CANDLEMASS Grace The Cover of Decibel for 2022 “Metal & Beer Fest” Preview Issue!
Announce “Doom Lager” Beer in Partnership with Broken Goblet Brewing!
Swedish Grammis award-winning and US Grammy-nominated doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have been extended the distinct honor of gracing the cover of Decibel Magazine for the publication’s 2022 “Metal & Beer Fest” preview issue! CANDLEMASS will headline the first night of the aforementioned festival on June 10 with a performance of their 1986 debut album Epicus Doominus Metallicus in its entirety!
“After nearly 40 years in the Doom service, we’re finally on the cover of a big U.S. metal mag. We’re very honored! Candlemass are like cockroaches, we’ll never go away. Surrender or Die!” – Leif Edling
In conjunction with Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2022, CANDLEMASS has partnered with the event’s lead beer sponsor, Broken Goblet Brewing, to release “DOOM LAGER” – a dark as night black lager inspired by Epicus Doomicus Metallicus featuring a hearty roasted malt character. The beer will be available on tap and in cans at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2022 – don’t miss the chance to sample this special brew!
To honor the band’s special full-album headlining set of their 1986 landmark debut, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, at Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest on June 10 in Philadelphia, Decibel takes a deep look at the impact of Epicus with band founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman and returning Epicus vocalist Johan Längquist. Check out the new issue here.
In addition to their upcoming performance at the 2022 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, CANDLEMASS began their limited run of US spring dates in Boston earlier this week; with shows in Houston and Chicago coming up this weekend. All dates can be found below.
CANDLEMASS USA 2022:
4/22 – Houston, TX @ Hell’s Heroes Festival (SOLD OUT)
4/24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
6/8 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore (Decibel Metal & Beer Fest)
CANDLEMASS’ latest full-length, the Marcus Jidell-produced The Door To Doom, follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. The album features the Grammy-nominated track “Astorolus – The Great Octopus”, featuring legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (watch the official music video HERE). CANDLEMASS swiftly followed up in March 2020 with their latest EP, The Pendulum, featuring a fine selection of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from The Door To Doom recording sessions. The Pendulum perfectly showcases that these timeless Swedish pioneers are the undisputed kings of epic doom, featuring singles “The Pendulum” (listen HERE) and “Porcelain Skull” (listen HERE). Leading the listener through a maze of frenzied riffing, accented by Johan Langquist’s distinctive vocals, the EP reinforces the melancholy sound that has proven CANDLEMASS to be a heavy metal staple.