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Candlemass

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1984
Genre:
Epic Doom Metal
Lyrical themes:
Dark Fantasy, Religion, Doom, Life, Death, Hell
Current label:
Napalm Records
Years active:
1982-1984 (as Nemesis), 1984-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present
Originators of the epic doom metal style.

Candlemass perhaps got its earliest start in 1982, when several of its members-to-be were in a band called Nemesis. After 10 years together, Candlemass split up in 1994, but Leif Edling resurrected the band in 1997 for Dactylis Glomerata, because labels weren't interested in his new band, Abstrakt Algebra. The classic line-up reunited in 2001.

Even ...
Current
Leif Edling Bass (1984-1994, 1997-present), Vocals (1984-1986)
See also: Avatarium, Krux, Leif Edling, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Witchcraft, ex-Nemesis, ex-Trilogy
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1994, 2001-present)
See also: ex-ATC, ex-Zoic
Jan Lindh Drums (1987-1994, 2001-present)
See also: Creozoth, ex-Zoic, ex-Warning
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead) (1987-1994, 2001-present)
See also: Creozoth, ex-Zoic
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012-present)
See also: Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, Aeonsgate, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Past
Mats Ekström Drums (1984-1986)
Christian Weberyd Guitars (1984-1985)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Johnny Reinholm Guitars, Drums (1984-1985)
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (1986-1991, 2001-2006)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Requiem, ex-Stillborn, Messiah Marcolin, ex-Portrait (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards
Mike Wead Guitars (1987)
See also: Bibleblack, Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Warchild, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Thomas Vikström Vocals (1991-1994)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Therion, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Jejo Perkovic Drums (1997-1999)
See also: Mustasch, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Gomora
Michael Amott Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Carnage, ex-Carcass, ex-Disaccord
Patrik Instedt Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Abstrakt Algebra
Björn Flodkvist Vocals (1997-1999)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Mats Ståhl Guitars (1998-1999)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Carl Westholm Keyboards (1998)
See also: Avatarium, Jupiter Society, Krux, Leif Edling, ex-Abstrakt Algebra
Robert Lowe Vocals (2006-2012)
See also: Concept of God, Solitude Aeturnus, ex-Solitude, ex-Last Chapter, ex-Graven Image, ex-The Holy, ex-Muthalode (live)
Current (Live)
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2012-present)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka, ex-Opeth, ex-Krux (live)
Past (Live)
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012)
See also: Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, Aeonsgate, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Johan Längquist Vocals (2007, 2013)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Marcus Jidell Guitars (2012)
See also: Avatarium, ex-The Ring, Marcus Jidell, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Pain (live), ex-Jekyll & Hyde, ex-Kreegah, ex-Punchline
Leif Edling Bass (1984-1994, 1997-present), Vocals (1984-1986)
See also: Avatarium, Krux, Leif Edling, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Witchcraft, ex-Nemesis, ex-Trilogy
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1994, 2001-present)
See also: ex-ATC, ex-Zoic
Jan Lindh Drums (1987-1994, 2001-present)
See also: Creozoth, ex-Zoic, ex-Warning
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead) (1987-1994, 2001-present)
See also: Creozoth, ex-Zoic
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012-present)
See also: Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, Aeonsgate, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Mats Ekström Drums (1984-1986)
Christian Weberyd Guitars (1984-1985)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Johnny Reinholm Guitars, Drums (1984-1985)
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (1986-1991, 2001-2006)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Requiem, ex-Stillborn, Messiah Marcolin, ex-Portrait (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards
Mike Wead Guitars (1987)
See also: Bibleblack, Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Warchild, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Thomas Vikström Vocals (1991-1994)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Therion, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Jejo Perkovic Drums (1997-1999)
See also: Mustasch, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Gomora
Michael Amott Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Carnage, ex-Carcass, ex-Disaccord
Patrik Instedt Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Abstrakt Algebra
Björn Flodkvist Vocals (1997-1999)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Mats Ståhl Guitars (1998-1999)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Carl Westholm Keyboards (1998)
See also: Avatarium, Jupiter Society, Krux, Leif Edling, ex-Abstrakt Algebra
Robert Lowe Vocals (2006-2012)
See also: Concept of God, Solitude Aeturnus, ex-Solitude, ex-Last Chapter, ex-Graven Image, ex-The Holy, ex-Muthalode (live)
Current
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2012-present)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka, ex-Opeth, ex-Krux (live)
Past
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012)
See also: Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, Aeonsgate, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Johan Längquist Vocals (2007, 2013)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Marcus Jidell Guitars (2012)
See also: Avatarium, ex-The Ring, Marcus Jidell, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Pain (live), ex-Jekyll & Hyde, ex-Kreegah, ex-Punchline
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