“Flash Of The Pentagram”- Castle

castleWhat do you get when you blend doom metal with 1970’s electrifying sounds of rock? The simple answer is Castle, a creation of the Bay Area, San Francisco circa 2009. This trio is the portrayer of heavy sounds from albums like “In Witch Order” being their debut album via Germany’s Van Records in 2011. Their sound does not drag, and it goes straight to business with melodic doom riffs and aligned drum beats. Bassist/vocalist Elizabeth Blackwell will draw you in to the black cult sermons in the song “Flash Of The Pentagram”, a song filled with melodic guitar riffs by Mat Davis while the drums exhilarate the tempo by Al McCartney. They are not new in the metal world, as Metal Hammer Norway did honored this grave breaking band with “Album Of The Year” in 2011 and Roadburn Festival dub them “Newcomer Of The Year”. However, the names are just that; being earned with the sound they conveyed in their relentless touring schedule with multiple pit stops in the US, Europe and Canada. The Fans were heard, and Castle has recorded the new up coming release of “Welcome To The Grave” on July 15th, via Van Records worldwide. The album was recorder at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon last winter by no one other than Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth and Eyehategod). They are hungry to play, and their tour will start this June 15th, in Phoenix, AZ through August 20th doom day in Los Angeles, CA. They will tour with support of Oregon stoner rockers Disenchanter, West Virginia dark occult unit Brimstone Coven (Metal Blade) and epic doomsters Blizaro from upstate New York. The new album is nothing but classic rock mixed with doom metal a dark blend indeed. Let their occult rock sway your soul, and open those gates to the pits in hell where together you can mosh with the underworld. Their tour list is available below, and you can stream their new song “Flash Of The Pentagram” via -EarsplitCompound.


Their new album is cromprised of 8 dark songs and here are the titles:

Reported By: Hostile Jo

Welcome To The Graveyard Track Listing:
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

6/15/2016 Yucca Tap – Phoenix, AZ
6/16/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
6/17/2016 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
6/18/2016 Rudyards – Houston, TX
6/19/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
6/20/2016 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL
6/21/2016 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL
6/22/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
6/23/2016 Reggies – Wilmington, NC
6/24/2016 Maryland Doom Fest – Frederick, MD
6/25/2016 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
6/26/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
6/27/2016 Skeletunes – Ft. Wayne, IN
6/28/2016 Vaudeville – Des Moines, IA
6/29/2016 O’Leaver’s – Omaha, NE
6/30/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
7/01/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
7/02/2016 Chateau le Punk – Las Vegas, NV
7/17/2016 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA #
7/19/2016 Mission Tobacco – Riverside, CA  #
7/20/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA #
7/21/2016 Hi Water Mark – Portland, OR #
7/22/2016 Funhouse – Seattle, WA  #
7/23/2016 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT #
7/24/2016 Railyard – Billings, MT #
7/26/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
7/27/2016 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI *
7/28/2016 Franks Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI  *
7/29/2016 Shakespeare Pub – Kalamazoo, MI *
7/30/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI *
7/31/2016 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA *^
8/01/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH ^
8/02/2016 Rockin Buffalo Saloon – Buffalo, NY ^
8/03/2016 Geno’s – Portland, ME ^ w/ Hessian
8/04/2016 Ralph’s – Worcester, MA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/05/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/06/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/07/2016 TBA – Washington, DC
8/08/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
8/09/2016 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
8/10/2016 The End – Nashville, TN
8/11/2016 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/12/2016 The Grotto – Ft. Worth, TX
8/13/2016 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/14/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
8/16/2016 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
8/17/2016 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/18/2016  Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
8/19/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA
8/20/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA
# w/ Disenchanter
* w/ Brimstone Coven
^ w/ Blizaro


For more news and updates follow Castle on Twitter and stay tuned for more information on their new upcoming release with Rockbrary.


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