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Below is our complete Castle news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Castle Kicking Off Massive Tour

West Coast doom metal legion Castle will kick off the first leg of an epic North American live takeover this evening in Phoenix, Arizona.

The mammoth trek includes a three-week run of tour dates around an appearance at the Maryland Doom Fest on June 24t,h followed by a month-long headlining trek beginning July 17th and running through August 20th. From there, Castle will take a week-long pause before taking to the streets yet again for a month's worth of Canadian dates through September 29th.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis: "We're looking forward to unleashing the new tracks on the road this Summer and excited to be playing with some great bands along the way; including one of our favorites, The Obsessed at The Maryland Doom Fest - not to be missed!" More...

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Castle Posts "Hammer And The Cross" Video

"Welcome To The Graveyard" is the forthcoming new full-length from West Coast doom metal band Castle. Captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this pastwWinter, the eight-track offering will see official July 15th via Ván Records.

In advance of its official unveiling, today a new video for second track "Hammer And The Cross" comes online. Directed by Jaan Silmberg of Pistoltrixx, "Hammer And The Cross" was shot north of Toronto, Ontario while the band was between recording and mixing sessions for "Welcome To The Graveyard" this past winter.

"The song 'Hammer And The Cross' commands a lot of space and we wanted to find a location to match its starkness," elaborates vocalist Elizabeth Blackwell of the clip. "We filmed the video at an old, abandoned dairy farm north of Toronto in the middle of February in Canada. The cold, swirling imagery is a perfect complement to the hypnotic doomy sounds of the song. It was a successful collaboration with our director and a lot of fun to make." More...

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Castle Streaming "Flash Of The Pentagram"

Castle is pleased to announce the release of a breakout fourth full-length this summer via Ván Records worldwide. Titled "Welcome To The Graveyard," the follow-up to 2014's "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 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.

Check out lead-off single "Flash Of The Pentagram" below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

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 More...

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Castle Releasing New Album

Doom-tinged metal unit Castle is pleased to announce the release of a fourth full-length this Summer via Ván Records worldwide.

Titled "Welcome To The Graveyard," the follow up to 2014's "Under Siege" was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past winter. "Welcome To The Graveyard" is set for official unveiling July 12th.

Leading up to the release of "Welcome To The Graveyard," Castle will embark on an eighteen-date headlining tour from June 15th through July 2nd, with an included stop at this year's edition of the Maryland Doom Fest. Expect more North American dates in support of "Welcome To The Graveyard" to be announced in the coming weeks. More...

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Castle Announces "Doomed From The Womb" Tour

Continuing to support 2014's "Under Siege," Castle is excited to announce the Doomed From the Womb tour. The headlining tour will kick off in early November - full dates available below.

Castle will also appear on a short jaunt up the West Coast starting this weekend before returning to begin writing material for a new album. Upcoming Castle tour dates are as follows:

8/15 Los Angeles, CA – Loaded
8/16 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon
8/17 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
8/18 Eugene, OR – Wandering Goat
8/19 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
8/20 Vancouver, BC – Funky Winker Beans
8/21 Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
8/22 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown
8/24 Portland, OR – Ash St. Saloon
8/25 Bend, OR – Third Street Pub
11/5 Denver, CO @ Three Kings
11/6 Madison, WI @ The Wisco
11/7 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
11/8 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
11/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Franks Power Plant
11/10 Detroit, MI @ Corktown
11/11 Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
11/12 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
11/13 Portland, ME @ Geno’s
11/14 Montpelier, VT @ Charlie O’s
11/15 Providence, RI @ Dusk
11/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
11/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
11/19 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
11/20 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/21 Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
11/22 Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord
11/23 Louisville, KY @ Highlands Taproom
11/24 Nashville, TN @ TBD
11/25 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
11/26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note More...

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Castle Gears Up For North American Shows

The aggressively touring, doom-infused heavy rock outfit Castle will continue live sieges throughout the summer on two West Coast treks.

Leg one – which includes a performance at Utah’s CrucialFest (Goatsnake, Royal Thunder) – commences next Wednesday in San Diego, while the newly-announced second leg kicks off in Los Angeles on Aug. 15. Dates for both can be found below. More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Castle Announces U.S. Shows

Heavy rock-infused doom trio Castle just announced a series of headlining dates across the Southwestern U.S. on the way to Austin, Texas’ largest annual music festival, South By Southwest (SXSW).

There, the band will be featured on Boss Tweed Backline’s “Black Smoke Conjuring Showcase” alongside a mixture of metal, psychedelic, and progressive rock acts including Kadaver, Riley Hawk, Heat, Elder, The Shrine, and Ruby The Hatchet.

