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Nikola 'Niky' Kandoussi

* June 13th, 1993

Contact: Niky@TheAgony.cz

Facebook: Niky on FB

Past experience:
  • Sweet Zone
  • K2 (guest slot)
  • Ales Brichta band

Favourite bands:
  • Girlschool
  • KISS
  • Aerosmith
  • Crucified Barbara
  • Metallica
  • Motley Crue
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Arch Enemy
  • Guitars: Kobrle 'NK Explorer Pro', Epiphone Les Paul
  • Amp: Marshall JCM2000 50W, cab 1960BV
  • Effects: Boss TU-2, SD-1, DD3
  • Strings: the ones that don't break during the set - Ernie Ball Slinky or Elixir
  • Picks: George Dennis sharp 0.88 - lemon yellow, so even I can see them
  • Guitar strap: 'My Guitar Straps' (Zdenek Stejskal)

When I don’t play music, I: I work as a promoter for Charm Music CZ; we organize shows in Prague for various range of touring bands / artists, and we also provide booking for international artists. Apart from that, I write, read, cry over films, celebrate everything possible, playing basketball, play GTA and procrastinate

Favourite drink: beer and Jägermeister!

Favourite meal: almost anything Italian (lasagne, spaghetti, etc.) and I'm trying to eat healthily, so I love fruit and vegetables and tofu.

The song I want to play at my funeral: God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You II by Kiss, and then definitely some disco song - Disco Inferno would fit perfectly. Burn, baby, burn...

Deviations: Public transport - Prague / London / Stockholm / Moscow. Old American cars (Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang). RMS Titanic, and American space programs Mercury / Gemini / Apollo, american disco music and the 70s popculture itself. Otherwise, mentally stable.

Katerina Sýkorová aka 'Katie Skatie'

* June 4th, 1994

Contact: Katie@TheAgony.cz

Facebook: Katie on FB

Past experience:
  • P.U.M.
  • The Designers

Favourite bands:
  • The Agony
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kraftklub
  • Guns'N'Roses
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Nirvana
  • Imelda May
  • Cro
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Arab Strap
  • Bass: Sandberg California II, Epiphone Thunderbird V
       and some secondhand Squier (I have no idea what type it is)
  • Combo: Hartke HyDrive 5210C + Hartke HX 115; Hartke VX3500
  • Effects: I'm a bass player, I don't need any!
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt .45/.130
  • Picks: George Dennis Sharp 1.3 and Dunlop 1.14
  • Guitar strap: 'My Guitar Straps' (Zdenek Stejskal)

When I don’t play music, I: sell books, read books, do important stuff like eating, cleaning and sitting down, drink in the world's best gay bar, read books.

Favourite drink: Beer, Beer, Beer, Peppermint vodka, Beer

Favourite meal: plants

The song I want to play at my funeral: I haven't written that one yet, but you won't cry to it.

Deviations: Smelling new books, owning books I'll never read, interviewing myself about everything, theatrical behaviour, peeling labels off beer bottles. (Not collecting, just peeling.)

Tereza 'Terka' Psencíková

* September 28th, 1988

Contact: Terka@TheAgony.cz

Facebook: Terka on FB

Past experience:
  • Basilica
  • Therapie

Favourite bands:
Classic such as
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Deep Purple
  • Pink Floyd
  • King Crimson
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra

Favorite guitarists:
  • Michal Pavlícek
  • Jeff Beck
  • Guitar: Fender Stratocaster
  • Combo: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Roland Cube 30
  • Effects: Vox V845, Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde, TC Electronic Corona, TC Electronic Flashback
  • Strings: Ernie Ball
  • Picks: Dunlop Jazz III

When I don’t play music, I: write airplane service manuals for living (yes, that's an actual job), do some sports (don't tell anyone, musicians aren't supposed to do that), and just stare..

