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Candlemass

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1985
Genre:
Epic Doom Metal
Themes:
Dark fantasy, Religion, Doom, Life, Death, Hell
Current label:
Napalm Records
Years active:
1982-1984 (as Nemesis), 1985-1994, 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 ten 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 lineup reunited in 2001.

2012's ...
Current
Leif Edling Bass (1985-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present), Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Leif Edling, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Witchcraft, ex-Krux, ex-Nemesis, ex-Avatarium, ex-Trilogy
Mappe Björkman Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-ATC, ex-Zoic
Jan Lindh Drums (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-Creozoth, ex-Zoic, ex-Warning
Lars Johansson Guitars (lead) (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-Creozoth, ex-Zoic, FAT.MO.MAC, Nu Jävlar!, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Hexagon, ex-Macbeth
Johan Längquist Vocals (2018-present)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Past
Kjell Svensson Guitars
See also: ex-Nattsvart
Matz Ekström Drums (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Christian Weberyd Guitars (1985)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (1986-1991, 2001-2002, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Stillborn, ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercy, ex-Requiem, ex-Rough Lizzards, ex-Sounds
Mike Wead Guitars (1987)
See also: Inner Fear, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Nattas, Bibleblack, ex-Hexenhaus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Warchild, ex-Kamlath, Nu Jävlar!, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-The Haunted (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Firegod, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Thomas Vikström Vocals (1992-1994)
See also: Nattsjäl, Therion, Stormwind, ex-Enlighted, ex-7days, ex-Dark Illusion, ex-Mehida, Covered Call, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Silent Memorial, 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 Perković Drums (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Gomora, The Bear Quartet, ex-Mustasch
Michael Amott Guitars (1998)
See also: Arch Enemy, Black Earth, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Carnage, ex-Carcass, ex-Entombed (live), ex-Disaccord
Mats Ståhl Guitars (1998-2001)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Carl Westholm Keyboards (1998)
See also: Hollingshead, Leif Edling, Mefisto, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Jupiter Society, ex-Krux, CarpTree, ex-Avatarium, ex-Tiamat (live)
Björn Flodkvist Vocals (1998-2001)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Robert Lowe Vocals (2006-2012)
See also: Concept of God, DiGelsomina, Solitude Aeturnus, Disciple of Doom, Gathered in Darkness, ex-Grief Collector, ex-Tyrant, ex-Last Chapter, ex-Graven Image, ex-The Holy, ex-Muthalode (live)
Mats Levén Vocals (2015-2018)
See also: Aeonsgate, Cem Köksal, Denner's Inferno, Ludor, Vandenberg, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Adagio, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Past (Live)
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012-2015)
See also: Aeonsgate, Cem Köksal, Denner's Inferno, Ludor, Vandenberg, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Adagio, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Johan Längquist Vocals (2007, 2011)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Peter Stjärnvind Guitars (2010)
See also: Merciless, VOJD, ex-Born of Fire, ex-Damnation, ex-Murder Squad, ex-Serpent Omega, ex-Krux, ex-Black Trip, ex-Entombed, ex-Pest, ex-Unanimated, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Face Down, ex-Regurgitate, ex-Loud Pipes, ex-Mörbit
Marcus Jidell Guitars (2012, 2018-2019)
See also: Avatarium, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-The Ring, Marcus Jidell, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Pain (live), ex-Krux (live), ex-Astrakhan, ex-Jekyll & Hyde, ex-Kreegah, ex-Punchline, ex-Soen
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2012-2019), Bass (2014-2019)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Opeth, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Olle Dahlstedt Drums (2013, 2014, 2023)
See also: ex-Entombed A.D., ex-Entombed, ex-Misery Loves Co. (live)
Jörgen Sandström Bass (2015-2019)
See also: Cardinal Maniac, Domedagen, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Kongh (live), Misery Loves Co. (live), ex-Grinding Death, ex-Murder Squad, ex-Putrefaction, ex-Torture Division, ex-Vicious Art, ex-Krux, ex-Corpse, Nu Jävlar!, Tales of a Therion, ex-Entombed, ex-Grave, ex-Death Breath (live), ex-God Among Insects, ex-Anguish, ex-Toolshed
Lord K. Philipson Bass (2016-2019), Guitars (2018-2019)
See also: Absurdeity, Domedagen, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-God Among Insects, ex-House of Usher, ex-Kadaverkult, ex-Leukemia, ex-Torture Division, ex-Misery, ex-Odyssey, ex-Dark Funeral (live), ex-Grave (live), ex-Habitat, ex-Rosicrucian
