Swedish doom metal band Candlemass have released a new song with a Scandinavian Gods video clip from their upcoming album Sweet Evil Sun. The new album will be released on November 18 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the album’s first single, “Scandinavian Gods”, can be seen below.
The founder of the band and bass guitarist Leif Edling says:
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?
Regarding the overall atmosphere of the new album, the band stated the following:
Sweet Evil Sun is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It’s about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity. The record took over a year to make and there’s not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It’s Doom, It’s Metal! It is the essence of Candlemass put into one album!
Here’s how the label describes the new album:
Clocking in almost four decades, it’s no stretch to say that Grammy-nominated Swedish epic doom legends Candlemass are still one of the heaviest metal bands on earth. As the godfathers of epic doom metal, the band defined the genre with releases such as Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986) and Nightfall (1987). Through their evil riffs, crushing rhythmic attack and dramatic vocals, they changed the landscape of metal worldwide. Reunited with outstanding original vocalist Johan Langquist, the band around founding member Leif Edling finds its way back to its roots and finally delivers the long awaited, earth-shaking new full-length album, Sweet Evil Sun, out November 18, 2022 via Napalm Records. After working on this massive piece of art for 18 months in total, with Sweet Evil Sun, Candlemass brings back all the grandness of their early years, exploring themes of ambition and strife, hope and failure.
“Sweet Evil Sun”:
- Wizard Of The Vortex
- Sweet Evil Sun
- Angel Battle
- Black Butterfly
- When Death Sighs
- Scandinavian Gods
- Devil Voodoo
- A Cup Of Coffin (outro)