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  CANDLEMASS TO RELEASE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 'EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS'
26th March 2011

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Peaceville Records are to release a special 25th anniversary 2CD edition of the classic Candlemass album 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' on May 16th 2011.

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' was recorded in 1986 and released later that same year. The vocals were handled by Johan Längqvist, before iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin became a solid fixture in the band until the early nineties.

Candlemass instantly became a great inspiration to countless metal bands upon the album's release in 1986 and the phrase Doom Metal was coined by Krusher and Mick Wall at a time when thrash metal, was fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the US.

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Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and they are well known for their epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre's subsequent greats - Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath.

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a true classic. Heavy metal riffs blended with almost neo-classical touches, plus some theatrical elements bringing to mind bands like Mercyful Fate (thought to be another influence). All-in-all, this is considered one of the definitive Doom Metal releases.

Peaceville Records commented on the upcoming reissue:

"Marking 25 years since the release of the genre-defining Candlemass Doom metal debut, this special edition of 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' includes a bonus disc featuring commentary by founding member Leif Edling, with stories behind the songs & the recordings.

"'Epicus...' is presented in a deluxe mediabook with extra liner notes including an introduction by Aaron Stainthorpe of My Dying Bride."

This edition of 'Epicus...' includes a special commentary disc with founding member Leif Edling, recorded early 2011, discussing his memories and inspirations of the writing and recording process whilst the tracks play.

CD Disc 1.

1. Solitude
2. Demon's Gate
3. Crystal Ball
4. Black Stone Wielder
5. Under the Oak
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge

CD Disc 2.

All above tracks with commentary by Leif Edling.




NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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