Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have entered Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 via an as-yet-undetermined label. Read a studio report and check out photos from the recording sessions at Candlemass.net.CANDLEMASS have just released a compilation CD, entitled "Essential Doom", containing the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album comes with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. (Thanks: Johan Sandstedt)
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