Candlemass is now streaming the title track to their upcoming record Sweet Evil Sun alongside a music video by the seemingly ever-present Costin Chiorenau. It's less of a Candlemass-styled stomping rager and more a slow-burning doom this time around, but of course it works just as well. It's Candlemass.
"It took me only an hour or so to write, but it turned out to be not only the title track of Sweet Evil Sun, but also one of the best songs on it!" said Candlemass' Leif Edling. "Nice riff, great chorus and one heck of a guitar solo from Lars! Immediate, epic, heavy, catchy! It kicks ass!!"
The cover for Sweet Evil Sun was illustrated by frequent Candlemass collaborator Erik Rovanperä. The album is out on November 18 and pre-orders are available here. As for the overall vibe of the album, Edling had this to say.
“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!”