CASTLE’s Mat Davis: “I Don’t Set the Parameters Too Tight”

As some of you know, I recently moved from British Columbia, Canada out to southern Ontario. The cool thing about moving out here is that despite the freezing temperatures, southern Ontario has no shortage of awesome metal shows. It seems like every day I hear of another awesome gig that is supposed to be happening within an hour’s drive of where I live. So, it was a bit of a hard pick deciding what would be my first gig since moving here. After looking around and seeing who was playing, I decided to go and see two bands I’d seen play in the past: Cauldron and Castle.

Castle Canada Under Siege 2014

The reason I chose this show over the dozen of others was due to one factor: Both bands are amazing live and are the epitome of what metal should be. They are loud,catchy and embue the metal spirit. The show didn’t disappoint and I met a lot of cool people there such as Ryan Pelkey from opener’s Yeti on Horseback (check out our interview here). In addition, I got to interview Mat Davis from Castle which was really cool. This is the second interview I’ve done with him over the past few years, and each time I’ve talked to him it has been a really cool experience. Due to the length I decided to be lazy and have the interview uploaded for you to listen to instead of having to transcribe everything out.

Hope you enjoy!

Check out our review of Castle’s Under Siege here.


About Curtis Dewar (45 Articles)
Curt is a 38 year old Canadian who lives in Cambridge, Ontario. As he has been listening to metal since he was about 8 years old he has a fairly broad knowledge of metal and hard rock. The first "metal" album he ever really got into was Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet", followed by bands like Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Skid Row and the like. By 1991 he discovered the "Big 4" and gradually went onto heavier bands like Sepultura, Carcass and Morbid Angel.

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