BASTARDANE, the band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, just released their 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.
“Is This Rage?” track listing:
01. Above All
02. Praise No Bliss
06. Let The Wasted Die
08. The Cavalier
09. Ad Infinitum
10. Faint-Hearted Soul
METALLICA’s legacy is alive and well in the form of some talented offspring. Aside from James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich has two sons who play in the group TAIPEI HOUSTON while bassist Robert Trujillo’s son plays in OTTTO.
Last December, BASTARDANE, TAIPEI HOUSTON and OTTTO performed as part of METALLICA’s “San Francisco Takeover”, a four-day citywide celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary.