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9 CHAMBERS “Swept Away” – Exclusive Listen To Non-Album Track Streaming On Metal Odyssey Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Photography)

(L to R: Ed Mundell, Greg Hampton)

9 CHAMBERSGreg Hampton (producer, vocalist & guitarist) of the Hard Rock supergroup 9 Chambers has recently given Metal Odyssey an exclusive opportunity to stream a brand new, non-album track: Swept Away. Take a listen (below) to the dual guitars of Greg Hampton and Ed Mundell, with Jorgen Carlsson (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) supplying the rhythmic thunder. Go ahead and treat yourself to the Hard Rockin’ ear candy of 9 Chambers! Greg delivers a standout vocal performance once again on this song. Swept Away is a scorchin’ example of the Hard Rock crunch that 9 Chambers unleashes.

Swept Away can be heard on the 9 Chambers EP: Stashed Gems. This EP was an Amazon.com limited giveaway for pre-ordering the debut and S/T 9 Chambers album. Stay tuned for another opportunity to land Swept Away for yourself, the 9 Chambers web-store will be selling EP’s and other very cool stuff starting around October of 2011! Make certain to check in quite often at: 9 Chambers – Official Website

CLICK on the audio player below and get ROCKED OUT from Swept Away by 9 Chambers!

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Photography)

* 9 CHAMBERS will be seeing their debut and S/T album released on September 27th, 2011, on Samson Records/E1 Entertainment.

9 CHAMBERS:

Greg Hampton – vocals & guitar

Ed Mundell – guitar

Jorgen Carlsson – bass

Vinny Appice – drums

* For more info on 9 CHAMBERS, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 CHAMBERS – Debut S/T: Pump Up The Volume On This Hard Rock Stunner!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, modern rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Greg Hampton (vocals, guitar & producer) and Ed Mundell (guitar) have joined Rockin’ forces to create 9 Chambers, recruiting Jorgen Carlsson (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) to seal the deal on this Hard Rock titan of a band. These musicians have seemed to set aside their past accolades and industry status, while instead they ventured to use their Rockin’ talents like hungry musicians looking to make their mark for the very first time. This 9 Chambers debut is fourteen songs that are memorable and relevant, with quality and consistency being their Hard Rock standard.

I look upon this 9 Chambers album for its several strengths that it bestows: songwriting, lyrics, musicianship and the uncanny accomplishment of intertwining a wealth of sounds representing a palette of genres, from Stoner to Modern, which in turn all lends this album its strong and unique character. With that said, the one constant on 9 Chambers is it being a Hard Rock experienceBury Yourself has the psychedelic vibe happening with a hardened and modern edge. If you’re looking for a song to Rock your face off, this is the one. Can’t Turn Your Back is a mid-tempo Rocker that showcases 9 Chambers as a band that can deliver the Hard Rock goods on both a heavy and laid back level. A ballad with muscle is another way to describe this cool song.

My favorite song on this album is All But Done. I had to pick that one song that has absolutely Rocked my boring and rain-soaked world, rescuing me from a post Hurricane Irene syndrome. Greg’s vocals, coupled with the insane guitar chops and thumping rhythmic beats, so solidly accentuates the totality of coolness that All But Done resonates. It’s a thrill a second, while I listen to the duo guitars of Greg and Ed throughout this album. As they swap leads, riffs and solos, the Rockin’ vibes are felt from two guitarists that believe in the music they are playing and come across as believing in each other. Ed has obviously adapted to his post Monster Magnet life, capturing some axe slinging juju in a bottle and calling it his own.

I was impressed before on the multi-instrumental and vocal talents of Greg Hampton. His last band called The New Czars, released a Modern/Industrial Hard Rock statement I’ll forever admire known as Doomsday Revolution. This time around, I’m more impressed with what Greg Hampton has achieved on all levels, with his vocals sounding notably more confident (kick ass) and relaxed while fronting 9 Chambers. Greg is a singer that knows his limits, he has a classic voice that can adapt to the multi-genres of Rock that 9 Chambers taps into.

