Track Premiere: Castle Freak’s “Human Hive”

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Check out this exclusive stream of “Human Hive” by Philly-based death metal punks Castle Freak.

“Human Hive” opens the way every great song opens: with a creepy movie sample. In this case, it’s a bit of dialog from horror anthology classic, Creepshow.  It all makes perfect sense for a band named after Castle Freak, a cheap 90s slasher that definitely didn’t scare me half to death the first time I saw it. These dudes have captured the crass, violent joy that makes death metal and horror movies so damned fun with their latest EP Human Hive.

Two years removed from the very dope Still Rotting EP, Human Hive marks an upgrade in production quality and a rhythm section change-up for the band. Sebastian Phillips, guitarist of the supremely radical death metal band Noisem, joined on to handle drum duties, and Ben Anft (ex-Necropsy, the band now known as Noisem) stepped in on the bass. The EP is five tracks of breakneck riffs and slippery solos, including a siqqq cover of Impetigo‘s “Boneyard”.

I’m very stoked to premiere the title track to Human Hive here at Toilet ov Hell. Enjoy it, or get mauled to death by your poor chained-up and tortured brother.

Castle Freak

 

Human Hive drops March 19th. Pick it up from Castle Freak’s Bandcamp, and stay up to date with Castle Freak on Facebook.

  • Track Premieres>>>>>>
    On top of that, great track premieres are even better!

    m/m/

    GL

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      GL >>>>>>

      Also, this song is rad.

      • *high five*

        !!!!!

      • Gory death metal grind oh snap Ed-bro-heem. BRO! CLASSIC!.

  • I liek premieres on this awful site <3

  • Dubs

    This track reminded me of that time when I was a child and sucked a bee that was hiding in my McDonald’s cup up into my mouth through my straw on accident. It’s a stinging, swarming mess. Unlike that memory, though, this track rules.

    • God damn, son. How hard did you have to suck to achieve getting him all the way through the straw?

      • HTML formatting was is p cool.

      • Dubs

        Let’s just say I could suck a golf ball through a garden hose.

        I suck hard, the opposite of Castle Freak.

        • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom
          • Dubs

            That’s the reference, yes.

          • HA!

          • Wow, I just realized this is the same guy that was in The Cell.

          • Dubs

            That’s Vincent D’Onofrio. He also plays the Kingpin and the detective in Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

          • And the bug guy in Men in Black

          • Holy shit. Edger?

          • Yessir

          • What a resume.

          • Dubs

            Whoah, I didn’t realize that.

          • And the villain-ish dude in Jurassic World.

          • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

            You know he’s a villain cause his shirt’s too tight.

          • It was only a matter of thyme

          • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

            T-rex DoYouThinkHeSaurus doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt.

          • sweetooth0

            Hey Edgar your skins hanging off yer bones.

          • Boss the Ross

            Is this better?

          • Sugar…. Water…

          • Boss the Ross

            More…

          • sweetooth0

            Give me sugar. In water. More. More. More. More.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He’s much more famous for his role in Full Metal Jacket though as Gomer Pyle. I love that gif.

          • Hahaha. Thank you.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You’re welcome. I love the movie

          • Dubs

            You mean the guy in the gif above?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Yes.

          • RJA

            I could never get into Criminal Intent because of him – your thoughts?

          • Dubs

            I loved him in it, honestly.

          • RJA

            Yea but you like filled doughnuts – (was that you?)

          • Dubs

            You aren’t wrong.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Daredevil season 2 is going to crush all TV shows.

          • Boss the Ross

            Yes it will

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            All of ’em.

          • Boss the Ross

            Relentlessly.

          • Hey, have you heard the new Gadget material yet?

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Loved that movie. Only thing I’ve ever liked of Jennifer Lopez (well, besides her thick ol’ butt).

          • I appreciate the visuals of that movie more than anything. Ever see The Fall? Same director.

          • Stockhausen

            The Fall and Lee Pace rule.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Haven’t, but heard it’s pretty good.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Butts can sometimes save a movie from being completely bland.

          • Yeah, butt not Vince Vaughn.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Haha!

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Wedding Crashers is the only good thing he’s ever done. On behalf of all of Chicago, I apologize for the Vince Vaughn-Kanye West-Billy Corgan-David Draiman douchestorm we unleashed on the world.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Billy Corgan is the best, especially after he was sad at Disneyland

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            The world’s most famous My Bloody Valentine ripoff.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            At least MBV are good. Smashing Pumpkins only have one good album.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Gish was decent, and Siamese Dream had 3 good songs. That’s it. Oh and that one song they did for one of those Batman films.

          • Eliza

            That being?

          • (though JJD is wrong, i’m curious too)

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Well, at least you gave us this guy…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyHZNBz6FE

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They gave us Terry Kath as well.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! GAH GAH GAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

          • I hate that movie so much. Isla Fisher is about the only good thing.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            I loooooooooooved it! Especially the Will Farrell parts. Sick idea (picking up chicks at a funeral), but might actually work in real life.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck yes, that butt!!!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Her butt couldn’t save Gigli. Not even Pacino was able to make that throbbing, curdling, turd in a vomitorium tolerable.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Whose butt is that? Guacamole Jim’s?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Man, you really should recognize that butt. And the movie.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Nope, I don’t. Black Snake Moan?

