The Metalitalia.com Festival team and all their patrons are looking forward to a very special CANDLEMASS set!
CANDLEMASS have reunited with singer Johan Langquist, who performed on the band’s 1986 debut album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”. Johan is back after a 32 year hiatus replacing Mats Levén who’s been with the band since 2012.
The band stated: “We wanted to find our way back to the roots of Candlemass, back to the soul and essence of the band. Johan Langquist is back and we hope this will give us some new energy and kickstart the heart of doom again. We don’t know if it will last 10 more years or even 5, but if it will give us just another year of having fun and playing the music that we love so much, it will be a blast! The circle is closed, Johan is back!”.
New footage of the band rehearsing the classic track “Solitude” can be found HERE.
Says the band: “For the upcoming Candlemass shows at Southern Discomfort (September 8th), Milano (September 16th), Switzerland (September 23rd) and Bukarest (October 20th), Johan Langquist will take care of the vocal duties. The material will of course lean more towards Epicus Doomicus Metallicus + some immortal classics from the C-mass back catalogue. On the bass front Per Wiberg will play these shows instead of Leif, but Mr. Edling will be back in the band next year and deliver doom and thunder on live stages near and far away.”
Metalitalia.com, Eagle Booking Live Promotion and Vertigo are proud to finally present you the program for this year’s Metalitalia.com Festival.
Once again the main event will take place over two days: on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. For the first time in our history a warm-up party has also been scheduled. The pre-festival show will take place on Friday, September 14!
Metalitalia.com Festival continues to strive forward bringing the biggest bands in the world to the Live Club in Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan) while giving emerging bands the chance to support such bands and progress forward keeping the scene thriving!
A fine collection of classic/power metal, epic, doom, black metal and the likes and even a special grind/hardcore warm-up gig has been put together with the greatest of care for your enjoyment, and aural punishment if you will. We believe we managed to top last year’s edition once again. Have a look at what we have in store for you here:
METALITALIA.COM FESTIVAL 2018
WARM-UP – SEPTEMBER 14 2018
DAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 15 2018
HAMMERFALL (best of show)
RAGE meets REFUGE
GRAVE DIGGER (‘The Medieval Trilogy’ special show)
WHITE SKULL (30th Anniversary Special Show)
DAY 2 – SEPTEMBER 16 2018
TIAMAT (‘Wildhoney’ & ‘Clouds’ special show)
FORGOTTEN TOMB (‘Songs To Leave’ special show)
METALITALIA.COM FESTIVAL 2018
Live Music Club – Trezzo sull’Adda (Milan), Italy
14-15-16 September 2018
Single day: €35.00 + fees
Single day on the door: €40.00
Weekend + warm-up party: €60 + fees
Weekend + warm-up party on the door: €70
Live Music Club (www.liveclub.it) with its advanced technical equipment is one of the most important and renowned venues in Europe for indoor events. Awarded in 2012 as the best Italian music club, the location offers also free parkings, connections with the Milan’s public transports and a big outdoor area where you’ll find stalls, merchandise, CDs, meet & greet, lounge, food and bar. Moreover, at the first floor the Live Club Restaurant with its 100 seats is the best place to eat with an exclusive view of the stage.