Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: February 1, 2015


Though Candlemass was alive and well in 2003, founder Leif Edling nonetheless felt the need for a similarly styled band/project, and that's Krux. Edling assembled a fine cast to surround him, with two members from Entombed on guitar and drums and former Yngwie Malmsteen man Mats Leven as vocalist. Whereas Edling's past non-Candlemass work has drifted from classic doom, Krux is very much a doom band, doom riffs and Leven, while not the operatic showman that Messiah Marcolin is, provides a strong, steady voice that fits the style well. For all intents and purposes this is Candlemass, as this slots nicely alongside their last two efforts (or even the monstrous Epicus Doomicus Metallicus debut of long ago), since Edling's trademark writing style is very much in evidence here. With Candlemass now officially winding down, Edling may choose this as his primary band.

Current Members

Mats Levén

vocals (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-At Vance, ex-Candlemass, guest for Hollow Haze, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, guest for Opera Diabolicus)

Jörgen Sandström

guitars (ex-Entombed, ex-Grave, The Project Hate)

Fredrik Åkesson

guitars (ex-Arch Enemy, guest for Ghost, Opeth, guest for White Stones)

Leif Edling

bass (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Avatarium, Candlemass, The Doomsday Kingdom, ex-Nemesis)

Per Wiberg

keyboards (ex-Opeth, Spiritual Beggars)

Peter Stjärnvind

drums (ex-Entombed, ex-Face Down, ex-Merciless, ex-Murder Squad, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Unanimated)


2003 Mascot
  1. Black Room
  2. Krux
  3. Nimis
  4. Sibiria
  5. Omfalos
  6. Enigma EZB
  7. Popocatépetl
  8. Evel Rifaz
  9. Lunochod
  • Mats Levén
  • Jörgen Sandström
  • Leif Edling
  • Peter Stjärnvind

2003 Mascot

Krux II  
2006 GMR
  1. Devil Sun
  2. Serpent
  3. Sea of Doom
  4. Lex Lucifero
  5. Pirates of the Black Hand
  6. Depressive Strokes of Indigo
  7. Too Close to Evil
  8. The Big Empty
  • Mats Levén
  • Jörgen Sandström
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Leif Edling
  • Peter Stjärnvind

Krux III - He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars  
2011 GMR
  1. He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars
  2. The Hades Assembly
  3. Emily Payne (And The Black Maze)
  4. Small Deadly Curses
  5. Prince Azaar And The Invisible Pagoda
  6. The Death Farm
  7. A Place Of Crows
  • Mats Levén
  • Jörgen Sandström
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Leif Edling
  • Per Wiberg
  • Peter Stjärnvind

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