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Legendary Grammy-nominated doom icons CANDLEMASS have announced their first US dates of 2023! The band will embark on a west coast run supporting their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, released on November 18 via Napalm Records. The upcoming week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, WA, and concludes on March 17 in San Diego, CA. See below for all dates!

CANDLEMASS – 2023 West Coast

with Special Guests…


3/10 Seattle, WA @ Substation

3/11 Portland, OR @ Star Theater

3/14 San Francisco, CA @ DNA

3/16 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

3/17 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

After working on this massive piece of art for 18 months in total, with their new album ‘Sweet Evil Sun, CANDLEMASS brings back all the grandness of their early years, exploring themes of ambition and strife, hope and failure. It comes as no surprise that, alongside the band, renowned producer Marcus Jidell captured the band’s massive, smoky guitar tones, powerful drums, and larger-than-life vocals, offering a truly unique, high-quality sonic experience.

Through the power of wall-shaking riffs, incredible vocal performances and the blood and spirit of classic heavy metal, Sweet Evil Sun shines as a masterpiece of impending legend that truly honors the epic doom metal cult of CANDLEMASS.

The artwork for ‘Sweet Evil Sun was illustrated by the skilled hand of Erik Rovanperä, the architect behind CANDLEMASS’ visual style since ‘Psalms for the Dead (2012).

“…’Sweet Evil Sun‘ is an even more meaningful piece of art than its predecessor.” (Blabbermouth)

“…you’re doomed to enjoy Sweet Evil Sun.” (Metal Injection)

“Catchy choruses and ripping solos are rife on this record…” (Decibel)


Johan Lanquist – Vocals

Lars Johansson – Lead Guitar

Mappe Björkman – Rhythm Guitar

Leif Edling – Bass

Janne Lind – Drums

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