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Uppdaterat: 13 okt. 2022

After almost 40 years in the business and a couple of millions albums sold, Candlemass hardly needs any further introduction. Formed in Upplands Väsby 1984 it only took the band two years to put Sweden on the map by changing the metal scene forever. When putting out their classic debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” in 1986 the general opinion is that this release marks the starting point for a subgenre that fans of heavy music know and love around the globe – Doom Metal was born.

Since then Candlemass has continued to shine as the Godfathers of Doom, releasing 12 studio albums, several live albums, some collections and EP’s. The band was rewarded with a Swedish Grammy both 2006 and 2020, and their international success and status was once and for all cemented when Candlemass was nominated in the category “Best Metal” at the Grammy Awards in USA. Together with their friends in Ghost they are the only Swedish rock/metal acts that has achieved this. Ever.

Republic 66 is extremely proud to present Candlemass as our latest costumer! In a collaboration with Darren Edwards (Warner Music Sweden) we will help the band promote their upcoming killer album “Sweet Evil Sun” that will be released on November 18 through Napalm Records. Welcome to the Republic 66 family!

Candlemass is:

Johan Längqvist – Vocals

Mats “Mappe” Björkman – Guitar

Lars “Lasse” Johansson – Lead guitar

Leif Edling – Bass

Jan Lindh – Drums

Photo: Linda Åkerberg

For further questions contact: Sari H Wilholm

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