Greg vocally exhibits the skillful ability to carry a heavy song. Indeed The Sun is a shining moment for Greg vocally and I can’t resist getting psyched out while listening to this song. Indeed The Sun has everything going for it, with abundant guitar licks and a fired-up rhythm section as well. Harmonious and modern tones appear to come very natural for Greg and Use U Up exemplifies my point. Mid-paced and resonating with an AOR vibe, Use U Up can be a candidate for Rock radio in my Metal opinion. I’ll leave vocal comparisons aside, saying that as a vocalist on this album Greg has once again: reached up high and pulled the sun from the sky.

Vinny Appice is always a delight to listen to on drums. With Jorgen Carlsson on bass this is as accomplished a rhythm section as you’re going to hear in Hard Rock or Rock. Darker Side Of Sunshine accentuates the musical strengths that Vinny and Jorgen bring to 9 Chambers. A justifiably Heavy, Modern Rock song that jams so steadily along. It’s one of those songs I wish would carry on for twenty minutes, it’s that Rockin’ delicious. To create an album of Hard Rock songs and make it sound so incredibly complete is quite an admirable accomplishment of 9 Chambers. I give a Metal salute to the songwriting prowess of Greg and Ed, creating Hard Rock this damn cool is sincerely something else.

9 Chambers has successfully executed their Hard Rock edict with their debut album. Hard Rock fans of any generation should get into the Hard Rockin’ world of 9 Chambers now and escape away from the cut and paste albums that you may find coming at you. Classes for Hard Rock Appreciation 101 begins the moment you listen to this album. 9 Chambers is a Hard Rock album that I easily rank as one of the years best and hopefully the first of many more to come from this dynamic band.

I’ll ring that Metal bell, raise my fists to the air and blow an F’n kiss to the sky. Why?  For 9 Chambers is a band and album I can’t possibly deny. Metal be thy name.

9 Chambers releases on September 27th, 2011, on Samson Records/E1 Entertainment.

* Band photo credits: Rockframe Photography

9 CHAMBERS:

Greg Hampton – vocals & guitar

Ed Mundell – guitar

Jorgen Carlsson – bass

Vinny Appice – drums

Left to right: Greg Hampton, Ed Mundell

9 CHAMBERS – Track Listing:

Life Moves On

Majick Number

One Thing Missing

Know Your Enemy

Whats It Gonna Get U

All But Done

Bury Yourself

Can’t Turn Your Back

Other Side Of Time

Indeed The Sun

Use U Up

Cut-N-Runn

No Escape

Darker Side Of Sunshine

* For more info on 9 CHAMBERS, click on the links below:

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

www.9chambers.com

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 CHAMBERS – Self-Titled Debut Album Releasing On September 27th, 2011!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Photography)

9 CHAMBERS – Hard Rock Supergroup 9 Chambers will be making Rock n’ Roll history on September 27th, 2011… this is THE release date for their self-titled debut album! With Greg Hampton (vocals & guitar), Ed Mundell (guitar), Jorgen Carlsson (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums), this album boasts four incredible musicians with legendary experience. Metal be thy name.

9 Chambers will be released via Samson Records/E1 Entertainment. Mark your Rockin’ calendar for this highly anticipated, Hard Rock debut album from 9 Chambers!

9 CHAMBERS:

Greg Hampton – vocals & guitar: (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Bootsy Collins and world respected album producer & songwriter)

Ed Mundell – guitar: (ex-Monster Magnet)

Jorgen Carlsson – bass:(Gov’t Mule)

Vinny Appice – drums (as schedules permit): (Black Sabbath, DIO, Heaven & Hell)

* For more info on 9 Chambers, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

9 Chambers – Audio Samples

* For related info and posts on 9 Chambers, (from the Metal Odyssey archives), click on the big header links below!

9 Chambers – Hard Rock Supergroup Of: Greg Hampton, Ed Mundell, Jorgen Carlsson and Vinny Appice!

9 Chambers: In Studio and Recording “Goin’ The Other Way” – See The Video Here!

9 CHAMBERS – Hard Rockin’ Studio Update: Through Sights and Sounds!

9 CHAMBERS – Posts New Song Sample: “One Thing Missing”

9 Chambers – “All But Done”: New and Complete Track Is Streaming Here Now! Yes, It ROCKS!

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 Chambers – “All But Done”: New and Complete Track Is Streaming Here Now! Yes, It ROCKS!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock songs, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

9 CHAMBERS – The Hard Rock supergroup famously known as 9 Chambers have released a NEW track from their forthcoming debut album! This is no audio sample… this is a complete track and it’s titled: All But Done. This Hard Rockin’ and Psychedelic tinged song resonates with the all inclusive talents that this fabulous band bestows.

