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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 Checks In From The Studio

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following brief update from the recording studio:

"Recording sessions are going really well right now at James Murphy's SafeHouse Production in Florida, and we are looking forward to our New York Return Show on Saturday, March 20th, new drummer Sean Kelly's first show behind the kit! See you there! Thanks for the support!"

Sample Castrofate tracks can be streamed via the band's MySpace page.

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Castrofate Posts Drum Recording Video

New York metallers Castrofate have posted a video clip online of the drum recording sessions for their upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Castrofate Seeks Lead Guitarist

New York thrash metal band Castrofate has issued the following update regarding their search for a lead guitarist:

"CASTROFATE are in the studio recording the 3rd album with James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist -- producing and also playing lead guitar solos on the album)"

"We need a guitarist who is capable of playing James Murphy solos, who is into Metallica-styled metal/thrash metal, and preferably someone who lives in Connecticut as we practice at our studio in Meriden, Connecticut. If you live on Long Island I can drive us up or pick you up if you're along the way." More...

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Castrofate Announces New Drummer Sean Kelly

New York thrash metal band CASTROFATE has announced their new drummer as SEAN KELLY. Sean will make his live debut at the band's new CD, "iHuman," listening party on March 20th in Queens, NY at Zona Ocult. The CD listening party features a 1 hour performance by the band, which will be filmed for a DVD. The all ages show will cost $10.

The band comments, "Sean is a killer drummer and is psyched to jump into the band's rigorous touring schedule after the 'iHuman' album is released, as well as record on future albums! For the 'iHuman' tour, the band plans to tour in a lot MORE than just 8 countries this time!"

Pictures of the new drummer can be seen here.

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Castrofate Issues Recording Update

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following recording update:

"Hey everyone, just an update on what's going on, we'll be in Florida tomorrow working with James Murphy in pre-production for the new album. The focus right now is doing this record which is pretty much costing everything the band has right now, so we've had to put off playing shows until the record is finished. We've had some offers to open up for bands like Life of Agony and Otep in some ballrooms, and although I don't feel we'd fit with any of those kinds of bands, we always wanna play shows no matter who's on the bill, but unfortunately we couldn't afford those shows, everything's going into this new record. Following the record we'll be shooting a few music videos, and booking tours for the rest of 2010 and into 2011. So that's whats going on right now, working hard on the new music. See you all on tour next year!!"

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Castrofate Announces Radio Appearance

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following announcement about a radio appearance and entering pre-production for their new album:

"Tune in to 90.5 WHRW in Binghamton, NY this Tuesday, November 10th at 4am to hear our entire latest album CATACLYSMIC INSANITY on the air!! If you live in the Binghamton area be sure to tune in to 90.5, and anywhere else you can listen online at this location! We are currently in pre-production on our new album iHUMAN with James Murphy (ex-Testament/Death) handling production and second lead guitar. James will be appearing courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records and we will update you on the recording process as it progresses!"

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Castrofate Begins Pre-Production For New Album

New York thrashers Castrofate have announced that they are beginning pre-production on their third album today. The album is being recorded in Florida alongside James Murphy. Samples of Castrofate's previously recorded material can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: NYC Thrash

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground we provide a new batch of bands that are unsigned and are making some noise in the underground. This week I’ll be digging into three New York thrash/traditional metal bands. More...

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Castrofate Posts Full Concert Footage Online

New York thrash metal band Castrofate has posted their entire performance at Don Hills in NY on August 29th, 2009 youtube. Their setlist was as follows:

1. Freak
2. So Far Away
3. A New Hope
4. Game Over
5. IHuman
6. Moment of Cataclysm
7. Damage Inc.

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Castrofate Reschedules Los Angeles Tour Date

New York City thrash metal band Castrofate has issued the following update regarding their Los Angeles date on their tour:

"Hey all, we got some great news for the people who have been messaging us from LA who wanted to see us. We WILL be hitting LA at the end of the tour on Sunday August 30th! We will be performing on the FRONT STAGE at THE KNITTING FACTORY HOLLYWOOD and it will be a 2-stage METAL FEST! SEE YOU THERE!"

Remaining Castrofate tour dates are as follows:

8/28 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
8/29 Don Hill's, NYC
8/30 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA More...

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Castrofate Reschedules California Tour Date

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following statement about rescheduling a previously canceled tour date:

"Hey all, we got some great news for the people who have been messaging us from LA who wanted to see us. We WILL be hitting LA at the end of the tour on Sunday August 30th! We will be performing on the FRONT STAGE at THE KNITTING FACTORY HOLLYWOOD and it will be a 2-stage METAL FEST! SEE YOU THERE! ..m/"

Castrofate's remaining tour dates are as follows:

8/28 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
8/29 Don Hill's, NYC
8/30 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Castrofate Cancels California Tour Date

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following update about canceling their upcoming California tour date:

"Hey California fans! We are very sorry to inform you that our show there on August 21st has been CANCELLED due to very poor communication on the club's part. To all of you from the area who have been sending us messages psyched for the show, we will do what we can to see if we can re-schedule at a different venue, but if not then we will see you next year on tour for our 3rd album which we will be recording in Florida soon with producer JAMES MURPHY (ex-lead guitarist of TESTAMENT and DEATH)."

Castrofate's remaining tour dates are as follows:

8/8 The Brew, Milwaukie, OR
8/15 Dan Electro's, Houston, TX
8/20 The Sterling Hotel, Allentown, PA
8/28 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
8/29 Don Hill's, NYC

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Castrofate To Record New Album

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following tour update and announcement about recording a new album:

"Wow! this is gonna be a big one! thanks so much for all your continued support here in NYC as we tear up Don Hill's on Saturday, August 29th! If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, we still have more! They're only $10, or 2 FOR $15, or 3 for $20!! Contact us at 516-532-9919 or Castrofate@aol.com for yours!

