Doom metal legends Candlemass have announced their 13th studio album, titled Sweet Evil Sun; the band have also released a music video for the album’s first single, “Scandinavian Gods.” The band’s previous record is that of 2019’s The Door to Doom.
Regarding this new single, per a press release, Candlemass’ Leif Edling shares the following:
“’Scandinavian Gods’ is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It’s about heritage and future and the fact that It is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods. It’s about the hardship in this, and the irony in the fact that you see yourself being drawn back to them over and over again, into these black circles and the forgetfulness of the past. Where do we wanna be? What shall we believe in? Do we need them to build a better future?”
Speaking to the new album, Edling shares:
“Sweet Evil Sun is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It’s about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity. The record took over a year to make and there’s not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It’s Doom, It’s Metal! It is the essence of CANDLEMASS put into one album!”
You can check out the music video for “Scandinavian Gods” below, as well as pre-order the band’s upcoming new album via this link here. The record will be out on November 18th. Below the video, you will find the album cover artwork for Sweet Evil Sun, as well as the tracklist associated with the record.
Sweet Evil Sun Tracklist:
1. Wizard Of The Vortex
2. Sweet Evil Sun
3. Angel Battle
4. Black Butterfly
5. When Death Sighs
6. Scandinavian Gods
7. Devil Voodoo
10. A Cup Of Coffin (Outro)