Castle - Welcome to the Graveyard 12"
Released by Van. More info from the label:
CASTLE is pleased to announce the release of their breakout fourth full-length via Ván Records worldwide. Titled "Welcome To The Graveyard", the follow up to 2014’s critically-lauded "Under Siege" was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon this past Winter. Comprised of 8 tracks written over the last year, "Welcome To The Graveyard" sees CASTLE merge their doom powered riffing with soaring 1970s rock. 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. Elizabeth 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".