SCHWARZPRIOR

From the idiosyncratic industrial region of Ostrava come the trio Schwarzprior, who attacked the stale Czech “indie” scene with a dark wave electronica onslaught as raw and uncompromising as life in their home town. They were formed in 2009 at Ostrava’s infamous Faculty of Arts, but remained a cult favourite only until their debut album IDDQD (2014). Their long-in-the-works collection introduces their aesthetics as coming from both the 1980s electronic body music scene and the computer games of the early 1990s – the title of their album is an immortality code from the first-person shooter game DOOM. Schwarzprior’s famous live concerts are filled with high octane energy coupled with mind-bending video projections created by the singer Tomáš Motal, who is also an acclaimed comics writer. Schwarzprior became Newcomer of the Year at 2014’s Vinyla Awards.

DISCOGRAPHY

IDDQD (Polí5, 2014)

CONTACT

web: http://schwarzprior.bandcamp.com/

artist/booking: schwarzprior (at) email.cz