credit: Eric Haines

CASTLE was forged in San Francisco in 2009 and released their debut full-length, In Witch Order, on 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, the band joined the Prosthetic Records roster in North America and released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Blacklands, which led to a Canadian JUNO nomination for “Metal Album Of The Year”.

Deal Thy Fate - CASTLE's fifth album - follows 2016’s Welcome To The Graveyard, which was described by Metal Hammer as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis), Deal Thy Fate builds on the stripped-down sound of its predecessor, pushing the envelope of classic heavy metal with epic songs that hearken back to fuzzier times while keeping the pedal down on their own hard-edged sound.

Since the release of their first album, CASTLE, which consists of vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and various touring drummers, have maintained a relentless tour schedule, performing over six-hundred shows worldwide, including their first ever tour of Japan last year.

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Genre: Metal
Subgenre: Heavy Metal
From: Joshua Tree, CA