GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a posthumous collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003.
"Witches" — one of two songs laid down during a quick demo session in August 2003 (the other being "Born In A Tank") — was "[written] in [the] true CANDLEMASS style," according to mainman Leif Edling, featuring "both heavy and hard passages, lots of negative riffing, melody and slow doomy choruses."
"Essential Doom" (view cover here) track listing:
02. Crystal Ball
03. A Sorcerers Pledge
04. Gothic Stone
05. The Well of Souls
07. At the Gallows End
09. Mirror Mirror
10. Ancient Dreams
11. The Prophecy
12. Dark Reflections
13. Into the Unfathomed Tower
Disc 2: DVD / Live from the 2003 Rock Hard Festival
01. The Well of Souls
02. Dark Are the Veils of Death
03. Mirror Mirror
04. A Sorcerers Pledge
05. At the Gallows End
(Thanks: Johan Sandstedt)
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