Professionally filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS‘ entire August 3 performance at this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below.
CANDLEMASS played its first show with singer Mats Levén on June 5, 2012 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden.
Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION andTREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling inKRUX.
Also joining the group for CANDLEMASS‘ recent live performances was keyboard player Per Wiberg (OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).
CANDLEMASS in June 2012 parted ways singer Robert Lowe. The band stated at the time that this was “a very difficult decision” to make and had “mainly to do with the quality of the live performances.”
Lowe — who is still a member of SOLITUDE AETERNUS — joinedCANDLEMASS in January 2007 and sang on the band’s last three studio albums: “King Of The Grey Islands” (2007), “Death Magic Doom”(2009) and “Psalms For The Dead” (2012).
CANDLEMASS released its 11th and final album, “Psalms For The Dead”, on June 8, 2012 via Napalm Records. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single contaning two album tracks —“Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee” and “The Killing Of The Sun” — preceded the full-length effort on April 13, 2012.