When I was in high school (we are talking about the mid 1990s here) I had a heavy metal band with my brother and our two friends Dušan and Mirza. The name was Villain, but when we found out there already was a band with the same name, we changed it to Hollow. We would meet regularly at some places, mostly in Skive, a town in the central Jutland.

I was a vocalist, my brother and Dušan guitarists, while the fourth member, Mirza, was a drummer. We were actually quite good, and we even managed to plain a few gigs (if not just one – I remember our first gig at some cool rock cafe in the town of Struer). We did not manage to stay together for a long time, but we did achieve something together, and I remember our session with a great joy.

Our repertoire consisted of cover songs, such as Pantera’s This Love and Alice in Chains’ Love, Hate, Love. I simply loved singing those two songs, especially the latter one, because of the coolness and power it projected.

But we also had our own songs, whose lyrics were mostly made by me, while my brother wrote the music. I am sad that I don’t have the lyrics anymore, although I know that I have somewhere a cassette tape with some of our sessions and possibly a VHS cassette with recordings of our sessions at a cellar of the refuge asylum in Hagebro where we resided in 1993-1995. One of my next tasks should be saving, recovering and digitizing the audio and video recordings of our sessions.

It’s sad that my brother and I don’t have any contact with the other two members of the band, although I would like to hear how they are and what are they doing today. We were not always the best friends, but, man, did we kick some heavy ass with the powerful sounds of Hollow.

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