Castle will then make its way back to the West Coast to prepare for a soon-to-be announced European tour. Currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/15 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
3/16 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
3/17 Oklahoma City, OK – OK Music Room
3/18 Dallas, TX – Double Wide
3/19 Austin, TX – SXSW (Venue TBA)
3/20 Austin, TX – Black Smoke Conjuring Showcase (SXSW)
3/21 Ft. Worth, TX – Fuzzed Out Festival
3/22 San Antonio, TX – Korova
3/24 Tucson, AZ – Skybar
3/25 Glendale, CA – Complex
3/26 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar More...

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Castle Embarking On "California Cult" Tour

Castle today announces the "California Cult" tour, starting January 16th in Riverside, CA and supporting latest album "Under Siege." Check out the dates below.

1/16 Riverside, CA - Back to the Grind
1/17 Palm Desert, CA - Schmidy's
1/18 San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
1/19 Anaheim, CA - The Dollhouse
1/20 San Luis Obispo, CA - TBD
1/22 San Francisco, CA - The Eagle ^
1/23 Sacramento, CA - The Colony
1/24 Dunsmuir, CA - Spirits
1/25 Chico, CA - TBD
1/27 Santa Cruz, CA - Blue Lagoon
1/28 San Jose, CA - The Rock Shop
1/29 Oakland, CA - Golden Bull *
1/30 Los Angeles, CA - Five Star Bar*
1/31 Ventura, CA - The Garage
^ w/ Blind Illusion
* w/ Borracho More...

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Castle Announces New Live Shows

Heavy metal trio Castle today reveals plans for a month-long headlining jaunt throughout Canada this October to further support the "Under Siege" album.

The stretch will kick off in London, Ontario on October 3rd and includes a handful of dates with Canadian heavy metal acts including Cauldron and Anciients. A full listing of dates can be found below.

10/3 London, ON – APK w/ Cauldron
10/4 Niagara Falls, ON – Vintage Sports Lounge w/ Cauldron
10/5 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electrique
10/7 Sherbrooke, QC - Bar Le Magog
10/9 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge
10/10 Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under
10/11 Halifax, NS – Gus Pub
10/13 Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
10/15 Quebec City, QC - Agitee
10/16 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/17 Toronto, ON – The Garrison w/ Satan
10/18 Barrie, ON – Fitzy’s
10/20 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
10/21 Regina, SK – The Club
10/22 Edmonton, AB – Black Dog
10/24 Vancouver, BC – Hindenburg w/ Anciients
10/28 Red Deer, AB – Vat Pub
10/29 Calgary, AB – Palomino Social Club
10/30 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
10/31 Thunder Bay, ON – Hunger 9 Festival More...

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Castle Announces New Tour Dates

Following a successful headlining jaunt throughout the United States to kick off the touring cycle for new album “Under Siege,” heavy metal/doom band Castle has announced another month’s worth of dates throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The band, which features vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and guitarist Mat Davis, will be rounded out by drummer Will Carroll (Death Angel) for the trek, which kicks off in Portland on July 2nd. A current listing of dates can be found below.

7/2 Portland, OR – Slabtown (w/Sons of Huns)
7/3 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey (w/ Black Queen)
7/4 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
7/5 Missoula, MT – VFW
7/7 Minneapolis, MN – Memory Lane (w/ SET)
7/8 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (w/ SET)
7/9 Lafayette, IN – Doomr Room (w/ SET)
7/10 Lansing, MI – Macs Bar
7/11 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar (w/ Anciients)
7/12 London, ON – TBA
7/13 Providence, RI – Dive Bar
7/14 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station
7/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
7/16 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Heavy Temple)
7/17 Washington, DC – The Pinch
7/18 York, PA – The Depot
7/19 Pittsburgh, PA – 31st St. Club
7/20 Nashville, TN – The End w/ Laser Flames on the Great Big News)
7/21 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s (w/ Moth Wind)
7/22 Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
7/23 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
7/24 Abilene, TX – Scream’N Ink
7/25 Tucson, AZ – Rock Side Room
7/26 Riverside, CA – Kim’s (w/ Trapped Within Burning Machinery)
7/27 Santa Cruz, CA – TBA
7/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/ Slough Feg) More...

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Castle Streaming New Track "Pyramid Lake"

Castle is streaming the new track "Pyramid Lake" from the upcoming third album "Under Siege." The album is due out on May 19th via Prosthetic Records.

The track list for "Under Siege" is:

1. Distant Attack
2. Be My Ghost
3. A Killing Pace
4. Pyramid Lake
5. Powersigns
6. Labyrinth of Death
7. Temple of the Lost (see music video)
8. Evil Ways

Check out "Pyramid Lake" here: More...

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Castle Posts "Temple Of The Lost" Video

Heavy metal cultists Castle will release third album, “Under Siege,” in North America via Prosthetic Records on May 20th. The eight-track release was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis).

