JAMES HETFIELD’s Son CASTOR: ‘It Is A Little Annoying When People Try To Compare Us’

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In a new interview with Savannah Morning News, Castor Hetfield — son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield — talked about his new band BASTARDANE. In addition to the 21-year-old Castor, the Savannah-based hard rock trio includes Jake Dallas on vocals/bass and Ethan Sirotzki on guitar.

“We grew up in different places and we all grew up listening to different kinds of music, so we have our own voices, which is cool and they come together in an interesting way,” Castor said. “We’ve even been trying to pin it down, name the genre of our music and it’s hard to do. I don’t think it’s necessary, but for publicity stuff, people want to know what genre this is, but we don’t know.”

Castor, who lists bands like CORROSION OF CONFORMITYOPETH and TOOL as major influences, added that he isn’t overly concerned about having his father’s name brought up in every article about BASTARDANE.

He said: “All of us are our father’s sons, mine just happens to be very successful in the industry that we’re in. It’s not bothersome, but it is a little annoying when people try to compare us, because obviously we’re our own people and he’s his own person. We’re making our own kind of music. Online, when you search our band, my dad’s face is all over the Internet and it’s a little strange for me. We are our own people and want to cut our own path. We’re not trying to ride off of anybody else’s success here.”

BASTARDANE performed on April 2 at El Rocko Lounge in Savannah, Georgia. The official show highlight reel is available below.