"This show will conclude our August tour and we will be performing 3 BRAND NEW SONGS from our NEXT ALBUM. We will then be heading down to FLORIDA to record the next album with JAMES MURPHY (ex-lead guitarist of TESTAMENT/DEATH) handling the production!

"Tomorrow we will be heading down to VIRGINIA for the first date of our US tour. SEE YOU SOON! ..m/"

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Castrofate Announces Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

New York thrashers Castrofate have issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Hey all, as you can now see, we are capping off our U.S. Tour 2009 with a NYC show at Don Hill's on Saturday, August 29, 2009. We are giving away FREE tickets to the first 30 -- and we are down to only 17 LEFT. Grab your free ticket or tickets NOW and you can also grab a package deal of our CD and Shirt for only $10 when you grab your free tickets. At the show(s), the CD & Shirt Package Deal is going to be $15.

"The shows will feature 3 BRAND NEW SONGS along with a special cover song. The line-up performing these shows is as follows: Dan Castro - Vocals & Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Charlie Zeleny - Touring Drums (JORDAN RUDESS BAND, THE GREAT KAT, SUSPYRE), Peter James Lloyd - Touring Bass (RED STATE RIOT, THE AUTUMN HEALING), Rich Skibinsky - Touring Second Lead Guitar (SUSPYRE)"

Confirmed dates are as follows:

8/1 - O'Shaughnessy's - Old Town Alexandria, VA
8/8 - The Brew - Milwaukie, OR
8/15 - Dan Electro's - Houston, TX (Craw Fest 2009)
8/20 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
8/29 - Don Hill's - New York City, NY

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Castrofate Uploads New Recording of "Flying Blind"

New York City thrashers, Castrofate, have just uploaded a new unmixed version of their song "Flying Blind" to their MySpace page. The song originally appeared on their latest album, "Cataclysmic Insanity." According to the band the song is, "From the recording sessions with John Rup (Magus Beast) and Ross the Boss (Manowar) at the production helm (TWIN TERROR PRODUCTIONS)."

Castrofate’s current line-up on the recordings is as follows:
Dan Castro - vocals and guitars
John Orsi - bass
Jaimen Shinn - drums

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Exit To Eternity To Play Final Show

Guitarist Robert Tighe of New York thrashers, Exit To Eternity, has issued the following message regarding their decision to lay the band to rest on their Myspace Page:

"It is sad to say, but after 10 years as a band, the show at the Ace of Clubs on this Saturday, September 20th will be Exit to Eternity's final performance. Not just for the year, but forever. We have finally decided to put this band to rest."

"Words cannot begin to describe how incredible this journey has been. We started this band around the summer of 1998, as a bunch of teenagers wanting to cover our favorite songs by our favorite bands. Playing covers turned into writing original music, and before long we started hitting the local scene. These were the best years of our lives. Being able to open for bands like Testament, Symphony X, Arch Enemy, Overkill, Exodus, Superjoint Ritual, Kreator, Destruction, Biohazard, and Angra, just to name a few, were some of the most incredible experiences imaginable." More...

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Master Planning Return To UK In Early 2009

Death metal band MASTER is currently booking dates for a UK tour in early 2009. UK booking agent Owen Duffy of PHP Events says they can't wait to return to the country.

"Due to time constraints, MASTER were only able to play two shows on their last visit to the UK," says Owen.

"Despite the fact that they faced a travel nightmare, with the airline designating their equipment as a terrorist threat and leaving their instruments in mainland Europe, MASTER really enjoyed their time here, especially the reaction they received from the British fans. The band are eager to get back over here for a full tour with a kickass support package, national advertising, press and promotional support. These are going to be some unforgettable shows featuring a truly legendary death metal band."

Support on the tour will be provided by CASTROFATE (USA), FERAL (SWE) and NIGHTMARE VISIONS (UK) providing a mix of death, thrash and black metal.

Local promoters and venue managers interested in booking a show should contact Owen Duffy at punyhumanpromo@gmail.com.

Master's most recent album, "Slaves to Society," was released in 2007 to rave reactions from both fans and the metal press.

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Forbidden and Sebastian Bach Drop off TMT Festival

Upstate New York's TMT festival has been temporarily postponed. The organizors have issued the following update:

"Due to an unagreeable situation that has arisen with the venue, we are forced to postpone - TEMPORARILY this event. We are currently spending every waking moment searching for a replacement venue that will satisfy both our needs and please all of the bands and fans. The lack of basic cooperation on the part of the venue is what has prompted this decision. We tried in vain to make every effort necessary, but in the end - they failed us."

"There will be two lineup changes - Forbidden had a problem between management and booking, they decided to play another gig that weekend. Metal Mike contacted us when Sebastian Bach decided to go on tour, this tour conflicted with the concert date. We wish both bands good luck in their endeavors."

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Castrofate Reveals New Album Details

New York thrashers, Castrofate, have completed their new album, “Cataclysmic Insanity,” which is set for a June release date. The closing track, "Futile Attempt," can be heard on their MySpace page.

The “Cataclysmic Insanity” track listing is as follows:
1. Flying Blind
2. So Far Away
3. Fear
4. Reflections of the Past
5. Nightmares
6. A New Hope
7. Misguided Path
8. Eternity
9. Back in Time
10. Futile Attempt More...

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