The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—performed a six-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up, at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday, December 13th. The event also served as a release party for the band, whose albums Nightfall, Ancient Dreams and Tales Of Creation were re-issued through the Swedish label GMR earlier this month. CANDLEMASS' set for the evening consisted of the following cuts:
01. Well of Souls
02. Mirror Mirror
04. At The Gallows End
06. Crystal Ball
As exclusively reported here on November 15th, CANDLEMASS have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Also in the works are possible appearances at several European festivals next year, beginning with Sweden Rock and possibly culminating in a few others, including Germany's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3, 2002. Although at the moment there are no official plans for the reunited group to record a studio album together, sources have confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the feeling within the reformed band is so positive at the moment that it is very likely that a new studio CD will follow at some point in the future, possibly as early as 2003. Also in the works is said to be a live CD made at the upcoming festival appearances and a DVD release, featuring footage shot at the aforementioned festivals, as well as live footage from the record release party and the rehearsals leading up to the reunited band's first public performances in a decade.