Lucifer Rising (Candlemass EP)

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Lucifer Rising
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Released6 October 2008
RecordedApril 2008 (studio tracks)
30 September 2007 (live tracks)
VenueGagarin 205, Athens, Greece (live tracks)
Studio Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (studio tracks)
Genre Doom metal, heavy metal
Length71:38
Label Nuclear Blast
Candlemass chronology
King of the Grey Islands
(2007)
Lucifer Rising
(2008)
Death Magic Doom
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic (favourable) [1]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 8.0/10 [2]
Rock Hard (favourable) [3]

Lucifer Rising is an expanded EP by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released in 2008 via Nuclear Blast. Candlemass recorded two new tracks, "Lucifer Rising" and "White God", and re-recorded "Demons Gate" for this release. [4] 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). [5] Recording on the new material was completed in April 2008. [6] 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.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks are written by Leif Edling.

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

Personnel

Candlemass
Production

Charts

Chart (2008)Peak position
Greek Albums Chart [7] 31

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