‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ is the striking debut from Swedish doom metal pioneers Candlemass. The original release was in 1986 which means, that this iconic album faces its 35 years anniversary.
Candlemass founder Leif Edling comments: “EPICUS was our first, and perhaps also the best. I have no clue what we did there in the studio deep under the Stockholm subway, but some sort of magic was created. This is a record I would gladly be buried with!“.
To celebrate the jubilee of the milestone album, Peaceville Records will release a special 3LP deluxe set on June 3rd, 2022. Next to a remastered version of the album, fans will also get demo version and more. Also included is an eight-pages booklet, an A2 poster and a letter print from Edling himself.
Here is the track listing:
A.1. Solitude [05:34]
A.2. Demon`s Gate [09:10]
A.3. Crystal Ball [05:21]
B.1. Black Stone Wielder [07:34]
B.2. Under The Oak [06:52]
B.3. A Sorcerer`s Pledge [08:20]
C.1. Warchild (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85) [03:34]
C.2. Crystal Ball (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85) [04:51]
C.3. A Sorcerer`s Pledge (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85) [07:26]
C.4. Into The Unfathomed Tower (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85) [03:02]
D.1. Black Stone Wielder (O.A.L. Studio Demo, Dec `85) [07:24]
D.2. Demon`s Gate (O.A.L. Studio Demo, Dec `85) [08:05]
DISC 3 – Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov 85
E.1. Demon`s Gate – V1 [07:58]
E.2. Under The Oak – V1 [06:24]
E.3. Under The Oak – V2 (alternate version) [06:17]
F.1. Black Stone Wielder [02:28]
F.2. Demon`s Gate – V2 (alternate version) [07:59]
F.3. Under The Oak – V3 (alternate version 2) [06:09]
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