Blood. The title says it all. It suggests beauty and violence, passion and life itself. It connects the brothers Kopecky, flowing through their veins and into their music, which is known around the world for its virtuoso musicianship and dark-tinged experimentation. Harder-edged and more complex than their previous releases, Kopecky’s fifth CD Blood is undoubtedly their boldest musical statement to date. Eschewing keyboards and sitar this time around, the brothers have forged a lean and lethal sound with only bass, drums, and guitar. From the beautifully menacing explorations of dissonance in the disc opener "Garden of Immolation" to the viciously psychedelic closing track "Opium," Blood offers the listener seven mind-bending tracks that are sure to go down as some of the most challenging and enduring recordings in modern progressive rock.
Kopecky’s hard-won career in progressive rock began in 1999 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut Kopecky (Mellow Records). Following were a string of CD’s that improved successively and continued to earn them praise across the globe: 2000’s Serpentine Kaleidoscope (Cyclops Records), 2001’s live document Orion (M.A.C.E. Music), and their 2003 masterwork Sunset Gun (Musea Records).
In addition to earning praise for their recordings, Kopecky has also gained recognition for their top-notch live performances. Kopecky has performed at several major progressive rock festivals: BajaProg, Progman Cometh, and ProgDay, and Joe and William have played NEARFest as members of Sweden's Par Lindh Project. Kopecky has also played as support act for such progressive luminaries as Porcupine Tree, Planet X, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Spock’s Beard, Flower Kings, Thinking Plague, Tunnels, Gary Hoey, CAB, and Uriah Heep, and they have performed repeatedly on the Rock Stage at Summerfest, the largest music-oriented festival in the world.