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Funeral Mist release new album “Hekatomb” Infraktor released “Son Of A Butcher” video Abbath parted ways with King ov Hell Ex-Deicide guitarist Ralph Santolla passed away Shell From Oceanic release new single “Intermittent” Preview: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen Akercocke release new video “Insentience” Immortal premiere single “Northern Chaos Gods” Preview: Copenhell 2018 Samael parts ways with guitarist Mak

Funeral Mist release new album “Hekatomb”

After years of silence, highly respected Black Metal act Funeral Mist shreds new light with a surprise new album. Called “Hekatomb” it is due to

Infraktor released “Son Of A Butcher” video

Portuguese death/thrash machine Infraktor have released a video of the song “Son of a Butcher”. You can watch it below. “Son of a Butcher” is

Abbath parted ways with King ov Hell

Season Of Mist has announced that Abbath parted ways with King ov Hell (also known for being involved in Gorgoroth for many years) has left

Ex-Deicide guitarist Ralph Santolla passed away

Veteran metal guitarist Ralph Santolla passed away. He was best known for playing in Obituary, Deicide, Iced Earth, Death, and others fell into a coma

Shell From Oceanic release new single “Intermittent”

Portuguese prog band Shell From Oceanic have released a new single entitled “Intermittent”. The song is taken from the band’s new album “”How to Let

Preview: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Following up on their successful tour “The Book of Souls” which was a celebration of the 16th album in Iron Maiden’s discography, the beast is unleashed

Akercocke release new video “Insentience”

Akercocke, the celebrated masters of dark & twisted British extreme metal made their triumphant return in 2017 with their long awaited new new studio album

Immortal premiere single “Northern Chaos Gods”

Norwegian Black Metal titans Immortal have finally premiered the highly-awaited first single of their upcoming album. The single is the title track “Northern Chaos Gods”.

Preview: Copenhell 2018

Copenhell is the biggest metal and rock festival in Denmark, hosted in Copenhagen, usualy in the second half of June. Since 2010 the metal fans

Samael parts ways with guitarist Mak

Swiss metal titans Samael have announced the departure of their guitarist Mak. A replacement has already been announced as well. Samael stated on their Facebook

Recent News:

Funeral Mist release new album “Hekatomb”

After years of silence, highly respected Black Metal act Funeral Mist shreds new light with a surprise new album. Called “Hekatomb” it is due to be released on June 15th via Norma Evangelium Diaboli. Each [...]

Infraktor released “Son Of A Butcher” video

Portuguese death/thrash machine Infraktor have released a video of the song “Son of a Butcher”. You can watch it below. “Son of a Butcher” is taken from the Infraktor debut album “Exhaust”, released in February [...]

Under The Doom fest confirm Arcturus, Shining, Sinistro, Desire & more

Under The Doom fest confirm Arcturus, Shining, Sinistro, Desire & more

May 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Under The Doom fest confirm Arcturus, Shining, Sinistro, Desire & more
Akercocke release new video “Insentience”

Akercocke release new video “Insentience”

May 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Akercocke release new video “Insentience”
Immortal premiere single “Northern Chaos Gods”

Immortal premiere single “Northern Chaos Gods”

May 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Immortal premiere single “Northern Chaos Gods”
Samael parts ways with guitarist Mak

Samael parts ways with guitarist Mak

April 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Samael parts ways with guitarist Mak
Ghost premiere new video “Rats”

Ghost premiere new video “Rats”

April 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Ghost premiere new video “Rats”
Fleshgod Apocalypse robbed in Sweden. Tour cancelled

Fleshgod Apocalypse robbed in Sweden. Tour cancelled

April 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Fleshgod Apocalypse robbed in Sweden. Tour cancelled
Gaerea released a new single “Whispers”

Gaerea released a new single “Whispers”

April 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Gaerea released a new single “Whispers”

Recent Live Reports:

Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig
Posted On April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

The show started with a previously announced half an hour delay. Miracle Flair, a Swiss melodic metal band, was the first to rise onstage. The 7 song set that they played was focused on their second [...]

Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld
Posted On April 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

French band Birds In Row have started touring recently after 6 months without playing live. Coilguns, from Switzerland, however were on the final stops of their European tour. So, for 5 dates both bands played [...]

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

March 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen
Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid

Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid

February 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid
Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen

February 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen
Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto

February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto
Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

February 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig
Report: Scorpions + Pretty Maids @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Report: Scorpions + Pretty Maids @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

December 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Report: Scorpions + Pretty Maids @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli

Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli

December 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli
Report: Anathema + Alcest @ Amager Bio, Copenhagen

Report: Anathema + Alcest @ Amager Bio, Copenhagen

December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Report: Anathema + Alcest @ Amager Bio, Copenhagen

Recent Previews

Preview: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Posted On May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Following up on their successful tour “The Book of Souls” which was a celebration of the 16th album in Iron Maiden’s discography, the beast is unleashed again! Iron Maiden will drag heavy metal fans all around [...]

Preview: Copenhell 2018
Posted On May 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Copenhell 2018

Copenhell is the biggest metal and rock festival in Denmark, hosted in Copenhagen, usualy in the second half of June. Since 2010 the metal fans in Copenhagen have had the chance to see many stars [...]

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018
Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018

Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018

March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018
Preview: Desertfest 2018, London

Preview: Desertfest 2018, London

March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Desertfest 2018, London
Preview: Immolation + Full of Hell + Monument of Misanthropy + Omophagia @ Hard Club

Preview: Immolation + Full of Hell + Monument of Misanthropy + Omophagia @ Hard Club

March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Immolation + Full of Hell + Monument of Misanthropy + Omophagia @ Hard Club
Preview: Fields Of The Nephilim + Bal Onirique

Preview: Fields Of The Nephilim + Bal Onirique

March 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Fields Of The Nephilim + Bal Onirique
Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

March 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

Recent Interviews

Interview: Krowos
Posted On April 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview: Krowos

  Krowos is an Italian black metal band formed by: Tsade – Screaming and Clean Vocals Bheltregus – Choirs and Clean Vocals Frozen – Drums and Guitars Imbris – Bass Krowos was created by Frozen [...]

Interview: A BREACH OF SILENCE
Posted On April 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview: A BREACH OF SILENCE

We here at the Black Planet had the opportunity to interview the Australian metalcore band A Breach Of Silence regarding their new record “Secrets”. Their vocalist and bass player Blair Layt was kind enough to take [...]

Interview: SATYRICON

Interview: SATYRICON

November 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: SATYRICON
Interview: Crisix

Interview: Crisix

August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: Crisix
Interview: CAPE TORMENT – Crossing the storm

Interview: CAPE TORMENT – Crossing the storm

July 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: CAPE TORMENT – Crossing the storm
[Video] Angelus Apatrida interview @ Mosher Fest

[Video] Angelus Apatrida interview @ Mosher Fest

June 13, 2017 | Comments Off on [Video] Angelus Apatrida interview @ Mosher Fest
Interview: STRIKER

Interview: STRIKER

June 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: STRIKER
Interview: Betraying The Martyrs

Interview: Betraying The Martyrs

May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: Betraying The Martyrs

Top 2017

TOP ALBUMS 2017
Posted On January 6, 2018 | Comments Off on TOP ALBUMS 2017

After publishing our staff’s lists for the best albums of 2017, we have come to a final decision. So here is The Black Planet zine’s official top albums list for the past year! 1 – [...]

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Filipe Gomes

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Filipe Gomes

January 3, 2018 | Comments Off on 2017: The Staff’s Choices – Filipe Gomes
2017: The Staff’s Choices – João Correia

2017: The Staff’s Choices – João Correia

January 2, 2018 | Comments Off on 2017: The Staff’s Choices – João Correia
2017: The Staff’s Choices – José Serodio

2017: The Staff’s Choices – José Serodio

December 31, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017: The Staff’s Choices – José Serodio