Thrash-inspired Doom Metaller's Castle released their second album "Blacklands" on September 11th on their new North American label Prosthetic Records.
The album artwork was done by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin (Horseback, Wrathprayer, Dead Reptile Shrine). "Blacklands" – which was produced by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis) – was described by Metal Hammer UK as being "charged with arcane mysticism." Most recently, "Blacklands" has been nominated for a Canadian JUNO for "Best Metal Record of the Year".
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."
Castle will be touring the US west coast, Europe and Canada spring/summer 2013.