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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: 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

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

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. So here they are, the choices for the best releases of this past year in the opinion of one of our writers [...]

December 22, 2019 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2019: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

Another edition of the “In Flammen Open Air” will take place in the city of Torgau, about 60 kms from Leipzig on the next July 11th until the 13th. In Flammen Open Air is a music festival for all metal music lovers. This year bands like Unleashed, Dying Fetus, Pestilence, Necrophobic, Mgla, Conan, Misery Index, [...]

June 15, 2019 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: In Flammen Open Air 2019

TOP 20 – 2018: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2018: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

It’s that time of the year again! Since 2018 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, and eventually some releases [...]

January 9, 2019 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2018: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Leipzig received one of the German legs of the Hypocrisy + Kataklysm european tour. Hellraiser was the chosen venue. So, the first band to climb the stage was The Spirit, a German black metal band whose first and only album “Sounds from the Vortex” was released last year by Eternal Echoes label. This year Nuclear [...]

November 30, 2018 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Kataklysm + Hypocrisy + The Spirit @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

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: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Due to the unique logistics of the WGT festival, where events are happening simultaneously in different parts of the city, an educated selection of certain event per day was made in order to make a complete report of that specific daily event. The events were chosen according to the spirit that moves this webzine. Day [...]

June 23, 2017 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

Between the 2nd and the 5th of June another Wave Gotik Treffen edition will be held in Leipzig, Germany. Wave Gotik Treffen is a festival which mobilizes an entire city, since the events spread through various locations around Leipzig. The events do not only focus in one place, but during these 4 days of festival, it’s always [...]

May 17, 2017 João Osório Previews Comments Off on Preview: Wave Gotik Treffen 2017

TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

With 2016 coming to its end, its time to choose the best albums of the year. These are the choices of João Osório: 1 – Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary 2 – Megadeth – Dystopia 3 – Evergrey – The Storm Within 4 – Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign 5 – Gojira – [...]

December 28, 2016 João Osório Tops Comments Off on TOP 20 – 2016: The Staff’s Choices – João Osório

Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

A full house from the very star to the very end to see Pain and friends! When Swedish group Billion Dollar Babies started their show the venue was already packed. With just 30 minutes to play, they presented their most recent work, “Chemical God” released earlier this year. With a sound more in the heavy [...]

November 21, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: PAIN + THE VISION BLEAK + DYNAZTY + BILLION DOLLAR BABIES @Leipzig

Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

On the very next day after Moonspell’s gig, the locals went on another pilgrimage in search of dark side powered by the music of Dark Funeral, at the venue “Hellraiser”. This space is one of the most famous ones in Leipzig, as one might see due to the great number of shows that take place [...]

November 2, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: DARK FUNERAL + KRISIUN + ASENBLUT @ Leipzig

Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig

Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig

Moonspell passed by Leipzig for another date of their European tour, and it was an intense show. The opening acts were Eleine and The Foreshadowing. Eleine, Swedish symphonic gothic metal, were the first band to come upon stage. The crowd was still scarce when they started, maybe due to the fact that they are a [...]

October 25, 2016 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: MOONSPELL + THE FORESHADOWING + ELEINE @ Leipzig