Record of the Week: Root – Kärgeräs (Epic Czech Metal – 20th Anniversary)

Originally released in 1996, this is an epic concept album with a story created by the master Big Boss of the fictional nation KÄRGERÄS in the tradition of European folk stories.

Recorded between 6 November and 6 December 1995 at Shaark Recording Studio, Bzenec. Shaark was also used for The Book and Black Seal. See footage of the recording sessions below!

Once a nation called KÄRGERÄS lived somewhere on this Earth. It was really long ago, long ago before the race of people who unjustly called themselves “Homo Sapiens” settled the Earth. At that time, our story took place. The story that did not end up happily though, but in spite of this fact it is mysteriously fair…

Incoming: Root – Kargeras 2013 Reissue (see original Making Of video)

The fourth album of legendary Czech occultists ROOT was recently reissued and will be available here soon. Originally released in 1996, this is an epic concept album with a story created by the master Big Boss of the fictional nation KÄRGERÄS in the tradition of European folk stories.

Big Boss has stated that the long-anticipated follow-up, Kargeras II: Return from Oblivion, has been written and will be recorded when the time is right. It is expected to be the next Root album, their tenth!

Once a nation called KÄRGERÄS lived somewhere on this Earth. It was really long ago, long ago before the race of people who unjustly called themselves “Homo Sapiens” settled the Earth. At that time, our story took place. The story that did not end up happily though, but in spite of this fact it is mysteriously fair…

Making of Kargeras, parts I & II (1996)

Proud Nation — Kärgeräs!