CASTLE: Bay Area doom duo announce new album and European Tour

Heavy metal doomsters Castle are pleased to announce the release of their new album, Deal Thy Fate, via Ripple Music on 19th October.

Recorded at Hallowed Halls Studio in Portland, Oregon by long-time producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) Deal Thy Fate is Castle’s fifth album and follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, which was described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”.

Building on the stripped-down sound of its predecessor, Deal Thy Fate finds Castle continuing to push the envelope of classic heavy metal, crafting epic and memorable songs that hark back to fuzzier times, while keeping the pedal down on their own hard-edged, modern sound. Guitarist Mat Davis’ penchant for riffs that worm their way into your brain and singer/bassist Liz Blackwell’s haunting melodies soar out of the depths across the album’s thirty-six fist-banging minutes.

Written over the last year in the band’s current Mojave Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA, Deal Thy Fate’s nine tracks are woven with tales of folklore, dark Americana, serial killers and cult leaders, while the album’s striking cover art – inked by Patrick Zoller – reflects the title track’s no compromise, choose-your-own destiny rally cry. The striking art and full track listing can both be viewed below.

Commenting on the writing and recording of Deal Thy Fate, which was rounded out on drums by previous touring member Chase Manhattan, Blackwell adds, “We were able to spend a couple months in a jam room honing these songs and for the first time, record the entire album live in the studio – it definitely shows in its energy and intensity and sounds more like live Castle than anything else we’ve ever done.”

Castle has also announced a full run of European tour dates (see below) including festival appearances to coincide with the new album’s release. These special shows include Desertfest Belgium (Oct 14), Malta Doom Metal Fest (Oct 19), Doom Over Vienna (Nov 10) and Dutch Doom Days (Nov 24).

Deal Thy Fate, the fifth full-length album by Bay Area doom duo Castle will be released on 19th October 2018 on Ripple Music. Pre-order the album directly from the band HERE or via Ripple Music HERE. (Each pre-order platform offers different limited editions of the vinyl LP.)

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14/10 – Antwerp, BE – Desertfest
15/10 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett (w. The Skull)
16/10 – Munich, DE – Backstage (w. The Skull)
17/10 – Freiburg, DE – Slow Club (w. The Skull)
18/10 – Cologne, DE – Sonic Ballroom (w. The Skull)
19/10 – Siggiewi, MT – Malta Doom Fest
20/10 – Cottbus, DE – Zum Faulen August
22/10 – Gottingen, DE – Freihafen
23/10 – Lichtenfels – Paunchy Cat
24/10 – Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
25/10 – Osnabruck, DE – Bastard Club
26/10 – La Rochelle, FR – Crossroads Cafe
27/10 – Vallet, FR – Westill Music Fest
28/10 – Nantes, FR – La Scene Michelet
30/10 – Aachen, DE – Wild Rover Pub
02/11 – Karlsruhe, DE – KoHi
03/11 – Siegen, DE – Vortex
04/11 – Hamburg, DE – Bambi Galore
05/11 – Jena, DE – Rosenkeller
07/11 – Furstenwalde, DE – Parkclub
08/11 – Berlin, DE – Tief
09/11 – Leipzig, DE – Black Label
10/11 – Vienna, AT – Doom Over Vienna Fest

EUROPE tour poster