Album artwork for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus by Candlemass

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a true classic. Heavy metal riffs blended with almost neo-classical touches, plus some theatrical elements recalling bands like Mercyful Fate (thought to be another influence). All-in-all, this is considered one of the definitive Doom Metal releases. 'Epicus…' was recorded at Thunderload Studios in 1986 and was released later that same year. The vocals were handled by Johan Längqvist, before the iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin became a solid fixture in the band until the early nineties. Candlemass instantly became a great inspiration to countless metal bands upon the album’s release in 1986; a time when thrash metal, not doom, was fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the US.

Candlemass

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Peaceville
Album artwork for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus by Candlemass
LP

$29.99

recently remastered audio courtesy of Patrick Engel

Black
Released 01/06/2023Catalog Number

VILELP969

Candlemass

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Peaceville
Album artwork for Epicus Doomicus Metallicus by Candlemass
LP

$29.99

recently remastered audio courtesy of Patrick Engel

Black
Released 01/06/2023Catalog Number

VILELP969

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is a true classic. Heavy metal riffs blended with almost neo-classical touches, plus some theatrical elements recalling bands like Mercyful Fate (thought to be another influence). All-in-all, this is considered one of the definitive Doom Metal releases. 'Epicus…' was recorded at Thunderload Studios in 1986 and was released later that same year. The vocals were handled by Johan Längqvist, before the iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin became a solid fixture in the band until the early nineties. Candlemass instantly became a great inspiration to countless metal bands upon the album’s release in 1986; a time when thrash metal, not doom, was fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the US.