Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Doom Metal, Epic Doom Metal
Years active 2002 - 2012
Labels Mascot, Escapi
Associated acts Candlemass, The Doomsday Kingdom, Grand Magus, Spiritual Beggars, King Hobo, Kongh, Entombed, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Abstrakt Algebra, Avatarium, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Regurgitate, Nifelheim, Merciless, Pest, VOJD, Murder Squad, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Dismember
Website Krux Doom

Krux was an epic doom supergroup formed in 2002 by members of Candlemass and Entombed, with three albums released in their ten years as a band. At one point Krux served as the main musical project for one Leif Edling as Candlemass was only doing sporadic reunion at the time of it's formation (Though Krux themselves rarely performed outside of local shows and festivals).

Krux is Latin for "Cross", but the correct version is "Crux" as the letter K does not exist in Latin.


Krux would be announced in March 2002 as Leif Edling's new musical project, working with members of Entombed among others to compose the band's first studio album.[1][2] On 15 April 2002 the band would sign with Mascot Records[3] and on 7 June 2002 Mats Leven would be announced as the singer.[4] The eponymous debut by Krux was released in late 2002 via Mascot. A one-off gig on 18 May 2003 at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden would lead to a DVD release the next year.[5][6]

From that point the band would perform sporadic hometown gigs and appear at various Scandanavian festivals, before demoing new material in 2005 to various labels.[7]. Signed to GMR Music Group, the band would release II on 20 October 2006, with a CD release party on 11 November.[8]

With more sporadic performances under their belt and each member now busier with their current bands (Candlemass had reformed fully at this point), live appearances became even rarer, with Krux performing between three and five shows a year. Eventually the band would get back in the studio to record a third (and now final) album.[9] III - He Who Sleeps Among The Stars was released via GMR Music Group on 21 November 2011.

Krux's last known show to date was at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting on 14 December 2012. With Mats Leven joining Candlemass full time, the other members returning to their main bands and Leif Edling's health issues in recent years, Krux is no longer active.


  • Krux (Studio Album) (2002, Mascot)
  • Live (Live DVD) (2003, Escapi Music)
  • II (Studio Album) (2006, GMR Music Group)
  • III - He Who Sleeps Among The Stars (2011, GMR Music Group)


  • Leif Edling - Bass (2002 - 2013)
  • Peter Stjärnvind - Drums (2002 - 2013)
  • Jörgen Sandström - Guitars (2002 - 2013)
  • Mats Leven - Vocals (2002 - 2013)
  • Fredrik Åkesson - Lead Guitar (2003 - 2013)
  • Carl Westholm - Keyboards (2003 - 2013)
  • Marcus Jidell - Live Guitars
  • Per Wiberg - Live Keyboards

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