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Chris Black

Chris Black

Real/full name:
Christopher Weston Maycock
45 (born 1978)
Place of birth:
United States (New Jersey)


A contributing writer for Metal Maniacs (under the name "Professor Black").

Founder of Twilight Records / Black Planet / Professor Black / Planet Metal record labels.

Married to Angela Maycock.

Not to be confused with Chris Black, who also resides in the Chicago, Illinois area.


As Professor Black:
Vocals (2013-present)

2013 I Am the Psychic Wars (Single) Vocals
2015 Paranoia Vocals
2020 Placebo Vocals


Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards (1995-2016)

1996 Sacrament (EP) Drums (as "The Hammer")
1997 Unbleed Piano, Organ, Vocals (clean), Drums (as "The Hammer")
2000 Catharsis Instinct Keyboards, Drums, Vocals (clean), Percussion (as "The Hammer")
2006 In Sickness and in Dreams Drums, Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards, Bass, Songwriting
2010 Nucleus Lyrics, Drums, Bass, Songwriting, Keyboards, Vocals
2011 Three Soldiers Standing / Night of the Sinner (EP) Drums, Vocals, Lyrics, Bass, Songwriting
2012 Into the Lair of the Sun God Songwriting, Lyrics, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Bass
2014 Night of the Hammer Songwriting, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals, Lyrics, Bass
2016 XX (EP) Lyrics, Bass, Guitars, Guitars (rhythm) (track 3), Songwriting, Drums, Vocals, Guitars (lead) (track 2, 5)
2020 Snake All instruments, Vocals

High Spirits

All instruments, Vocals (2009-present)

2011 Another Night Everything (as "Chris")
2013 2013 (EP) Vocals
2014 High Spirits (Single) Vocals
2014 You Are Here Vocals, All instruments (as "Chris")
2016 Take Me Home (Single) All instruments, Vocals
2016 Motivator All instruments, Vocals (as "Chris")
2017 Night Rock (Demo) All instruments, Vocals
2017 Escape! (EP) All instruments, Vocals
2020 Hard to Stop All instruments, Vocals (as "Chris")
2021 Another Night in the City (Single) All instruments, Vocals
2023 In the Moonlight (Single) All instruments, Vocals
2023 Safe on the Other Side All instruments, Vocals
(show all)


Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

2014 Heavy Metal Hammer (EP) Drums, Guitars (lead), Lyrics, Bass, Vocals, Songwriting (as "P. Black")

Professor Black

As Professor Black:

2018 Professor Black + Midnight (Collaboration) Drums, Guitar, Bass (Track 1), Vocals (Track 2)
2018 You Bastard! (EP) Everything
2018 I Am the Rock Vocals, Bass, Drums (as "Chris "Professor" Black")
2018 LVPVS Guitars, Drums
2018 Sunrise Everything
2021 Master of the Universe (Single) Everything


Vocals, Bass (2000-2013)

1999 10:19 Caught on Tape (Demo) Drums, Songwriting, Lyrics (as "Johnny Thunderpants")
2000 God Bless Superchrist (Compilation) Vocals (tracks 1, 2), Lyrics, Drums, Songwriting (as "Johnny Thunderpants")
2001 Dark & Dirty (Demo) Drums, Vocals, Lyrics, Bass, Songwriting
2002 Dark & Dirty Lyrics, Drums, Bass, Songwriting (except track 2), Vocals
2003 High & Hungry (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics (except track 4), Bass, Songwriting
2003 Back & Black Bass, Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-9, 11), Vocals, Lyrics (except tracks 6, 10)
2004 South of Hell Bass, Vocals
2004 Heavy Metal Tonight (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2006 Ladycutter (Single) Bass, Vocals
2007 Headbanger Bass, Vocals
2008 Fuck like a Priest (Single) Drums (track 2), Vocals, Bass (track 1)
2009 Defenders of the Filth Songwriting, Vocals, Lyrics, Bass
2010 Black Magical Circle of Witches (EP) Vocals (tracks 2, 3), Bass
2011 Burn Again (Live album) Bass, Vocals
2012 Black Thunder (Single) Vocals, Bass
2012 Holy Shit Bass, Songwriting, Vocals, Lyrics
(show all)

Final Prayer

As The Hammer:
Drums (session) (1997)


Bass, Keyboards (2004)

2004 Eulogy IV (EP) Keyboards, Guitars


Drums (1997-2023)

2003 After the Fire Lyrics (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 6, 9), Drums
2006 The Longest Night Lyrics (tracks 2, 7), Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 10), Drums
2008 Be Gone Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 8, 9), Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 9), Drums
2010 Tribute to Coroner (Split) Drums
2011 Ten Years (EP) Songwriting (track 1), Drums, Lyrics (track 1)
2012 Bury the Light Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9), Songwriting (tracks 1, 4, 8, 9)
2021 The Powers That Be Drums

Professor Black & Gezol

All instruments, Vocals

2018 Tarantula (Single) All instruments, Vocals


As The Hammer:
Drums (session) (1998)

Spiral Wheel



2012 Doomsday (EP) Lyrics


1999 Demo 1999 (Demo) Drums


2004 Demise Bass (tracks 2, 3, 6) (as "C. Black")
2005 Daze West (Split) Drums, Bass, Vocals
2006 Instinct: Decay Guitars (additional)
2008 Worldfall (EP) Guitars (lead) (track 4), Vocals (choir) (track 1)
2008 Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. I Programming, Keyboards
2010 Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II Programming, Guitars, Vocals (backing), Keyboards
2012 Silencing Machine Vocals (additional)


2013 I Am the Psychic Wars (Single) Recording (vocals) (as "Professor Black")
2015 Paranoia Recording (Vocals) (as "Professor Black")


1996 Sacrament (EP) Executive producer (as "C. W. Maycock")
1997 Unbleed Producer, Mixing (as "Chris Maycock")
2000 Catharsis Instinct Mixing, Producer
2006 In Sickness and in Dreams Producer
2010 Nucleus Producer
2012 Into the Lair of the Sun God Producer
2014 Night of the Hammer Producer
2016 XX (EP) Producer

High Spirits

2011 Another Night Producer, Recording (as "Chris")
2014 You Are Here Proucer, Recording (as "Chris")
2016 Motivator Songwriting, Recording, Producer (as "Chris")
2020 Hard to Stop Recording, Producer (as "Chris")
2023 In the Moonlight (Single) Recording
2023 Safe on the Other Side Recording


2011 Nadir (EP) Mixing (as "Chris J. Black")
2012 Nadir (EP) Mixing (as "Chris J. Black")


2004 Demise Mixing, Engineering (as "Session Overlord Chris Black")
2004 Eulogy IV (EP) Mastering, Producer
2006 Instinct: Decay Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2008 Worldfall (EP) Producer, Engineering
2008 Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. I Songwriting (track 3), Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10)
2009 Doomsday Derelicts (EP) Producer, Lyrics (tracks 1-3)
2010 Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II Lyrics (tracks 1-8, 10), Producer
2012 Silencing Machine Lyrics (tracks 6, 9)
2021 Chemical Catharsis (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2011 Ten Years (EP) Liner notes

Professor Black

2018 Professor Black + Midnight (Collaboration) Lyrics, Songwriting (as "Professor Black")
2018 You Bastard! (EP) Producer, Liner notes
2018 LVPVS Producer, Mixing (as "Professor Black")
2018 I Am the Rock Producer (as "Professor Black")


2001 Dark & Dirty (Demo) Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2002 Dark & Dirty Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2003 High & Hungry (Demo) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2003 Back & Black Design, Producer
2004 South of Hell Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2007 Headbanger Producer (as "Professor Black")
2008 Fuck like a Priest (Single) Producer (as "Professor Black")
2009 Defenders of the Filth Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2010 Black Magical Circle of Witches (EP) Producer
2012 Holy Shit Recording


2008 Wardrive Producer


2012 To the Frontlines Producer (as "Professor Black")
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