          • yup. and it’s samuel jackson

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Oh, no wonder. I never bothered with the remake. Good lawdy, though, I’d certainly let her squat and fart on my Hamburger Helper!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Ever seen U-Turn, with Sean Penn? Pretty effed up, and she was good in that.

          • Out of Sight was good.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Oh yeah, Out of Sight was sweet. Haven’t seen it in years.

          • Some of those early Steven Soderbergh films were incredible.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            https://media.giphy.com/media/xTiTnCwW8XsS6j238A/giphy.gif

            I can’t stand much of anything with Sean Penn, outside of Milk and Mystic River. Hopefully, El Chapo’s crew gets a hold of him soon.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Very erotic story, doc.

  • Boss the Ross

    This slays.

    • its slayering me as we talkith

      • Boss the Ross

        It slayed me earlier, and i have a feeling it will slay me again in March.

  • Eliza

    I wanted to say that the tracl could’ve been just a little longer, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s fine the way it is and the last 20 seconds or so are fantastic (not that the rest of the song is bad).

    • It could have been shorter I feel.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiDcMnRKi8c

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
        • Never heard this song 😉

        • Eliza

          This is like one of those moments in life that’ll creep around your memory, without you being able to contextualise it. Maybe you won’t even be able to tell if it actually happened or your imagination is playing tricks on you.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            ….

          • Eliza

            I am a literature student after all.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I studied literature for one year. That didn’t end well…

          • Eliza

            Too bad.

        • Boss the Ross

          But why?

      • Eliza

        Point taken. Nuclear Assault is so awesome.

  • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

    This fucking owns!!!! Definitely hearing the Impetigo influence.
    At first I misread the headline and thought it was going to be a death metal cover of:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krxhNgVhvU

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom
      • I woke up this morning…. Aaaaand the day is ruined.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Life is one big ruin.

          • Ever see the movie The Ruins?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah a few years ago. It wasn’t too bad, but at times it bored me a bit.

          • Yeah, pretty gruesome though.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah that’s definitely a plus. Gruesome’s always a plus. Unless of course, the movie was directed by Eli Roth who hypes it up for being ‘the most gruesome movie ever made’.

          • That guy can fuck off. The fact that he is in Inglourious Basterds pisses me off.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            That ‘Bear Jew’ scene never fails to make me cringe. Fucking lame.

          • Yup!

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            That was one of the best parts of the movie! Everything between that and the ending I could’ve done without though. So much fucking filler.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I can’t stand that scene. Everytime Eli Roth comes out of that tunnel…man, the cringe almost melts my face off.
            One of my least favorite Tarantino movies in general.

          • That scene is really dumb. Thankfully the scenes with Christoph Waltz make up for it.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            … and your homeboy Michael Fassbender in the bar scene.

          • Boss the Ross

            Say auf wiedersehen to your Nazi balls!!!!

          • Awww yeah. So tense.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            Or worse, Man With The Iron Fists.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Song killed.

  • Hearing a lot of Repulsion influence as well.

  • Scrimm

    Haven’t seen the movie in forever but from what I remember I’d rather listen to that song again instead.

    • sweetooth0

      Nah man Castle Freak is the tits. The freak is a pretty disturbing character.

      • Scrimm

        It’s one I need to revisit since I quite often have movies grow on me with repeated views. Plus it’s not like I don’t love the source material. Don’t mind Barbara Crampton either

        • sweetooth0

          And the Combs. Just gotta make sure you get it uncut.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah Combs has grown on me lately anyways

  • Their Still Rotting EP is a damn fine listen if you’re itching for more Castle Freak.
    https://castlefreak.bandcamp.com/album/still-rotting

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    This reminds me of this band I like called Mothership. They’re heavy and are celestial like this song. This is good shit.

    • wth? you just tricked me into a stoner/psychedelic band.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        They’re so good. They’re coming near me with Corrosion Of Conformity.

        • mkay i won’t debate their quality, or with whom they’re touring. but i guess i’m just glad that they somehow sound like Castle Freak to you!

    • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

      And they built this city on rock n roll.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Nope.

        • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

          And if the world runs out of lovers, they’ll still have each other. Nothing’s gonna stop them now.

          (goddamn that was an awful song)

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I hate Starship so much.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            I can’t stand them, but I still like them better than Jefferson Airplane.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Y u do dis? Jefferson Airplane is the shit. Same with Jefferson Starship.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            I can’t fucking stand Jefferson Airplane. Even my dad hates them.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I prefer the Grateful Dead but that’s because I was raised on them and Neil Young by my dad.

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! Even worse (Grateful Dead that is)!!!!!

          • Flying Hairy Uvula Of Doom

            BTW, sliding this over to ya. Figure it might tickle your proggy bone.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym_HP88McHw

    • Boss the Ross

      I like Mothership, caught them live with Red Fang and the guys are really cool people. But they sound nothing like Castle Freak.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m seeing them with Corrosion Of Conformity in April.

        • Boss the Ross

          That’s going to be a killer show. COC kills it live.

  • Waynecro

    This is pretty rockin’! Thanks, fellas!