CANDLEMASS have completed work on their new album for an early 2009 release. Commented bassist/songwriter Leif Edling:
"We've worked on [the CD] all autumn and it feels really good that it is completed. The sound is superfat, heavy as hell, and very organic/dynamic at the same time. Our friend Chris [Laney; RANDY PIPER, ZAN CLAN] has done a great job mixing it!!
I personally think this album is the best one of the three we have released in the new millennium, easy!! It is bigger, better, louder and a bit more mature, I must say!! It is our 'Heaven And Hell', hehe. And if you guys behave and eat your vegetables, we just might be able to add a couple of sound bits on the C-MASS site.
Maybe the wait for the release in May next year will be easier. Check the MySpace ometime before X-mas. The only thing that pisses me off is the fact that we can't call it 'Hammer Of Doom,' after one of the songs on it. A brand new stupid festival in Germany calls themselves that! Who spilled the beans??? Well, well… the album absolutely KILLS and we will surely come up with a suitable name for it."