Heavy metal singer Aleš Brichta – a symbol of rebellion in the communist years

Aleš Brichta, photo: Aleš Brichta Project website

Aleš Brichta is one of the big names on the Czech hard rock scene. He first climbed on stage in the early 80s and inspired by Western idols he brought heavy metal behind the Iron Curtain, captivating generations of young Czechs and antagonizing the communist authorities. Today, at 54 he is still going strong and is as much of a rebel as ever.

Aleš Brichta, photo: Aleš Brichta Project website
Aleš Brichta is one of the big names on the Czech hard rock scene. He first climbed on stage in the early 80s and inspired by Western idols he brought heavy metal behind the Iron Curtain, captivating generations of young Czechs and antagonizing the communist authorities. Today, at 54 he is still going strong and is as much of a rebel as ever.