Stoner metal/sludge dealers ASTHMA CASTLE — featuring drummer Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Scour), guitarists Justin Ethem (touring rhythm guitarist for Integrity) and Cameron Smith (Passage Between, Crawler), vocalist Zach Westphal (ex-J. Roddy Walston And The Business), and bassist Jeff Davis — are pleased to unveil their new video for “Mount Crushmore.” The tune come by way of the full-length of the same name, released last March via Hellmistress Records.
The comical new clip was filmed by Chris Joao and Jeffrey Novosel from Iron Elephant Studio on historic Harford Road in Baltimore, Maryland and features the iconic Umberto’s Hair Salon, where you go to get the “Total Look.” Live footage was taken at Cafe Nola in Frederick, Maryland.
Notes the band, “The video includes a very special appearance by Steve the Barber. It’s tough to pick out, but at one point, Adam is drinking beer out of a cowbell. Later, he’s drinking while playing drums at the same time! Such talent! There are several hidden references to Baltimore, such as the mullet guy wearing a Kix sleeveless shirt standing outside of Umberto’s as Zach struts by.”
View ASTHMA CASTLE’s “Mount Crushmore,” now playing at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.
Out now on Hellmistress Records, ASTHMA CASTLE’s Mount Crushmore was 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.
“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
“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