RSD 2016 - Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus [lp] (30th Anniversary Picture Disc, Printed Bag, Limited To 350, Indie-retail Exclusive) (LP)
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30th Anniversary Edition of the iconic Doom Metal opus 'Epicus Doomicus
Metallicus', available for Record Store Day on Limited Picture Disc Vinyl.
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. 'Epicus... ' was
recorded at Thunderload Studios in 1986 and was released later that same
year. The vocals were handled by Johan L ngqvist, before the 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; a time when thrash metal, not doom, was
fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the US.
Bands such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride to this day rate 'Epicus...'
among their most inspirational albums.
This limited 30th anniversary edition of 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a
special Record Store Day release and is presented on 12' picture disc vinyl
featuring the iconic cover image, with accompanying printed bag.
1. Solitude (05:35)
2. Demon's Gate (09:12)
3. Crystal Ball (05:19)
1. Black Stone Wielder (07:34)
2. Under The Oak (06:51)
Cat No: SNP608LP
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