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Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984. Well known for their epic doom metal, they have hugely influenced a generation of the genre's subsequent greats such as My Dying Bride & Paradise Lost.
The band are well respected, having created two of THE definitive doom classics of all time, in debut EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS and, perhaps more notably, second album NIGHTFALL which introduced the iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin.
Originally released in 1999, From the 13th Sun and is a highly regarded release in the band's catalogue. Critically acclaimed, its reputation as one of the stronger Candlemass albums has only grown over the years.
In stark contrast to their earlier output of sweeping epic compositions, this album consists of a more modern doom sound mixed with some experimental effects and psychedelic rock influences to create an unusual and interesting album which could be described as an intriguing fusion of Black Sabbath's greatest moments and Hawkwind's space-rock sensibilities.
This edition also includes 3 bonus tracks not included on the original album, & is presented on double heavyweight black vinyl with gatefold sleeve.
A3 Elephant Star
B1 Blumma Apt
B2 Arx / NG 891
B3 Zog (Instrumental)
C3 Mythos (Instrumental)