Epic doom metal band from Sweden led by bassist/songwriter Leif Edling. Candlemass was formed after the disbandment of Edling's previous band, Nemesis. Their debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" in 1986 and its follow up "Nightfall" in 1987 are highly regarded within the doom metal genre. Vocalist Eddie Marcolin joined the band for "Nightfall" and recorded two more albums before leaving in 1990. Thomas Vikström took over as vocalist for one more album before the band split in 1993.
In the late 1990s, Edling revived Candlemass with new line-ups and released two more albums. In 2005, the classic line-up of Edling, Marcolin, drummer Jan Lindh, and guitarists Lars Johansson and Mats Björkman reunited for a self-titled album. However, relations with Marcolin deteriorated again during preparations for a follow-up album. American singer Robert Lowe from Solitude Aeturnus became his replacement.