Professor Black is the name of a new and unrestricted outlet for songwriter and recording artist Chris Black as he enters his next creative phase. Although Chris is recognized today as the frontman for Chicago’s exhilarating hard rock troupe High Spirits, he has meanwhile been active since the late 1990s with a range of other ongoing bands and projects.
No longer willing to simply create a new band identity for each new musical idea, or to cling to the precedents and expectations of existing band identities, Chris decided in 2017 to move forward under a single name. That name is intended to capture as much as possible of Chris’s work outside of High Spirits, whether as a recording artist or live act.
Professor Black starts off strong in 2018, including the You Bastard! EP and a pair of 7” singles released earlier in the year. But the proper introduction comes in October, when High Roller Records will release the first three full-length Professor Black albums simultaneously. Of course, something different can be found with each one…
Check out Professor Black's complete 2018 discography for more great releases
Professor Black - LVPVS LP/CD (High Roller)
Professor Black - Sunrise LP/CD (High Roller)
Professor Black - I am the Rock LP/CD (High Roller)
Professor Black - You Bastard! 12”/CD (Ektro)
Professor Black & Gezol – Tarantula 7” (NWN!)
Professor Black & Midnight – Too P**k to Fuck 7” (Stressball)
Professor Black's "Stuck In The USA" taken from the "You Bastard" Ep