Sonntag, 9. März 2014


San Francisco heavy metal cultists CASTLE have announced their third album, "Under Siege", has been scheduled for release on May 16 via Van Records in Europe. Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland,CA earlier this year once again with "Blacklands" producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Eyehategod), "Under Siege" pushes CASTLE's unique classic metal sound further with the confluence of punishing riffs and melodic passages of haunted, full blooded madness.

Vocalist/Bass guitarist Liz Blackwell gave insight on the new material stating:  "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."

CASTLE were formed in 2009 and released their debut album “In Witch Order” on Van Records  in the spring of 2011. The album brought light to the newly formed band and gained them the title of Metal Hammer Norway’s "Album of the Year" as well as Roadburn Festival’s “Newcomer of the Year".Shortly after, the band signed with PROSTHETIC RECORDS in the US and released the critically acclaimed, Juno -nominated follow-up "Blacklands". The band has since continued to support the release playing over 200 shows worldwide alongside acts including The Sword, Intronaut, Witch Mountain in addition to appearing at some of the scene's largest festivals (Roadburn, London Desertfest).

CASTLE will next be seen heading to Europe throughout April in support of the newly released single "Second Coming" playing select dates alongside UK doom act Conan as well as making an appearance at the Berlin Desertfest.  The band have a lyric video for “Second Coming,” an Alice Cooper cover originally appearing on 1971′s Love it to Death.

CASTLE will return to the US for a headlining jaunt to coincide with their upcoming release, details of which have yet to be announced. Please stay tuned to for further news.

CASTLE on tour   (* with Conan)

 4/11 Cafe Cairo, Würzburg, GER *
4/12 Boröm Pöm Pöm, Oberentfelden, CH
4/13 Slow Club, Freiburg, GER
4/14 La Zone, Leige BEL
4/15 Feierwerk, Munich, GER
4/19 DNA, Brussels, BEL
4/20 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
4/21 Little Devil, Tilburg, NL
4/24 Kulturpalast, Wiesbaden, GER *
4/25 Vera, Groningen, NL *
4/26 Desertfest, Berlin, GER
4/27 Underground,Cologne, GER *
4/30 Rock Cafe St Pauli, Hamburg, GER
5/1 Katy's Garage, Dresden, GER