Today it's time to present category two (Best 80's) from the annual hard rock evening that is always on eve of Twelfth Night.
To follow up the theme and the red thread for this years record I decided to choose the most logical band and tune to follow up on the tough start I had chosen. So the choice was simply Swedish epic doom metal band "Candlemass". "A pillar of classic '80s metal" and the tune includes one of the strongest, most consistent songwriting of the band's career".
Candlemass is an influential established in Stockholm 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and the drummer, Matz Ekström. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Candlemass disbanded in 1994, but reunited three years later. After breaking up again in 2002, Candlemass reformed in 2004 and have continued to record and perform since then. Candlemass is also the seventh best selling artist coming out from Sweden selling as of 2010 more than 15 million albums worldwide.
This years line up of categories was:
1. Best 70's - Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Best 80's - Candlemass - Solitude
3. Best 90's
4. Best 00's
5. Best 10's
6. Free Card
7. Free Card
8. Free Card
Todays tune "Solitude" taken from "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. It was released June 10, 1986 on Black Dragon Records. On its release, the album had a significantly different sound than other European heavy metal bands of the time, because of their use of operatic vocals mixed over slow and heavy guitar riffs. The album did not sell well on its initial release, which led to the group being dropped from the label during the same year. Since then, the album has been re-issued in several different formats. The album title Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a Dog Latin rendering of Epic Doom Metal — the genre which the band pioneered and is most commonly identified.
More info @
Offical Candlemass Web
Listen to "Candlemass - Solitude" on Spotify here!