Doomsday Arrives


Leif Edling’s new band show their hand 

Bringers of darkness, THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM, release their first lyric video today. The haunting track ‘The Sceptre‘ comes from their demo EP Never Machine, out on November 25th, and delivers a mesmerising first impression of CANDLEMASSLeif Edling‘s new brainchild.
“‘The Sceptre’ is one of the first songs I wrote for THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM”, mastermind Leif Edlingremembers. “It is pretty aggressive with several cool riffs thrown in and definitely in an old school metal vein! I’m a huge fan of both NWOBHM and its American counterpart, so it was very enjoyable to see the track come together in such a good way. This is of course the demo version, and I must say that the album track is even harder and also a bit more arranged with a couple of nice guitar harmonies here and there and also a mellotron!”

But Leif also explains the story behind the 7 minute long journey:
“The song is about the perpetual war between the red and the black queen in some kind of fairytale world. The red queen rides on a rat and her black twin has been turned into a swan through sorcery several hundred years earlier. They battle over a sceptre that gives the heir absolute reign in the kingdom, but of course nobody manages to win the war before the sun goes down, and everything starts all over again at sunrise the next day.”

Don’t miss the first-ever live performance of the band at Roadburn 2017 in April!

THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM‘s new EP Never Machine will contain these four enthralling songs as demo-versions:
01. Never Machine
02. The Sceptre
03. Zodiac City
04. The Whispering

The EP is now available to pre-order digitally:

Niklas Stålvind – vocals
Marcus Jidell – guitars
Leif Edling – bass
Andreas (Habo) Johansson – drums

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