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?
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 Satanshop.cz
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.