Hear Occult Rockers Castle Evoke Slayer on Doomy New Song "Can't Escape the Evil" | Revolver

Hear Occult Rockers Castle Evoke Slayer on Doomy New Song "Can't Escape the Evil"

Fuzzed-out San Francisco duo tell tales of serial killers and cult leaders on upcoming fifth album
Castle 2018

In 2009, Liz Blackwell and Mat Davis came together in San Francisco to form Castle and have churned out heavy occult rock consistently ever since. Their latest song, "Can't Escape the Evil," is an anxious, discordant banger that brings to mind the hellish riffs of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman while staying on the fuzzed-out path of doom. Elements of traditional heavy metal combine with sludgy distortion to form an infectious groove, reaching a soaring apex in the dueling vocals of the chorus. 

The new record, written in the band's current home in the Mojave Desert, is lyrically woven with dark Americana tales of cult leaders and serial killers. This new track, the first written for the album, was the impetus for this motif. "Our new song, 'Can't Escape the Evil,' has been around in riff form since the early days of the band, but we held off putting it on the last couple records because we wanted to make it the cornerstone of an album," says Davis. "When we finished writing 'Can't Escape the Evil,' it quickly became the centerpiece for the new record, Deal Thy Fate, and set the tone for the rest of the album." Stream the track above to get a feel for what's to come when Castle drop the full-length October 19th via Ripple Music; you pre-order your copy via the official Castle website

Castle tour dates:
9/27 -Toronto, ON - Coalition
9/28 - Ottawa, ON - House Of Targ
9/29 - Moncton, NB - The Caveau
9/30 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
09/27 - Toronto, ON - Coalition
09/28 - Ottawa, ON - House Of Targ
09/29 - Moncton, NB - The Caveau
09/30 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
10/01 - Fredericton, NB - Capital Complex
10/02 - Quebec City, PQ - Le Bateau de Nuit
10/03 - MontreaL, PQ - L'Escogriffe
10/04 - London, ON - Call The Office
11/23 - Dunsmuir, CA - Spirits
11/24 - Portland, OR - Tonic Bar
11/25 - Bellingham, WA - Shakedown
11/26 - Salem, OR - The Space
11/27 - Seattle, WA - Highline
11/28 - Eugene, OR - Old Nick's
11/29 - Oakland, CA - Elbo Room
11/30 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
12/01 - San Jose, CA  - Caravan
12/02 - Las Vegas, NV -TBA
12/04 - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap
12/05 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident
12/06 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
12/07 - Ventura, CA - The Garage