Psí vojáci split after more than 30 years

The band Psí vojáci has announced it has broken up after more than 30 years on the Czech music scene. A statement on the band's website cites personal and health reasons for the split. Frontman Filip Topol has long faced a number of health difficulties and has undergone several operations in recent years. Public performances have been infrequent in recent times. Topol founded Psí Vojáci (“The Dog Warriors”) with schoolmates when he was only 13. The band enjoyed huge popularity after 1989 and have maintained a large cult following since. They have published some two dozen albums and underground recordings from the Communist era, when they were not allowed to record.