Reviews

Black Sites


Black Sites

BLACK SITES stream new album “Exile”

Chicago metal band BLACK SITES are now streaming their new album Exilevia PureGrainAudio.com. The album will be released this Friday.

The band commented “We hope you enjoy our new record ‘Exile.’ We have spent a lot of time and effort on it over the past year or so, and we’re proud of the results. More importantly, we think it’s a kickass rock record. Hopefully you will too.”

Stream the album here: https://puregrainaudio.com/audio/chicago-metallers-black-sites-return-from-exile-with-a-fantastic-new-album-exclusive-premiere

Pre-order the album here: https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/album/exile

Exile features artwork by Adam Burke (Vektor, Eternal Champion) and was mixed by Sanford Parker, who is known for his work with underground luminaries Voivod and Eyehategod.  Hoove Child Records will release Exile on CD, with digital and vinyl formats available directly through the band.  The album’s driving riffage, elegant harmonies, and thoughtful lyrics are sure to launch Black Sites far beyond their Chicago home.

PREVIOUS NEWS:

Chicago metal band BLACK SITES have released a playthrough of their track “Feral Child”. The song is taken from their album Exile which will be released on April 19th.

The band commented: “Behold as we play one of our own compositions with maybe 80-85% accuracy. This was recorded more or less live one afternoon, so yes, there are some mistakes, and it’s also not filmed particularly well. It was just for fun. Also, look how cool our shirts are.”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzqpnrtQZWk

Chicago proggy metal band BLACK SITES have released their track “Feral Child” via Indy Metal Vault. The song is taken from their album Exile which will be released in April.

Listen to the song here: https://www.indymetalvault.com/2019/03/25/track-premiere-black-sites-feral-child/

An amalgamation of talent from Chicago’s underground music scene, Black Sites offers a fresh progressive metal sound that’s catching the ears of music critics and dive-bar concertgoers alike.   Former Trialsvocalist Mark Sugar is joined by his longtime collaborator Ryan Bruchert on guitar, José Salazar (Satan’s Hallow) on bass, and Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) on drums.  Drawing on influences from Black Sabbath to Queensryche and Paradise Lost, Black Sites delivers a sound that’s been called “unapologetically modern (with) two feet firmly planted in the feel of yesteryear.”  It’s prog that’s dynamic and unpretentious, exemplifying both the grit and brilliance of the Windy City.

Following the 2017 release of their debut album In Monochrome via Mascot Records, the band parted ways with their label. Black Sites now looks forward to putting out their upcoming LP Exile this April.  

Exile also presents Black Sites’ new rhythm section.  The original lineup parted ways amicably due to logistical issues, which led to the addition of Naples and Salazar.  “Garry and I were already playing together in another project, and I thought his approach and work ethic would work well in this band,” says Sugar. “Then we randomly met José in the parking lot of our practice space, and within five minutes we were joking about St. Anger and quoting lines from Boogie Nights. We knew he’d fit in nicely.”

Exile features artwork by Adam Burke (Vektor, Eternal Champion)and was mixed by Sanford Parker, who is known for his work with underground luminaries Voivod and Eyehategod.  Hoove Child Records will release Exile on CD, with digital and vinyl formats available directly through the band.  The album’s driving riffage, elegant harmonies, and thoughtful lyrics are sure to launch Black Sites far beyond their Chicago home.

Preorder Exile here: https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/album/exile

Black Sites – Feral Child

Black Sites – To The Fire

Black Sites links:

Band location – Chicago Illinois

Learn more about Black Sites on their Facebook page

Listen to Black Sites music on Soundcloud

Listen to and buy Black Sites music on Bandcamp

Follow Black Sites on their Twitter page

Buy Black Sites music on Itunes

Buy Black Sites music on Amazon

See more about Black Sites on Google Play

Find out more about Black Sites at Last Fm


PETE'S ROCK NEWS AND VIEWS.COM