Candlemass released a new song titled “Astrolus – The Great Octopus” and the track features Tony Iommi, legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, who recorded a solo for the song.
The tune is part of Candlemass’ next album, “The Door To Doom”. The album, which will be released on February 22. The work marks the return of vocalist Johan Längqvist (out since 1986) in the position of Mats Levén.
In a statement, Tony Iommi stressed that Candlemass “is a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and has always acknowledged the influence we had on their music.” “They called me to contribute to a song that sounded so good that I thought, ‘Why not?'” He said.
Candlemass bassist and lead songwriter Leif Edling said the band feels “very honored” to have Tony Iommi playing the track “Astorolus – The Great Octopus”.
“The song was sent to his business owners and, incredibly, the master agreed to let his SG guitar sing! Personally, it’s a dream come true. Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guide when it comes to heavy music, so to know that he likes the music and would still play in it makes me shiver up the spine, “he said.
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