Castle Signs with Ripple Music; San Francisco Band to Release New LP, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, October 19

Doom Rock Duo to Drop Fifth Full-length LP this Fall; Teaser Video Released
(vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis)
   San Francisco heavy metal doomsters CASTLE have signed a worldwide record deal with California independent record label Ripple Music. The Bay Area band’s fifth LP, Deal Thy Fate, will be released on October 19. Check out a teaser video for Deal Thy Fate atthis location.

   Castle features vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis. The duo’s impending Deal Thy Fate follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome to the Graveyard, which was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) and described byMetal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Deal Thy Fate  Castle‘s Ripple debut — will land on vinyl, limited edition vinyl, CD and via all digital services. More details about the upcoming album, including new music, will be released soon.

We’re ecstatic to forge forces with Ripple Music to bring you the release of our fifth record, ‘Deal Thy Fate’,” comments Blackwell. “We can’t wait to unleash this no compromise, fist banging companion to our fans, present and future. Get ready to Deal Thy Fate!!

Castle has announced a run of live shows with The Skull and also upcoming European festival appearances to coincide with the new album’s release. These gigs include Desertfest Belgium (Oct 14), Malta Doom Metal Fest (Oct 19), Doom Over Vienna (Nov 10) and Dutch Doom Days (Nov 24). Expect a full Castle European tour along with North American dates to be announced soon.

Castle tour dates:

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
November 10  Vienna, AT         Doom Over Vienna Fest
November 24  Rotterdam, NL  Dutch Doom Days

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

   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.

  “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