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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer ROBERT LOWE Teams Up With GRIEF COLLECTOR

Minnesota doom metal masters GRIEF COLLECTOR have teamed up with vocalist Robert Lowe, formerly of doom metal legends CANDLEMASS and SOLITUDE AETURNUS. GRIEF COLLECTOR's new album, "From Dissension to Avowal", is a five-song concept effort that takes you on a journey through the five steps of experiencing "grief." Each song represents one of those steps: ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Chain Child'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Chain Child", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson states: "The new single, 'Chain Child', is about futuristic cyber violence. It's an old-school style rocker with a modern touch. It's our way to honor our heroes and ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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Former OPETH Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Release Solo Album

Per Wiberg, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has played with such bands as OPETH, CANDLEMASS, KAMCHATKA and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, will release his debut solo album, "Head Without Eyes", on April 19, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says Wiberg: "This album has been in the making for quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that ...

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LION'S SHARE's Complete Catalog Available Digitally For First Time

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making its first five albums available on streaming services and digital service providers today, November 14. The albums "Lion's Share" (1995), "Two" (1997), "Fall From Grace" (1999), "Entrance" (2001) and "Emotional Coma" (2007) have all been remastered by Mike Lind, giving them a new life. These new releases ...

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CANDLEMASS Feat. Singer JOHAN LÄNGQVIST: Video Of SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Performance

Video footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS performing earlier tonight (Saturday, September 8) at the Southern Discomfort festival in Kristiansand, Norway can be seen below. CANDLEMASS announced earlier this week that it had parted ways with singer Mats Levén and reteamed with Johan Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", ...

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Here is Video Of CANDLEMASS Rehearsing 'Solitude' With Newly Returned Singer JOHAN LÄNGQVIST

Video footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS rehearsing their classic song "Solitude" with newly returned singer Johan Längqvist can be seen below. CANDLEMASS announced yesterday that it had parted ways with Mats Levén and reteamed with Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", before exiting the group and being replaced ...

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CANDLEMASS Parts Way With Singer MATS LEVÉN, Announces Return Of JOHAN LÄNGQVIST

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have parted ways with singer Mats Levén and have been rejoined by Johan Längqvist. Längqvist sang on CANDLEMASS's debut album, 1986's "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus", before exiting the group and being replaced by Messiah Marcolin. Commented CANDLEMASS: "We wanted to find our way back to the roots of CANDLEMASS, back to ...

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Desolation - KHEMMIS

The genre of doom metal is overridden with dozens of pretenders cribbing from the playbooks of SLEEP and BLACK SABBATH, and all but a chosen few end up sliding almost immediately in one ear and out the other, not bringing much excitement to the table other than competently executed rehash. That said, there has been ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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House of Doom - CANDLEMASS

A casino of the damned? Someone dial Anne Rice's agent; there's a potential Lestat story to be fleshed out here. In one of the weirdest experiments in metal, doom legends CANDLEMASS created a soundtrack song for an online gaming experience, "House of Doom". Now, before you trigger-happy zombie mashers get a blazing hard-on by what ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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