Castle Welcome To The Graveyard on LP
Doom-tinged metal unit Castle - vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell, guitarist/vocalist Mat Davis and drummer Al McCartney - are pleased to present their fourth full-length, Welcome To The Graveyard, via Ván Records. The follow up to 2014's critically-lauded Under Siege – which was described by Metal Hammer UK as "epic, heroic, tastefully melodic" – was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR this past Winter.
Comprised of 8 blazing tracks, Welcome To The Graveyard sees Castle merge their doom powered riffing with soaring 1970s roc . The album features a new level of confident songwriting and is a creepy-crawl through the wastelands of the band’s new L.A. home; a hard-boiled barrage of classic heavy metal riffery tempered with blasts of melodic orchestrated doom. The perfect soundtrack for a Hollywood cult initiation.
Blackwell’s haunted vocal style draws a sigil of death and madness – imagine the Wilson Sisters singing hymns from the stygian void, while lyrically Castle adapt the stark and compelling vistas of Aleister Crowley’s Amphora for the song "Traitors Rune" and Eliphas Levi’s Transcendental Magic, whose mystic rumination inspires the lyrical backdrop for the lead-off single "Flash of the Pentagram."