Robert Lowe performing with Candlemass
|Genres||Doom metal, hard rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, bass guitar|
|Associated acts|| Solitude Aeturnus |
Concept Of God
Robert Lowe is an American singer.
He was brought into the band Solitude Aeturnus by his friend Lyle Steadham in 1988, replacing Kris Gabehardt. He is also the main lyricist on later albums. Lowe also appeared as a session singer on the first Last Chapter album. In 1996, he sings on the debut album by trio out of Arlington, TX: Liquid Sound Company: "Exploring The Psychedelic".
On 22 January 2007, Leif Edling announced Lowe to be the main vocalist for the band Candlemass,and Lowe recorded the albums King of the Grey Islands (2007), Death Magic Doom (2009), and Psalms for the Dead (2012). He also appeared on EP Lucifer Rising (2008). He was the band's longest serving vocalist after Messiah Marcolin. On June 2nd, 2012, Lowe left Candlemass.
The same year, 2007, he recorded and released an album with a side-project called Concept Of God, including fellow former Solitude Aeturnus members. The album was titled Visions and was released by Massacre Records.
He has played two shows with the DFW rock band, Muthalode, on the bass guitar.
A press release dated May 1st, 2012 announced Lowe's recruitment for session vocals on the Wagnerian Opera Metal project Lyraka's upcoming album.
On 17 September 2017, he joined the American Heavy/Doom metal band "Tyrant".
On 1 April 2019 Grief Collector from Minnesota released their debut album From Dissension To Avowal with Robert Lowe on vocals.
Lowe was recruited May 14th, 2020 to record vocals for ex-Lyraka composer Andy DiGelsomina's solo album in 2020
Candlemass is a Swedish doom metal band established in Stockholm in 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Mats Ekström. The band had a defining influence on doom metal, and the genre itself is named after their debut album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Candlemass disbanded in 1994, but reunited three years later. After breaking up again in 2002, Candlemass reformed in 2004 and have continued to record and perform since then.
Leif Edling is a Swedish musician, best known as the main songwriter, bass player and one of the founding members of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. He's the only constant member of the band since its inception to the present day. Nevertheless, since band's second reunion in 2002 Edling has been backed up again by founding rhythm guitarist Mats Björkman, who had been absent from 1997 to 2002 and was replaced by Michael Amott.
Messiah Marcolin, also known as Eddie Marcolin, is a vocalist best known for his work in the doom metal band Candlemass. Marcolin is well known for his operatic voice and for his signature 'Doom Dance'.
Solitude Aeturnus is an American epic doom metal band that was started in spring 1987 as Solitude, in Arlington, Texas, United States. Their vocalist, Robert Lowe, was also the singer for the influential doom metal band Candlemass between 2007 and 2012. Former bassist Lyle Steadham is now guitarist and lead vocalist for the horror punk/psychobilly band Ghoultown.
Mats Leven is a singer, songwriter and producer. Some of his most notable collaborations have been with guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen, symphonic metallers Therion and doom metallers Candlemass.
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. It was released June 10, 1986 on Black Dragon Records. On its release, the album had a significantly different sound than other European heavy metal bands of the time, because of their use of operatic vocals mixed over slow and heavy guitar riffs. The album did not sell well on its initial release, which led to the group being dropped from the label during the same year. Since then, the album has been re-issued in several different formats. The album title Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a dog latin translation rendering of Epic Doom Metal — the genre which the band helped pioneer and with which it is most commonly identified. Although he was actually a guest musician at the time of its recording, this was the only Candlemass album to feature vocalist Johan Längqvist until he joined the band, officially, in 2018.
Nightfall is the second studio album by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released on 9 November 1987 through Axis Records. After being dropped from the label Black Dragon Records, Candlemass were the first band signed to Axis. The group had a new line-up from their previous album including vocalist Messiah Marcolin, whose decisions became instrumental during the production and release stages of the album.
Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989 and reissued in 2001 with a bonus CD.
Candlemass is the eighth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 2005. This was the band's last album with singer Messiah Marcolin.
Doomed for Live – Reunion 2002 is the second live album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. It was recorded at Stockholm's Klubben on 31 August 2002.
Memento Mori was a Swedish band that is mainly doom metal but has some power metal influences. The band was founded by Messiah Marcolin and Mike Wead in 1992 after Messiah left Candlemass. After two albums, however, Messiah left the band; the third album was sung by a different singer. For the fourth album, Messiah returned. After that album, the band broke up. All albums were released by Black Mark.
Alone is the sixth album by the US doom metal band Solitude Aeturnus. It was released in 2006. The album cover is done by Travis Smith.
King of the Grey Islands is the ninth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released on 22 June 2007. This is the first album recorded following the departure of vocalist Messiah Marcolin, who left the band during the pre-production phase of the album. He was replaced by Robert Lowe, who would stay with the band until his departure in June 2012.
Live is the first live album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1990.
Death Magic Doom is the tenth studio album by the Swedish epic doom metal band Candlemass.
Lucifer Rising is an expanded EP released by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass in 2008, on the label 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. 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.
Doomology is a five-CD boxed set released by Swedish Doom metal band Candlemass, on December 20, 2010 on Nuclear Blast to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It contains two complete live concerts, including the band's first ever show, and three discs of demo recordings and unreleased tracks.
Psalms for the Dead is the eleventh studio album by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released on 8 June 2012. At the time of its release, the band stated that this would be their final album, though bassist and founding member Leif Edling has since retracted this claim. Psalms for the Dead is, however, the last Candlemass album recorded with singer Robert Lowe, who left the band just six days before its release.
Deceiver of the Gods is the ninth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. It was released in Sweden and Finland on 19 June 2013, and in the USA on 25 June 2013. Former Candlemass singer Messiah Marcolin makes a guest appearance on the track "Hel".
Sorcerer is a Swedish epic doom band from Stockholm, which was founded in 1988, disbanded in 1992 and re-formed in 2010.
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