18 Sep Episode 14 – Northwest of Babylon: Candlemass 1998-1999
Had Leif Endling disbanded Candlemass after 1989’s Tales of Creation, he would have given enough to place his band in the halls of metal infamy. But the bassist pressed on, enduring lineup shifts, label hassles, and changing times, to eventually arrive in the late ‘90s at a most esoteric iteration of Candlemass. We immerse deeply in this era for Radical Research episode 14. Please join us somewhere in nowhere, northwest of Babylon, out there beyond the abstrakt sun…
Note I: We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that Europe drummer Ian Haugland played on two Dactylis Glomerata songs (“Wiz,” “I Still See the Black”). We think highly of the first two Europe albums.
Music cited, in order of appearance:
Abstrakt Algebra, “Shadowplay” (Abstrakt Algebra, 1995)
Abstrakt Algebra, “Blue Wizard” (II, unreleased 1997 album)
Candlemass, “Dustflow” (Dactylis Glomerata, 1998)
Candlemass, “Apathy” (Dactylis Glomerata, 1998)
Candlemass, “Lidocain God” (Dactylis Glomerata, 1998)
Candlemass, “Tot” (From the 13th Sun, 1999)
Candlemass, “ARX/NG 891” (From the 13th Sun, 1999)
Candlemass, “Galatea” (From the 13th Sun, 1999)
Candlemass, “Container” (Wiz EP, 1998)
Episode 15 preview: Believer, “Future Mind“ (Dimensions, 1993)
Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.
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This is Radical Research Podcast episode 14