Leif Edling

Doom metal, Musical Artist

1963 –


Who is Leif Edling?

Leif Edling is best known as the main songwriter and bass player of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass.

Edling started his musical career in the band Trilogy, then under the name of Toxic, as a singer together with Ian Haugland in 1979. He then played in a band named Witchcraft but left in 1981 and formed Nemesis in 1982. Before the Candlemass official releases, Edling also handled vocal duties in addition to playing bass.

After the departure of Messiah Marcolin, Candlemass became his solo project, until the band reformed in 2002. In 1994, when Candlemass fell apart, Leif had started the band Abstrakt Algebra with Mats Levén on vocals and Mike Wead on guitar. The band met with limited success and split up after one album.

In 2002 he founded another doom metal band, named Krux.

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Aug 6, 1963
Also known as
  • Edling, Leif
  • Sweden

on July 23, 2013


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