Gathered In Darkness, Featuring Ex-Candlemass Vocalist Robert Lowe, Posts First Two Teaser Videos

Gathered in Darkness, the new project of ex-Candlemass vocalist Robert Lowe and Well of Souls bassist Micheal “Dr. Froth” Millsap, posted the first two in studio teasers for the the upcoming debut release. The album is untitled as of yet and the time frame for release has not yet been revealed. The band will combine doom and progressive elements.

More information on the project is expected soon. For now, check out the first two behind the scenes in studio preview clips here:

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Candlemass Fires Singer Robert Lowe

Candlemass has issued the following statement:

“We are sorry to inform you that Robert Lowe is no longer the singer for CANDLEMASS. It has been a very difficult decision for the band and has mainly to do with the quality of the live performances.

“For the upcoming shows, Robert will be replaced with Mats Levén [YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, TREAT, ADAGIO, AT VANCE, KRUX], longtime friend of the band. We are convinced this will work out just great.

“The band is currently rehearsing new and old songs with Mats and we know that nobody attending the gigs at Debaser Slussen, Metaltown, Borås or Southern Discomfort will be disappointed.

“Bring you earplugs….it will be hard, massive and loud!

“Keyboard player Per Wiberg [OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS] is also joining CANDLEMASS onstage for the live shows.”

This concludes Lowe’s five-year run with Candlemass, whose ranks he joined in 2007. He performed on the band’s three most recent studio albums: “King Of The Grey Islands” (2007), “Death Magic Doom” (2009) and “Psalms For The Dead” (2012).

“Psalms For The Dead,” Candlemass’ planned swan song, is set for release on June 8 via Napalm Records. Our review can be read here. The band will celebrate the new album with a June 5 performance at Debaser Slussen in Stockholm, Sweden.

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