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Tag Archives: David Castillo

Primitive Weapons’ Arthur Shepherd talks new album, five years of Saint Vitus Bar

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Last week was a pretty epic week for Primitive Weapons vocalist David Castillo and guitarist Arthur Shepherd. Not only did the band’s sophomore album album, The Future of Death, come out one week ago, but Castillo and Shepherd are also two of the principal owners of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus bar, which celebrated its fifth anniversary. The band, […]

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Primitive Weapons will not deal with your electric drama

Posted by on June 15, 2015

New York hardcore quartet Primitive Weapons, dropped their latest video “The Electric Drama” directed by Zev Deans, who has previously worked with Portal, Behemoth among many others. The track is from their new upcoming album The Future of Death scheduled to be released this Fall via Party Smasher Inc., the label/art collective owned by Dillinger Escape Plan’s guitarist Ben […]

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Exclusive: Earthside premieres new song The Closest I’ve Come

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Let’s be honest, instrumental prog rock is a required taste. Yet there’s something irresistible about it when done right. Enter Earthside, a young band that excels at crafting cinematic prog.  That’s why we’re excited to premiere “The Closest I’ve Come”, a song off their soon to be released debut A Dream In Static. Although they […]

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Saint Vitus Bar booker David Castillo talks about DLF Live, the venue

Posted by on September 19, 2014

It’s only been about 3 1/2 years since Greenpoint bar and venue Saint Vitus Bar opened up. Since then, it’s quickly become a destination not only for metal fans, but for bands themselves. Converge, Every Time I Die, Deafheaven, Descendents, Pentagram and Saint Vitus themselves are among the bands that have graced the stage in […]

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The New White Widows Is Baby Punching Music; Stream It Now

Posted by on March 5, 2013

The members of newly-formed Brooklyn band White Widows have been lurking around the metal scene for a while now in bands like Primitive Weapons, Goes Cube, The Destro and Grudges. With Primitive Weapons/Sacrament Records/St. Vitus Bar booker David Castillo in the band, it only makes sense that the band be signed to Sacrament Music. And […]

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Primitive Weapons/Saint Vitus Bar’s David Castillo Discusses Label/Merch Company Sacrament

Posted by on January 11, 2013

When bar and venue Saint Vitus opened in Brooklyn in April of 2011, it didn’t take long for it to become a premier destination for metal fans and bands alike. Co-owned by Primitive Weapons members Arthur Shepherd and Justin Scurti, with the band’s David Castillo serving as events director, it’s an artist-friendly venue with a […]

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