Thursday, March 26, 2020

Episode 124: Castle Freak

Here is episode 124 of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Andrew Gigan of Castle Freak.

Stream it through one of the following portals (click to open):
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Philly's Castle Freak are as influenced by Eighties B-movies as they are by the metal of the same era. Their punky death grind style hearkens back to the pioneering albums of Autopsy and Repulsion, as well as recent adherents to the style like Noisem.

I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Andrew Gigan about the origins of Castle Freak, his songwriting process, and how Sebastian Philips and Ben Aft of Noisem came to join his band. We also talked about how the current Covid-19 pandemic affected the release of the band's first full-length, Savage Nights of the Castle Freak.

My thanks to Andrew for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


"Vampire Killer"
"Vault 22"
"Rats in the Morgue"
taken from the album Savage Nights of the Castle Freak

"Human Hive"
"Toxic Winds"
taken from the EP Human Hive

"Beneath These Streets"
taken from the EP Still Rotting

Castle Freak on Facebook
Castle Freak on Bandcamp

Interceptor on Bandcamp (Andrew's synth project)

Age of the Super Mutants:

an interview
with No/Mas