Castle Debuts New Song “Wait for Dark”; Cover Art and Track Listing for New LP, ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Unveiled

Bay Area Doom Rock Duo to Drop Fifth Full-length LP this Fall; Canadian and European Tour Dates Announced
(guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell)
   Heavy metal doomsters CASTLE have announced the release of their new album, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, via Ripple Music on October 19. Recorded at Hallowed Halls Studio in Portland, OR by longtime producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis), ‘Deal Thy Fate’ isCastle’s fifth album and follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, which was described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Today, Decibelpremieres 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.

Building on the stripped-down sound of its predecessor, Deal Thy Fate sees Castlecontinue 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.

Written over the last year in the band’s current Mojave Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA, Deal Thy Fate’s 9 tracks are woven with tales of folklore, dark Americana, serial killers and cult leaders, while the album’s striking cover art, inked by Patrick Zoller, reflects the title track’s no compromise, choose-your-own destiny rally cry. The striking album art and full track listing can both be viewed below.

Commenting on the writing and recording of Deal Thy Fate, which was rounded out on drums by previous touring member Chase Manhattan, Blackwell adds, “We were able to spend a couple months in a jam room honing these songs and for the first time, record the entire album live in the studio – it definitely shows in its energy and intensity and sounds more like live CASTLE than anything else we’ve ever done.”

Track listing:

1.) Can’t Escape the Evil
2.) Skull in the Woods
3.) Prelude
4.) Hexenring
5.) Wait For Dark (watch lyric video)
6.) Deal Thy Fate
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 has also announced a run of Canadian tour dates and a full European tour including European festival appearances to coincide with the new album’s release. These special shows include Desertfest Belgium (Oct 14), Malta Doom Metal Fest (Oct 19), Doom Over Vienna (Nov 10) and Dutch Doom Days (Nov 24).

Castle tour dates:

September 27     Toronto, ON          Coalition
September 28     Ottawa, ON           House Of Targ
September 29     Moncton, NB        The Caveau
September 30     Halifax, NS            Gus’ Pub
October 1      Fredericton, NB         Capital Complex
October 2      Quebec City, PQ        Le Bateau de Nuit
October 3      MontreaL, PQ            L’Escogriffe
October 4      London, ON               Call The Office
October 14    Antwerp, BE              Desertfest Belgium (w/ Enslaved, YOB, Crowbar)
October 15    Frankfurt, DE             dasBett (w/ The Skull)
October 16    Munich, DE                Backstage (w/ The Skull)
October 17    Freiburg, DE              Slow Club (w/ The Skull)
October 18     Cologne, DE              Sonic Ballroom (w/ The Skull)
October 19     Siggiewi, MT             Malta Doom Fest
October 20     Cottbus, DE               Blue Moon Fest
October 22     Gottingen, DE            Freihafen
October 24     Dresden, DE              Chemiefabrik
October 25     Osnabruck, DE          Bastard Club
October 27     Vallet, FR                   Westhill Music Fest
November 2     Karlsruhe, DE          KoHi
November 3     Siegen, DE               Vortex
November 4     Hamburg, DE          Bambi Galore
November 7     Furstenwalde, DE   Parkclub
November 8     Berlin, DE                 Tief
November 9     Leipzig, DE               Black Label
November 10     Vienna, AT             Doom Over Vienna Fest
November 24     Rotterdam, NL      Dutch Doom Days

   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 the release of its first album, Castle has maintained a relentless tour schedule, performing over six hundred shows worldwide alongside the likes of The Sword, Conan, Intronaut, and Pentagram, among many others. 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.

Castle is available to speak with interested media. To chat with the band and/or/ request a review copy of Deal Thy Fate, simply contact Carl Schultz at ACTION! PR.

  “If there’s one thing you should know about Castle, it’s that they are perhaps the hardest working occult/doom rock band in the world. Of course, when they’re not being unmatched road dogs, they’re recording albums.” – DECIBEL

CASTLE ‘Deal Thy Fate’ New Album Teaser (coming Oct 19, 2018)