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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Candlemass premiere brand new official video for “Sweet Evil Sun”

[photo credit: Linda Akerberg]

“The kings of doom are back and in a big way!
Sweet Evil Sun is a black gem of the genre: powerful production, pounding drums, rough guitar sound and well felt vocal harmonies. 9 solid songs plus an outro to remind us that Candlemass are the Black Sabbath of my generation, they are the ones who carry this heavy legacy and they do it with epic glory.”
(Vorph – Samael founder, singer & guitarist)

“Sweet Evil Sun proves that Candlemass is like a good wine or whiskey – these doom metal pioneers are getting better and better the more they age.”
(Inferno, FI)

Legendary classic doom icons Candlemass recently announced the release of their new album, “Sweet Evil Sun”, out November 18th, 2022 via Napalm Records. With this top-notch offering, recorded at NOX studio in Stockholm, the Swedish force centered around Leif Edling continue their unmatched legacy, following the inimitable “The Door to Doom” (2019) and proving once more that they reign as one of the heaviest metal bands on earth, bringing epic doom to the world of metal.

After releasing the hammering first single, “Scandinavian Gods”, Candlemass have now unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, carrying the torch of heavy doom to the next level and showcasing that, after almost 40 years of existence, their creativity sees no bounds! “Sweet Evil Sun” kicks in with warning guitar feedback before sludging a heavy-as-hell riff as Johan Langquist deftly warbles through melancholic, beckoning passages and a hooky chorus. His imposing vocals fit each riff and tone perfectly, emerging as an instrument in itself. A brand new official music video underlines this massive wall of sound the appropriate way, heating up the anticipation for everything that is about to come!

Leif Edling on “Sweet Evil Sun”:

“It took me only an hour or so to write, but it turned out to be not only the title track of Sweet Evil Sun, but also one of the best songs on it!
Nice riff, great chorus and one heck of a guitar solo from Lars! Immediate, epic, heavy, catchy! It kicks ass!!”