Haunting The Chapel

Castevet – “Red Star Sans Chastity” (Stereogum Premiere)

There’s something mentally purifying about New York City trio Castevet’s muscular, aggressive blend of progressive black metal, genre-stretching/time-shifting hardcore, ink-dark ambiance, and raw, soul-sick emotion. It’s like vintage Unsane bleeding into Leviathan. (Someone should line Castevet up for the next Rorschach reunion, invite Deadguy along, too.) Last month I posted “Red Aura” from the excellent new album, Mounds Of Ash. As a followup, here’s similarly hued opener “Red Star Sans Chastity.”

Castevet – “Red Stars Sans Chastity”

Mounds Of Ash is out via Profound Lore. It’s one of 2010’s best. You can hear more of it at MySpace. In related news: On 8/1 Haunting The Chapel’s presenting a show at the Studio @ Webster Hall in collaboration with Fred/BBG from BrooklynVegan. Headliners Irish black metal crew Altar Of Plagues are playing their first NYC to date. They’re joined by Castevet as well as Chicago-area black metal naturalists Velnias and Erik Wunder of Cobalt’s Dax Riggs-inspired project Man’s Gin. You can purchase tickets at Webster Hall. Justin Bartlett’s flyer:

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