Candlemass announce new EP with “The Pendulum”

    The title track of their upcoming project.

    Candlemass The Pendulum
    Image: Napalm Records

    Doom metal band Candlemass have released a new song titled “The Pendulum.”

    The ominous track, which is the title track of their forthcoming EP, featuring barreling vocals from frontman Johan Längqvist. “The pendulum divine / Weapon of cosmic kind / A hammer that will hit you from behind,” he roars.

    “‘The Pendulum’ is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total delusion the fanatical way,” bassist and songwriter Leif Edling said in a press release. “It is in fact the last thing I wrote for The Door to Doom album but didn’t have the time to finish it.”

    The Pendulum will be the third release from Candlemass to feature Längqvist as frontman, following last year’s Grammy-nominated The Door to Doom and their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. The EP arrives March 27 via Napalm Records.

    Listen to “The Pendulum” below: