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Candlemass - Nightfall

Candlemass - Nightfall

Performer: Candlemass
Title: Nightfall
Style: Doom Metal
Released: 1987
Cat#: AXIS CD3
Country: UK
Label: Axis Records
Size MP3 version: 2525 mb
Size FLAC version: 1528 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 408
Genre: Rock

Candlemass - Nightfall


1Black Candles2:18
2Codex Gigas2:20
4Gothic Stone1:00
6Mourners Lament6:10
7Marche Funebre2:22
8The Well Of Souls7:16
9At The Gallows End5:48
10Dark Are The Veils Of Death7:08


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AXIS LP3Candlemass Nightfall ‎(LP, Album)Axis Records AXIS LP3Europe1987
CDVILED202X, CDVILED201XCandlemass Nightfall ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Enh + O-C)Peaceville, PeacevilleCDVILED202X, CDVILED201XUK2007
PR006-CDCandlemass Nightfall ‎(2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM)Paranoid Records PR006-CDBrazil2001
TC-FM 057Candlemass Nightfall ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)FM RecordsTC-FM 057Greece1988
FM 0057Candlemass Nightfall ‎(LP, Album)FM RecordsFM 0057Greece1988


  • Arranged ByCandlemass
  • Bass, Music By, Lyrics ByLeif Edling
  • DrumsJan Lindh
  • Lead GuitarLars Johansson
  • Mixed ByMats "Spiiuuu" Lindfors
  • Painting [Cover]Thomas Cole
  • ProducerCandlemass
  • Recorded ByRagne "Undercover Lover" Wahlqvist
  • Rhythm GuitarMats "Matte" Björkman
  • VocalsMessiah Marcolin
  • Written-ByFrederich Chopin (tracks: 6), Mike Wead (tracks: 10)


All titles by Leif Edling except "6. Marche Funebre"
Chopin/Traditional arranged Candlemass
Produced by Candlemass for Axis Records

The cover painting is taken from "The Voyage of Life: Old Age"
by Thomas Cole, Ailsa Mellon,
Bruce Fund; courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.


Made in France by MPO

Recorded during July-Aug-Sept. '87
Mixed Sept. '87


  • Matrix / Runout: AXI SCD 3 MPO 01 @@


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Axis Records
  • Copyright (c) – Axis Records
  • Recorded At – Thunderload Studios
  • Mixed At – Stockholm Recording Studios
  • Pressed By – MPO



Nightfall is the second studio album by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released on 9 November 1987 through Axis Records. After being dropped from the label Black Dragon Records, Candlemass were the first band signed to Axis. The group had a new line-up from their previous album including vocalist Messiah Marcolin, whose decisions became instrumental during the production and release stages of the album. CANDLEMASS NIGHTFALL FULL ALBUM 1987 Nightfall is the second studio album from this Swedish doom metal legend. It was published on 9 November . Candlemass - Nightfall. The original title for the album was Gothic Stone, but Marcolin rejected Edling's idea and conviced the band to use the title Nightfall instead. Marcolin is also responsible for the choice of the cover of the album, which is the Old Age portion of the series of paintings called The Voyage of Life 1842 by Thomas Cole. The Well of Souls is inspired by the Well of the Souls, a secret chamber located inside the ancient city of Tanis, appearing in the 1981 Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. NIGHTFALL is a classic album, but it was close it never say the light of day. If it wasnt for a certain cabdriver in London the story of Candlemass would have been very short. Luckily enough he liked what he heard from the Bewitched demo recorded in march 1987 and David Constable dared to sign Candlemass as the first band on the new London-label Axis. Leif smiles when he thinks about those special days and weeks in 1987. And why not. Nightfall is still today counted as a classic album at the very top of many millenium lists. Listen free to Candlemass Nightfall Gothic Stone, The Well of Souls and more. 10 tracks 41:24. 1987 17 Songs. Metal , 1987. Released November 9, 1987. Nightfall Tracklist. Gothic Stone Lyrics. Audio Preview. 1987Nightfall02. Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader