PLANET EATER takes their name from the original nemesis of humanity Galactus, the destroyer of worlds. PLANET EATER has risen from the barren prairies, spreading their influence into Western Canada as well as gaining recognition in parts of the US, UK and Russia. The sound of PLANET EATER is as unique as it is familiar, blending thrash and death metal with crushing grooves and devastating vocals. Hints of Morbid Angel, Converge and Bolt Thrower can be found with elements of Sepultura, Strapping Young Lad and Gojira embedded at the core. Hitting the stage with intensity, ability and all the heavy, PLANET EATER’s live show captivates the eyes and forces the uncontrolled and eternal headbang of the helpless metal-head.
Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, PLANET EATER is compromised of Luc Hart, (guitar), Donovan Turner, (vocals), Troy Bleich (bass /vocals) Devin Ubell (guitar) and Nick Eichhorst (drums).In Jan of 2015 Luc Hart recorded and PLANET EATER released their first self titled EP. This album made significant waves with its unpredictable blend of death, thrash, groove, progressive riffing. Using the album as a tool, PLANET EATER earned slots on numerous festivals across western Canada in 2015-16. These festivals included Loud as Hell, Armstrong Metal Fest, Calgary Metal Fest, ShrEdmonton Metal Fest, Manitoba Metal Fest and Metal Wizard Fest with many shows in between.
Using an aggressive and unique approach to merchandising and marketing PLANET EATER continues to leave its mark wherever it travels. These merchandise sales help finance the many tours across Canada, including their first music video, Burn It To The Ground off their self titled 2015 release. Garnering thousands of views, Burn It To The Ground continues to spread the word of the PLANET EATER.
PLANET EATER used these festivals and numerous shows to gradually hone their sound and define their identity as the band they are today. In winter of 2016 PLANET EATER returned to the studio to begin recording the follow up full length release, Blackness From The Stars. Blackness From the Stars delves deeper into the initial styles of the band, incorporating a percussive and primal natures while creating dark, layered, and atmospheric grooves.
With a new album released on August 4th, 2017, PLANET EATER descends yet again into the heart of Western Canada to wreak havoc and debauchery. Slated to play numerous dates including Decimate Music Festival and Loud as Hell Festival, PLANET EATER is poised to make waves in 2019 and beyond.
PLANET EATER is (left to right): Nick Eichhorst – Drums / Troy Bleich – Bass/Backing Vocals / Donovan Turner – Lead Vocals / Devin Ubell – Guitar / Luc Hart – Guitar
“it’s a first-class ticket to headbang city, propelled by a thundering bass and drum section. While there’s plenty of jolting groove in the song (Cold Confines), the rapidly swirling and adrenaline-fueled swarming of the riffs and leads provide different textures — but they also get their hooks in you — while the high, raw, flesh-eating vocals amplify the music’s rushing, rabid intensity.” – No Clean Singing
“There is no taking Planet Eater as anything but deathly serious when they’re delivering such fresh metal sounds as The Boats & Pile of Bones. Hyper-aggressive vocals with a deep brooding guitar tone, it’s death metal as you know it but with a really modern take on groove. Consistently mind-numbingly heavy riffs, explosive drum beats & plenty of hooky moments to keep the momentum going.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“PLANET EATER have a tone that makes them stand out… Check out first track and lead single “The Boats”. Within the first 20 seconds a swinging, almost blues inspired riff wraps itself around your head, and then it comes back heavier (and slower) when the full band kicks in. Around that same time, vocalist Donovan Turner makes his presence known with a full throated straight from the guts of hell bellow, immediately calling these proceedings to order….On their first proper full length, PLANET EATER prove themselves contenders not only in the local scene, but have created a product that is worthy of international
listenership.” – KNAC
“They make their presence known loud and clear once again with their opener ‘The Boats’, an incredibly heavy song with some powerful guttural vocals by Turner.” – Mind Noise Network
“Planet Eater comes across as a melting pot of amalgamate death metal. Not afraid to add some modern elements, Planet Eater brings a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. Off to a solid start, the future looks bright for Planet Eater, even if the members consider themselves old boys in a new scene.” – The Metal Observer
“Planet Eater from Saskatchewan took the stage and with little said to the audience launched into a crushing and intense set. They were unrelenting as they tore through their twenty five minutes and left the audience wanting more.” – Metal Rules (Live Review – Calgary MetalFest 2014)