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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ( 3-LP Anniversary Edition )

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-06-2022
Label:
Barcode:
801056802811
Packaging:
Box Set
Catalog Number:
EBVILE028
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ( 3-LP Anniversary Edition )
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ( 3-LP Anniversary Edition )

Description

SPECIAL TRIPLE DELUXE COLOURED VINYL SET COMMEMORATING 35 YEARS OF THE ICONIC DEBUT OF MASTERFUL DOOM METAL, CONTAINING REMASTERED AUDIO, PLUS RARE PRE-EPICUS RECORDINGS FROM 1985 INCLUDING THE LEGENDARY 'WITCHCRAFT' DEMO - ALSO INCLUDES 8 PAGE BOOKLET, A2 POSTER, & LETTER PRINT FROM FOUNDER LEIF EDLING. Candlemass was formed by bassist & songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984 & is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre's subsequent greats - Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath.

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a true genre classic, with every track a monument of timeless & finely crafted Doom. This is one of the quintessential, definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalising the band in the annals of music history & creating the foundations of a legacy spanning over thirty-five years. Going against the grain of bands at the time using speed to bolster their metal with the ongoing rise of thrash in Europe & the US, Candlemass eschewed this direction & formed a phenomenon of their own through the latter part of the decade & beyond with their slow & spellbinding atmospherics. 'Epicus' was recorded at Thunderload Studios in 1986 & was released later that same year, with the grand & inspiring vocals for the debut handled by Johan Längqvist.

Now, marking 35 years of the iconic debut, this deluxe triple vinyl release includes a new remastered version of the album itself, as well as a collection of Candlemass' essential 1985 recordings made on the run up to the 'Epicus' session, in the form of the 'Witchcraft' demo plus the O.A.L. studio recordings & completed by the band's Upplands Väsby rehearsal from November of 1985.

Each vinyl is presented with its own sleeve, with the 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' LP containing a layout closely reflecting the original edition, with images used on its initial pressings.

The set also includes an 8 page 12" booklet with images from the era & accompanying text, plus A2 poster, as well as a handwritten letter print from founder Leif Edling

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Solitude ( 05:34 )
  3. Demon's Gate ( 09:10 )
  4. Crystal Ball ( 05:21 )
  5. Black Stone Wielder ( 07:34 )
  6. Under The Oak ( 06:52 )
  7. A Sorceror's Pledge ( 08:20 )
  8. Warchild ( Witchcraft Demo - January 1985 ) ( 03:34 )
  9. Crystal Ball ( Witchcraft Demo - January 1985 ) ( 04:51 )
  10. A Sorceror's Pledge ( Witchcraft Demo - January 1985 ) ( 07:26 )
  11. Into The Unfathomed Tower ( Witchcraft Demo - January 1985 ) ( 03:02 )
  12. Black Stone Wielder ( O.A.L. Studio Demo - December 1985 ) ( 07:24 )
  13. Demon's Gate ( O.A.L. Studio Demo - December 1985 ) ( 08:05 )
  14. Demon's Gate - V1 ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 ) ( 07:58 )
  15. Under The Oak - V1 ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 ) ( 06:24 )
  16. Under The Oak - V2 ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 - Alternate Version ) ( 06:17 )
  17. Black Stone Wielder ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 ) ( 02:28 )
  18. Demon's Gate - V2 ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 - Alternate Version ) ( 07:59 )
  19. Under The Oak - V3 ( Upplands Vasby Rehearsal - November 1985 - Alternate Version 2 ) ( 06:09 )
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