CANDLEMASS will issue a 22-track double album early next year containing demos and studio outtakes spanning the group's entire career. Tentatively titled "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99", the collection will also include material from mainman Leif Edling's pre-CANDLEMASS project NEMESIS and his short-lived ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA collaboration with ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Leven (who is once again playing with Leif in a new band called KRUX — debut album out soon)."People and fans have been on to me about these demos for about 15 years now," Edling stated when asked why he decided to make the recordings available to the public. "I see no reason why not put it out as a nice collection. It's a good time now, CANDLEMASS is going again and there is a great interest in the band at the moment. "The CANDLEMASS fans are very interested in everything I have done and recorded - in CANDLEMASS, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA and NEMESIS," Edling continued. "They wanna hear stuff from the vaults and maybe discover some cool songs…..get perspective. In almost every interview I do they ask me about NEMESIS or ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA." With regards to what the fans can expect to hear on the upcoming collection, Edling said: "The live version of 'Lucifer' is killer! I also dig 'Warchild' from the first CANDLEMASS demo. There are some incredible ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA demos here, including the never-released studio track, 'Remulus and Romus', which I like very much! Most [of the] stuff sounds really good. I would never release something that is crap! Of course some of the songs were left out for a reason, but nevertheless, the overall quality of songs and sound is great. Even the NEMESIS stuff from 1983." "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99" will be released in Europe through Sweden's GMR Music Group. At this time, there are no plans to issue the CD in North America.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).