Lucifer Rising (Candlemass album)

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Lucifer Rising
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EP by Candlemass
Released 6 October 2008
Recorded 2007 (studio tracks)
April 2008 (live tracks)
Venue Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece (live tracks)
Studio Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (studio tracks)
Genre Doom metal, heavy metal
Length 71:38
Label Nuclear Blast
Candlemass chronology
King of the Grey Islands
(2007)
Lucifer Rising
(2008)
Death Magic Doom
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Storm (8.2/10)[1]

Lucifer Rising is an expanded EP released by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass in 2008, on the label Nuclear Blast. Candlemass recorded two new tracks, "Lucifer Rising" and "White God," and re-recorded "Demons Gate" for this release.[2] The collection is also primarily composed of a series of 9 live tracks recorded in Athens, Greece on their 2007 tour (sides 2 to 4 on the vinyl edition).[3] Recording on the new material was completed in April 2008.[4] The title track, "Lucifer Rising", is included as a bonus song on the digipak edition of the full-length album Death Magic Doom, which was released six months after the EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lucifer Rising" Edling 4:06
2. "White God" Edling 5:01
3. "Demons Gate" Edling 9:03
4. "At the Gallows End" Edling 5:17
5. "Solitude" Edling 6:54
6. "Emperor of the Void" Edling 4:53
7. "Devil Seed" Edling 6:02
8. "Mirror Mirror" Edling 6:04
9. "Under the Oak" Edling 7:01
10. "Of Stars and Smoke" Edling 5:51
11. "Black Dwarf" Edling 5:30
12. "Samarithan" Edling 5:52

2008 CD edition
Same track listing and order as the vinyl release issued on one disc (Catalogue: Nuclear Blast 1 21732).Bonus Tracks 4 - 12 recorded live in Athens, 2007.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak position
Greek Albums Chart[5] 31

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Tomas Arfert - art work
  • Chris Laney - engineer, mixing
  • Sören Von Malmborg - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metal Storm review
  2. ^ "Candlemass: 'Lucifer Rising' EP In October". Ultimate Guitar. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Candlemass: Lucifer Rising EP to Include Two New Tracks". blabbermouth.net. 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Candlemass Lucifer Rising Ep Due Out In September". Metal Martyr. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Greek International Repertoire Chart - 22 October 2008". blabbermouth. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 

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