Interviews: THIRD CHAMBER


In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band THIRD CHAMBER from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Jamie: The name Third Chamber actually started off as kind of a joke. Named after the bottom and 3rd chamber of a weed grinder. The one that has all the crystal in it. We joked that we would write better riffs after adding the contents of the 3rd chamber to our pre jam ritual. (Not everyone in the band smokes and we do not advocate drug use of any kind) Then we googled it to see if it was a band name yet and actually discovered the 3rd chamber is the name of an excavated part of the Amphipolis tomb or Kasta tomb where 5 bodies were discovered right around the time the band was forming in October 2014. Needless to say, we were sold on the name after that and decided to run with it.  
2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Jamie: All of us have played heavy music for some time. We also all like almost every heavy music genre that’s why you’ll hear multiple influences in every song.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Jay: Yes. Jamie, Dustin and I were in Razorwing for quite a few years. Playing shows and eventually touring with Meggido where we met Russ. A few years later Jamie and I were looking for a Bassist. Already knowing Russ, we recruited him to play Bass for We Found The Body. Shortly after WFTB ended the four of us started forming Third Chamber. Russ invited Shane to join and we had a lineup. Most of us knew Shane has he was previously in many well-known bands from the Alberta scene such as Thorazine, Disciples of Power, Exit Strategy, WAKE and Culled.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Jamie: My favourite band lately has been Rivers of Nihil, love Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder but longest-running fav is probably Gojira.

Jay: My favourite band is Black Sabbath or Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Dustin: Arch Enemy.

Russ: Meshuggah.

Shane: All time? 70’s Sabbath next to that Napalm Death.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Dustin: Almost anything in life I can correlate to music, I find most of my inspiration through the hard times in life, such as losing a loved one or the current state of the world.

Shane: The current political climate definitely motivates me. The lack of empathy I see in the world today drives the aggression in my performance and gives purpose to the lyrical content.

6. Where was your last gig?

Shane: Our last gig was at New Level Brewing in Calgary with Widow’s Peak, Anomalism and Repugnant Scum. They have a really great room upstairs for local shows as well as some of the best microbrews in the city. Look them up!

7. Where would you like to act?

Jamie: Everywhere in the world haha, but mostly want to spread the music over western Canada for a couple of years and go from there.

Dustin: I would eventually like to play all over Europe

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Jamie: Would love to open for Rivers of Nihil

Jay: The Black Dahlia Murder

Dustin: Yeah! The Black Dahlia Murder 

Russ: I would love to open for Crowbar

Shane: Napalm… always Napalm

9. Whom not?

Shane: Any racist or misogynistic bands or venues.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Jamie: Anxiety can be quelled with breathing, stretching, exercise the day of a show and some CBD works for me.

Jay: Try not to stress too much and relax. Listen to ZZ Top, have a beer. Warm-up on your instrument and prepare for the show. It’s all about having a good time. 

Dustin: My first performance in a band was in front of 600 people in my Junior High school, that was scary but once you start playing that faded away at least for me. Once I felt the high of playing in front of people I haven’t stopped chasing it since. Stage fright was never something I had an issue with, but it’s human nature to feel nervous in front of people. Some advice I would give would be not to overthink it, after the first few minutes on stage the nerves should subside. Also, practice, practice, practice. The more confident you are in your playing, the less pressure you will feel performing in front of people

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Jamie: Gojira, Rivers of Nihil, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth. Nergal is one rad dude. Always like seeing what he’s up to.

Jay: The Black Dahlia Murder. Job For A Cowboy. Suffocation. Black Sabbath. Lynyrd Skynyrd. ZZ Top

Dustin: Death, (old) Inflames, Arch Enemy, Opeth

Russ: Meshuggah. They're the most inspiring band I've ever witnessed live. A few other bands that have inspired me greatly are Soundgarden, Pantera and Tool.

Shane: Napalm Death and Nasum are a major influence for me musically and lyrically. I really love the slow and complex vibes of Neurosis, YOB, Sleep and Cult of Luna. Early on Iggy, Bowie, Floyd and Sabbath opened my eyes to the world of music.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Jamie: A dreadlock

13. What do you think of your fans?

Jamie: The metal community in North America is amazing.

Dustin: Fan’s are one of my most important aspects of performing music. Without fans and their support, I wouldn’t be able to share my creativity and love for music or have fun on the stage.

Shane: I’m always overwhelmed anyone would want to see me perform. I really appreciate all the love and support I’ve received over the years.

14. What do you think of our site?

Jamie: Love the content. Honored to be mentioned and promoted amongst bands like Suffocation

Dustin: I think it’s fantastic! A great way to help promote and expose music.

Shane: It’s awesome to see all the exposure for less known bands, lots to dive into. Thank you so much for your support!

15. Something to add?

Jamie: Thank you to everyone for their support! We are always focused on the future. The next album will be heavier, faster and even more unique than this one.

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