The band První Hoře started its career in the north east bohemian town of Jicin as a group of former members of various local punk bands. Average age of the members was 16 years back then and the name of the band was derived from a short story by Franz Kafka. During the first four years of existence three demos were born: První Hoře (1998), 4 pokoje (2000) and Bez Obalu (2001).
První Hoře released a first regular record called Na úpatí on their own expense.
Second record Comedia dell'arte was released under Black Point music label from Prague. The band eventually moved to Prague and adapted a fixed setup of musicians including guitarist/singer, accordeonist, keyboard player/singer, bassguitarist and drummer while also using electronic samples. The band started working on their live shows, bursting with energy and theatral performance led by a clown playing the accordeon.
První Hoře was touring heavily around clubs and festivals and gained a steady audience of people who enjoyed their avantguarde musical feeling.
Third recod Lamento, again released with a support of Black Point music label, met with incredible success and was labeled "album of the year" by many. The band had a lot of gigs, short tour with the band Už Jsme Doma and concerts with other famous czech bands (Znouzectnost e.g.).
Record Lamento was awarded the Anděl award as the best hard n' heavy music album of the year as well as a 3rd place in the Břitva award in heavy metal music. První Hoře also appeared in Czech TV shows Hitoár and Madhouse and braodcasted their first videoclips of songs "Naruby" and "Otčenáš". Interviews with members of the band are published in renowned czech music maagazines like Houser, Abyss, Deníky Bohemia, Rock and Pop e.g.
The band found themselves on a Kult Hyeny tour launched by a well known crossover band Insania and performed at many summer music festivals (Brutal Assault, Poličské rockoupání, Lebeda festival, Kavčák, Festvial bez hvězd, Kramle etc.) Music agency Kontra Production took under their wing the management of the band. In the second half of the year the band was not just touring heavily but also started working on a new album which was previewed on december with a rare promo EP featuring three single tracks.
Album Club Silencio was released on 14th of april. První Hoře played at some of the most renowned festivals in Czech Republic (Colours of Ostrava, Benátská noc, Basinfire etc.) and won another Břitva award for the best hard n' heavy music album of the decade with the record Lamento. Preparations for the first gigs abroad began and the band also started working on a new album.
Milan Urza - guitar, vocals, lyrics
Rajs (ex-Bertrám) - keyboard, vocals, programming
Mr. Klaun I. - accordion
Medák - drum battery
Mr. Jiří - bassguitar
Mirek Paška - drums
Ondra Hübner - bassguitarMonika Devátá - fluite