Candlemass – Green Valley Live – Live from lockdown recorded July 2020 – released 7th May
THE SWEDISH DOOM METAL GODS PERFORM THEIR CLASSIC TRACKS DURING LOCKDOWN, PRESENTED ON THIS CD/DVD RELEASE. INCLUDES ‘WELL OF SOULS’, ‘BEWITCHED’ & MORE, PLUS NEW TRACK ‘ASTOROLUS’
After over 35 years of existence, Candlemass still stand tall as true heavy metal greats & kings of doom, in the footsteps of their influences, Black Sabbath. The band is renowned for the genre-defining masterpieces ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ (1986) & ‘Nightfall’ (1987), with Candlemass still thrilling an ever-devoted and expanding legion of fans to this day.
Following a year where most live activity has not been possible, ‘Green Valley Live’ features the band’s “lockdown” session (their only 2020 show, and first ever live streamed event), with the line-up of Johan Längqvist (vocals), Mats Björkman (guitar), Lars Johansson (guitar), Leif Edling (bass) & Jan Lindh (drums) delivering their crushing sound for the masses. The release contains numerous classic Candlemass doom anthems in the shape of ‘Well of Souls’, ‘Mirror Mirror’, ‘Betwitched’ and others from the band’s legendary first four albums, as well as the titanic ‘Astorolus’ from the band’s latest opus.
‘Green Valley Live’ will be released on a double disc CD/DVD format, a gatefold double LP both with the booklet including liner notes from founder Leif Edling and digitally on 7th May