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Solitude (Candlemass song)

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Released  June 10, 1986
Length  5:38
Writer(s)  Leif Edling
Recorded  February 1986
Label  Black Dragon
Producer(s)  Ragne Wahlquist and Candlemass

"Solitude" is a song by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. It is the opening track on the band's debut studio album, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in June 1986. It is one of the band's signature songs, and has been a feature of all the band's live setlists since the release of the album.


Composition and lyrics

The song was written by bassist and primary songwriter Leif Edling in 1985 along with the rest of the debut album. The guitar solo in the song, along with those on the rest of the album, is performed by session musician Klas Bergwall.

Live and notable performances

The song is a live staple at Candlemass shows. In recent years, it has been used as the last song of the set. In 2007 and 2013 it was performed with former lead singer Johan Langquist, and in 2011 it was performed along with the rest of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands for the live album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live at Roadburn 2011. It has appeared on the live albums Live, Doomed for Live, No Sleep 'til Athens and Ashes to Ashes: Live.


  • Johan Längqvist – vocals
  • Klas Bergwall – lead guitar
  • Mats Björkman – rhythm guitar
  • Leif Edling – bass
  • Mats Ekström – drums
  • References

    Solitude (Candlemass song) Wikipedia

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