James Hetfield’s Son Releases First Band Album
Bastardane, featuring drummer Castor Hatfield — the 21-year-old son of Metallica‘s James Hatfield — has released its debut album, titled, Is This Rage? The 10-track collection by the Savannah, Georgia-based trio also includes vocalist/bassist Jake Dallas and guitarist Ethan Sirotzki.
Blabbermouth quoted a piece from The Hum, in which the band collectively described themselves: “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.”
It seems as though the channeling anger through music has been passed down from one Hetfield to another. Metallica’s James Hetfield told us a while back that he learned how to deal with his rage in a positive way while undergoing rehab for alcohol abuse: “You can handle anger and use anger in a positive sense. I felt I can take anger and be more assertive with it. It also helps me protect, like, if something’s going wrong you can protect your family. I mean there’s a lot of good uses for anger that I never saw before.”
Bastardane is set to appear on May 27th, 28th, and 29th at Metallica’s co-headlined edition of the BottleRock in Napa Valley, California.