Castle Begin European Tour this Week; New Single Streaming


San Francisco heavy metallers Castle are headed overseas this week to start a European tour this Thursday at Heavy Days in Doomtown in Copenhagen. To mark the occasion, they have a new Billy Anderson-recorded 7″ out on Ván Records with the rather foreboding title Deadhand Hexagram that features former Witch Mountain vocalist Uta Plotkin on viola for the B-side in what I’m pretty sure is her first recorded performance since leaving the aforementioned Portland outfit. I’m not sure how many copies of the single have been pressed, but word is “limited,” so, you know, probably a limited number. Circa “not that many.”

“Deadhand Hexagram” itself is streamable on the player below, and the band sent the news of the new release and complete tour dates down the PR wire:

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CASTLE Announce European Tour / Premiere New Single

San Francisco doom tinged heavy metallers CASTLE have announced a string of European dates including appearances at Heavy Days in Doomtown Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 30 and Van Records Acherontic Arts Fest in Oberhausen, Germany on May 1.

Following a busy winter and spring touring Stateside in support of last year’s ‘Under Siege’, including an appearance at the 2015 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, CASTLE are returning to Europe in support of their upcoming single “Deadhand Hexagram” b/w “Be My Ghost (Reprise)” scheduled for release via Van Records for the beginning of the tour on April 30th.

Recorded by Billy Anderson at Everything Hz in Portland in November 2014, the limited edition 7” features the new track, “Deadhand Hexagram” along with a re-working of their song ‘Be My Ghost (Reprise)’ using only guitar, vocal and viola, supplied courtesy of former Witch Mountain vocalist, Uta Plotkin.

The single ‘Deadhand Hexagram’ can be heard at the link

30/4 Copenhagen, DK – Heavy Days In Doomtown Fest
01/5 Oberhausen, GER – Acherontic Arts Fest
02/5 Leiden, NL – Gebr. de Nobel
03/5 Tilburg, NL – Little Devil
04/5 Freiburg, GER – Slow Club
06/5 Mungia, SP – Mungiarocks
08/5 Udine, IT – Cas’aupa
09/5 Nasice, HR – Moby Dick
10/5 Bucharest, RO – Club Fabrica
11/5 Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert
13/5 Prague, CZ – Exit Us
14/5 Wroclaw, PL – Liverpool
15/5 Zielona Gora, PL – 4 Róze dla Lucienne
16/5 Poznan, PL – Pod Minoga
17/5 Szczecin, PL – Rocker
18/5 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
19/5 Berlin, GER – Cortina Bob
22/5 Horst, NL – Babouche
23/5 London, UK – Underworld
19/6 Salt Lake City, US, Crucial Fest

Castle, “Deadhand Hexagram”

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