Listen to Tony Iommi Play Lead Guitar on Doomy New Candlemass Song

Swedish doom metal veterans Candlemass have shared a new song, “Astorolus—The Great Octopus,” featuring a guest guitar solo from Tony Iommi. The Black Sabbath legend’s contribution can be heard roughly three minutes into the epic track. 

“Tony Iommi is the king of the riff and the world knows it,” Candlemass bassist Leif Edling told Loudwire in a recent interview. He continued: "That he would even consider playing on one of my songs is a dream come true. I feel very blessed, and I tell you…to keep my mouth shut for a couple of months about it has been horrible. I just wanted to scream from the rooftops."

“Astorolus – The Great Octopus” will be featured on Candlemass’ upcoming 12th studio album, The Door to Doom

The effort is due February 22 via Napalm Records and can be pre-ordered here.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.