CANDLEMASS: Pro-Shot Footage Of Sweden Rock Fest Available

Saturday, 8th June 2013

Professionally-shot footage of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS performing their classic song ‘Solitude’ with singer Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival – currently underway (June 5th – 8th) in Sölvesborg, Sweden – can be viewed below:

Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling in KRUX.

Also joining the group for CANDLEMASS’ recent live performances was keyboard player Per Wiberg (OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).

CANDLEMASS in June 2012 parted ways singer Robert Lowe. The band stated at the time that this was “a very difficult decision” to make and had “mainly to do with the quality of the live performances.”

CANDLEMASS released its 11th and final album, Psalms For The Dead, on June 8, 2012 via Napalm Records. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single contaning two album tracks —”Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee” and “The Killing Of The Sun” — preceded the full-length effort on April 13, 2012.