The Czech republic band Unsolved Case was so kind to answer some questions from me. It´s their first interview and it feels sometimes like it became some difficulties with the english language but here we go….november 2019


Please tell me a little bit history of the group?  

-We have played since 2016 and our band is formed from bands like The Bridge of Sacrifices (metal-hc) and Urin (punk-grind).


Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands? Other bands on the side?

-Dan: Bass, 24 years, proud father, never played on instrument (first try), skateboarding, he comes late literally

Honza: Vocal, 25 years, ex-bands TBOS and Vpatětrn (blackened crust), never stop talking, love doing drawings

Petr: Guitar, 26 years, ex-band TBOS, BMX & chilli lover

Michal: Drums, 39 years, ex-band Urin, Angry lizard homie


I can hear much different influences but mostly hardcore and metal? Favorites from the past?

-That's it. This music formed us. And every man in our band listen so much on different kind of music.


Unsolved Case: are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up? You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this? Which is the best bandname you know?  

-It was a moment of decision. Searching for name of band or something like that is always a unsolved case. We dont know about any other band with this name.


What´s the best thing with playing live?

-Element, freedom, energy, therapy. Always without a stand.


And where is best to play? And the worst place?

-On the ground, without stand, near the crowd, small clubs - the best place is in your living room. The worst is in a big club, big stand and without contact with the people.


How is to play this sort of music in Czech republic right now?  Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?  

-There are many concerts in Czech republic. Lot of people in the scene organize actions of music and things like information about situation in this world. Our hometown is near Prague, then our look to scene is very positive. We play with many different bands. Important is soul of alternative & DIY culture, friendly and hatefree atmosphere.


How would you describe your music in three words?

-Fun, energy, need


What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?

-Of course life style - no one of us hasn't typically punk hairstyle like "číro" Chance or challenge do things different and don't be chained by the stereotypes.


Which song/album or group was it who took you into punk/hardcore?

-Dan: Enter Shikari - Common dreads

Honza: Hatebreed - Perseverance

Petr: Your Demise - The kids we used to be

Michal: Conflict, Oi Polloi


How is it to live in Czech Republic right now? Politically?  Fascists?  

-We are still living in decadent comfort...society is changing minute by minute and fear is the big wheel progress. Groups of xenophobic radicals are not on the light of the street, but the rest of citizens of czech republic are inclinable to stereotypes, what beat the progress of good to us all.


Is there any good bands from Czech republic right now?  Is the punkscene/metalscene/hardcorescene big? How is it in your hometown?

-It's relative. There are so many bands of hc, punk, metal. Bands of hc is less but it has a power of cooperation and help. We live in small town, what give us a life like punk band Družba, one Oi! band Diverze and others in the cellar, haha. We have one thrash metal band in Kralupy. Their name is Dissection and they said that they play the oldest thrash metal ever, but it's cool! :D


What do you know about Sweden?  Have you been here sometime?

-None of us have never been in Sweden. You have long nights, high taxes, expensive alcohol, maybe really good social politics, you very often chew  tobacco and you have so many good bands!


Have you heard any good bands from Sweden? I see that the singer have a Wolfbrigade t-shirt?

-We know about so many bands like Abba, Perkele, Wolfbrigade, Martyrdöd, Dark Throne, Nasum, The Arson Project, Victims and many other bands. A month ago, we play with Mass Worship from Sweden, it was a very nice gig.


Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?  Never in your own language?  Please tell me a little about the songs:



Already lost?

-The lyrics is done by vocalanimal Honza. Honza: Our lyrics are mostly about the human behaviour in society, about the rage. I just want to burn the flame in empty souls of people, because we live in century of unhealthy consuming, psycho problems and many many other things. Just read the lyrics of our songs, and you will see. :)

Virus: This is depressive apocalyptic song about the next days for us. Planet Earth doesn't have the capacity for us. It's only one question for our leaders, what will they do, because if they do nothing... it could be very interesting. Rich get richer, poor get poorer (c) No turning back.

Liptone: The name of song is in some harmony to lyrics. Because you know... sometimes the thing, noise, view, can't be bad or good, it's just only on point of view and view on a moment thing. Sometimes walk on the other side of... for us stereotype road..., could be very impressive and a lesson of experience for future days. We have our truth in our own hands and decisions.

Already lost: The life of these days are very open, sometimes open like predator's mouth. Better be in hide and don't use every life weapons to be the center of attention. But we are still tattoed, pierced and our behaviour look like a prehistoric lizard, but it's a cult, to know ourselves. And of course, it's all about the flame in our souls to escape from this social reality and be with people who love us and who respect us. Of course today situation is very open but sometimes not. It's life, to be lost. To be already lost.


Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?

-Maybe it's taboo with it´s substance. There are so many themes what we can't do in this world of no time. :(


Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?  Is it important to get out your opinions in music?

-Of course, it's the main thing of this music, what we love. The band is the best way to tell it.


Best political band/artist?

-Dan: Michajlov, Kovadlina

Petr: Stray from the path, Wolfdown

Honza: Thalidomide

Michal: Oi polloi, Moscow Death Brigade


Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?

-Yes - we all are the living examples. :)


Your favorite recordcover alltime?  Do you play any?

-Covers are ok, it's the honor for non-playing-bands, but we don't play them.


Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not? Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever ?

-It's cool to have own records on something like cd, vinyl, cassettes. The life is changing of course and these things have less cost of necessary. But vinyl rules.


Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?

-Every concert is unique - we are having fun on our own.


How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?

­-Mix of metalheads, skaters, punx. We need more mulletheads and rednecks. The best concert was with Paura, Lock&Key, Desacato Civil, Elephants, we think with every band, because the soul of every action is unbeatable. :)


Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life?

-It depends on mood. It's different and changeable for each other.


Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews?

-It's our first interview.


Do you care about reviews? Which is the most peculiar you ever had, with this band or any other band you have been to?

-We are not som interested but we are glad for every feedback.


Which bands do people compare you to, is it boring that people compare you to other bands or is it understandable?

-It's not necessary. Every band is unique and with a soul. Sometimes is good to compare but not enough, sometimes we laugh for comparions with our band to others. We are too young to big comparings.


If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?

-Bane, Johnny Cash, Nasum, GG Allin, Mozart


Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music?

-Yeah. It's the best way. Recommended (Honza :D).


Futureplans for the band?

-Playing, recording, living, surviving a meeting interesting people like you. People with similar life.


For yourself?

-Positive mind attitude!!! Get to know each other more. Give the fire for the next generation of punx.



-Our only enemy - we are!!! Let's defend ourselves. Live hc!


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