Candlemass have dropped “Astorolus—the Great Octopus,” a new song with a guest solo from a titan of metal, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi.
The epic track is one of eight on the forthcoming The Door to Doom, which will be the Swedish doom metallers’ twelfth studio album. Out February 22, this record marks the return of the band’s first vocalist Johan Längqvist, who had departed Candlemass after singing on their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus.
Candlemass was unsurprisingly thrilled to have Iommi guest on “Astorolus—the Great Octopus.”
“I’ve been a huge Sabbath fan from about when ‘Paranoid’ came out, and most stuff I do and write is because of Tony Iommi,” bassist and founding member Leif Edling gushed to Loudwire in December.
“That he would even consider playing on one of my songs is a dream come true. I feel very blessed, and I tell you… to keep my mouth shut for a couple of months about it has been horrible. I just wanted to scream from the rooftops!”
Well, the song’s now out for the world to hear. Check it out below: