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Candlemass Bassist Posts End Of Tour Report

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Leif Edling, the bass player of doom metal legends Candlemass has posted a lengthy message online regarding the bands recent tour, as well as his own advice on what to listen to, read and watch at the moment. The message reads as follows:

"Hello there all you fans of epic doom metal!

"Thank you all for coming to the gigs this summer. It has been awesome! The response to the new album has really inspired us to be even better live. I mean, with fans like you we feel at home all over the world. So thank you for all the great support!

"The gigs in Sweden with ANGELWITCH and TROUBLE were absolutely fantastic. I had a wonderful time seeing Kevin Heybourne play and sing, and we even shared trains in between the cities. Angelwitch and Trouble were totally super live... and man, to see and hear Rick and Bruce play guitar is nothing but mind blowing! They play like one big guitar!! Just great!! Three great bands and not one ego in sight.

"After an incredible gig in Stockholm last week, we went down to Greece and Athens to play the last show for the year. And what a kick it was! Nearly 1000 people went absolutely nuts during our two-hour set! Fucking hell... I even had to stagedive, hehe... it's on YouTube if you wanna see yours truly crowd surf (see clip below). Too bad they missed the leap out from the monitor! It was quite a gap there to the fence... gulp. It was filmed with 4 – 6 cameras so if not the curse of Candlemass strikes (again) I’m sure you will see soon on a TV screen near you.

"At home relaxing now.. have bought a bunch of CDs and books to plow while I’m healing the pretty overworked mind, body and soul. This is what Dr. Edling recommends: The new BEATLES remasters... sound incredible! Buy all of them from Revolver and later. Best ”pop” band ever without competition... and I like the new PORCUPINE TREE album. Just bought the new DEVIL'S BLOOD. Have to listen to it about 20 times more, but is sounds very promising indeed! Quite addictive stuff. Got WINO's latest... good stuff... get the vinyl! DEAD WEATHER... a couple of cool tracks... will see them live in Sweden soon... and buy SWITCH OPENS (ex Fingerspitzegefühl) while you are at it... groovy, heavy, minimalistic. Check out the SINISTER REALM release as well... good classic metal!!

"Books... hmmm... John Ajvide Lindqvist's new one, Human Harbour. Island people being swallowed by the sea!! Ghostwriter... ok thriller... John Le Carre’s A Wanted Man ...and some wine book I read this summer... don’t believe in reading about wine... drink it instead!

"Films... just go and see District 9! Great movie... a cross between Bad Taste and Starship Troopers... and the coolest anti-hero ever on film... Wikus for President!!

"Peace, Love and Doom."

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1. Blast Tyrant writes:

Did anyone catch these guys? Would have been some killer shows!

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2. wilco writes:

afther all these years they are still a kickass band live
shame they di dnot become bigger

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