CANDLEMASS Featuring Singer MATS LEVÉN: Borås Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS‘ August 18 performance at Dalsjöforsparken in Borås, Sweden can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Marche Funebre
02. Prophet
03. Bewitched
04. Dark Reflections
05. Dancing In The Temple (Of The Mad Queen Bee)
06. Waterwitch
07. At The Gallows End
08. The Lights Of Thebe
09. Black Dwarf
10. Seven Silver Keys
11. Psalms For The Dead
12. Black As Time
13. Hammer Of Doom
14. Solitude

CANDLEMASS played its first show with stand-in singer Mats Levén on June 5 at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden.

Levén is a former member of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION and TREAT, who also plays with CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling in KRUX.

Also joining the group for the current live performances is keyboard player Per Wiberg (OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).

CANDLEMASS in June parted ways singer Robert Lowe. According to the band, this was “a very difficult decision” to make and “has mainly to do with the quality of the live performances.”

Lowe — who is still a member of SOLITUDE AETERNUS — joined CANDLEMASS in January 2007 and sang on the band’s last three studio albums: “King Of The Grey Islands” (2007), “Death Magic Doom” (2009) and “Psalms For The Dead” (2012).

CANDLEMASS released its 11th and final album, “Psalms For The Dead”, on June 8 via Napalm Records. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single contaning two album tracks —“Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee” and “The Killing Of The Sun” — preceded the full-length effort on April 13.