Doom Metal Kings CANDLEMASS Announce Select U.S. Tour Dates in 2022
Including Dates Featuring Special Guests The Skull & Frayle
Tickets on Sale this Friday
[ photo credit: Linda Åkerberg ]
Swedish Grammis award-winning/US Grammy-nominated doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will officially hit American shores in 2022! The band will perform at the SOLD OUT Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston, TX on April 22, bookended by two other performances featuring support from special guests The Skull and Frayle.
See below for all tour dates and grab tickets when they go on sale this Friday, June 25 at 10:00am EDT. Visit https://candlemass.se/ for more information and individual venues for tickets.
Mats Björkman of CANDLEMASS says:
“We are really pleased to finally get back to the US of A. Our fans have been waiting and have asked for shows for some years now, and with these three shows we are starting up again in North America. There will eventually be more shows - but that’s still in the works and will not be immediately happening, so come and see us in April if you can make it."
CANDLEMASS USA 2022:
4/20 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
4/22 Houston, TX @ Hell's Heroes Festival * SOLD OUT
4/24 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
* = without The Skull and Frayle
CANDLEMASS’ latest full-length, the Marcus Jidell-produced The Door To Doom, follows the plot line mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. The album features the Grammy-nominated track “Astorolus - The Great Octopus”, featuring legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (watch the official music video HERE). CANDLEMASS swiftly followed up in March 2020 with their latest EP, The Pendulum, featuring a fine selection of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from the The Door To Doom recording sessions. The Pendulum perfectly showcases that these timeless Swedish pioneers are the undisputed kings of epic doom, featuring singles “The Pendulum” (listen HERE) and “Porcelain Skull” (listen HERE). Leading the listener through a maze of frenzied riffing, accented by Johan Langquist's distinctive vocals, the EP reinforces the melancholy sound that has proven CANDLEMASS to be a heavy metal staple.
The Door To Doom
Leif Edling: Bass
Mats "Mappe" Björkman: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums
Lars "Lasse" Johansson: Guitars
Johan Langquist: Vocals
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