DARK CASTLE: SXSW Shows + European Tour With Kylesa

The pentatonic thunder of Floridian doom-duo DARK CASTLE will be felt at this year’s SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.

DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa’s Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.

DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 shows:
3/17/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered

3/18/2010 East End Tattoo – Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth

3/19/2010 Headhunter’s – Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more

3/20/2010 Plush – Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more

DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France – Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio – Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas – Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool – Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne – Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix – Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal – Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival – Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise – Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie – Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo – Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom – Mezzago – Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu – Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club – Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage – Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival – Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho – Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv – Potsdam, Germany

Check out footage of the twosome’s psychedelic brutality on Earsplit’s new YouTube page:

“…the evil, all-black mirror image of the White Stripes, with the dude on drums, and as the vocalist-guitarist, a tattooed crust-punk princess with the gut-rumbling growl of Skepticism’s Matti and the lysergic riffs that split the difference between Rwake’s and Neurosis’.” – Revolver

“…that is really the best way to describe Dark Castle – fierce, despite all of the dynamic wonders going on.”
– Terrorizer

“It feels like the kind of album that no matter what they do from here will be sought after in the coming years.” – Stonerrock.com