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Leprous

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

Preview: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club / LAV

Preview: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club / LAV

After much anticipation, the Leprous tour showcasing the album “Pitfalls” will make its way to Portugal, brought to you by Free Music Events! On February 28th and March 1st, the Hard Club in Oporto and Lisboa Ao Vivo will, respectively, witness all the genius brought to the stage on a memorable night. Before Leprous, the [...]

February 26, 2020 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club / LAV

Interview: Maraton

Interview: Maraton

So, in Strasbourg on February 9, 2020, during their tour with Leprous we took Fredrik Bergersen-Klemp and guitarist Simen Hundere Ruud aside to ask them about their past, future and of course we challenged them to do a little a-cappella-session. Maraton are a Norwegian prog rock band that combine their music with influences from various [...]

February 23, 2020 Uta Arnold Interviews Comments Off on Interview: Maraton

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

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. Like the years before, the amount of quality releases was immense, so it’s not always an easy choice. Eventually, some releases of [...]

December 19, 2019 Rita Limede Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – Rita Limede

Leprous announce live shows in Portugal in 2020

Leprous announce live shows in Portugal in 2020

Progressive pillars Leprous have been confirmed to return to Portugal in 2020. Free Music Events has announced that the Norwegians will return in February for a double date: 28 February 2020 // Porto – Hard Club (Sala 1) 01 March 2020 // Lisboa – LAV – Lisboa ao Vivo Tickets will be available for sale [...]

December 16, 2019 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Leprous announce live shows in Portugal in 2020

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 [...]

November 18, 2019 Uta Arnold Interviews Comments Off on Interview: LEPROUS

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: 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

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 [...]

April 4, 2019 Elsa Marques News Comments Off on Close to the Rain, Bergen Prog Festival, is back with its third edition

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 [...]

April 4, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

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 [...]

April 2, 2019 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Heart Sound Festival 2019

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 [...]

March 26, 2018 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Persefone release new single “In Lak’Ech”

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 – [...]

January 6, 2018 Rita Limede Tops Comments Off on TOP ALBUMS 2017