Black Pope is a rock metal band from Trieste, Italy. They formed in 2006, but started playing in 2009 after many line up changes. Influenced by Metallica, Slayer and Pantera, in these years they created their sound, a mix of rock and metal, going from classic rock to extreme metal.
After testing their sound with some live shows, in January 2010 Black Pope recorded their first self produced EP, "Habemus Papam Nigrum" and started touring in Italy (Gloomy Day Festival, Sammardenchia Rock, Metal Fragola) and in nearby Slovenia (opening act for Dan-D).
One of these shows became a live album, "The Live We Can't Play". The song "The Ghost In Me" appears on Metal Wave Vol 3 (Nov 2010) and Rock Hard Magazine Explosion Vol 2 (Apr 2011)
Black Pope earned their slot via Sonicbids gig listing. They were chosen among 122 bands from all over: UK, USA, Germany, Danmark, Italy, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, Serbia and russia.
Habemus Papam Nigrum (2010)
The Live We Can't Play (2010)