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Castrofate

Formed: 2004
From: Queens, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Castrofate News

Below is our complete Castrofate 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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Castrofate Streaming Self-Titled Album

Castrofate has made the band's entire self-titled album available for streaming online via YouTube. Check it out below, and the track listing (with corresponding times in the YouTube clip) is as follows:

00:00 Castrofate
05:07 New Religion
09:54 Chemical Scythe
14:56 Shattered Soul
20:12 United
26:16 Banished To Earth
31:45 Silent Obscurity
38:06 Shark Sustenance

"Castrofate" was recorded between December 2012 and January 2014 and was engineered by Nick Killmeier at Crossfire Productions in Kirkwood, NY. More...

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Castrofate Pushes Back Album Release

Castrofate has checked in with the following announcement about pushing back the release date for the band's new album:

"Unfortunately the Castrofate album release needs to be pushed back. A few things are still not done and it would take about a month to get pressed so I'm gonna say the new date is the date of the CD Release Party at Dingbatz on March 1st, 2014. Hopefully we will finish the last few things within a week or so and get it shipped off to press to have it in time for that." More...

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Castrofate Releases New Video

New York thrash metal act Castrofate has released a second music video for the title track off the band's newest album "Systematic Suicide," which was released on October 2nd, 2011 through Cataclysmic Metal Records. The video is available below.

The band's new drummer John "Sinner" Lonergan appears in the video playing to session drummer Dmitriy Shnaydman's drum parts from the album. You can also find the band's previous video for "Revelation (Truth Be Told)" here.

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Castrofate Filming New Video

New York thrash metal band Castrofate has filmed a second music video for the title track "Systematic Suicide" off the band's latest album of the same name this past Saturday in Ardsley, NY. The band commented:

"The story scenes were done in San Diego, CA where the first Castrofate music video was filmed. The new Castrofate drummer John Lonergan makes his first appearance in a music video this second time around. Due to a family emergency the band's new bassist Mike Poplees could not attend the video so he will make his first appearance when the band makes it's 3rd music video."

Castrofate released the band's 4th album "Systematic Suicide" on October 2nd, 2011 via Cataclysmic Metal Records and the 12 song professionally packaged album is only on available on CD through the band. The album art was done once again by Eliran Kantor, who also did the cover of Castrofate's 2009 album "iHuman." The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered once again at Vin Cin's Electric Plant Studios where both 2008's "Cataclysmic Insanity" and 2009's "iHuman" were handled.

You can also check out the first Castrofate music video for "Revelation (Truth Be Told)" at this location.

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Castrofate Posts "Tempted By Flesh" Live Clip

New York metallers Castrofate have uploaded video of the band performing the "Tempted By Flesh" track live in the studio on January 17th, 2012. Watch the footage below, or check out previously uploaded video for "The Enemy Within" here.

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Castrofate Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of New York's Castrofate performing "The Enemy Within" live at Naugatuck, CT on January 27th, 2012. Check out the live clip below, or head over to Castrofate's Facebook profile to hear more from the band.

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Castrofate Uploads New Video Clip

New York's Castrofate has uploaded a music video for the track "Revelation (Truth Be Told)," taken off the band's new album "Systematic Suicide." Watch the video in the YouTube player below.

Castrofate has also previously posted several songs online from the new album. You can listen to the "Cleansing the Earth" track by clicking here.

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Castrofate Posts Song From New Album Online

After previously posting the song "Thunder Clap" online, New York based act Castrofate has now made another new song available for streaming off the new album "Systematic Suicie."

You can listen to the track "Cleansing The Earth" through the player available below. More information on Castrofate can be found by navigating to the band's Facebook profile.

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Castrofate Streaming Track From New Album

New York's Castrofate released the new album "Systematic Suicide" earlier this month via Cataclysmic Metal Records. Castrofate has now posted a track from the album online, titled "Thunder Clap," which can be heard in the player below. Additional details on Castrofate can be found through the band's Facebook profile at this location.

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Castrofate Announces New Album Details

New York old-school thrash metal band Castrofate will release their fourth album, "Systematic Suicide," on October 2, 2011 via Cataclysmic Metal Records. As with 2009's "iHuman," "Systematic Suicide" was also produced by the same production team of Dan Castro, Vin Cin, & Ryan Parks with Vin Cin engineering, and the album also features once again cover art by Eliran Kantor (Testament) who also did the cover of 2009's "iHuman."

The same line-up from 2008's "Cataclysmic Insanity" & 2009's "iHuman," which consists of Dan Castro performing everything except the drums, and Dmitriy Shnaydman on the drums, is once again the line-up of "Systematic Suicide," only this time there are no additional guest guitar solos. 7 out of 12 of the new songs are streaming at the top of the player on the band's Myspace page.

The band is now taking pre-orders via Paypal ID castrofate@aol.com.

Here is the "Systematic Suicide" track listing: More...

