Saturday, December 31, 2016

Czech Republic's Root interview is up done by Patrick on 12-31-16

Here  is  the  last  post  of  2016  and  what  a  great  way to  go  out   with the  legendary  Czech Republic's  Root  who  discuss  the  bands  past  and  the  newest release "Kargeras-return  from  oblivion" so  read  forward   and  have  a  great  new  years  eve  and  a  great  2017  stay  tuned  for  a lot  of  new  reviews  and  interviews  coming  up.

Interview   with   Big Boss  vocalist  of   Root  done  by   Patrick 

Hello    Big Boss   how  are  things  going  with you  these  days?  Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

Big Boss: I´m great bastard and hate all:-))

Big Boss   you  formed  Root  back  in  1987  what  gave  you  the  idea  to  start  this  band?And  how  did you  come  up   with  Root  as  the  bands  name?

Big Boss: The band formed as the recession but we realized a bit later that we like it. We found that right title and the band is here. The title was taken from the sentence Root of all Evil. 

Besides  the  upcoming  release  of  "Kargeras--Return From  Oblivion does  the  band   have   any  past  releases  or  merchandise  available? I  know  Root  has  had  a  tremendous   career  but  do you  have  a  personal  favorite  Root  song  and  release?

Igor: We offer both all ROOT´s older releases and shirts. Check out our store at

Big Boss: All our songs are our children. Would you love some of your children more than another one? I don´t think so. That´s it. 

Root is  getting  ready to  release  their  new  release   "Kargeras--Return From  Oblivion"  how  long  did  it  take  to  write  the  music  for  the  new release?

Big Boss: I wrote both albums in 1993-1994 but the right time to make the music for the second part has come now as far. 

I  believe  the  lyrics on the new  release   are  a  concept  What  gave you  the  idea  to  do  a  concept  release? And  what  is the  concept  based  on?

Big Boss:  It is a direct continuation of “Kärgeräs” album from 1996. My own closure of the story which I wrote back in the nineties. I promised once that one day I would finish that story and so I am keeping this promise. Many fans have been waiting for it since the first “Kärgeräs” album. Now they can finally get it and can enjoy another part of this story. I’m looking forward to listeners’ opinions about this new masterpiece. The album is simultaneously a gift directly to “Kärgeräs” album fans. It´s very important because there are many fans of ROOT who prefer just some of our albums. And “Kärgeräs” is the special one.

Root  has  played  many  shows  over  the  years   what  have  been  some  of your  most   memorable  shows? And  who  were  some  bands  you  had the  pleasure of  sharing  the  stage  with?

Big Boss: All shows are great and all bands too. I don´t prefer anything, only politics do this:-)

Igor: Most of gigs out of Czech Republic are more special because we don´t play in other countries so often. Really special trip was Calgary in Canada some years ago. Still remember also No Mercy Festivals European tour with Moonspell, Behemoth and Napalm Death in 2007. 

Are  their   any  tours  or  shows  planned  for the  rest  of  2016  or the  beginning  of  2017? What  are   some  countries  Root  will  be  playing?Any  idea  who  are  the  bands  you  will be  playing  with?

Big Boss: Maybe that very the first US show ever. ROOT is confirmed for Maryland Deathfest 2017. This is really special one. Otherwise we still play live over here in Czech Republic mostly, sometimes in Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Belgium, Poland, France, Canada, Serbia, England...etc.
And we played with Moonspell, Anathema, Apocalyptica, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Nifelheim, Pungent Stench, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Enslaved, Napalm Death, Impaled Nazarene,  Satanic Warmaster, Amon Amarth, Sodom and more and more...

Root   comes  out  of  the  Czech Republic's  metal  scene  what  is  your  opinion  of   the  Czech Republic's  scene  over  the  years?

Big Boss: There still appear new good bands and friends, some older bands play on – ROOT for example. I don´t prefer any band at all. Many old bands split up, of course. 

Who   are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  band? Are  their  any  new  bands  or  projects  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?
Igor: Maybe you guys should check out our projects;-) 

Besides   bands  are  their  any  good  labels  or  distro's  you  can  recommend  to  the  readers?

Igor: Agonia Records actually. Quite a good business partner;-)

In  your  opinion  what  does  Underground  metal  mean  to  you?

Igor: Don´t like this word at all. I understand why some people use it within the musical business but this word covers also some bad things. Many people and bands just hide behind this word. I think the real underground scene disappeared with the internet. 

Are  you  or  any  of the  members  of  Root  currently  working  in  any  other  bands  or   projects?

Igor: We´re still working on other projects. Big Boss will record his another solo album next year and other ROOT members help him with this a bit too. I still work on some new songs, as well as other guitarists. 

Big Boss  you  take  care  of  the  vocals  at  what  age did you  become  interested  in  singing  and screaming? Is  their  anything  special  that you  do  to  keep  your  throat  and  voice  healthy?

Big Boss: I do not work on my voice at all. I smoke and drink  I do not care about the voice. It is a gift from Satan, okay?

Who   are  some  of your  favorite  vocalists? Besides  handling  the  vocals  do you   play  any  other  instruments?

Big Boss: My favorite is – Janis Joplin, Chris Farlowe, King Diamond, Denis Shaforostof....I play a little on keyboards, drums and bass....

When  not   working  on  new  music  or  band  business   what  do  you  enjoy  doing  in your  free time?

 Big Boss: He he do´t want to know...hehehe

Thank  you  Big Boss   for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  words  for  the  readers?

Big Boss: We'll meet you in hell....Stay Proud !