Castle

Castle at the Webster Underground

Castle

Carnage, Shallow Ground, Skull Hammer, We Are Legion, Maniac

Sun, January 27, 2013

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

The Webster Underground

Hartford, CT

Castle
Castle
Thrash-inspired Doom Metaller's CASTLE released their second album "Blacklands" on September 11th on their new North American label PROSTHETIC RECORDS.
"Blacklands" – which was produced by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep, Neurosis) – was described by Metal Hammer UK as being "a tough alloy of purest classic metals — doom, thrash, epic and power — charged with arcane mysticism." The album artwork was done by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin.

CASTLE were formed in 2009 and released their debut album "In Witch Order" via the German label Van Records (The Devil's Blood) in the spring of 2011. The album brought light to the newly formed band and gained them the title of Metal Hammer Norway's album of the year as well as Roadburn Festival's "Newcomer of the Year". The band, which consists of Elizabeth Blackwell on Vocals/Bass and songwriter Mat Davis on Guitars/Vocals will be joined by drummer Rae Amitay (Mares of Thrace, Woods of Ypres, Thrawsunblat) on the upcoming Blacklands U.S. Tour starting January 5th. The tour follows closely on the heels of their highly successful North American tour alongside Portland doomsters Witch Mountain this past fall.

CASTLE has also recently been confirmed to take part in next year's installment of the prestigious Roadburn Festival, where they will perform alongside the likes of Electric Wizard, Godflesh and Sigh. The annual event, held at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland, will take place from April 18-21.
Carnage
Shallow Ground
Maniac
Maniac
It’s not often two rock front men form a side project and make it work, but Jake Grigg from Something With Numbers and Shawn Harris from The Matches are giving it a red-hot go. Is this the pop-punk version of Empire of The Sun? Possibly.

Instead of the bog-standard EP with single + video clip, they’ve utilised the power of the internet to make what they’re calling an “extended play video” – basically one continuous and changeable video for the four songs on their debut EP. It’s a little bit hard to explain, but really effective – check it out here. No really, you should do it right now.

Once you’ve recovered from the novelty of the EPV, have a look on the site for a link to the band’s MySpace profile. Couldn’t find it? THAT’S BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ONE. The music is pop-rock that is pleasant enough, but the marketing is a step forward for the music industry. Nice one.
Venue Information:
The Webster Underground
31 Webster St.
Hartford, CT, 06114