MASTER of the catacombs, The Doomsday Kingdom, will release their mesmerizing new EP ‘Never Machine’ on November 25th, but Candlemass virtuoso Leif Edling can already reveal more details about the four new songs.
In this first track-by-track feature, he invites you into the darkest corners of doom metal:
"'Never Machine' is the first track on the EP," Leif explains. "It is also the very first song that I wrote for The Doomsday Kingdom. It starts with a riff à la Black Sabbath and takes off into doomier territories with the haunting chorus and the extra heavy outro! I must also mention Marcus Jidell's blistering solo.
"First Lips from Anvil was supposed to come down to the Ghostward Studio in Stockholm and do his thing with it, but it should have been too tight for him time-wise because of the Anvil show in Stockholm the same day. So Marcus did it instead and I totally love it!
"'The Sceptre' is the second track on the EP. I've said many things about this song already, so I thought I should mention a couple of things that you don't already know. This is the demo version of it, right?! On the album version, 'The Sceptre' is a bit re-arranged.
"There's a couple of more harmony guitars added on it as well. We also have some people guesting: In the mid 'classical' solo part, we included a mellotron that is played by one of this country's best mello-players, who's name I will disclose later on... Same thing with the long end solo. One of my all-time heroes and musical influences was kind enough to put his guitar and stamp on here to make this song very special! Lovely solo, lovely bloke!"
The lyric video of Doomsday Kingdom's haunting track 'The Sceptre' can be watched below.
At Roadburn in April 2017, the band will play their first ever performance with the recovered Leif Edling live on stage! Don't miss this gloomy happening.
The Doomsday Kingdom's new EP ‘Never Machine’ will contain these four enthralling songs as demo-versions:
01. Never Machine
02. The Sceptre
03. Zodiac City
04. The Whispering
The EP is now available to pre-order digitally here.
The Doomsday Kingdom are:
Niklas Stålvind - vocals
Marcus Jidell - guitars
Leif Edling - bass
Andreas (Habo) Johansson – drums