Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
The group are currently finishing up work on their much-anticipated new album at Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm, Sweden for a May 2 release. Songtitles set to appear on the self-titled CD, which will be musically similar to the group's classic "Tales of Creation" and "Nightfall" albums, include "Black Dwarf", "Witches" and "Spellbreaker".
CANDLEMASS recently released a compilation CD, entitled "Essential Doom", containing the group's best material plus a demo version of a previously unreleased song "Witches" (a re-recorded version of which is expected to show up on the new album). The CD comes with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003.
As previously reported, CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany.