of The Vortex
2. Sweet Evil Sun
3. Angel Battle
4. Black Butterfly
5. When Death Sighs
6. Scandinavian Gods
7. Devil Voodoo
8. Crucified
9. Goddess
10. A Cup Of Coffin (Outro)

Sweet Evil Sun will be available in the following formats:
Ltd. Die Hard Vinyl Box (Napalm Shop only)
2LP Gatefold Sun Yellow (Napalm Shop only)
2LP Gatefold Black
2LP Gatefold Purple
1CD 6pp Digisleeve
CD Digisleeve + Shirt Bundle
Digital Album

Leif Edling: Bass
Mats “Mappe” Björkman: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums
Lars “Lasse” Johansson: Guitars        
Johan Langquist: Vocals

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