Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Candlemass - A Sorcerer's Pledge
Candlemass are a Swedish/Texan five piece doom metal band. The band established in the 1980s by Leif Edling. Candlemass did a show at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, yesterday with 2 other bands, Trouble and Angel Witch. Missed the first act but i heard that they did good and the merchandise guy sold all their shirts :) I did see Trouble, but i leave that for tomorrow. Candlemass is a windy band, many changes during the years, last try with the most popular singer Messiah didn't work out, but he was always fun to both see and hear live. Many of the fans don't like the new Texan singer Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS) who picked up the microphone in 2007. But somehow i like him, he has a very powerful voice and a good charisma on stage, yesterdays gig was heavy, well played and performed, good sound and lightning. So it was a great gig indeed. They also played many of the great tunes that Candlemass has made during the years in a good mix of the new once. Didn't work this evening so i was lucky to be a civilian for a chance and see a concert for real and not with a half eye and also a chance to shoot some pictures. Haven't fixed the once from the system camera yet so this is from the compact, but still its better than nothing :)
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus was the debut album with Candlemass, the album was released June 10, 1986 on Black Dragon Records. It was re-issued in 2003 with a bonus live CD. The album title Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a Dog Latin rendering of "Epic Doom Metal", the genre with which the band is most commonly identified. Many listeners might be unaware that on debut album the vocal duties were not covered by Messiah, but by a certain Johan Langquist. Messiah joined for their second effort, “Nightfall”.
Todays tune "A Sorcerer's Pledge" is taken from the debut album and the video is a little over one month old and with Robert Lowe on the vocal, its recorded at Paranoid Festival in Ljubečna, Slovenia. 13th aug 2009, Enjoy it!
More info @ Candlemass Official Webpage or Candlemass at MySpace