Backwoods Payback, Witchkiss, Clamfight
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
CASTLE's fifth album -- and first for California-based Ripple Music-- "Deal Thy Fate," follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, - which was recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) and described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Look for the new album, Deal Thy Fate to hit the streets October 19th, on vinyl, limited edition vinyl, CD and all digital services.
About the new album, Liz Blackwell says "We're ecstatic to forge forces with Ripple Music to bring you the release of our fifth record, 'Deal Thy Fate'. We can't wait to unleash this no compromise, fist banging companion to our fans, present and future. Get ready to Deal Thy Fate!!"
From the antediluvian shores of the murky Hudson arises a new force in the world of doom metal. Articulate, elegant and ridiculously fucking heavy, Witchkiss are part of a growing movement coming out of upstate New York in the world of crushingly loud and punishing music. Built around raw emotion, sonic poetry and a sense of longing for a life lost, there is a haunting majesty to the work of Witchkiss. This Newburgh, NY duo is fusing the sounds of bands like Subrosa, Yob and Isis to craft sounds that contemplate the neverending cycle of life and death.
Their debut offering, The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes is a journey through depressed unrealities, punishing truths, somewhere along the way it drove the duo to underground notoriety. Having performed everywhere from Maryland Doom Fest to Indianapolis Doomed & Stoned on countless tours, Witchkiss have quickly become veritable road warriors. The Hudson scene is buzzing about these rising heavyweights just as much as the bands admirers in publications like Decibel and Metal Injection. Building on the interplay between eerie female vocals and crushing growls, the groove driven Witchkiss can’t help but to fascinate.
Ready to take on the world with an appetite for constant touring, loud riffs and the passion to tackle just about every festival they can, Witchkiss understand what it takes to grow in the insular art doom community. With music based on raw and uncomfortable emotions, Witchkiss are striving to bring their craft to the next level. Coming out of a cold dark place to shower the world in volume, vinyl and a potent vision, Witchkiss are looking to release their second full length in late 2019 with the light becoming ever brighter and the darkness becoming all consuming.
The members of Clamfight are four childhood friends turned grown-ass men who are almost as committed to big riffs as they are to each other. Influenced in equal parts by their dads’ vinyl, that sketchy older kid from woodshop class’ thrash and hardcore tapes as well as touchstone heavy bands like Sleep, Clutch, Neurosis, eyehategod and Mastodon, the band has plied its unique brand of suburban working slob metal up and down the East Coast of the United States since 2005. Having issued a debut album, Vol. I, in 2010, and a second album, I vs. the Glacier, in 2013, the quartet is now hard at work on a third record, and these four riff enthusiasts are looking forward to injuring their backs on the road shortly after its completion.
$10.00 - $12.00