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Candlemass Bassist Says They Are Not Splitting

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So, we reported a while back about Candlemass’ plans for a farewell CD. That would imply they’re going away, right? Wrong.

“We’re not splitting up,” bassist Leif Edling tells Terrorizer.

“Yes, this is to be our last album, but we don’t plan to disappear from the scene for quite awhile,” Edling says.

“We will tour this year, hopefully the next one as well, and then there’s our upcoming 30th anniversary. So plenty more doom to come! It’s just that we want to stop before we get too old and start putting out half-lame albums.”

Gotta respect that logic.

“Instead, we’ll slowly fade away into the sunset with our dignity intact. We’re not young anymore. Actually, some of the stuff I’ve been writing for this album ism in fact, about saying goodbye. It’s a bit psalm-like in parts and has got a big epic vibe.”

Dude says he has “a very good feeling about this album. It’s so metal, so heavy, so doomy, so epic.. It’s fucking colossal! I think this will turn out as good as [2009’s] Death Magic Doom, something I thought would be impossible.”