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Grammy-nominated DOOM Godfathers CANDLEMASS will be returning to Ireland this May as the latest addition to CLANG METAL FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 2nd in Dublin’s National Stadium. 

Epic Doom Metal legends CANDLEMASS will be taking to the stage in Dublin’s National Stadium on Saturday, May 2nd as part of the very first Clang Metal Festival.

Tickets for Candlemass at Clang Metal Festival are on sale now via this link, priced from €59.99 with a discount code option that can give the patron a €10 reduction in the full price when applied.

Having recently just been nominated for a Grammy, Candlemass are celebrating the success of their critically acclaimed new album ‘The Door to Doom‘ with a new EP release – “The Pendulum“, which will be released via the band’s label, Napalm Records.

Grammy-nominated classic doom icons CANDLEMASS don’t even need to drop a full-length for every release to prove they belong at the top of an entire genre and beyond.

Fully comprised of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from ‘The Door To Doom‘ recording sessions, the band’s masterful new EP, The Pendulum, perfectly showcases that these timeless Swedish pioneers are the undisputed kings of epic doom.

The fully-mastered EP opener/title track “The Pendulum” charges in with a melodic, head-swinging, thrashy rush – setting the stage for the raw, unfiltered steamrolling demo cut, “Porcelain Skull”, encapsulating the listener in unadulterated doom heaviness.

The six-track EP leads the listener through a maze of frenzied riffing, accented by Johan Langquist’s distinctive vocals and the unique, melancholy sound that has proven CANDLEMASS as a heavy metal staple.

Joining them on the bill are Swiss technical Thrashers, CORONER, who will be performing in Ireland for the very first time.

Often labelled a thrash band, CORONER’S music went far beyond what is usually thought of as ‘thrash metal‘.

Their crushing discography is littered with genre-defining brutal thrash metal classics not to mention their first four albums are considered to be the greatest thing that ever happened on the thrash metal field outside Metallica and Slayer’s first four.

Having formed in 1983 in their hometown of Zürich, the band released five albums and a semi-compilation over a period of eight years – from the unpolished and technical speed of 1987’s ‘R.I.P.’, the complexity of 1988’s ‘Punishment for Decadence‘, the technical quality of 1989’s ‘No More Color’ and its derivative ‘Mental Vortex‘ from 1991 to the heavier and more laidback style of ‘Grin‘– the band progressed consistently, without ever losing their identity.

UK’s very own XENTRIX and ACID REIGN will be joining the days line up and no doubt will be dropping riffs from their recent new albums. Check out the latest singles above and below and prepare to get your face ripped off! 



Alternative Italian/Amerian Metal crew, KLOGR will be gracing the CLANG bill, bringing their hybrid of progressive/alternative rock to the National Stadium on May 2nd.

Having toured with Butcher Babies and The Rasmus, this will also be KLOGR’s debut Irish performance. 

Rising Italian Death Metal crew, The Modern Age Slavery draw their influences from the likes of WhitechapelJob For A Cowboy etc…

Formed in 2007, The Modern Age Slavery rapidly gained unanimous critical acclaim due to their ferocious 2008 debut album “Damned to Blindness” via Napalm Records.

The festival is representing Irish metal in droves with Conjuring Fate, AeSect, Words That Burn, Sinocence, Scimitar, The Risen Dread, Grave Sermon and Strangers with Guns.

Punters can use discount codes to get a €10 discount off the ticket price with €1 going to the band whose discount code is used. (see codes below)











Oran O’Beirne 2020