Candlemass Releases New Single, Announces Details About A New Album
Scandinavian Doom Metal icons Candlemass released a new single called “The Omega Circle” as well as announced some details about their new full length record, The Door To Doom. We are going to look at a few of the things that are going to make this new album special:
The album The Door To Doom is slated for release on the 22nd of February, 2019 on Napalm Records.
One change is original singer Johan Lanquest, who is rejoining the band after leaving in 1986 when Candlemass’s debut album was released. With his dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this album as the next “Epicus”.
Tony Iomii does an appearance as guest lead guitarist for the track "Astorolus - The Great Octopus". This is a great and well deserved accolade for the band. About the appearance Iomii stated the following:
“Candlemass are a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and have always acknowledged the influence we had on their music. They asked if I’d contribute to a track which sounded pretty good so I thought ‘why not?”
Lief Elding stated about Iomii:
“We feel very honoured that Tony Iommi said yes to play the solo on 'Astorolus'. The song was sent to the management and amazingly enough, the master agreed to let his mighty SG sing on the track! For me personally this is a dream come true. Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guiding light when it comes to heavy music, so to hear that he likes the song and also would like to play on it, gave me chills down the spine! I'm still in shock! But kudos to him to be so cool to even listen to it. Hats off! Tony Iommi is and will always be God!”
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