LP | "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus"
2010 / 2017 | PEACEVILLE RECORDS
Doom Metal legend CANDLEMASS was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and is well known for its epic Doom Metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre´s subsequent great - CANDLEMASS themselves taking a large influence from BLACK SABBATH.
"Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" is a true classic: every track is undeniable strong - heavy Metal riffs blend with almost neo-classical touches, plus some theatrical elements bringing to mind bands like MERCYFUL FATE (thought to be another influence). This is one of the definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalising the band, alongside early developers of the style such as the US band PENTGRAM.
CANDLEMASS instantly became a great inspiration to countless Metal bands upon the album´s release in 1986, a time when Thrash Metal, not Doom, was fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the U.S. . Bands such as PARADISE LOST and MY DYING BRIDE rate the album very highly to the day, PARADISE LOST particularly ranking "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" among their favorite albums ever.
The classic debut album of CANDLEMASS was released in 1986 on LEVIATHAN RECORDS / USA and BLACK DRAGON RECORDS / France.
This is a special edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of PEACEVILLE RECORDS which comes on 180 gram heavy Red vinyl, the vinyl is housed in nice gatefold cover with original artwork and printed innersleeves.