Candlemass have premiered a music video for their new single, "Scandinavian Gods", to celebrate the announcement of their new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", which will arrive on November 18th.
Leif Edling said of the new single, "'Scandinavian Gods' is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It's about heritage and future and the fact that It is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods.
"It's about the hardship in this, and the irony in the fact that you see yourself being drawn back to them over and over again, into these black circles and the forgetfulness of the past.
"Where do we wanna be? What shall we believe in? Do we need them to build a better future?"
Edling said of the new Marcus Jidell produced album, "Sweet Evil Sun is about hope, striving, adoration and failure. It's about all the personal battles that you have, but also the never-ending decay of humanity.
"The record took over a year to make and there's not a bad track on it! We had a fantastic time recording it and are really looking forward to the release. It's Doom, It's Metal! It is the essence of Candlemass put into one album!" Watch the video below: