Thursday 03rd December 2020,
The Black Planet

Reports

Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

The Norwegians Leprous have been a growing phenomenon for many years, sustained by their excellent music, electrifying concerts and a friendly attitude. They have also long been considered one of the most important flag-bearers of the progressive aspect of metal in fusion with rock. Extremely productive since the release of their debut album “Tall Poppy [...]

March 5, 2020 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

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: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

Report: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

The Japanese quintet returns to Europe less than two years after their previous tour for a series of hard-hitting shows very much focused on the present. Even though Dir En Grey promised to come back after their late 2018 tour, few would expect to see them in Europe again so soon. To be fair, their [...]

February 22, 2020 Daniel Sampaio Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

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

Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020

Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020

Last January 11th, the oldest metal festival in Portugal took place once again the town of Mangualde. Organized by Rocha Produções, this festival is an authentic annual tradition, propelled by the great comradeship within the metal community as well as its taste for bringing bands that have never set foot in Portugal before or haven’t [...]

January 23, 2020 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020

Report: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

Report: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

The 6th of December started early for a small group of people already forming a line at the entrance of Sala Tejo (Altice Arena), in Lisbon, as they sought to secure a place on the first row of the gig that day. The memories of a sold-out show back in 2017 only made the expectations [...]

December 16, 2019 Joana Oliveira Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

This tour contains an interesting line-up because the opening band PORT NOIR has a solid fan base that they brought along to the gigs, even though they were “just support act”. A wide range of people who came for Port Noir had never seen Leprous live and vice versa. The chances were good that both [...]

November 12, 2019 Uta Arnold Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

An unsuspected and common rainy day, like so many in the autumnal season, would give place to a night to remember in Porto. It was around 6:30 PM and there was already a line forming at the entrance of the Hard Club venue. There could be distinguished at least three different languages, as some faithful [...]

November 11, 2019 Joana Oliveira Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

The fierce winds that Lisbon faced during the day didn’t affect the excitement and expectation that followers and fans of MGLA had to see the most recent cult brought by their new album “Age Of Excuse”. Judging by the amount of headbangers standing outside the venue, if the concert wasn’t sold out the day before, [...]

September 26, 2019 Ricardo Branco Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

DAY 3: Day number three was opened by Matt Heafy and Trivium on the main stage, and the chaos around it. The inflow of crowd surfers during their show was the highest until that moment at Copenhell. Trivium delivered a high-quality performance as they always do. Matt is an amazing performer, he has this ease [...]

July 22, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

Occurring for ten years— the second part of June in Copenhagen equals the biggest metal event in Denmark: Copenhell. The 10th edition of this metal event took place as always, in Copenhagen’s Refshaleøn. Counting with tens of thousands of fans invading the place eager to listen to some good music. DAY 1: The whole event [...]

July 22, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

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

Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

On March 23th, the houseboat “Le Flow” in Paris was housing the second round of the “Emergenza Festival”. The concept is to give garage bands the possibility to get on great stages (though with short sets) through a contest with several rounds. This night was a heavy one with four of eight bands being Rock/Metal [...]

May 22, 2019 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

April 6, 2019, Sucy-En-Brie (near Paris), France In a small city called Sucy-En-Brie near Paris, a very special event took place on April 6th, 2019. A festival called HEART SOUND gathered seven bands and about 600 visitors to celebrate some special gigs and to collect money to donate it to “Ensemble contre les Leucémies”, a [...]

April 16, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019