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Report: The Pineapple Thief + LizZard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Report: The Pineapple Thief + LizZard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

It was another cold wet night in London, just perfect to get cosy and surrounded by the warmth of strangers at a concert. The Pineapple Thief provided just the opportunity by having the final date of their 2018 tour at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, in what the band had previously described as their biggest [...]

October 11, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports 0

Report: Batushka + Gaerea @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Batushka + Gaerea @ Hard Club, Porto

The landscape of black metal is morphing into something else entirely. As it happens with all artistic movements and their respective subdivisions, experimentation as a statement of healthy aversion to the status quo has proved itself to be inevitable in inducing the magic of conceptual and artistic evolution. Both Batushka and Gaerea are fine examples [...]

September 28, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports 0

Report: Primordial + Basalto + Aura @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Primordial + Basalto + Aura @ Hard Club, Porto

On the Autumn Equinox eve, the mighty Primordial brought us an unforgettable night of great music. Almost twenty years have passed since they played in Portugal for the first time, and their connection with the country keeps on growing. This was one of the two shows in Portugal, both of them warm up events for this [...]

September 27, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports 0

Report: Vodun + Bruxa Maria + The Hyena Kill @ Oslo Hackney, London

Report: Vodun + Bruxa Maria + The Hyena Kill @ Oslo Hackney, London

Vodun made a name for themselves thanks to their unique blend of heavy rock sounds, soul singing and futuristic afro imagery. After teasing their fans with the single for “Spirits Past” and its video, as well as some album artwork and details, the new album “Ascend” has finally been released into the wild and with [...]

September 21, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports 0

Photo-report: MetalDays 2018

Photo-report: MetalDays 2018

Once again, the unique MetalDays festival joined thousands of metalheads in Slovenia for a week of great Metal shows, swimming and sunbathing. Check out some pictures below. Photos courtesy of Miha K.                 [...]

September 1, 2018 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Photo-report: MetalDays 2018

Report: Vagos Metal Fest 2018 – Day 1

Report: Vagos Metal Fest 2018 – Day 1

Once again, the month of August sees the return of one of the biggest Heavy Metal festivals in the country: the Vagos Metal Fest. The 2018 edition brought some news, such as the fact that it is now a 4-day festival, and the addition of one more stage (Stairway Stage). Having the responsibility and honor [...]

August 25, 2018 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Vagos Metal Fest 2018 – Day 1

Copenhell 2018 – Day 3

Copenhell 2018 – Day 3

It was time for the last day of this year’s edition of Copenhell. In all with as a successful event, that will be back next year for it’s 10th edition. Day 3 The final day of this year’s edition of Copenhell started with a lot of spandex and colors – the first big band playing [...]

August 19, 2018 Rita Limede Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2018 – Day 3

Copenhell 2018 – Day 2

Copenhell 2018 – Day 2

After a not so exciting first day, I returned to Copenhell to catch some shows that interested me. Despite of the cold, the venue had a bigger crowd than the day before, maybe due to the Ozzy efect – the mythical artist was the headliner for this day. Day 2 I started my Copenhell adventure [...]

July 30, 2018 Rita Limede Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2018 – Day 2

Copenhell 2018 – Day 1

Copenhell 2018 – Day 1

Copenhell this year kicked off on a Wednesday, adding a Warm Up day to the festival. Despite only having a small stage for the day, the program was quite diversified. However by the time I have managed to get through the check in process, the first interesting band – Turnstile – was already finishing up [...]

July 24, 2018 Rita Limede Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2018 – Day 1

Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

On the hot evening of June 5th the beast came to Denmark to claim the throne of the metal gods again. One of the biggest metal bands in the music history – Iron Maiden – came again to Copenhagen after a few years break to present their biggest hits in the Danish leg of  “The Legacy [...]

July 6, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

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: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

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 together. One of those dates was the 28th of March at The Underworld, one of London’s most popular spots for [...]

April 3, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

The first weekend of March started in a melancholic mood in Denmark. Not only because of the outdoor climatic conditions but also due to the fact that king of progressive rock was coming to Copenhagen for the first time in two years. “The most successful musician people have never heard of” – Steven Wilson – [...]

March 22, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen