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This article is about the band Candlemass, for the Christian feast day, see Candlemas.

Candlemass is an influential Swedish epic doom metal band established in Stockholm 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Candlemass disbanded in 1994, but reunited three years later. After breaking up again in 2002, Candlemass reformed in 2004 and have continued to record and perform since then. Candlemass is also the seventh best selling artist coming out from Sweden selling as of 2010 more than 15 million albums worldwide.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Candlemass 5 6
1987 Nightfall Candlemass 7
1988 Ancient Dreams Candlemass 4 3
1989 Tales of Creation Candlemass 6
1992 Chapter VI Candlemass 3
1998 Dactylis Glomerata Candlemass 4 3
1999 From the 13th Sun Candlemass 2
2005 Candlemass Candlemass 5 3
2007 King of the Grey Islands Candlemass 5
2009 Death Magic Doom Candlemass 4 3
2012 Psalms for the Dead Candlemass 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, As It Was. Candlemass 1
2004 Essential Doom Candlemass 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Live Candlemass 4
2003 Doomed for Live: Reunion 2002 Candlemass 1
2010 Ashes to Ashes Candlemass 1
2010 Doomology Candlemass 1
2010 No Sleep 'til Athens Candlemass 1
2013 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus: Live at Roadburn 2011 Candlemass 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Black Dwarf Candlemass 1
2010 Don't Fear the Reaper Candlemass 1
2012 Dancing in the Temple of the Mad Queen Bee Candlemass 1
2012 Candlemass vs Entombed Candlemass vs Entombed 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Samarithan Candlemass 1
1993 Sjunger Sigge Fürst Candlemass 1
2008 Lucifer Rising Candlemass 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Witchcraft Candlemass 1

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