Blackcast, hailing from San Diego, California has a new single out, “The American Dream” complete with a video being premiered on The Circle Pit‘s Youtube channel HERE.
This single is proof that Blackcast is still able to bring the heavy sound and message that they have come to be known for. With a new lineup, they are continuing to deliver the breakdowns the fans love with added technical aspects and lyrics that are controversial and relatable. The band explains the theme behind the topical new single: “Our new single, ‘The American Dream’ is about the struggles of immigrants and their journey in getting to the USA. You will hear about the struggles that one may experience during that hard journey that unfortunately gets overlooked sometimes.”
For fans of August Burns Red, Architects and As I Lay Dying, this is solid metalcore with a tinge of deathcore.
In 2015, in the heat of San Diego, USA, Blackcast started as a 6 piece band featuring two vocalists, 2 guitarists (Dany Khouli and Armand Guerra), a bassist (Hakeem Kelly) and a drummer (Richard Bocanegra). Along the way, there was a falling out with our first 2 vocalists and Blackcast became stagnant until the arrival of vocalist, Tyler Walters, who helped push the band to where it needed to go.
Blackcast was soon able to play alongside big bands such as Born of Osiris, Atilla, Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, Spite, and Bad Omens. For two years they played gig after gig and released two albums, their self-titled debut in 2016 and “Riches to Ruin” in 2017. After that album, life situations and creative differences saw the departure of all the members except for Bocanegra and Guerra. They were replaced by Montgomery Turel (guitar), Luis Perea (vocals), and Richard Orozco (bass).
The new lineup quickly released four banging singles “Against The World” (2018), “Buried Alive” (2019), “Brain Dead” (2019) and “The American Dream” (2020). They are on a roll and can’t wait to show that they are stronger than ever and ready to prove that they still can make ears bleed and heads bang!
Ambition is high, Blackcast has been zoning in on being heavy and dark with all the breakdowns you can handle, and then some. There is more in the works for this collaborative band; focusing on keeping their sound consistent and technical, fans can expect nothing but sheer energy delivered straight to their faces during performances.