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars (2023)
See also: Biff Byford, Opeth, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Leif Edling Bass (1985-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present), Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Leif Edling, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Witchcraft, ex-Krux, ex-Nemesis, ex-Avatarium, ex-Trilogy
Mappe Björkman Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-ATC, ex-Zoic
Jan Lindh Drums (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-Creozoth, ex-Zoic, ex-Warning
Lars Johansson Guitars (lead) (1987-1994, 2001-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-Creozoth, ex-Zoic, FAT.MO.MAC, Nu Jävlar!, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Hexagon, ex-Macbeth
Johan Längquist Vocals (2018-present)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Kjell Svensson Guitars
See also: ex-Nattsvart
Matz Ekström Drums (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Christian Weberyd Guitars (1985)
See also: ex-Nemesis
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (1986-1991, 2001-2002, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Stillborn, ex-Therion (live), ex-Mercy, ex-Requiem, ex-Rough Lizzards, ex-Sounds
Mike Wead Guitars (1987)
See also: Inner Fear, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Nattas, Bibleblack, ex-Hexenhaus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Warchild, ex-Kamlath, Nu Jävlar!, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-The Haunted (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Firegod, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Thomas Vikström Vocals (1992-1994)
See also: Nattsjäl, Therion, Stormwind, ex-Enlighted, ex-7days, ex-Dark Illusion, ex-Mehida, Covered Call, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Silent Memorial, 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 Perković Drums (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Gomora, The Bear Quartet, ex-Mustasch
Michael Amott Guitars (1998)
See also: Arch Enemy, Black Earth, Spiritual Beggars, ex-Carnage, ex-Carcass, ex-Entombed (live), ex-Disaccord
Mats Ståhl Guitars (1998-2001)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Carl Westholm Keyboards (1998)
See also: Hollingshead, Leif Edling, Mefisto, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Jupiter Society, ex-Krux, CarpTree, ex-Avatarium, ex-Tiamat (live)
Björn Flodkvist Vocals (1998-2001)
See also: Enter the Hunt
Robert Lowe Vocals (2006-2012)
See also: Concept of God, DiGelsomina, Solitude Aeturnus, Disciple of Doom, Gathered in Darkness, ex-Grief Collector, ex-Tyrant, ex-Last Chapter, ex-Graven Image, ex-The Holy, ex-Muthalode (live)
Mats Levén Vocals (2015-2018)
See also: Aeonsgate, Cem Köksal, Denner's Inferno, Ludor, Vandenberg, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Adagio, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Past
Mats Levén Vocals (2006, 2012-2015)
See also: Aeonsgate, Cem Köksal, Denner's Inferno, Ludor, Vandenberg, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Adagio, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Johan Längquist Vocals (2007, 2011)
See also: ex-Jonah Quizz, Impulsia, ex-D-Project
Peter Stjärnvind Guitars (2010)
See also: Merciless, VOJD, ex-Born of Fire, ex-Damnation, ex-Murder Squad, ex-Serpent Omega, ex-Krux, ex-Black Trip, ex-Entombed, ex-Pest, ex-Unanimated, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Face Down, ex-Regurgitate, ex-Loud Pipes, ex-Mörbit
Marcus Jidell Guitars (2012, 2018-2019)
See also: Avatarium, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-The Ring, Marcus Jidell, ex-Evergrey, ex-Royal Hunt, ex-Pain (live), ex-Krux (live), ex-Astrakhan, ex-Jekyll & Hyde, ex-Kreegah, ex-Punchline, ex-Soen
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2012-2019), Bass (2014-2019)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Opeth, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Olle Dahlstedt Drums (2013, 2014, 2023)
See also: ex-Entombed A.D., ex-Entombed, ex-Misery Loves Co. (live)
Jörgen Sandström Bass (2015-2019)
See also: Cardinal Maniac, Domedagen, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Kongh (live), Misery Loves Co. (live), ex-Grinding Death, ex-Murder Squad, ex-Putrefaction, ex-Torture Division, ex-Vicious Art, ex-Krux, ex-Corpse, Nu Jävlar!, Tales of a Therion, ex-Entombed, ex-Grave, ex-Death Breath (live), ex-God Among Insects, ex-Anguish, ex-Toolshed
Lord K. Philipson Bass (2016-2019), Guitars (2018-2019)
See also: Absurdeity, Domedagen, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-God Among Insects, ex-House of Usher, ex-Kadaverkult, ex-Leukemia, ex-Torture Division, ex-Misery, ex-Odyssey, ex-Dark Funeral (live), ex-Grave (live), ex-Habitat, ex-Rosicrucian
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars (2023)
See also: Biff Byford, Opeth, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
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