Stoner metal/sludge merchants ASTHMA CASTLE have confirmed a rare stack of live dates next month which will find the band pillaging nine stages from August 8th through August 31st. See all confirmed dates below.
The band — featuring within its ranks drummer Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Scour), the twin guitar attack of Justin Ethem and Cameron Smith (Passage Between, Crawler), vocalist Zach Westphal (ex-J. Roddy Walston And The Business), and bassist Jeff Davis (Damnation Audio effects pedals) —
will be touring in support of their Mount Crushmore debut released earlier this year via Hellmistress Records. Recorded and mixed at Wrightway Studios (Dying Fetus, Misery Index), mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer at his own Visceral Sound Studios with cover art by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs (Napalm Death, Kreator etc.), ASTHMA CASTLE manifests a unique and seamless, riff-heavy blend of stoner metal/rock, heavy metal, prog, and sludge that takes its cues from the likes of Weedeater, Church Of Misery, Mastodon, Lowrider, Dozer, and Clutch without ever seeming derivative.
Mount Crushmore is available on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats via Hellmistress Records. For CD orders go to THIS LOCATION, for vinyl go to THIS LOCATION, and for digital, go to THIS LOCATION.
8/08/2019 Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH
8/09/2019 TBD – Morgantown, WV
8/10/2019 El Cortez – Brooklyn, NY
8/11/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/22/2019 Cary St. Café – Richmond, VA
8/23/2019 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
8/24/2019 The Mothlight – Ashville, NC
8/25/2019 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
8/31/2019 Pie Shop – Washington, DC
“Completely bombastic, utterly mountainous, and crazy good fun, MOUNT CRUSHMORE is a record that doesn’t just blow off the cobwebs, but pretty much demolishes everything in its path.” — Distorted Sound
“The riffy grooves of ‘The Incline Of Western Civilization’ recall Sleep and their ilk, heavy yet melodic, with a combination of sung vocals and belted-out roars. Despite a ten-year period of silence between this album and their 2009 debut EP, ASTHMA CASTLE are in top form and ready to riff.” — Decibel on “The Incline Of Western Civilization”
“Sure, the giant-sized, fuzzed out riffs imply the album should come with rolling papers in the liner notes, but the frenetic drumming and technical guitar licks give the whole thing an amped up vibe, like those rolling papers should be laced with speed. Think Pepper-era Corrosion Of Conformity but twice as fast, or Mastodon’s Remission with more major key ditties…” — MetalSucks
“The combination of all these musicians’ diverse talents into Mount Crushmore lets the record shine as a monument of dirty mayhem, getting its hands grimier than one might be prepared for.” — Captured Howls
“ASTHMA CASTLE proffers some of the chunkiest southern fried stoner fare around.” — New Noise Magazine
“…a nasty, low-registered, swingy, cannonball of rage, and it’s the most fun my neck has had in a while.” — Sputnik Music
“Holy damn on a stick, are these riffs gigantic.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Absorbing and bloody irresistible.” — Ghost Cult