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Bay Area dark metal duo Castle will release their new album, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, onOctober 19 via Ripple Music. Recorded in Portland, OR with producer Billy Anderson(Sleep, Neurosis), ‘Deal Thy Fate’ is Castle’s fifth full-length LP and follows 2016’s Welcome To The Graveyard, an album described as “doomish, old school, classic heavy metal”. Now, Castle has released a music video for Deal Thy Fate‘s title track. The video premieres via Consequence of Sound / Heavy Consequence; watch it now at this location.
“We filmed this under a full moon in and around our place in the Mojave Desert with longtime friend and Castle photographer Eric Haines and edited it in-house at the band’s own Black Arts Studio,” says Castle vocalist / bassist Liz Blackwell. “The video combines our love of horror/b-movies and echoes the take-no-shit, DIY ethos of the song’s lyrics.”
Also in advance of the release of Deal Thy Fate, REVOLVER premieres the new Castlesong, “Can’t Escape the Evil“, adding, “”Can’t Escape the Evil,” is an anxious, discordant banger that brings to mind the hellish riffs of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman while staying on the fuzzed-out path of doom.” Crank Castle‘s “Cant Escape the Evil” at this location.
“Our new song, “Can’t Escape The Evil”, has been around in riff form since the early days of the band but we held off putting it on the last couple records because we wanted to make it the cornerstone of an album,” says guitarist Mat Davis. “When we finished writing “Can’t Escape the Evil”, it quickly became the centerpiece for the new record, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, and set the tone for the rest of the album.”
Additionally, Decibel has premiered the new Castle lyric video, “Wait for Dark“, saying,“Castle have an ear for epic heavy metal.” See and hear “Wait for Dark” at this location.
Written over the course of the past year in Joshua Tree, CA’s Mojave Desert, Deal Thy Fate’s features 9 towering tracks woven with tales of folklore, dark Americana, serial killers and cult leaders. Building on the stripped-down sound of its predecessor, Deal Thy Fatesees Castle continue to push the envelope of classic heavy metal, crafting epic and memorable songs that hearken back to fuzzier times while keeping the pedal down on their own hard-edged, modern sound. Guitarist Mat Davis’ penchant for riffs that worm their way into your brain and singer/bassist Liz Blackwell’s haunted melodies soar out of the depths across the album’s 36 fist-banging minutes. The album’s striking cover art, inked by Patrick Zoller, reflects the title track’s no compromise, choose-your-own destiny rally cry.