A music video video for the album’s first single “Temple of The Lost” can now be seen below. Castle has also announced a string of new tour dates, which are available after the jump. The "Under Siege" track listing is:

1. Distant Attack (3:48)
2. Be My Ghost (4:06)
3. A Killing Pace (4:27)
4. Pyramid Lake (4:18)
5. Powersigns (3:54)
6. Labyrinth of Death (4:30)
7. Temple of the Lost (4:46)
8. Evil Ways (4:02) More...

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Castle Reveals New Album Details

The heavy metal cultists in Castle have unveiled additional details about their upcoming release “Under Siege,” scheduled for release on May 20th via Prosthetic Records in North America.

The album, which was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep), features cover artwork from Russian symbolic painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin (Behemoth).

Vocalist Liz Blackwell comments, “On this record I wanted to summon the powerful and unrelenting feeling I get while playing live. I was casting out demons and stating my position in life.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Distant Attack (3:48)
2. Be My Ghost (4:06)
3. A Killing Pace (4:27)
4. Pyramid Lake (4:18)
5. Powersigns (3:54)
6. Labyrinth of Death (4:30)
7. Temple of the Lost (4:46)
8. Evil Ways (4:02) More...

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Castle Announces New Album

San Francisco heavy metal cultists Castle will release the "Under Siege" album on May 20th via Prosthetic Records in North America.

"Under Siege" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California earlier this year with producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Eyehategod) — who also produced the band's 2012 Juno-nominated release "Blacklands."

Vocalist/bass guitarist Liz Blackwell gave this insight on the new material: “We wrote this album in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in the mountains of Northern California. It’s a California record. We drew from the heavy sounds of those places to write electric witch hymns of death and doom.” More...

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Castle Announces New Vinyl Release

Castle has issued the following announcement about releasing a new limited edition 7" via Van Records:

"We're happy to release a Castle 7" featuring a cover of Alice Cooper's 'Second Coming' b/w our own 'Labyrinth of Death' - a demo version of a song from the forthcoming album.

"Van Records is releasing a strictly limited to 500 on black virgin wax with printed inner sleeve and download card.

"If you'd like to download it directly from us here's our Bandcamp site. We'll also have limited copies on the upcoming Castle tour." More...

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Castle Gearing Up To Record Album

Female-fronted doom rockers Castle will soon return to the studio to record a new album, with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) again overseeing the sessions. The band commented:

"The next Castle record will be a culmination of the last two years of our life -- a year and a half on the road in support of 'Blacklands' and the last six months holed up writing. The demos are done, the studio is booked and we were lucky enough to get Billy Anderson back to produce. The new record picks up where we left off with 'Blacklands' and before that 'In Witch Order.' There's a lot to sink your teeth into on the new record -- killer riffs, big vocals -- and if anything, it's about trying to harness the power that comes from playing night after night. It's going to sound huge and we can't wait to get it out."

The as-yet-untitled release is expected to be released in the late spring; stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. Castle has also announced a Western European tour with U.K. doom group Conan throughout April, along with select support from The Gravitators. Dates as follows: More...

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Castle Posts Roadburn Audio, Gearing Up For Tour

In case you weren’t able to make it to the annual Roadburn festival this year in The Netherlands, where female-fronted doom rock trio Castle appeared alongside the likes of High on Fire, Pallbearer and Royal Thunder, audio of the band’s entire performance is now available for streaming right here.

Along with the Roadburn appearance in the midst of a European tour supporting Intronaut, Castle was also recently seen on the stages of London’s Desertfest and the Doom In June festival in Las Vegas, NV.

The band will continue to support 2012 release “Blacklands” — produced by Billy Anderson (EyeHateGod, Neurosis, Cathedral) — by joining labelmates Scale The Summit on the last week of Intronaut’s U.S. tour before supporting The Sword on a full North American tour later this summer. A complete list of Castle’s upcoming tour dates can be found below. More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Castle Announces U.S. Shows

Having just returned from a European tour alongside Intronaut, in addition to appearances at Roadburn and Desertfest, female-fronted doom rockers Castle have announced a stretch of shows throughout the western U.S.

With support from Demon Lung (Candlelight Records), the band will make its way to and from the Doom in June festival in Las Vegas, NV on June 1st. Castle will then continue to tour throughout the summer including supporting Intronaut on select dates on an upcoming U.S. tour alongside label mates Scale the Summit. Dates can be found listed below.

5/30 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern #
5/31 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks #
6/1 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (Doom in June Festival)
6/2 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock #
6/3 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (w/ Gypsyhawk)
7/1 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports 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 The Summit)
# with Demon Lung
* with Intronaut & Scale The Summit More...

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