CANDLEMASS: Thessaloniki Show Cancelled
Due to the national election in Greece (set for Sunday, October 4) and the pre-election speeches of the participant political parties, CANDLEMASS' October 2 concert in Thessaloniki has been cancelled. Meanwhile, the band's show in Athens, which was supposed to take place on October 4 at Gagarin205 has been moved forward a day. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.
"Death Magic Doom", the new album from CANDLEMASS, debuted at No. 79 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Death Magic Doom" entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 52. The group's previous CD, "King of the Grey Islands", debuted at No. 83 back in June 2007.
Commented bassist/main songwriter Leif Edling: "The songs [on the new album] are about immortality, depressions, demons, vampires, funerals and the almighty devil that we all know very well. I love the way we perform here. Rob's [Lowe] singing and Lasse's [Lars Johansson, guitar] soloing are nothing but amazing!! The production is also outstanding! The name 'Death Magic Doom' captures it perfectly! Great name! Love it! It is very suitable for an album of this magnitude AND it also describes what CANDLEMASS is about; Heavy, hard, epic, colossal metal!!! I would say that 'Death Magic Doom' is the best album we have done since 'Nightfall' !! In all, [the LP contains] nearly 50 minutes of bone-crushing and mind-blowing doom metal!!"
CANDLEMASS' shows in Greece could not be rescheduled because the band will not be doing any more touring until April 2010.
As previously reported, CANDLEMASS' show in Athens will be recorded for an upcoming DVD. The band's performance will reportedly be two hours long, although this has not been officially confirmed by anyone in the CANDLEMASS camp.
Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' August 28, 2009 performance at the Hole In The Sky festival in Bergen, Norway can be viewed below (courtesy of Demonia's Blogg).
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