The dual guitars of Greg Hampton and Ed Mundell are erupting with so much Hard Rockin’ goodness on All But Done that it’s downright intoxicating. The vocals of Greg Hampton are instantly memorable and solid on this song. Greg has reinforced in my Metal mind, that he can stand tall among the very best of Rock and Hard Rock vocalists today.

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Stoner, Rock and Psychedelic Rock fans should prepare themselves to get ROCKED OUT by 9 Chambers and All But Done. I’ve given out the Rockin’ warning… all you need to do now is click the start button below to hear for yourself! All But Done from 9 Chambers is Hard Rock excellenceMetal be thy name. Crank it up loud and be glad you did all you muthas!!

(Left: Ed Mundell, Right: Greg Hampton)

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Media/Karen Murphy Mundell)

9 CHAMBERS ARE:

Greg Hampton on vocals and guitar – (worked with Alice CooperLita Ford and Bootsy Collins, to name a few. Greg is currently producing a Tommy Bolintribute album, which guests many famed Rock Music musicians.

Ed Mundell on guitar – (ex – Monster Magnet)

Jorgen Carlsson on bass – (Gov’t Mule)

Vinny Appice on drums – (will be involved as his schedule permits) (Black SabbathDIOand Heaven & Hell)

* For more info on 9 Chambers, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Audio Samples

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 CHAMBERS – Posts New Song Sample: “One Thing Missing”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Left: Ed Mundell, Right: Greg Hampton)

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Media/Karen Murphy Mundell)

9 CHAMBERS – The Hard Rock Super Group of 9 Chambers has posted a brand new song sample: One Thing Missing. You can hear this unreal great and Hard Rockin’ song by clicking here: 9 Chambers – Reverbnation

This band of Rock Music industry veterans called 9 Chambers are:

Greg Hampton on vocals and guitar – (worked with Alice Cooper, Lita Ford and Bootsy Collins, to name a few. Greg is currently producing a Tommy Bolin tribute album, which guests many famed Rock Music musicians.

Ed Mundell on guitar – (ex – Monster Magnet)

Jorgen Carlsson on bass – (Gov’t Mule)

Vinny Appice on drums – (will be involved as his schedule permits) (Black Sabbath, DIO and Heaven & Hell)

9 Chambers are currently recording and putting the Rockin’ touches on their forthcoming debut album. Stay tuned to Metal Odyssey for all the 9 Chambers details!

* For more info on 9 Chambers, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

9 Chambers – Audio Samples

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 CHAMBERS – Hard Rockin’ Studio Update: Through Sights and Sounds!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Left: Ed Mundell, Right: Greg Hampton)

(Photo Credit: Rockframe Media/Karen Murphy Mundell)

9 CHAMBERS – Rockin’ right along in the studio and currently making cool progress on their forthcoming debut album is the Hard Rock supergroup known as 9 Chambers. The lineup for 9 Chambers with their storied backgrounds: Vocalist and guitarist Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, The New Czars, Lita Ford, to name a few), guitarist Ed Mundell (ex-Monster Magnet), Jorgen Carlsson on bass (Gov’t Mule) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heavn & Hell, DIO) on drums.

The Rock world is a better place, when musicians such as 9 Chambers can unite and create their unique brand of Hard Rock! Check out the video below for the newly released sights and sounds collection that is 9 Chambers… as they’re recording in the studio right now!

* Stay tuned to Metal Odyssey for constant updates on 9 CHAMBERS, as they progress closer to their debut album’s finish and release date!

* Read the initial cover story about 9 CHAMBERS, as it was posted on Metal Odyssey back on April 8th, 2011 by clicking the big header link below!

9 Chambers – Hard Rock Supergroup Of: Greg Hampton, Ed Mundell, Jorgen Carlsson and Vinny Appice!

* For more info on 9 CHAMBERS, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

9 Chambers – Audio Samples

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 Chambers: In Studio and Recording “Goin’ The Other Way” – See The Video Here!

Posted in Guitar, Hard Rock, hard rock music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Left: Ed Mundell, Right: Greg Hampton

(All Photo Credits: Rockframe Media/Karen Murphy Mundell)

9 CHAMBERS – Led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Greg Hampton and ex-Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell, the new Hard Rock supergroup of 9 Chambers is currently in the studio and recording for their forthcoming debut album.

The lineup for 9 Chambers with their storied backgrounds: Vocalist and guitarist Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, The New Czars, Lita Ford, to name a few), guitarist Ed Mundell (ex-Monster Magnet), Jorgen Carlsson on bass (Gov’t Mule) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heavn & Hell, DIO) on drums.

“Some guest drummers of recognition will be on board to finish off a few songs”, Greg Hampton has recently told me. Stay tuned for more updates, videos, song samples and news as it breaks from 9 Chambers… it will all be covered right here on Metal Odyssey! Check out Greg Hampton and Ed Mundell below, trading off and playing their guitar licks while recording “Goin’ The Other Way”:

Jorgen Carlsson – bass

Vinny Appice – drums

* Check out some very cool song samples from 9 Chambers by clicking this link: 9 Chambers – Audio Samples

* For more info on 9 Chambers, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

* Related post (click below) on 9 Chambers, featured on Metal Odyssey:

9 Chambers – Hard Rock Supergroup Of: Greg Hampton, Ed Mundell, Jorgen Carlsson and Vinny Appice!

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

9 Chambers – Hard Rock Supergroup Of: Greg Hampton, Ed Mundell, Jorgen Carlsson and Vinny Appice!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(left: Ed Mundell, right: Greg Hampton)

(Photo credit: Karen Murphy Mundell)

9 CHAMBERS – Anytime I have a conversation with multi-instrumentalist and producer Greg Hampton, he will light up like the Time Square ball on New Years Eve when Classic Rock and Hard Rock is talked about. Greg has assembled a new band, a “supergroup” if you will, that has more reverence and experience in their Rock and Roll veins for that Classic Hard Rock sound than you can shake a Metal stick at. 9 Chambers makeup has four star musicians who know a thing or two about playing Classic Hard Rock, not to mention Heavy Metal as well. With 9 Chambers, it’s a Hard Rock venture that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Check out the lineup for 9 Chambers: Vocalist and guitarist Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, The New Czars, Lita Ford), guitarist Ed Mundell (ex-Monster Magnet), Jorgen Carlsson on bass (Gov’t Mule) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heavn & Hell, DIO) on drums. Whoa. Greg Hampton was not kidding around when he told me he was putting together a new band that would psyche out the Hard Rock community! It doesn’t get any more legit than this lineup… Metal be thy name. You can listen to 4 song samples from 9 Chambers by clicking here: 9 Chambers – Audio Samples

Greg Hampton is aiming for an August 2011 release date for the upcoming debut album from 9 Chambers, while negotiating a record deal with management. Greg states they have close to twenty songs written, so there are obviously many cool choices to be made for their debut album. Greg is enthused that he and Ed share common ground on what “old school” Rock music they both listen to, with Free, Armageddon and Captain Beyond, to name a few. The 1983 Black Sabbath release of Born Again has been getting worn out from playing in Greg’s car as of late too, further noting where his heavy music interest lies.

“Some guest drummers of recognition will be on board to finish off a few songs”, Greg added. On what to expect from the Hard Rock sound of 9 Chambers, Greg stated: “We wanted to stick to our original vision as to how the Hard Rock of 9 Chambers should sound, throw in a Soundgarden variable in the equation with both a 90’s and Crooked Vulture vibe to it. There’s a little Stoner vibe happening as well. This album is a lot less progressive than what I’ve done in the past. There are no synths or drum loops. It’s a purist approach of four guys playing Hard Rock”.

* For more info on 9 CHAMBERS, click on the links below:

9 Chambers – Reverbnation

9 Chambers – Official Website

9 CHAMBERS – Official facebook

LONG LIVE 9 CHAMBERS.

Stone.

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