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Castrofate Posts New Song Online

Castrofate has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song titled "Systematic Suicide" online:

"Quick update here in the Castrofate camp, I've uploaded a brand new song called 'Systematic Suicide.' It's the title track off the upcoming new Castrofate album. The album cover for that as well as the re-issue of our 'iHuman' album will be posted soon, both covers were done by Eliran Kantor. And our myspace profile (which is our main website www.castrofate.com) is currently being re-designed."

You can check out the title track from the band's upcoming album at this location.

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Castrofate Announces Upcoming Shows

Vocalist Dan Castro of New York's Castrofate has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows:

"Hey friends, quick update on the shows, our upstate show in Binghamton will be at Flashbacks on Saturday February 19th, but first we've got a NYC date coming up on Friday, February 4th at Ace of Clubs. Check our events for more info.

"Also, Logo Shirts are back in stock, as are Red Skull shirts, all sizes and girlies. We also have some Logo shirts with Tour Dates on the back, back in stock."

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Castrofate Postpones Tour Date

New York thrash act Castrofate has issued the following brief announcement about postponing an upcoming tour date until February 19th, 2011:

"Due to unforeseen problems with the owner of the previous venue, our Binghamton show is being postponed till February 19th at a new venue, keep posted and we'll have the finalized info up soon."

You can also check out Castrofate's music by navigating to the band's official MySpace page.

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Castrofate Finishes Recording New Album

New York thrash act Castrofate has issued the following brief update about finishing the recording of the band's new album:

"Hey everyone, we are happy to announce that we have finally finished recording the iHuman album in Ohio with Producer Ben Schigel who has also worked with Drowning Pool, Chimaira, etc. James Murphy is now finishing up his guitar solos, mixing, and mastering back in Florida."

You can also check out the band's music via the Castrofate MySpace page.

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Castrofate Issues Band Update

Dan Castro of New York thrash act Castrofate has checked in with the following update about the band's live shows and recording progress:

"Hey friends, thanks for coming out to our Escape From The Studio 2010 show on Long Island last weekend where we dished out a heavy dose of Metallica covers in tribute! It was great to see you all again and get out there and play! In a few short weeks we'll be back down in Florida with James Murphy finishing up the guitars and vocals for our upcoming 3rd album 'iHuman'! In other news, Fall tour plans are moving along! Keep checking back for updates!"

You can also check out Castrofate tracks through the band's MySpace page.

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Castrofate Issues Recording Update

New York thrashers Castrofate have checked in with the following recording update:

"We are in the midst of recording our new album with James Murphy producing. Dmitriy laid down the drum tracks at The Porch Studios, and James took care of the bass tracks at SafeHouse Production. I have returned to NY while James takes care of some business, and I will be back down there at SafeHouse Production to finish the guitars and vocals in mid-May.

"We are setting up a Fall Tour which hopefully will coincide with the release of the record. Also, we still have some t-shirts and some 'Cataclysmic Insanity' CD's left, and only 2 hoodies are left in our stock. Stay tuned!"

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Castrofate Seeks New Lineup

Castrofate is currently seeking a new drummer. Mainman Dan Castro has issued the following update regarding what he is looking for:

"We are now holding auditions for:"

"A DRUMMER in the style of Lars Ulrich/Nick Menza. Must play to click during both rehearsals and shows."

"a LEAD GUITARIST in the style of Kirk Hammett/Tony Iommi. Must have strong rhythm chops and down-picking abilities." More...

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Castrofate Seeks Bassist and Lead Guitarist

New York thrash metal band Castrofate is currently searching for a lead guitarist and bassist. The band comments on what they are looking for:

"We are in need of a Lead Guitarist in the style of Kirk Hammett/Tony Iommi, and a pick-style bassist in the style of Jason Newsted/David Ellefson. Lead Guitarist must have strong rhythm chops and down-picking abilities. Must be experienced professionals, with past recordings and touring experience. Must be able to work with industry producers. Must be able practice twice a week at our Meriden, Connecticut Practice room. Must be willing and able to tour anywhere in the world. If interested please send us an email castrofate@aol.com "

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Castrofate Comments On Canceled Show

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following statement about their canceled show that was schedule to take place on Saturday, March 20th:

"Hey everyone, we're very sorry to announce that there was a problem with tonight's venue, we are being told now at the last minute by the fire department and the club's owner that we cannot have a show there. We did everything in our power to move it to a close-by location, but there is nothing available. We are postponing our NYC show. We will let you know when the next date is set up. Thanks so much for all of your continued support and we will see you again soon. We are going to focus on recording and hopefully very soon we will have our new tour date(s)."

You can also check out Castrofate's music at their MySpace page.

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James Murphy Records Bass For Castrofate

New York thrash metal band Castrofate has posted a video of James Murphy, of Death, recording bass tracks for their upcoming album that James Murphy is currently producing. Watch the video below:

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