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JAMES HETFIELD's son CASTOR releases debut album with BASTARDANE


BASTARDANE, the new band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, the son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, has just released its debut album, “Is This Rage?”

In addition to the 21-year-old Castor, the Savannah, Georgia-based hard rock trio includes Jake Dallas on vocals/bass and Ethan Sirotzki on guitar. The group formed in 2019 from a collection of college students who met through jamming in basements, backyards, and anywhere that was available. Their brand of entertainment fuses fast high-gain riffs and power chord grooves with heavy feedback and clean, dissonant chord progressions.

In a 2021 interview with The Hum, the trio said: “We are BASTARDANE and we are not some average chump white male band looking to get laid. There is a time in every generation when music is the guiding light out of hard times. We just want to make emotionally empowering music that isn’t trying to cater to a certain audience. Our career is about making people happy and fulfilling the emotional needs of those who can’t tolerate words alone.”

“Is This Rage?” track listing:

01. Above All
02. Praise No Bliss
03. Gaslight
04. Chum
05. Revolt
06. Let The Wasted Die
07. Imposter
08. The Cavalier
09. Ad Infinitum
10. Faint-Hearted Soul

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