Members of the iconic Swedish doom metal band CANDLEMASS and GHOST frontman Cardinal Copia (the alter-ego of Tobias Forge) along with the Swedish duo Vargas & Lagola covered METALLICA’s hit song “Enter Sandman” during the Polar Music Prize ceremony. You can hear their performance of the song below.
Metallica were honored with the prestigious award with DEEP PURPLE‘s Ian Paice and Roger Glover reading the citation. Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo accepted the prize from none other than His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Also appearing were Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen as Loney Dear, as well as REFUSED frontman Dennis Lyxzén and drummer Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motorhead), who performed a cover of “Whiplash”.
Sweden’s biggest music award, the Polar Music Prize was founded by Stig “Stikkan” Anderson in 1989. Anderson was the manager and music publisher of ABBA and a well-known lyricist. Polar Music Prize was first presented in 1992. Previous winners of the Polar Music Prize include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, Paul McCartney, Max Martin and Bruce Springsteen.
Ghost have recently published their fourth studio album “Prequelle”, and you can read our album review here. Candlemass are currently promoting their latest EP titled “House of Doom” which also features Tobias Forge in the guise of Papa Emeritus III who appears on the extended version of the title track exclusively on vinyl.