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Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018

Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018

Moita Metal Fest returns for its 15th edition on the 6th and 7th of April. The festival will take place at Largo do Pavilhão Municipal de Exposições, in Moita – Setúbal. Moita Metal Fest started back in 2004 and soon became a reference for the Portuguese underground scene. Now, currently on their 15th edition and after [...]

March 26, 2018 Rita Limede Previews Comments Off on Preview: Moita Metal Fest 2018

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

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 – Carlos Pereira

2017: The Staff’s Choices – Carlos Pereira

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 [...]

December 24, 2017 Carlos Pereira Tops Comments Off on 2017: The Staff’s Choices – Carlos Pereira

Terror Empire “Burn The Flags” video has premiered

Terror Empire “Burn The Flags” video has premiered

You can pre-order “Obscurity Rising” at Mosher Records. Coming on September 22nd. Portuguese thrashers Terror Empire have presented their brand new music video, in an exclusive premiere via Ultraje magazine. Yet, you can watch below. “Obscurity Rising” comes out on September the 22nd via Mosher Records, and can be purchased at www.mosherrecords.com. Pre-orders will include [...]

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Terror Empire stream new album “Obscurity Rising”

Terror Empire stream new album “Obscurity Rising”

You can pre-order “Obscurity Rising” at Mosher Records. Coming on September 23rd. 2017 sets the release of “Obscurity Rising” (Mosher Records), the brand new album from Portugal’s thrash metallers TERROR EMPIRE, in which the always-present political tone goes up a notch, and the result is a crushing record blending thrash metal hooks with death metal [...]

September 16, 2017 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Terror Empire stream new album “Obscurity Rising”

Terror Empire reveal new song Times of War

Terror Empire reveal new song Times of War

Portuguese thrashers Terror Empire have just released a new song off the upcoming record “Obscurity Rising”. The new Terror Empire album is set to be released on July 14th via Mosher Records, and the preorders are now live at www.mosherrecords.com. This is the first record since “The Empire Strikes Black”, edited back in 2015. Recorded [...]

June 21, 2017 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Terror Empire reveal new song Times of War

VOA Fest closes band billing for 2017 with Carcass and Venom

VOA Fest closes band billing for 2017 with Carcass and Venom

VOA – Heavy Rock Festival will once again return to the Quinta de Marialva Urban Park, in Corroios. The event will take place on August 4, 5 and 6, and the 2017 edition has its billing closed with the adding of Carcass and Venom to the poster. Both bands will join the previously announced names [...]

June 16, 2017 Rita Limede News Comments Off on VOA Fest closes band billing for 2017 with Carcass and Venom

Terror Empire release new album Obscurity Rising in July

Terror Empire release new album Obscurity Rising in July

Portuguese thrashers Terror Empire will release their new album ”Obscurity Rising” on July 14th through Mosher Records. ”Obscurity Rising” was recorded at Golden Jack Studios (studios of Terror Empire‘s drummer João Dourado). About the album the band says: “Songs range from Terror Empire’s modern sounding thrash metal to skin-pounding brutal death metal, however, this doesn’t stop [...]

June 1, 2017 Zé Serôdio News Comments Off on Terror Empire release new album Obscurity Rising in July

VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

VOA – Heavy Rock Festival will once again return to the Quinta de Marialva Urban Park, in Corroios. The event will take place on August 4, 5 and 6, and the 2017 edition has several new features in their billing. Among the main events in VOA Fest, for the first time and to enjoy the [...]

May 10, 2017 Rita Limede News Comments Off on VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

VOA Fest announces new names

VOA Fest announces new names

VOA Heavy Rock Festival has added 5 bands to their billing of this year’s edition. Finnish cello metal Apocalyptica (who are celebrating 20 years of ”Plays Metallica by Four Cellos”), Dutch symphonic metal Epica (who are promoting their latest release ( The Holographic Principle), American mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan (who are giving their farewell tour), [...]

March 1, 2017 Zé Serôdio News Comments Off on VOA Fest announces new names

Report: OESTE UNDERGROUND FEST @ Malveira

Report: OESTE UNDERGROUND FEST @ Malveira

The first edition of Oeste Underground Fest took place in Malveira, and the festival started on the right foot, as a benefit event for the local voluntary firefighters. A noble cause wrapped up in a day-long event represented by some of the most prominent acts of the Portuguese underground scene and with a familiar ambience. [...]

November 24, 2016 Rita Limede Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: OESTE UNDERGROUND FEST @ Malveira

Oeste Underground Fest releases final poster and video

Oeste Underground Fest releases final poster and video

The first edition of the Oeste Underground Fest will take place on the 5th of November in Malveira, Lisbon at the Pavilhão Multiusos. This is a charity event in favor of the local fire department corporation, so the tickets will only be available at the door, by the symbolic price of 8 euro (with a [...]

July 29, 2016 Rita Limede News Comments Off on Oeste Underground Fest releases final poster and video

Report: DESTROYERS OF ALL release show @ States Club, Coimbra

Report: DESTROYERS OF ALL release show @ States Club, Coimbra

A musical mark was made last Saturday in Coimbra during the special release show of DESTROYERS OF ALL debut record “Bleak Fragments”, that was officially due on the 18th of March via Mosher Records. For the first time, three of the city main bands shared their home stage, and all of them gave on hell [...]

March 24, 2016 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: DESTROYERS OF ALL release show @ States Club, Coimbra