News to CANDLEMASS

tour report from Leif

tour report from Leif - 2005-11-22

2005-11-22 - CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has posted the following message on the band's official web site:<br><br>&quot;We still live and breathe after a week on the road [with German thrashers DESTRUCTION]. It's been good and a bit bad too.<br><br>&quot;The bad things first: Had to cancel two shows: Oslo (Norway) and Oulu (Finland). Oslo because of shitty ticket sales. The presale was 250 tickets 5 days before [the gig] at a place that holds 1,800. So maybe the advance could have been 300 in the end and 500 people would [have] attend[ed] in all. Not too bad, but at the Centrum it would be [bad], because of the size of the place. And Rockefeller, the main (and great club) 500 people would be totally cool, but it was booked for something else that day. We always get good crowds in Oslo, and we love to play there so this was very disappointing.<br><br>&quot;We also had to cancel Oulu. But because of a totally different reason. No bus and no gear!! Storm on the Baltic sea! We drove through Polen from Berlin towards the Tallinn ferry to get to Helsinki. All car ferries were in shore because of the bad weather. We took a passenger ferry instead to make the show in Helsinki, only with some clothes and a guitar in each hand. The backline was provided in Helsinki by the promoter 'cause ours was still on the bus we had to leave in Tallinn. The Helsinki gig was awesome. Lots of people that went completely nuts to us and DESTRUCTION. The support acts DEATHCHAIN and AFTER ALL had great gigs too.<br><br>&quot;Heard that a good crowd was waiting in Oulu, apparently a metal city in Finland. But we had no backline!! Ours was still on the bus and the gear in Helsinki had to be driven to Oulu. The promoter tried to get somebody to drive it up to Oulu &#8212; a 10-hour drive &#8212; and it was too late. The backline would not arrive in time for the gig. The distance to Oulu is too long. Bummer!! [We] really apologize about this to all you fans out there in Oslo and the Oulu area. We had no power over this and hopefully we can make it up later.<br><br>&quot;Otherwise the tour has been great. All the bands get along superbly and the gigs have been great. Ludwigsburg and Berlin... not so many people as expected but I think CANDLEMASS have done great gigs anyway. We play different sets every night. Each person in the band choses a personal setlist every night. Jan started because he&#8217;s first in the alphabet, then Lars, then me, Mappe, and Messiah last. Very democratic. We play all the songs from the new album (not every night of course) and we got all the classics in the song pot as well plus things like 'Demons Gate' and 'Crystal Ball' some nights.&quot;<br><br>CANDLEMASS's latest album, simply titled &quot;Candlemass&quot;, was released earlier this year via Nuclear Blast. Six back-catalog items from the group &#8212; &quot;Epicus Doomicus Metallicus&quot;, &quot;Ancient Dreams&quot;, &quot;Doomed for Live&quot;, &quot;Nightfall&quot;, and &quot;Essential Doom&quot; &#8212; will be issued in the U.S. via Candlelight in February 2006.<br><br>&quot;More <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.de/band_showa.php?artist=708"><u>CANDLEMASS</u></a>&quot;

Bands
Linked bands
CANDLEMASS
Related News
CANDLEMASS – nominated for Swedish Grammi

CANDLEMASS – nominated for Swedish Grammi

2009-12-09 13:00 - Mighty Doomlords CANDLEMASS are nominated for a Swedish Grammi in the hard rock category again... Details

CANDLEMASS enter German album charts

CANDLEMASS enter German album charts

2009-04-14 17:00 - Swedish Doom Metal institution CANDLEMASS has just entered the German album charts at a sensational # 52 with their latest album... Details

CANDLEMASS - album release and festival shows

CANDLEMASS - album release and festival shows

2009-04-03 12:00 - The waiting is over: today CANDLEMASS´ epochal new studio album "Death magic doom" is finally released! Apart from the regular jewelcase version it is also... Details

CANDLEMASS - album prelistening on MySpace!

CANDLEMASS - album prelistening on MySpace!

2009-03-25 13:00 - Swedish Doom legends CANDLEMASS will release "Death Magic Doom", their latest slab of unrelenting and ultra-heavy Epic Doom, on April 4th! For all of you who can´t wait to hea Details

CANDLEMASS - cover artwork revealed

CANDLEMASS - cover artwork revealed

2009-01-27 15:00 - The Swedish Doom Metal institution CANDLEMASS have just revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Death Magic Doom"! Details

CANDLEMASS - Reveal album title and tracklist

CANDLEMASS - Reveal album title and tracklist

2009-01-09 10:00 - The one and only masters of Epic Doom, namely CANDLEMASS, have just revealed some crucial details... Details

CANDLEMASS - first audio snippets online!

CANDLEMASS - first audio snippets online!

2008-12-18 15:00 - Mighty Swedish Doomsters CANDLEMASS have a truly precious gift for all their patiently waiting fans: Serving as a first taste of what`s to come with their yet untitled album i Details

CLAWFINGER & CANDLEMASS - Nominated for Swedish "Grammis Awards"!

CLAWFINGER & CANDLEMASS - Nominated for Swedi

2007-12-06 16:00 - CLAWFINGER and CANDLEMASS are nominated for this year ´s Swedish "Grammis Awards". Both bands are nominated in the category "Best Hard Rock Act"... Details

CANDLEMASS - hit the charts!

CANDLEMASS - hit the charts!

2007-07-10 16:00 - 2007 seems to be the year of Swedish Doom icons CANDLEMASS indeed! Having just released their brand new album "King of the grey islands", the band`s latest effort hit the Germ Details

NUCLEAR BLAST - podblast pt. 8 available!

NUCLEAR BLAST - podblast pt. 8 available!

2007-06-25 09:00 - Welcome to the 8th edition of the Nuclear Podblast! This time you can listen to interviews with Karls Sanders from NILE and Silenoz from DIMMU BORGIR. Both are talking about t Details

Back to bands