Thursday 21st November 2019,
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Leprous

Interview: LEPROUS

Interview: LEPROUS

We’ve been reporting about Leprous for many years, so you should know them already. The outstanding Norwegian prog band is currently on tour after releasing their successful new album “Pitfalls”, setting new standards with their live shows. We took guitarist TorO aside in Frankfurt to ask how things are going. TBP: So, how is the [...]

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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 0

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 [...]

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Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition

Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition

“Close to the Rain”, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition in June. Eight bands will fill the program and we’re proud to announce two of the first names confirmed from the Norwegian prog-scene: Leprous and Airbag. “Close to the Rain”, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition. This time in [...]

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Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

PROGNOSIS festival took place in  Eindhoven (Netherlands) on the 22nd – 23rd, 2019 The organizers of the “Prognosis” festival were once again aiming high. They invited and succeeded to gather the ‘crème-de-la-crème’ of the prog metal scene, mixing it with some other genres. Visitors from all over Europe travelled to see bands such as LEPROUS [...]

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Preview: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Preview: Heart Sound Festival 2019

What nicer thing can happen in the prog music scene than one of the best active prog bands supporting a society doing good in the fight against leukemia? This is going to happen on April 6, 2019 near Paris/France, when LEPROUS are going to perform a once-in-a-lifetime special gig for Heart Sound festival. The festival [...]

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Preview: Prognosis Festival 2019

Preview: Prognosis Festival 2019

There are a lot of good prog festivals lately, and Eindhoven seems to be a stronghold of prog metal, organizing one of the most thrilling events in a long time: Prognosis Festival! The organizers have invited none less than Devin Townsend himself to play an exclusive solo set, as well as the US no. 1 [...]

March 14, 2019 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Prognosis Festival 2019

Persefone release new single “In Lak’Ech”

Persefone release new single “In Lak’Ech”

Andorran progressive metallers Persefone have released their dark new single ‘In Lak’Ech’ (feat. Tim Charles from Ne Obliviscares) ahead of their upcoming EU tour. The single will be available to purchase digitally and also on 12″ vinyl. You can watch the lyric video to the single below. With a new guitarist and a new drummer [...]

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TOP ALBUMS 2017

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 – Septicflesh – Codex Omega 2 – Akercocke – Renaissance in Extremis 3 – Mastodon – Emperor of Sand 4 – [...]

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2017: The Staff’s Choices – Filipe Gomes

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Filipe Gomes

With the year of 2017 coming to an end, it is time to choose the best releases of the year. Like in previous years, we will be publishing our staff’s choices daily as well as a final Top 20 for the zine of the best albums that were released in 2017. Here are the choices [...]

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2017: The Staff’s Choices – José Serodio

2017: The Staff’s Choices – José Serodio

With the year of 2017 coming to an end, it is time to choose the best releases of the year. Like in previous years, we will be publishing our staff’s choices daily as well as a final Top 20 for the zine of the best albums that were released in 2017. Here are the choices [...]

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2017: The Staff’s Choices – Carolina Ventura

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Carolina Ventura

With the year of 2017 coming to an end, it is time to choose the best releases of the year. Like in previous years, we will be publishing our staff’s choices daily as well as a final Top 20 for the zine of the best albums that were released in 2017. Here are the choices [...]

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2017: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

With the year of 2017 coming to an end, it is time to choose the best releases of the year. Like in previous years, we will be publishing our staff’s choices daily as well as a final Top 20 for the zine of the best albums that were released in 2017. To start, these are [...]

December 23, 2017 Rita Limede Tops Comments Off on 2017: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

Preview: Be Prog! My Friend 2017 @ Barcelona

Preview: Be Prog! My Friend 2017 @ Barcelona

Be Prog! My Friend 2017 will happen at Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain on the 30th of June and 1st of July. Moving to the 4th edition, Be Prog! My Friend stands firmly by its name. The festival brings the best of the progressive music in metal and rock. Two days listening to the finest progressive [...]

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