Favourite drink: Beer, Rum, Slivovitza

Favourite meal: Wienerschnitzel, svícková, grilled meat sausage with grated horseradish

Funeral song wish: Gaia Mesiah - San Pedro, Pražský Výběr - Zubatá

Deviation: I love to rip soft foam apart. Once I stole a chalkboard sponge at school, and I shredded it into pieces that I stored in a plastic bag. It was awesome. We had to clean the blackboard with a towel ever since.

Martina 'Kajda' Balcarová

* August 1st, 1983

Contact: Kajda@TheAgony.cz
Facebook: Kajda on FB

Past experience:
  • Arachnids
  • Chelicery
  • Černá Vdova
  • Bluestones
  • Sorry
  • Kolínský big band (currently)

Favourite bands:
  • TOTO
  • Journey
  • Asia
  • Gotthard
  • and LOADS of other Czech and foreign bands of many other genres and styles
  • Drum kit: Mapex Orion ... BD 22", SD 14", TT 10", 12", 14"
  • Cymbals:
       Hi-hat 14" Paiste 2002
       Crash 18" Paiste 2002
       Ride 20" Paiste 2002
       China 18" Paiste 2002
       Splash 10" Anatolian Ultimate
  • Heads: Remo Emperor (toms), Remo Controlled Sound (snare), Aquarian Super Kick (bass)
  • Pedal: Mapex Falcon double pedal
  • Hardware: Mapex
  • Sticks: R-stick, Balbex
  • Gloves: Meinl

When I don’t play music, I: read, sometimes I try to educate myself, travel, play desk games, ride the bicycle, ski in winter, waste my time on Facebook and watch TV series

Favourite drink: dry red wine, rum, water
[Webmaster's note: liar! You drink beer all the time!!!]

Favourite meal: chicken with baked potatoes and cheese sauce. All kinds of potatoes and cheese, in general

Jana Čermáková aka 'Jenny' (2014)


Facebook: Jenny on FB

Past experience:
  • Black Rose
  • Wretched Beauty
  • seasoncrack
  • Ready To Fall

Favourite bands:
  • Trivium
  • Motionless in White
  • Escape the Fate
  • Slipknot
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Suicide Silence
  • Rings of Saturn
  • Drums: Sonor Select force - red sparkle black
       SD SPAUN (USA) 14x5.5
       SD Sonor select force 14x5.5
       SD Sonor 14x6.5
       TT 8, 10, 12, 13, FT 16, 18
  • Cymbals:
       hi - hat Zildjian 14 mastersound
       medium crash Zildjian 17 a 19
       right megabell Zildjian 21
       cina Ziljian 19 ultra hammered
       splash Zildjian 12
  • Pedal: TAMA SPEED cobra
  • Hardware: Sonor 400, rampa GIBRALTAR GRS - 850DBL
  • Sticks: Vic Firth 5A

When I don’t play music, I: take photos

Favourite drink: Nestea

Favourite meal: italian cuisine

Jarka Cervenáková

* June 9th, 1980

Contact: Jarka@TheAgony.cz

Facebook: Jarka on FB

Past experience:
  • Designed by Death

Favourite bands:
  • Fleshgod Apocalypse
  • Dying Fetus
  • Slayer
  • Hypocrisy
  • Opeth
  • Drum kit: Mapex Meridian Birch
  • Cymbals:
       Hi hat Anatolian Ultimate 13"
       Splash Anatolian Kappadokia 8"
       Headliner brass Crash 16"
       Ride 20"
       Anatolian Rock Crash Tradicional 16"
       China Paiste 2002 18"
  • Heads: Remo Emperor, Remo Coated Ambassador
  • Pedal: Tama Iron Cobra Chrome
  • Stands: Tama HS 700WN, Tama HH 75W
  • Sticks: Vic Firth 5AN Hickory
  • Metronome: Tama RW 105
  • Trigger : Alesis D4

When I don’t play music, I: sleep... read books, snowboard, play volleyball...

Favourite drink: Beton

Favourite meal: Montenegro steak with grated edam cheese