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TOP 20 – 2018: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2018: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

It’s that time of the year again! Since 2018 is coming to an end really soon, it’s about time for our staff to publish their lists regarding the best albums for the year. Like the years before, the amount of quality releases was immense, so it’s not always an easy choice, and eventually some releases [...]

January 9, 2019 João Osório Tops 0

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

This year the “The Black Planet” team returned to Leipzig for the Wave Gotik Treffen festival. Like last year, we chose to do the daily reporting in one place. We decided to watch the performance of all the bands on that stage/venue, instead of jumping from place to place, because we would lose a lot [...]

June 17, 2018 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

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 album “Angels Cast Shadows” released back in 2016. With the venue half full, they tried their best, but maybe the [...]

April 23, 2018 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Due to the unique logistics of the WGT festival, where events are happening simultaneously in different parts of the city, an educated selection of certain event per day was made in order to make a complete report of that specific daily event. The events were chosen according to the spirit that moves this webzine. Day [...]

June 23, 2017 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Between the 2nd and the 5th of June another Wave Gotik Treffen edition will be held in Leipzig, Germany. Wave Gotik Treffen is a festival which mobilizes an entire city, since the events spread through various locations around Leipzig. The events do not only focus in one place, but during these 4 days of festival, it’s always [...]

May 17, 2017 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

With 2016 coming to its end, its time to choose the best albums of the year. These are the choices of João Osório: 1 – Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary 2 – Megadeth – Dystopia 3 – Evergrey – The Storm Within 4 – Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign 5 – Gojira – [...]

December 28, 2016 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

A full house from the very star to the very end to see Pain and friends! When Swedish group Billion Dollar Babies started their show the venue was already packed. With just 30 minutes to play, they presented their most recent work, “Chemical God” released earlier this year. With a sound more in the heavy [...]

November 21, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

On the very next day after Moonspell’s gig, the locals went on another pilgrimage in search of dark side powered by the music of Dark Funeral, at the venue “Hellraiser”. This space is one of the most famous ones in Leipzig, as one might see due to the great number of shows that take place [...]

November 2, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig

Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig

Moonspell passed by Leipzig for another date of their European tour, and it was an intense show. The opening acts were Eleine and The Foreshadowing. Eleine, Swedish symphonic gothic metal, were the first band to come upon stage. The crowd was still scarce when they started, maybe due to the fact that they are a [...]

October 25, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig

Report: Dark Suns + Fon @ Werk2, Leipzig

Report: Dark Suns + Fon @ Werk2, Leipzig

On the last June 10th, the presentation of the new “Everchild” album of the German band Dark Suns took place in Werk 2 Kulturfabrik, Leipzig. Opening guest band were the FON, an alternative progressive post-rock band that fitted quite well for opening the event. Under the direction of bassist and lead singer Katharina Helmke, the other two [...]

June 21, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dark Suns + Fon @ Werk2, Leipzig

Interview: Darkestrah – Grizzly Folklore

Interview: Darkestrah – Grizzly Folklore

The formation year of Darkestrah is 1999. Seventeen years of activity for a band is a considerable and respectable time. How you see the path you did and you are doing? Asbath: Well, as you already mentioned, Darkestrah was formed in 1999 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. However, we have moved to Germany in the early 2000s [...]

June 8, 2016 João Osório Interviews Comments Off on Interview: Darkestrah – Grizzly Folklore