Castle: New LP, ‘”Deal Thy Fate’, Streaming in Full

(guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, photo: Matt Haines)
San Francisco Metal Band to Release Highly Anticipated New Album October 19; U.S. Tour Dates Announced
   Bay Area dark metal duo Castle will release their new album, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, on October 19 via Ripple Music. Recorded in Portland, OR with producer Billy Anderson(Sleep, SWANS, Neurosis), ‘Deal Thy Fate’ is Castle’s fifth full-length LP. In advance of the record’s release, Brooklyn Vegan premiers Deal Thy Fate in full, adding that the LP,“sees vocalist/bassist Liz Blackwell and guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis pulling all kinds of classic metal and classic hard rock moves, from Maiden riffs to Geddy Lee vocal wails. It’s a fun listen all around.” Stream Castle‘s Deal Thy Fate at this location.

Additionally, 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.”

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.

   Castle has announced U.S. tour dates in support of Deal Thy Fate. The band will launch a two week West Coast trek on November 23. The just-announced live dates are as follows:

Castle U.S. tour dates:

November 23   Dunsmuir, CA           Spirits
November 24   Portland, OR            Tonic Bar
November 25   Bellingham, WA       Shakedown
November 26   Salem, OR                The Space
November 27   Seattle, WA               Highline
November 28   Eugene, OR               Old Nick’s
November 29   Oakland, CA              Elbo Room
November 30   Sacramento, CA       Blue Lamp
December 1     San Jose, CA             Caravan
December 4     Phoenix, AZ                Yucca Tap
December 5     Los Angeles, CA        Resident
December 6     San Diego, CA           Tower Bar
December 7     Ventura, CA               The Garage

CASTLE ‘Deal Thy Fate’ (Official Video)

   Track listing:

1.) Can’t Escape the Evil (REVOLVER premiere)
2.) Skull in the Woods
3.) Prelude
4.) Hexenring
5.) Wait For Dark (Decibel premiere)
6.) Deal Thy Fate (Heavy Consequence VIDEO premiere)
7.) Haunted
8.) Red Phantom
9.) Firewind

Pre-order Deal Thy Fate direct from the band HERE and via Ripple Music HERE. Each pre-order platform offers different limited editions of the vinyl LP.

   Castle was forged in San Francisco in 2009 and released its debut full-length, In Witch Order, via Germany’s Ván Records in 2011. The album brought light to the newly-formed band and earned them “Album Of The Year” honors from Metal Hammer Norway. Shortly thereafter, Castle joined the Prosthetic Records roster in North America and released both their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Blacklands, which led to a Canadian JUNO nomination for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year”, and 2014’s influential follow-up LP, Under Siege. Since its debut, Castle has maintained a relentless tour schedule, performing hundreds of shows worldwide alongside the likes of The Sword, Conan, Intronaut, and Pentagram, and more. The group has appeared as part of the underground’s largest music festivals including Roadburn, the London and Berlin Desertfests and last year completed its first-ever tour of Japan.

   Find Castle online at and follow the band on Facebook.

   “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.” – REVOLVER

   “Castle have an ear for epic heavy metal.” – DECIBEL