| 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