CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, set at Debaser Medis in Stockholmon December 18. The band’s classic debut album, “Epicus Doomicus Metalicus”, will be played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Längqvist. In addition, the group has been in the studio recording a couple of cover songs especially for a limited vinyl maxi that will be sold on the evening of the show. A five-CD “Doomology” box will also be available featuring the following:

CD 1: First-ever concert in Jönköping (1987)
CD 2: Buckley Tivoli (1988)
CD 3: Demos for the white album (2003 – 2004)
CD 4: “King Of The Grey Islands” demos with Mats Levén (THERION, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals
CD : Miscellaneous demos (Johan Längqvist vocal audition for “Chapter VI”) and other rarities.

The price will 250 SEK, but a free 50 x 70 show poster will be included.

CD 1: First Gig Ever In Jönköping, 1987

01. Intro 02. Crystal Ball
03. Under The Oak
04. Bewitched
05. Demon’s Gate
06. The Well Of Souls
07. A Sorcerer’s Pledge
08. Solitude

CD 2: Buckley Tivoli, 1988

01. Mirror Mirror
02. Bewitched
03. Solitude
04. The Bells Of Acheron
05. At The Gallows End
06. Demon’s Gate
07. Bearer Of Pain
08. Samarithan
09. A Cry From The Crypt
10. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
11. The Well Of Souls
12. A Sorcerer’s Pledge

CD 3: Demos From The White Album, 2003-2004

01. Black Dwarf
02. Spellbreaker
03. Seven Silver Keys
04. Assassin Of The Light
05. Copernicus
06. Witches
07. Born In A Tank
08. Black Dwarf
09. Spellbreaker
10. Witches
11. Witches

CD 4: “King Of The Grey Islands” Demos With Mats Levén On Vocals

01. Emperor Of The Void
02. Devil Seed
03. Of Stars And Smoke
04. Demonia 6
05. Destroyer
06. Man Of Shadows
07. Embracing The Styx
08. Edgar Grey

CD 5: Miscellaneous Demos (Johan Längqvist Vocal Audition for “Chapter VI”) + Other Rarities

01. Ebony Throne
02. The Dying Illusion
03. Temple Of The Dead
04. The End Of Pain
05. Black Dwarf
06. At The Gallows End
07. Solitude
08. Lucifer Dance
09. Handklover Ouh Klarinett
10. Vört Sistz Rushed

“Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” was re-released on fat 180-gram blood-red vinyl in numbered gatefold sleeve on June 28 via Peaceville Records. The gatefold sleeve features the original artwork (red text and skull not white as on the CD) on a matt-laminated sleeve with logo and text on front in spot varnish. It also includes new sleeve notes written by the band.

CANDLEMASS released a new DVD, “Ashes To Ashes – Live”, in North America on June 29 via Nuclear Blast Records (April 23 in Europe). The set contains footage of the band’s performance at last year’s Sweden Rock Festival in front of 30,000 people as well as CANDLEMASS’ entire October 2009 concert in Athens, Greece. It also includes a 30-minute interview and two photo galleries. The DVD was released as a CD+DVD, with the Sweden Rock show as the audio CD.

“Death Magic Doom”, the latest album from CANDLEMASS, debuted at No. 79 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Death Magic Doom” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 52. The group’s previous CD, “King of the Grey Islands”, debuted at No. 83 back in June 2007.