It was back in 1984 in Stockholm, when the next generation of doom metal band took off. Inspired by the mighty sound of Black Sabbath, Leif Edling formed Candlemass, a band that became a role model themselves for many doom metal bands.

In 1986, Candlemass premiered with ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’. The album became a real doom metal classic and was the springboard for the band to a still ongoing journey though the worlds of heavy riffing.

35 years later, Candlemass re-release the album via Peaceville as a special 35th anniversary triple colored vinyl box set. Release date will be June 17th, 2022.

Next to a new remastered version of the album, the box set also includes demo versions of ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ as well as rehearsals from November 1985. In addition a 8 page 12” booklet, a A2 poster and a handwritten letter from Edling rounds off a package that is certainly interesting for Candlemass fans and everyone who likes great metal.

LP 1

A.1. Solitude
A.2. Demon`s Gate
A.3. Crystal Ball
B.1. Black Stone Wielder
B.2. Under The Oak
B.3. A Sorcerer`s Pledge

LP 2

C.1. Warchild (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85)
C.2. Crystal Ball (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85)
C.3. A Sorcerer`s Pledge (Witchcraft Demo, Jan `85)
C.4. Into The Unfathomed Tower (Witchcraft Demo, Jan`85)
D.1. Black Stone Wielder (O.A.L. Studio Demo, Dec `85)
D.2. Demon`s Gate (O.A.L. Studio Demo, Dec `85)

LP 3

E.1. Demon`s Gate – V1 (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov`85)
E.2. Under The Oak – V1 (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov`85)
E.3. Under The Oak – V2 (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov `85, alternate version)
F.1. Black Stone Wielder (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov`85)
F.2. Demon`s Gate – V2 (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov `85, alternate version)
F.3. Under The Oak – V3 (Upplands Vasby rehearsal, Nov `85 alternate version 2)

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