Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: April 9, 2024
Last update/review: April 9, 2024

Black Sites

Black Sites is a Chicago-based band founded by guitarist (and now sole original member) Mark Sugar, with three well-received albums released in 2017, 2019, and 2021. While they are strongly influenced by 80's traditional metal, they aren't a retro act, as they have a clear modern edge and some progressive tendencies that keep them from sounding stale. Class is the name of the game here -- Black Sites oozes class, from the compositions to the musicianship to the production. They embody modern classic heavy metal.

Current Members

Mark Sugar


Ryan Bruchert


Greg Bruchert


Brandon White


Former Members/Guests

John Picillo

bass (Immortal Bird)

Jose Salazar


Chris Avgerin


Garry Naples

drums (ex-Immortal Bird, Novembers Doom, Trouble)


In Monochrome  
2017 Mascot
  1. M Fisto Waltz
  2. Dead Languages
  3. Monochrome
  4. Burning Away the Day
  5. Hunter Gatherer
  6. Watching You Fall
  7. Locked Out - Shut Down
  8. In the Woods
  9. The Tides
  • Mark Sugar
  • John Picillo
  • Chris Avgerin

2019 Hoove Child
  1. The Night They Came for You
  2. To the Fire
  3. Feral Child
  4. Coal City
  5. Dream Long Dead
  6. Focused Totality - The Psychic Knife
  7. Prolonging
  8. Dwell upon the End
  • Mark Sugar
  • Ryan Bruchert
  • Jose Salazar
  • Garry Naples

2021 independent
  1. Sword of Orion
  2. Call It by Its Name
  3. Lost Tribes
  4. Echo of a Lie
  5. The Worst of Us
  6. Nocturne/Everything Went Black
  7. They Eat Their Young
  8. White Ashes
  • Mark Sugar
  • Ryan Bruchert
  • Garry Naples

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