There is just no stopping Chris “The Professor” Black. With High Spirits and Dawnbringer he has created some of the best and most unconventional heavy metal music around today. And don't forget Aktor. What about Pharaoh, Superchrist and Nachmystium? Well, forget about all those. It's solo album time. Not one, not two but three: "LVPVS", "Sunrise" and "I Am the Rock". All issued simultaneously (on vinyl) via High Roller Records.
“It’s a very High Roller thing to do! Over the top!,” laughs Chris Black. “But there may be downsides to all three albums being released simultaneously as well. We’ll see. But ultimately, I decided that would make it most convenient for the audience. If someone wants to buy two or maybe even all three albums, they can do it with only one trip to the store. Or one mailorder delivery, as the case may be. That convenience was the deciding factor.”
A quick glance at the cover artwork might lead to the conclusion that "Sunrise" sounds like Bathory's "Hammerheart" album. Which is at least partly true as Chris Black explains: “Actually, I wished the album to be more like 'Hammerheart', but I had to let the songs move in their own way. The guitar is played in a certain way, and so the songs have this continuity. The tempos and rhythms do have some variety, but the atmosphere remains the same for sure.”