The Sixth Chamber

The Sixth Chamber

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Poetic psychedelic hard rock from the American Babylon. CONTACT: (310) 623-2164

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Biography

THE SIXTH CHAMBER - Often accused of being one of the most original sounding heavy rock bands in Los Angeles, The Sixth Chamber continues to slash and burn down its musical path of mind-altering riffs and passionate, soul-wrenching songwriting narratives delivered via blasting vintage tube amplifiers, heavy rhythmic drive and soulful, belty vocals.

The band has been described by the LA Weekly as a new "wild-eyed, from-the-mountaintop kind of rock evangelism" capable of sweeping unsuspecting listeners away on its "rising metallic tide."

Vocalist Sevan Kand sings in a soulful, bluesy style inspired by vocalists from late 60s/early 70s rock and R&B. Some influences include Robert Plant, Jack Bruce and Al Green. Kand was born into a bohemian musical family, and his voice was used on recordings by gothic rock pioneers Christian Death as a small child.

Guitarist Rahne Pistor is a descendant of the Iommi, Hendrix, Blackmore school of distorted blues and psychedelic rock guitar, and is known to add a mystical flare to his lead guitar. Pistor relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago from New Jersey, where in his teenage punk days he played bass for a year or so in a band with members of The Misfits and Samhain.

For its live shows in New York and Los Angeles, The Sixth Chamber has been "pick of the week" in the Village Voice and LA Weekly on several occasions.

RECENT NEWS:
*Booked to perform at the Buddy Miles memorial concert and ceremony in Austin, Texas
*Songs chosen to be used in upcoming zombie film Dance of the Dead, directed by Gregg Bishop
*Sixth Chamber music used in the film Venice in the Sixties, screened at special event at landmark Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood hosted by Dennis Hopper and scheduled to be aired on PBS during the 2008 season
*Songs licensed to be used on MTV "reality" shows
*Radio play in various states on stations including KXLU 88.9 FM (Los Angeles), Indie 103.1 FM (Los Angeles) and WFMU 91.1 FM (New Jersey/New York City)
*Latest EP selling on iTunes

SOME INFLUENCES: Cream, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Animals, The Doors, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Love, Mountain, T-Bone Walker, Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys, Parliament/Funkadelic, Lightnin' Hopkins, Deep Purple

Lyrics

Something's Going Wrong

Written By: Lyrics by Sevan Kand

I think something's in my brain
something strange
cause lately things ain't been the same, yes i've changed
i've been running through the streets late at night, yes i have
i've let go of everything, nothing's real i'm in a dream
i've been falling into pieces can you help me get myself together yeah?

something's going wrong with me
i feel my mind let loose reality
something's going wrong with me and i don't know what i need
something's going wrong inside
from this feeling i can't hide
something's going wrong

desperately i cried your name, you never came
tell me is this a sick game or am i insane, am i?
i've been hiding in the trees late at night yes i have
waiting for the bell to ring, when the branches snap the children scream

Going Down Together

Written By: Rahne Pistor

Going down together is our destiny
How it ends for you and me
Going down together is our legacy
How we met reality
I know when I came
Where we're going I don't know
But going down together is our des-tin-y

My head is sinking 'neath the tide
burden of regret inside
I sensed that devastating hush
those times when you betrayed our trust

I had to look at what you do
And what that money did to you
What you thought you had to gain
We face these prison walls again
Ohhh how'd I wind up in the crossfire?
Ohhh how'd I wind up in this hellfire?
Now I bare the wrath of blame
Mine to bare for a lifetime and then....

Going down together is our destiny
Today it ends for you and me
Going down together is our legacy
Today we met reality
I know when I came
Where we're going I don't know
But going down together is our des-tin-y

Triumph or Tragedy

Written By: Sevan Kand

Triumph or Tragedy

i looked into your eyes
i saw a ghost inside
lost in time and space
cheated and disgraced

break free from this malady
find your way out of this reality
can't you see it's triumph or tragedy

you can let new life begin
if you escape the death within
free yourself from the pain
walk away with what remains

break free from this malady
find your way out of this reality
can't you see it's triumph or tragedy

Forever is Today

Written By: Sevan Kand/Rahne Pistor

Tomorrow is Never

dawn arrives and we must fight
transcend from darkness into the light
there's a breaking point
in every soul
a breaking point
beyond a man's control
when we must throw ourselves

in harms way
for it's the only way
forever is today
tomorrow is never

once i thought with sovereign mind
i knew what i must leave behind
enslaved by chains of gold
possessions that we hold
soon possess our souls
we are bought and sold
and we find ourselves

in harms way
for it's our only way
forever is today
tomorrow is never

in harms way
with our blood we'll pay
forever is today

No sun has shone in times anear
harsh winds bring forth rapture and fear
you with desolate eyes
a heart full of lies
praying to the sky
your storm begins inside

Discography

2008 - Triumph or Tragedy
2007 - Divine EP
2006 - Jump Into The Flames EP
2005 - Shards of Glass EP
2004 - Crippled Souls

Set List

*Half-hour to an hour set

1. The Firestorm
2. Shadows
3. Triumph or Tragedy
4. Going Down Together
5. Something's Going Wrong
6. Hollow Autumn
7. Divine
8. Climbing Down
9. Forever is Today
10. The Demons Inside