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Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

This year we were once again present at Wave-Gotik-Treffen. 2023 marked the celebration of the festival’s 30th edition. Day #1 We started our trip differently this year, as we had time, we went to Clara-Zetkin-Park where, every year, on the first day of the event, the Victorian picnic takes place. Dozens of people dressed up [...]

June 8, 2023 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

Another year passes, and another edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen approaches. This year Wave Gotik Treffen will celebrate its 30th edition. The event will take place between the 26th and 29th of May and promises to be one of the best ever. In musical terms, at the time of writing this, 166 bands are [...]

May 4, 2023 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2023

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

Another year in which The Black Planet Magazine was present at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. As always, we will focus on our target audience and report on events that our readers most identify with. Interestingly, almost all the reasons for our report this year were located in the same place (Heidnisches Dorf), with a [...]

June 18, 2022 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

Report: Dynazty + Sirenia + Surma + Holy Mother @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Dynazty + Sirenia + Surma + Holy Mother @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

On the 9th of April, Hellraiser in Leipzig hosted a concert with 4 bands who were promoting their latest albums (although they have a little time). Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and with all the venues closed the bands couldn’t do it properly when their works were released. The first band that played was Holy [...]

May 15, 2022 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dynazty + Sirenia + Surma + Holy Mother @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

After 2 years of interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which cultural events were cancelled everywhere, Wave Gotik Treffen will return to Leipzig. :: When ? :: This will take place between the 3rd and 6th of June and it will be the 29th festival. Alternative music lovers will be able to find a [...]

May 4, 2022 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2022

Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

On the 27th and 28th of August, the “Winds and woods meet Metal” festival took place in Leipzig. It was two days dedicated to metal music – with an emphasis on folk metal on the first day, and symphonic metal on the second. The event occurred in the mythical Hellraiser venue, a renowned place in [...]

September 13, 2021 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

TOP 20 – 2020: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2020: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

It’s that time of the year again! Since 2020 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. So here they are, the choices for the best releases of this past year in the opinion of one of our writers [...]

December 23, 2020 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2020: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

The day after Napalm Death played in Leipzig and the same day that Lindemann (with Peter Tägtgren and Till Lindemann) were also playing in town, the Thrash Alliance 2020 took place in Felsenkeller. The metal community was divided but those who were in the venue were the true enthusiasts of good old thrash metal. The [...]

March 1, 2020 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla – 12.02.2020 –  Täubchenthal On February 12th, the public that went to Täubchenthal, in Leipzig, attended a concert with three bands of very diverse styles. At first, one could consider that three different bands might turn off people’s interest in the event, but the exact opposite happened. And whoever went to [...]

February 18, 2020 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

It’s that time of the year again! Since 2019 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. So here they are, the choices for the best releases of this past year in the opinion of one of our writers [...]

December 22, 2019 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Another year has passed, and once again thanks to the organizer’s collaboration, we were given access to this very unique festival, in which various musical cultures (although the predominant is Gothic) coexist in a healthy way. Here is our report! [...]

June 28, 2019 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

Another edition of the “In Flammen Open Air” will take place in the city of Torgau, about 60 kms from Leipzig on the next July 11th until the 13th. In Flammen Open Air is a music festival for all metal music lovers. This year bands like Unleashed, Dying Fetus, Pestilence, Necrophobic, Mgla, Conan, Misery Index, [...]

June 15, 2019 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

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

Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Leipzig received one of the German legs of the Hypocrisy + Kataklysm european tour. Hellraiser was the chosen venue. So, the first band to climb the stage was The Spirit, a German black metal band whose first and only album “Sounds from the Vortex” was released last year by Eternal Echoes label. This year Nuclear [...]

November 30, 2018 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig