Castle – USA
California based doom-tinged metal unit CASTLE have announced several upcoming festival appearances in the U.S. and Europe to coincide with the bands new album expected this summer including The Maryland Doom Fest (June 23), Malta Doom Metal Fest (Oct 19) and Doom Over Vienna (Nov 9/10).
The as-of-yet untitled fifth album follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, – which was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod) and described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”.
CASTLE was forged in San Francisco in 2009 and released their debut full-length, In Witch Order, on Germany’s Ván Records in 2011. The album brought light to the newly-formed band and earned them “Album Of The Year” honors from Metal Hammer Norway, as well as Roadburn Festival’s “Newcomer Of The Year.” Shortly thereafter, the band joined the Prosthetic Records roster in North America and released their critically-adored sophomore album Blacklands. The record led to a Canadian JUNO nomination for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year.” CASTLE performed over two-hundred shows worldwide in support of the release alongside the likes of The Sword, Conan, Intronaut, and Pentagram among many others as well as appearances at some of the underground’s largest fests including Roadburn, and the London and Berlin Desertfests.
Since the release of Welcome to the Graveyard, CASTLE, which consists of vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and drummer Al McCartney, have maintained a relentless touring schedule with back to back headlining tours of the US in July and August followed by a cross Canadian headlining trek, a month long European tour and the bands first ever tour of Japan. Expect further upcoming tour announcements in the coming months.
In Witch Order
Welcome to the Graveyard