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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Candlemass

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
June 10th, 1986
Catalog ID:
BD 013
Label:
Black Dragon Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
18 reviews (avg. 89%)
Side A
1. Solitude 05:37   Show lyrics
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2. Demons Gate 09:12   Show lyrics
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3. Crystal Ball 05:21   Show lyrics
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Side B
4. Black Stone Wielder 07:36   Show lyrics
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5. Under the Oak 06:55   Show lyrics
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6. A Sorcerer's Pledge 08:20   Show lyrics
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Band members
Mats Ekström Drums
Leif Edling Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Guest/Session
Johan Längquist Vocals
Cille Svenson Vocals (additional) on 'A Sorcerer's Pledge'
Klas Bergwall Guitars (lead)
Miscellaneous staff
Mike Lind Remastering
Uffe Magnusson Photography
Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. 1996) Back cover painting
Ragne "Valhalla Warrior" Wahlquist Engineering, Co-Producer
Jeanette Andersson Layout (Re-issue)
Mats Ekström Drums
Leif Edling Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Johan Längquist Vocals
Cille Svenson Vocals (additional) on 'A Sorcerer's Pledge'
Klas Bergwall Guitars (lead)
Mike Lind Remastering
Uffe Magnusson Photography
Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. 1996) Back cover painting
Ragne "Valhalla Warrior" Wahlquist Engineering, Co-Producer
Jeanette Andersson Layout (Re-issue)
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Original vinyl release on Black Dragon Records. Concurrent US release licensed to Leviathan Records.

A ''half live'' version video was made for ''Solitude'', with Messiah Marcolin on vocals.

Remastered version re-released by Powerline Records in 2002 as 2CD in a slipcase with metallic/white design.
The bonus CD is Live In Birmingham and was recorded in March 1988:
1. The Well of Souls (07:25)
2. Demons Gate (09:03)
3. Crystal Ball (05:18)
4. Solitude (06:26)
5. Bewitched (06:24)
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge (10:53)
7. Black Sabbath Medley (06:12)

Reissued on November 8, 2011 by Peaceville Records (CDVILED330X) as a digibook, containing a bonus audio CD which features the entire album with biographical commentary throughout by Leif Edling.

"Leif Edling would like to dedicate "Solitude" to himself" is the inscription on the insert.

The voice at the beginning of "Demons Gate" is Leif Edling's, slowed down.

"Under the Oak" was already written as part of the "Tales of Creation" concept, originally released on the same titled demo, and later on the album of that title.

"Demons Gate" is lyrically based on Lucio Fulci's 1981 horror classic "The Beyond".

"Black Stone Wielder" is Leif Edling's personal interpretation of The Three Wise Men.

Recording information:

Recorded at Thunderload Studios.

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