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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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Maryland Doom Fest 2018 Lineup Announced

The lineup for next year's Maryland Doom Fest has been revealed. The annual festival, now in its fourth year, takes place at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD (611 N Market St) on June 22-24, 2018.

The lineup is as follows:

The Obsessed
The Watchers
Switchblade Jesus
The Midnight Ghost Train
Lightning Born
Caustic Casanova
Curse The Son
Las Cruses
Shadow Witch
Book of Wyrms
Thousand Vision Mist
Molasses Barge
Backwoods Payback
Gateway To Hell

Ticket sales officially start Jan 1, 2018, but early bird discounted tickets will be available from December 24 through December 31, 2017 only.

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Castle Announces "Stone Thrones" Tour

Heavy doom/metal unit Castle — currently in the midst of the Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour.

The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd, winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below. Castle continues to tour in support of the molten "Welcome To The Graveyard" full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records

Endless Graveyard Tour [remaining dates]
9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD
9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI
9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN
9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
9/26/2017 FuBar – St. Louis, MO
9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD
9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour
11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA More...

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Castle Kicking Off "Endless Graveyard" Tour

Heavy doom/metal unit Castle will return to the road next week for the "Endless Graveyard" fall expedition. Slated to begin September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, the band's latest trek includes performances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest and Stoned Meadow Of Doom.

"We're looking forward to taking a break from writing the new record and hitting the road for one more East Coast run this year to play Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland and Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest in Sioux Falls, South Dakota," issues the band. "Both fests offer all-out amazing lineups and we're proud to be part of them. Plus, we'll be playing lots of killer shows along the way and it's very possible if you're at the show you going to hear a new track or two." More...

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Castle Announces U.S. Tour, Issues New Video Clip

Newly relocated to the Mojave Desert where writing for a fifth full-length is currently underway, occult rock alchemists Castle will be taking a break from conjuring the as-of-yet untitled album, to take on another round of live takeovers.

The perpetually road-bound unit will take to the streets later this month on the previously announced "Stormbringer" trek which will run from June 30th in West Hollywood, California through July 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band will play three more shows the following month before kicking off the "Endless Graveyard" tour set to commence on September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Castle will make some festival stops throughout the upcoming journey, including performances at the Fire In The Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Tour Of The Doomed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland, and the Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest in Omaha, Nebraska. Since the release of the most recent offering, "Welcome To The Graveyard," issued last summer via Ván Records, Castle's massive 170-date world takeover has included tours of the US, Europe, Canada, and the band's first ever tour of Japan last December.

In anticipation of the upcoming shows, CASTLE is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to the track "Black Widow," compiled from footage from their Canadian tour last year and available in the player below the confirmed tour dates: More...

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Castle Gears Up For Final Shows Of 2016

Fresh off a month-long European takeover, the occult rock alchemists/perpetual road warriors from Castle will take to the streets again with Mos Generator this week.

The ten-date West Coast excursion will commence on November 25th in Seattle, Washington and close December 4th in Los Angeles, California. From there the band will perform five more shows in Japan to close out a year of non-stop touring. See confirmed dates below.

w/ Mos Generator:
11/25/2016 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
11/26/2016 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
11/27/2016 Obsidian - Olympia, WA
11/28/2016 The Raven - Portland, OR
11/29/2016 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR
11/30/2016 G Street - Grant's Pass, OR
12/01/2016 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
12/02/2016 Blue Lagoon - Santa Cruz, CA
12/03/2016 The Garage - Ventura, CA
12/04/2016The Complex - Los Angeles, CA More...

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Castle Releases New Video

Fresh off a Canadian run, the occult rock alchemists in Castle today return to the road for a twenty-two-date European takeover. The latest stretch of onstage conjurings follows Castle's massive North American trek.

The band's overseas journey includes performances at Old Grave Fest V in Romania and Desertfest Belgium. Upon returning, Castle will take a short break to recharge before joining Washington state riff rockers, Mos Generator, for a short West Coast tour. In December the tireless duo will return to the stage, this time in Japan with Guevnna.

To mark today's tour kick off, Castle is pleased to unveil a new video for "Down In The Cauldron Bog." The hymn comes by way of the band's "Welcome To The Graveyard" full-length issued earlier this year via Ván Records. More...

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Castle Announces Fall / Winter Tour

The occult rock conjurors/perpetual road warriors in Castle today confirm a short run of Fall West Coast dates with Washington state riff rockers Mos Generator. The trek will run from November 25th through December 4th and includes Year Of The Cobra on select dates. See these upcoming Castle tour dates;

9/07/2016 Katacombes - Montreal, QC
9/08/2016 Envol at Macadam Fest - Quebec City, QC
9/09/2016 Panic Room - St. John, NB
9/10/2016 Gus Pub - Halifax, NS
9/11/2016 Baba's - Charlottetown, PEI
9/12/2016 Capitol Complex - Fredericton, NB
9/14/2016 House Of Targ - Ottawa, ON
9/15/2016 The Asylum - Sudbury, ON
9/16/2016 Black Pirates Pub - Thunder Bay, ON
9/17/2016 Windsor Hotel - Winnipeg, MB
9/18/2016 SASC HQ - Saskatoon, SK
9/19/2016 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
9/20/2016 Fernando's - Kelowna, BC
9/21/2016 The Office Pub - Kamloops, BC
9/22/2016 Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC
9/23/2016 Logans Pub - Victoria, BC
9/24/2016 Palomino - Calgary, AB
9/26/2016 The Club - Regina, SK
9/28/2016 New American - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
9/29/2016 The Office - London, ON
9/30/2016 Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON w/ Cattle Decapitation More...

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Castle Releases New Music Video

West Coast occult act Castle is pleased to unveil the official new music video for “Flash Of The Pentagram.” The tune comes by way of the band’s recently issued "Welcome To The Graveyard" full-length and can be viewed in the player below.

Elaborates guitarist Mat Davis, “Our director for ‘Flash Of The Pentagram,’ Brian J. Davis (who also directed Castle's ‘Evil Ways’), mentioned he didn’t think anyone had ever captured what it’s like to watch Castle live, so his idea was to use the gig flyer as a the kind of perfect medium to do that. He filmed us in a studio and printed the frames out on a cheap photocopier. Then he re-photographed the photocopies on an animation table over a month. We think the result is close to Castle live: intense, raw, and trance-like.”

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Castle Streams Full Album

Castle's entire newly released album "Welcome To The Graveyard" is now online for streaming - check it out below.

Reflects guitarist Mat Davis: "We're extremely proud to finally stream 'Welcome To The Graveyard.' We set out on a left hand path from the beginning with this beast of an album, right up until the final nails were put in its coffin. We looked to make this album work as a whole, with a stripped down rock element that hearkened back to our debut In Witch Order and infusing that with bursts of orchestrated melody.

" It's our favorite record to date because it combines all the different elements of Castle and lets them shine equally; epic heavy metal, doom, '70s rock, and [bassist/vocalist] Liz [Blackwell]'s vocals are more soulfully evil than ever before which adds to the haunted ride." More...

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Castle Streaming Song, Updates Tour Schedule

The West Coast doom metal alchemists from Castle will release their anticipated "Welcome To The Graveyard" full-length on July 15th via Ván Records.

In advance of the release of "Welcome To The Graveyard," new song "Down In The Cauldron Bog" is offered up for public appreciation.

Elaborates vocalist Elizabeth Blackwell: "'Down In The Cauldron Bog' is a testament of our love for storytelling within a song - we fused that idea with our penchant to rock and bring you a moody piece that shows the shadier spectrum of our upcoming album. Enjoy." More...

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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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