CANDLEMASS: Mainman Leif Edling To Sit Out Additional Live Shows

Sunday, 22nd February 2015

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have issued the following statement:

“We just want to tell our fans/bookers and agents that our bass player and songwriter engine Leif Edling will, unfortunately, be off stage yet a year ’cause of health issues. He is on his way to get better, so we will wave the flag high with our keyboard player Per Wiberg (OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) or Jörgen Sandström [GRAVE, ENTOMBED], who will do the bass work instead, while Leif is getting better.”

CANDLEMASS’ current touring lineup includes four members of its classic formation: Mats “Mappe” Björkman on rhythm guitar, Lars Johansson on lead guitar and Janne Lindh on drums.

The band added vocalist Mats Leven in 2012. Their final album, Psalms for the Dead, was also released in 2012.