The idea of forming a punk rock band with strong influences from bands like The Ramones, The Misfits or Social Distortion starts in the Summer of the year 2006 when former Deuteronomium, Lunatic Bumblebees, 38-dd, or Shaken Not Stirred drummer, the German Nicolas Hock met former Orquídea Negra and Enanos Kabezones drummer Ferri. Both musicians felt the need of changing instruments and for this new project Nico has taken up the electric guitar – and has started singing his own compositions – while Ferri has taken up the bass guitar and some vocals, since he even got to sing in a classic heavy metal band influenced by Led Zeppelin or Iron Maiden. His vocals were less melodious than the singers from those bands, so he decided to focus on his flute studies, doing a U-turn to investigate on other musical fields.
Because nobody wanted to play the drums, they spoke at first with an old friend, Juan Téllez, who had played in punk rock bands like The Intoxicated Men, but his current non-stop action with The Hairy Nipples prevented him from taking the post. After some auditioning, long-time friend and ex- Y Dale! and La Alegría Del Barrio drummer joined the band. As a curiosity, Nicolas Hock gave four solo gigs in 1999 playing the Spanish guitar and singing Johnny Cash songs, ont of them in Swanee, Tennesee, USA.
There is currently a lot of new material influenced by The Ramones, Mazo, Cicatriz, Motörhead or Agnostic Front, with lyrics both in English and Spanish – with some German or Argentinian Spanish. Out-on-the-street songs which tell some funny (and other not so funny) anecdotes, but which try to throw a satiric and bitter view on some personal events and atypical characters which this German-Spanish trio have come across. Some of the songs speak about those characters which we hope all good punk rock fans will soon be familiar with: “Bathroom Girl”, “Gothic Chic”, “Butthead”, “Gervasio” or “El chulo de tasca y el energúmeno convencido (En esta tierra)”. They also have a Spanish version of the song “Astro Zombies” by The Misfits, which will be the best introduction for the band. They have also covered Johnny Cash and Falco.
There is currently, Wen member of El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo plays the drums with us.
The Castro Zombies and The Mutant Phlegm are:
- Black Pantera - Vocals & whip.
- Ferríkola– Bass guitar and vocals.
- Txetxu - Guitar.
- Wen – Drums & vocals.
Old members: Nicolas Hock (guitar and vocals); Manolo López (drums) and Marisol (drums).
"Vintage: Rehearsals & Gigs" (demo CD, 2008)
"The IncredibleS Stories About As The Punks Came From Outer X-PAIN, Iberian Rock Cities, Collector's Compilation Vol. 1" (Vinyl LP SPLIT 12", 2009)
"2x1=3" (Split with BFM y Dirty Sánches, CD ALBUM, 2010)
"The Beauty Full Monsters, Collector's Compilation Vol. 2" (CD ALBUM SPLIT & Vinyl LP 12", 2011)
"Coleccion De Kretinos" (CD Album split with Malformaciones Kongenitas, Sobredosis and L'Autista Punk i Els Adherits. 2012)
"I'ts Only Punk, Collector's Compilation Vol.3" (Vinyl Split 12" with Enterradores, Algo Toxico, Familia Cretina and Sex Fuhrers. 2013)
"Punk Contra O Fascismo" (CD Split Brasilian & Spanish bands against fascism, 2018)
"Smashes, Punkies & Shits" (CD compilation album, 2018)
"Rehearsals at the Gravity" (EP digital + bonus tracks + video promos, rare and lives, 2021)
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By Juan Carlos Laguna