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CANDLEMASS – Release “Scandinavian Gods” Music Video

Swedish godfathers of epic doom metal, CANDLEMASS, have returned to continue their unmatched legacy. With their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, out November 18 via Napalm Records, they are ready to prove once again that they reign as one of the heaviest metal bands on earth, bringing epic doom to the world of metal.

Alongside the new album’s pre-order kickoff, Candlemass – purveyors of legendary albums like Epicus Doomicus Metallicus and Nightfall – have released a monumental new single and video, “Scandinavian Gods”, kicking things off with a hammer blow. The single and video stomp in with a dark, Nordic metal chant driven by slow and heavy drums, droning guitars and majestic vocals that convey mysterious tales of Scandinavian mythology to the next generation.

Candlemass’ driving force Leif Edling on “Scandinavian Gods”: “’Scandinavian Gods’ is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It’s about heritage and future and the fact that It is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods. It’s about the hardship in this, and the irony in the fact that you see yourself being drawn back to them over and over again, into these black circles and the forgetfulness of the past. Where do we wanna be? What shall we believe in? Do we need them to build a better future?”

Sweet Evil Sun will be available in the following formats:

– Ltd. Die Hard Vinyl Box (Napalm Shop only)
– 2LP Gatefold Sun Yellow (Napalm Shop only)
– 2LP Gatefold Black
– 2LP Gatefold Purple
– 1CD 6pp Digisleeve
– CD Digisleeve + Shirt Bundle
– Digital Album

Pre-order here.


Johan Lanquist – Vocals
Lars Johansson – Lead Guitar
Mappe Björkman – Rhythm Guitar
Leif Edling – Bass
Janne Lind – Drums