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Krux - KRUX

The memories of a rotund Swede charging around stages in a monk's cassock will forever go down as one of the most enduring and amusing images in metal. Indeed, it's fair to say that exuberant frontman Messiah Marcolin was significantly instrumental in attaining legendary status for doom overlords CANDLEMASS back in the eighties. Oft overlooked, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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CANDLEMASS: Live Album Track Listing Unveiled

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002", on Jan. 20, 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set, which contains a recording of the ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Stockholm Gig

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have announced a gig at Stockholm's Shrine (Kolingsborg) club on Dec. 12. CANDLEMASS's new double DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", is due on Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. ...

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CANDLEMASS DVD Pushed Back

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have pushed back the release date of their first-ever DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", to Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. "Candlemass Documents Of Doom" is essentially the live concert ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Live Album

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002" at the end of this year or in early 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Collection Of Demos, Studio Outtakes

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 ...

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CANDLEMASS Commence Songwriting Process For New CD

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have commenced the songwriting process for a brand new studio album, due sometime next year. As a result of the tremendous success of the band's recent reunion performances all ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce European Gigs

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—have announced additional European dates in October. They are as follows: Oct. 06 - Tilburg, NETH @ Club 013 Oct. 19 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Club Hydrogios Oct. 20 - Athens, GRE @ Club ...

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CANDLEMASS: Stockholm Signing Session Announced

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—will take part in a signing session at Stockholm's Record and CD Exchange, located at Gamla Brogatan, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 31st. The band are scheduled to perform live at Stockholm's Klubben ...

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CANDLEMASS To Film Scandinavian Gigs For DVD, Possible Live Album

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—will be filming all the gigs on their upcoming Scandinavian tour for a DVD that is being put together featuring footage spanning the group's entire career, including the 1990 Stockholm show that was turned ...

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CANDLEMASS Apologize For "Chaos" At WACKEN OPEN AIR

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling has posted a message via the group's official web site regarding the changes in the groups' scheduled showtimes at this past weekend's Wacken Open Air festival which caused many of the Swedish doom quintet's fans to miss the band's performance at the event. "Due to fuck-ups from the Wacken HQ, a ...

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In Their Darkened Shrines - NILE

NILE are one of those bands who are immediately impressive. Whether they move you or not, their technical prowess cannot be disputed. The lengths to which they take their Egyptian concept are unbelievable. Their recordings are always the state-of-the-art in brutal death. The performances are exhausting workouts, from the blur of the strings to the ...

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CANDLEMASS Line Up Helsinki Date

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—are scheduled to perform at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on August 28th. Also set to appear at the gig are LOST IN TEARS and GODSPLAGUE. ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Additional European Dates

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— have made several additions to their upcoming summer touring schedule. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 03 – Pratteln, SWI @ Metal ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Sing On Debut KRUX CD

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, have enlisted former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA frontman Mats Levén to handle the vocal duties on their debut album, which is currently being recorded at Dog Pound studios with producer/engineer Nicko Elgstrand for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. The guitar leads on the CD, which ...

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CANDLEMASS Expand European Festival Itinerary

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—will play the following European festivals during the summer: Jun. 07-08 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 28-29 – Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 – RUS @ Luzhniki Stadium ...

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CANDLEMASS To Play First UK Show In Over A Decade

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASSvocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Bjrkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindhwill play their first show in the UK for over a decade at the Mean Fiddler in London on July 13th. Also on the bill are CRIMINAL, with other acts to be announced soon. ...

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KRUX Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, are currently in the studio recording their self-titled debut album for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. Tentatively scheduled to include guest appearances by ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jrgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas ...

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CANDLEMASS Demolish Greece In First Official Reunion Appearances

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—completed their first two official reunion shows at the Sporting Basket Ball club in Athens, Greece on April 19th and at the Hedrogios Club in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 21st in front of very ...

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KRUX Debut Begins To Take Shape

Among the song titles set to appear on the self-titled debut from KRUX, featuring CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling on bass, Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, PROJECT HATE) on guitar, and Peter Stjärnvind (ENTOMBED) on drums are the following: 01. Krux 02. Popocatépetl 03. Jehova 04. Evel Rifaz 05. Sibiria As previously reported, Edling is recording rough demos ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED, ARCH ENEMY Men Get "Brutal" In New Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/founder Leif Edling is looking for a label to release a CD from his latest project, an as-yet-unnamed group featuring ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjarnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom and ARCH ENEMY/SPRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott. Currently singer-less, the band will reportedly feature a “very heavy and brutal” doom direction not unlike that found on ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Wacken, Other Acts Join In On The Action!

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—have been officially confirmed for next year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS will also perform at the 2002 installment of the ...

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CANDLEMASS Destroy Stockholm!

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 ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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