From the land of “Blue Hills & Red River” of North-East India, comes the new powerhouse of Progressive Genre, “Chamber”. Initially, Chamber consisted of Bhargav-Vocals & Guitar, Ronjoy-Drums, Aakash-Bass, and Aditya-Lead Guitar. This four-piece line-up started out in 2010 as an Alternative Rock Band. But soon Ronjoy & Aakash left the Band to focus on their studies. Band’s future was uncertain for quite some time when Bhargav & Aditya were searching for eligible replacements. Bhargav contacted Dishankan after he heard him play the Acoustic Guitar in a College function in Guwahati Commerce College where both of them study. He was immediately recruited by Bhargav & currently he serves the Band as the Lead Guitarist. Through Dishankan, Bhargav met their current Keyboardist & programmer/producer Writam. Dishankan’s Brother Sandeepan also soon joined the band as the new Drummer. Bhargav met Bassist Shan through a mutual friend. Impressed by his bass skills, he was immediately included into Chamber’s line-up as the new Bassist. The quartet, which started out in 2010 finally ended up being a sextet group by the end of 2011.The current line-up includes Bhargav-Vocals, Dishankan-Lead Guitar, Writam-Key-Boards & Synthesizers, Sandeepan-Drums, Aditya-Rhythm Guitar, and Shan-Bass Guitar
Writam’s cousin, Priyam also serves as the songwriter & Assistant Recordist for the Band. After the song “Shades of the Faded Moon” being co-written by Priyam & Dishankan, Bhargav soon gave Priyam the opportunity to join them as the Band’s official songwriter.
Now, with most of the Band members being changed from the original line-up, the band’s sound also took a radical change. Most of the new members being avid listeners of Progressive Rock/Metal, this started to Show influence in developing Chamber’s new sound as well. The Alternative Rock sound of Chamber took a drastic change into Progressive rock/Metal sound, which was highly praised with positive reviews in leading music magazines of North-East India.
Assam’s new Progressive sensation had a fair success in various Rock/Metal music competitions held at various venues. The new sextet line-up joined Tezpur University’s Rock competition called “Metanoia” in 21-22 October, 2011 while the new line-up was still fresh as Writam & Sandeepan had just joined the Band on 12 October, 2011. Still then, they managed to become the 1st Runners-up of the competition, with a lot of praise for their music from the judges like “Bhayanak Maut”. They also performed in “Channel V Launch Pad” Guwahati auditions (2nd Runners-up), Assam Engineering College’s “Pyrotechniques” (Finalists), Guwahati Medical College’s “Pye-rock-xia” (1st Runners-up) and Jorhat Engineering College’s “Powerchord” (Winners).
Chamber released their debut single “City of Seven Hills” on 27th June, 2012 on the internet for free download. The band is set to release their 2nd single “Shades of the Faded Moon” on their Bandcamp & Soundcloud pages, which will also be available for free download. By the end of 2012, Chamber is looking forward to release their 1st EP.
Chamber Official’s tracks