- Jason Hesley
CANDLEMASS – NIGHTFALL – THE 35 ANNIVERSARY DELUXE TRIPLE COLOURED LP SET!
Peaceville, is set mark 35 years since the original release of one of the all-time classic metal albums,the genre-defining 1987 opus of epic doom – Nightfall from Swedish legends Candlemass, with a limited-edition deluxe triple LP box set.
The set features 3 LPs of coloured vinyl has newly remastered audio of the album – with work undertaken by Patrick Engel at Temple of Disharmony. Also included are additional LPs containing studio outtakes, plus rare rehearsal and demo recordings of the songs ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Battlecry’, all from the period leading up to the studio session. Plus a ‘Nightfall’ poster and an eight-page booklet featuring rare band images, and text originally featured in the ‘Behind the Wall of Doom’ book, written by Per Ola Nilsson. Each of the three LPs are presented in their own sleeves.
“NIGHTFALL is a record that has been very close to me for 35 years! People have talked about it for 35 years, and even loved it for 35 years!! Here’s a very impressive package with lots of extra stuff for the jubilee. Should satisfy any fan of metal and also all of you that already bought the album years ago!” – Leif Edling
Candlemass, formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm in 1984, is well known for its influential Epic Doom Metal sound, which itself evolved out of the masterful Black Sabbath. Following the legendary and genre-defining debut, ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ (1986), ‘Nightfall’ was released just one year later. Joining bass player and main songwriter Leif Edling was vocalist Jan Alfredo Marcolin, better known as Messiah Marcolin, who became a well-established and highly regarded vocalist throughout the Metal world, with his distinguishing and theatrical tones establishing him as an iconic presence in the band until his departure in the early 1990s.
‘Nightfall’ alongside ‘Epicus…’, is widely hailed as an all-time classic, instrumental in shaping the scene that still exists to this day with its unrivalled melodic Heavy Doom, with the creation of classic anthems such as ‘Dark are the Veils of Death’ and ‘Well of Souls’ and bands such as Darkthrone, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride often hailing Candlemass as being among their primary inspirations.