Monday, June 10, 2013



Female-fronted doom rock trio CASTLE are excited to announce that in addition to supporting Intronaut and labelmates Scale The Summit on select dates next month, they will join The Sword on an upcoming North American tour. The band's full itinerary can be found below.

CASTLE's new album "Blacklands" was recently nominated for "Album of the Year" in the Metal/Hard Music category at the Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys. The band recently performed at the annual Doom in June Fest in Las Vegas upon returning from a European tour, which included multiple shows with Intronaut and performances at the prestigious Roadburn festival and Desertfest.

CASTLE, originally conceived by guitarist, songwriter and producer Mat Davis as a solo project, turned a meeting of hearts into the formation of a band. After meeting his wife Elizabeth Blackwell, who would become the group's vocalist and bassist, Davis also reached out to his longtime friend and musical collaborator Al McCartney from Toronto to play drums. The trio released their debut album "In Witch Order" via German label Van Records in 2011; it was revered by the press, including being named Metal Hammer Norway's "Album of the Year" in addition to leading the Roadburn Festival to name the band "Newcomer of the Year."
The band recorded "Blacklands" at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, Calif. with producer Billy Anderson (EyeHateGod, Neurosis, Cathedral, Sleep). The album was described by Metal Hammer UK as "a tough alloy of purest classic metals -- doom, thrash, epic and power -- with dark, smoky lady vocals," while being praised by Exclaim! magazine for its "sinister sweetness" and "irresistible hooks." The group has filmed music videos for three songs from the album: the title track, "Corpse Candles" and "Storm Below The Mountain."
Shortly after the release of "Blacklands," the band embarked on a Scion A/V-sponsored North American tour with Witch Mountain and completed their first-ever headlining U.S. tour earlier this year. The tour with The Sword marks the band's first shows in Canada since receiving the Juno nomination.

Catch CASTLE live below:
7/1      Lubbock, TX -  Jakes Sport Cafe *
7/2      Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21*
7/3      Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*
7/5      San Francisco, CA - Slim's*
7/6      Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy*
7/7      San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/ Scale)
7/8      Ventura, CA - Billy O’s
7/9      Lancaster, CA - Industry Theater
7/25    Dallas TX @ Granada #
7/26    Austin TX @ Red 7 #
7/27    Abilene TX @ Southern Nights #
7/28    Lubbock TX @ Fubar #
7/30    Farmington NM @ Top Deck #
7/31    Tempe AZ @ Club Red #
8/1      Santa Ana CA @ Observatory #
8/2      San Francisco CA @ Slims #
8/3      San Francisco CA @ Slims #
8/5      Portland OR @ Hawthorne #
8/6      Spokane WA @ The Center #
8/7      Seattle WA -Neumos #
8/8      Vancouver BC @ Biltmore #
8/10    Edmonton AB -Starlite #
8/11    Calgary AB -Republik #
8/12    Regina SK @ The Exchange #
8/13    Winnipeg MB @ Pyramid #
8/14    Thunder Bay ON @ Crocks #
8/16    Toronto ON @ Lees Palace #
8/17    Montreal QC @ Il Motore #
8/18    Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall Of Webster #
8/19    West Chester PA @ The Note #
8/20    Baltimore MD -Ottobar #
8/21    Roanoke VA @ Martins Downtown #
8/23    Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon #
* with Intronaut & Scale The Summit
# with The Sword

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