August 07/08/09 2020 | Kortrijk - BE Aug 07/08/09

Candlemass

Alcatraz Line up: 2016

Sweden ’s Candlemass is putting the epic doom metal on the world map in the mid-eighties with their debut ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ (1985). To promote the album ‘Nightfall’ (1987) - the record with the legendary ex-front man Messiah Marcolin - the band is touring through Europe and thereby leaves a phenomenal impression. A few years ago Candlemass announced their album ‘Psalms For The Dead’ (2012) would be their last but they would keep touring. Meanwhile singer Mats Léven is a member of the band for some time – and judging from their performance at Eindhoven Metal Meeting last December –it looks like a perfect match. The last time Candlemass was playing Belgium dates back to Graspop 2014 and that seems a long time. Therefore we are happy to have the band at the upcoming Alcatraz 2016 edition for an immersive doom metal act.