Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Interview with Petr "Blackie" Hosek vocals and guitarist for Blackosh done by Patrick on 11-25-15

Here  is  a   new  interview  the  Czech  Republic's  Blackosh   who  recently released  their  debut  LP  "Whores,Booze  and  Black  Metal   through  the  mighty  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.   and  I  believe  a  cassette and  a cd  version  will be  following  soon  so  defintly   keep  an  eye  out  on the  label  and  bands  sites.

Interview  with  Petr  "Blackie" Hosek  vocals  and  guitarist   for   Blackosh   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  Petr   please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers? When  did  you  first  get  into  metal  music  music?

Hi Patrick!
I started off with garage bands under the influence of the thrash metal scene, then with one playing at dance parties and in 1987 we founded Root. 
2.You  formed   Blackosh in  2013  what  gave  you  the   idea  to  form  this  band?How  did  you  decide  on  the  name  of  this  band?

I didn't have an idea for a band name, so I just started using my nickname, not in terms of building a solo career as some people might believe. Just two songs have come out under the name Blackosh so far, on 7 inch splits together with Master's Hammer, and now I am finishing an album to come out this autumn for the German label Iron Bonehead prods.

3.Blackosh has   just  released  their  debut  "Whores,Booze  and  Black metal"  through  the   mighty  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.  how  did  you  come  in  contact  with  this  great  label?
I just started watching their activity and liked it extremely. I don't mean strictly the musical stuff, but how well they do it and the appearance of all their goods. And I knew that this the brilliant label that is just ideal for the release of a Blackosh title. I sent some working demos to Patrick Kremer and we agreed on the release.
4.How  long  did  it  take  you  to  write  the  music  for  the  debut  release?Where  do you  usually  draw  inspiration for  the  lyrics?
It takes two years. This is a specific concept of Satanism and Occultism with influences of Czech classics. Czech lyrics are something I mostly come up with as late as possible, in some cases just whatever comes out of my mouth during recording. I get drunk and then it comes naturally. I'm no poet, who would roam around with a notebook in my pocket. 

5.I  know  Iron Bonehead  Rec  is  releasing  a  LP.  version  but  are  their  any  plans  to  release  the  debut  on  cd  or  cassette?

The Tape was released as the first. Vinyl will be out in November and CD at the beginning of the new year,
6.Besides  the  debut  release   "Whores,Booze  and  Black metal"   does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for  the  fans  of  the  band?

 T-Shirt is available through
7.When  did you  first  start  singing/screaming  in  bands?Do  you  do  anything  special  to   keep  your  voice and throat  healthy  when  recording?
I sang on the records of Crux, Entrails, Cales and some additional vocals in Root. Yes, a lot of booze and smoking.
8. Petr    you  were   one  of  the  founding  members   of  the   legendary  band  Root. Do  you   have  a  favorite  Root  release? What  about  a  favorite  Root  song?
 I love all songs and albums from 1987 to 2004.
9.Who  are  some  of your   influences/favorite  vocalists?

Quorthon ( a crappy singer as me )
10.Besides  taking  care  of  the  vocal  duties  you  also  handle  the  guitars  at  what  age did  you  become  interested  in   playing  the  guitars?Are   you  self taught  or  did you  take  lessons  when  first  beginning?

I am a self taught without any lessons. When I was learning to play, of course there were songs by Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden and many others. A year later I started composing my own stuff already and didn't need to copy anyone anymore. 
11.Who  are  some  of your   influences/favorite  guitarists? Besides  playing  the guitars  and  handling the  vocals  do  you  currently  play  any  other   instruments?

I don't even really remember and I don't consider it as substantial. It's classic what all say all over again, well known boring names. the first records by Bathory, Sodom, Destruction, Slayer etc.

12. How often do you rehearse?

I hate rehearsing and exercising on the guitar. I record some of the guitar parts without stretching and sometimes also drunk on purpose, so that it sounds dirty and inaccurate.
13.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  Czech Republic  bands?Are   their   any  new  bands  coming  out  of  the   Czech Republic   you   feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?
I'm not a big expert of the czech scene. Yes, there is a lot of good musicians and great bands.

14.Besides  working  on  the  band  Blackosh   are  you    currently  working  with  any  other   bands? If  yes  please  let  the  readers  know  a  little  about  them?

Now I m working exclusively on Blackosh project, but sometimes I'm doing sound for other bands.
Now we are finishing recording of project Pačess.
15. How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums?

Fine with me, not everyone wants their flat full of junk, in view of the fact that today there are so many bands and few of them are actually worth attention.
Of course the sales have radically decreased and we no longer live off music, but it's just the way it is, no problem. We have no problem with selling our albums. We're doing limited editions which get sold our sooner or later.
But overall the situation is tragic because anyone who has a computer in their bedroom can do music now and the Internet is full of musical garbage, and good music gets often lost. The same thing applies practically to any media.

16.Thank  you  Petr  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this   interview   out.Do  you   have   any  final   words  for  the   readers?
Hello to the readers and thank you for the interview.
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