Candlemass are truly the manifestation of pure doom metal! Early 2019 saw the release of their latest album, ”The Door To Doom”, via Napalm Records– an offering that features an unforgettable pairing with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on the song “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.” The song has now been nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category! This is the first nomination for the band and the first nomination for Napalm Records!
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 26th and broadcast on CBS.
Bassist Leif Edling of Candlemass states this about the nominations:
Sebastian Münch, A&R Napalm Records states this about the nomination:
”The Door To Doom” unsurprisingly 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. With Johan Langquist`s highly dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this an epic album. ”The Door To Doom” was produced by Marcus Jidell.
Order ”The Door To Doom”, here: http://smarturl.it/TheDoorToDoom-NPR
Check out the music video feat. Tomy Iommi for the “The Great Octopus”, here: