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Dream Evil

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Candlemass
« on: October 14, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
Swedish doom metal band formed in 1984 by bassist/songwriter Leif Edling and drummer Mats Ekstrom. The band released five studio albums and toured extensively from 1984 through the early nineties before disbanding in 1994. The reunited in 1997 and disbanded again in 2002, only to once again reform in 2004 and have continued since. This band has undergone no less then six lead singer changes, four lead guitarists and three drummers.

The initial lineup consisted of;
Leif Edling- bass
Klas Bergwall- lead guitars
Mats Bjorkman- rhythm guitars
Matz Ekstrom- drums
Johan Langqvist- vocals
This lineup produced their debut album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in 1986. By the time of their second album Nightfall they already undergone a vocalist change with Messiah Marcolin replacing Langqvist, and Bergwall and Ekstrom soon left as well replaced by Jan Lindh drums, and after the album was completed Lars Johansson joined on guitar. That lineup would be featured on 1988's Ancient Dreams and 1989's Tales of Creation, as well as the 1990 live album before Messiah Marcolin's departure from the band.

Under various personnel incarnations the band would go to record.
Chapter VI (1992)
Dactylis Glomerata (1998)
From the 13th Sun (1999)
Candlemass (2005)
King of the Grey Islands (2007)
Death Magic Doom (2009)
Psalms for the Dead (2012)
along with four more live albums.

The current band lineup consists of:
Leif Edling- bass
Mats Bjorkman- rhythm guitars
Lars Johansson- lead guitars
Jan Lindh- drums
Mats Levin- vocals (2006, 2012-present)
With the exception of present singer Levin, the other four current members have spent several years in the band, with Edling being the only member there from beginning to present.


Mirror, Mirror-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRHEnREuJZQ
Bewitched- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3uvf0cn0jo
Solitude- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woe_4gkS4XU
At the Gallows End- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnFJJfwiwb4
A Sorcerer's Pledge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQHJU4SD88

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