Friday, June 3, 2016

CASTLE: Doom Metal Conjurors To Release Welcome To The Graveyard; Cover Art Revealed, New Track Playing + Additional Live Dates Confirmed


CASTLE is pleased to announce the release of their breakout fourth full-length this Summer via Ván Records worldwide. Titled Welcome To The Graveyard, the follow up to 2014's critically-lauded Under Siege was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter and is set for official unveiling July 15th.
Comprised of eight tracks written over the last year, Welcome To The Graveyard sees CASTLE merging their doom-powered riffing with soaring 1970s rock . The album features a new level of confident songwriting and is a creepy-crawl through the wastelands of the band's new Los Angeles' ­­home. The perfect soundtrack for a Hollywood cult initiation, the record is a hard-boiled barrage of classic heavy metal riffery tempered with blasts of melodic orchestrated doom.
Elizabeth Blackwell's haunted vocal style draws a sigil of death and madness -- envision the Wilson sisters singing hymns from the stygian void, while lyrically CASTLE adapt the stark and compelling vistas of Aleister Crowley's Amphora for the song "Traitors Rune" and Eliphas Levi's Transcendental Magic, whose mystic rumination inspiresthe lyrical backdrop for the lead-off single "Flash Of The Pentagram," currently streaming at THIS LOCATION.
Welcome To The Graveyard Track Listing:
1. Black Widow
2. Hammer And The Cross
3. Welcome To The Graveyard
4. Veil Of Death
5. Flash Of The Pentagram
6. Traitors Rune
7. Down In The Cauldron Bog
8. Natural Parallel
CASTLE, who recently announced a three week run of tour dates around their appearance at the Maryland Doom Fest on June 24th, will continue touring across the US throughout July and August with the announcement of thirty-two additional dates. The month-long headlining trek, which follows the release of Welcome To The Graveyard, commences July 17th in Fullerton, California and will feature regional support from a trio of the undergrounds heaviest hitters: Oregon stoner rockers Disenchanter, West Virginia dark occult unit Brimstone Coven (Metal Blade) and epic doomsters Blizaro, from upstate New York.   
CASTLE:
6/15/2016 Yucca Tap - Phoenix, AZ
6/16/2016 The Sandbox - El Paso, TX
6/17/2016 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
6/18/2016 Rudyards - Houston, TX
6/19/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
6/20/2016 New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
6/21/2016 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL
6/22/2016 The Jinx - Savannah, GA
6/23/2016 Reggies - Wilmington, NC
6/24/2016 Maryland Doom Fest - Frederick, MD
6/25/2016 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
6/26/2016 5th Quarter - Indianapolis, IN
6/27/2016 Skeletunes - Ft. Wayne, IN
6/28/2016 Vaudeville - Des Moines, IA
6/29/2016 O'Leaver's - Omaha, NE
6/30/2016 Flux Capacitor - Colorado Springs, CO
7/01/2016 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
7/02/2016 Chateau le Punk - Las Vegas, NV
7/17/2016 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA #
7/19/2016 Mission Tobacco - Riverside, CA  #
7/20/2016 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA #
7/21/2016 Hi Water Mark - Portland, OR #
7/22/2016 Funhouse - Seattle, WA  #
7/23/2016 The Palace Lounge - Missoula, MT #
7/24/2016 Railyard - Billings, MT #
7/26/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL *
7/27/2016 High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI *
7/28/2016 Franks Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI  *
7/29/2016 Shakespeare Pub - Kalamazoo, MI *
7/30/2016 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI *
7/31/2016 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA *^
8/01/2016 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH ^
8/02/2016 Rockin Buffalo Saloon - Buffalo, NY ^
8/03/2016 Geno's - Portland, ME ^ w/ Hessian
8/04/2016 Ralph's - Worcester, MA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/05/2016 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/06/2016 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/07/2016 TBA - Washington, DC
8/08/2016 Riffhouse Pub - Chesapeake, VA
8/09/2016 Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN
8/10/2016 The End - Nashville, TN
8/11/2016 Vino's - Little Rock, AR
8/12/2016 The Grotto - Ft. Worth, TX
8/13/2016 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
8/14/2016 The Elbow Room - Wichita, KS
8/16/2016 The Underground - Santa Fe, NM
8/17/2016 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/18/2016  Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
8/19/2016 The Merrow - San Diego, CA
8/20/2016 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA
# w/ Disenchanter
* w/ Brimstone Coven
^ w/ Blizaro
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 left 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 Under Siege in 2014, CASTLE, which consists of vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and drummer Al McCartney, has maintained a relentless touring schedule with multiple expeditions throughout the US, Europe and Canada including stops at the 2015 edition of Heavy Days In Doomtown Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Acherontic Arts Fest in Oberhausen, Germany. Expect Canadian and European dates in support of Welcome To The Graveyard to be announced in the coming months.

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