Heavy Metal Doom Bringers CASTLE Begin Stone Thrones West Coast Tour
"Skulking like wraiths in a blackened landscape, the band charges through eight fairly short songs... that grab you, rough you up, and leave you battered and bruised." - Metal Bandcamp
Heavy metal doom bringers/relentless road dogs CASTLE will kick off a short West Coast round of live dates next week. The Stone Thrones tour will commence on November 24th and run through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. Additionally, the band was recently added to the 2018 edition of the Maryland Doom Fest. See all confirmed dates below.
"We're excited to hit the road for our year-end West Coast run, and as always we're looking forward to playing some of our favorite places. The Stone Thrones tour will also be the last dates in support of Welcome To The Graveyard. The next time you'll see us, we'll have a new album in tow, which is shaping up to be a our heaviest yet. Right now it looks like we'll be recording in January or February with a spring 2018 release date."
Watch a full set from the band, filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York on the most recent US trek in September, as well as videos for "Black Widow," "Down In The Cauldron Bog," "Hammer And The Cross," and "Flash Of The Pentagram" here.
CASTLE - Stone Thrones Tour:
11/24/2017 The Valley - Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits - Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
6/22-24/2018 Maryland Doom Fest - Frederick, MD
CASTLE continues to tour in support of their molten Welcome To The Graveyard full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records. Welcome To The Graveyard was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon and is currently available at THIS LOCATION.
"...an irrepressible combination of '70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell..." - Metal Hammer
"...some of their best songs... If you haven't caught onto CASTLE yet, you're not taking a thing about your career as a metal fan seriously... Hear this, feel the power and glory and put on the vest!" - Angry Metal Guy
"Welcome To The Graveyard is a document of their precision songcraft and that elusive 'this world is horror and life is dark but so am I' vibe perfected by Danzig and Ghost. And ...Graveyard is an emphatic ad for an undoubtedly cool, smoky live show, too. Which is good because they're definitely playing your town. Crank it up!" - MetalSucks
"...fantastic heavy metal of the most traditional kind, forged, I can only assume, in the fires of hell." - The Sludgelord
"They're the kind of band who could make you believe in heavy metal... their righteously individualized blend of thrash, traditional metal, doom, heavy rock 'n' roll, etc., speaks to some mystical bygone era when metal was about not compromising, putting a fist in the air against expectation and going on tour forever." - The Obelisk
"CASTLE's most mature, well-crafted, inspiring work..." - Metal Kaoz
"...true-blue classic metal is hard to top. And so is CASTLE." - Dead Rhetoric