The Czech hardcore band Boron from Sokolov has been playing their own style for more than 20 years. Their fans call them the Czech Pantera. The leader of the band is Kuba Toth who was probably born with the guitar in his hands, the other musicians come and leave as the time passes.
Nowadays the memers of The Boron are Kuba Toth (guitar, vocal), Pavel Incedy (drums), Jan Bitman (bass guitar).
And what does Kuba think about his music and life ?
Why do people call you the Czech Pantera ?
Actually I don't know, the journalists call us this way. Because of the guitar, maybe ? I've been playing he same kind of the guitar which Dimebag Darrell used to play. We are honoured to be called like this.
Why do play hardcore, the style which has been popular for only the minor part of the audience ?
I am still too young for playing blues !
How important is the role of music in your life ?
I love music, it's a gift I was rewarded with. Music represents one of the ways how people can understand each other without meaningless words. We can see that the true and sincere communication is vanishing from our lives. But I think that in hardcore we still can lead some kind of sincere dialogue with our audience.
And if you miss your aim ? You want to express some ideas but your audience is drunk or doped.
Then our performance is pointless. I feel that the mankind is tested through drugs. Do we pass this test or do we fail? That's the question. I do not know anybody who had taken drugs and definitely finished with them.All of them started taking drugs again, sooner or later. Performing for drunk and doped people is meaningless but I am still trying hard and never give up.
Where do you look for the topics of your songs ?
It's all about my perception of our world and society. Yes, my songs are sometimes sad and rough but that's the life. I would really like to sing about nice things which I already see around me, I can notice that the money is losing its power that divides people into separated groups - the élite and the rest of the world. Doesn't life have deeper meaning than just collecting possession ?
Is there any way out from this rough world ?
Of course it is. Everything depens on every single member of our society. We have to live for other people's good, for the next generation, unselfishly. Darwin's theory says that only the strongest ones survive but what is the definition of the strenght ? Physical dominance ? Surely not. The strenght lies in love, goodness,sincerity and understanding each other. Many of those things we keep inside our hearts, some of us are hiding them deeper than the other ones. Nevertheless all of us have the great chance to change something.
What can the young musician do for that ? Do you have any advice for them ?
Do not calculate,do not use computers while composing your music, do not want to be too much perfect, small mistakes are acceptable. Be yourselves!!