Mark Castillo

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Mark Castillo
Born (1980-10-10) October 10, 1980 (age 37)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Metalcore, deathcore, progressive metal, alternative metal, post-grunge
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Emmure, Bury Your Dead, Between the Buried and Me, Crossfade, The Acacia Strain

Mark Castillo, (born October 10, 1980) is an American musician. He is a former drummer of the deathcore band Emmure, a former drummer of the hard rock band Crossfade, a former drummer of the progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, and a founding member and current drummer of American metalcore band Bury Your Dead.

Early life[edit]

Castillo attended North Shore Technical High School, Middleton, Massachusetts where he majored in Health Assisting.

Between The Buried and Me[edit]

Castillo played drums on progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me's 2003 release The Silent Circus.

Bury Your Dead[edit]

In 2001, Castillo and guitarist Brendan "Slim" MacDonald formed a side-project which would later evolve into Bury Your Dead. Throughout numerous line-up changes Castillo was ever-present in the band as they released five albums via Victory Records before Castillo departed amicably in December 2010 to join Crossfade.


Throughout 2010, Crossfade was actively seeking a drummer following the departure of James Branham in 2007, culminating in the band holding auditions in lead-singer Ed Sloan's garage. Castillo would make the long journey to West Columbia, South Carolina and successfully audition, becoming a full-time member of the line-up and going on to perform frequently alongside them throughout 2011. Their June 21, 2011 release We All Bleed was recorded in 2009/10 with Evanescence's Will Hunt performing drums and percussion on the album.


On January 8, 2012, Lambgoat revealed that Castillo had joined Emmure for the recording of their fifth full-length album, Slave to the Game. Later, Castillo confirmed that he would be leaving Crossfade to join Emmure full-time.[1]

On July 2, 2014, it was announced that Castillo had departed the band, and All Shall Perish drummer Adam Pierce would replace him on the band's upcoming tours.[2]


  1. ^ "Emmure recruits ex-BTBAM, BYD drummer". Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "EMMURE Drummer Is Over It; Quits!". Metal Injection. Retrieved July 2, 2014.