|Released||6 October 2008|
|Recorded||April 2008 (studio tracks)|
30 September 2007 (live tracks)
|Venue||Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece (live tracks)|
|Studio||Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (studio tracks)|
|Genre||Doom metal, heavy metal|
|Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles||8.0/10|
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.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). Recording on the new material was completed in April 2008. 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.
All tracks are written by Leif Edling.
|4.||"At the Gallows End" (live)||5:17|
|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|
|Chart (2008)||Peak position|
|Greek Albums Chart||31|
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