69 Chambers

69 Chambers
Nina Treml (Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Tommy T. Baron (Tommy Vetterli) (Guitar Coroner, ex-Kreator), Diego Rapacchietti (Drums Venturia, Silent Memorial, Paganini, Charly Sahona), Michi Brugger (Drums), Maddy Madarasz (Bass, Back Vocals)

69 Chambers is a minefield of contradictions, combining brutality with pop sensibility in an array of in-your-face rock and metal songs.

Led by multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman Nina Vetterli-Treml, they combine outstanding musicianship with a voice that has been described as somewhere between “Tori Amos goes metal” and “Alanis Morissette with balls”. Nina’s unique voice is backed by hefty metal and Soundgarden-esque walls of sound. Nina, with a childhood background in South Korea and Singapore, founded 69 Chambers in Zurich, Switzerland.

A collection of original songs written during a 12-month quest for inspiration in America’s dream factory Los Angeles, christened during countless singer/songwriter gigs at open mic nights, was recorded soon after her return to Switzerland. The following release featuring the fresh material was the band’s debut album ‘War On The Inside’ (2009, Silverwolf Records), which convinced fans and press alike with major-league songwriting and production.

“Balances effortlessly between rock and metal, fit to cause a stir far beyond Swiss borders.” - Art Noir (Switzerland) The immediate success allowed the band to play live highlights such as Hellfest Open Air in France and the renowned MFVF Festival in Belgium, as well as worldwide tours. The second album entitled ‘Torque’ followed in April 2012 via Massacre Records.

Now stronger than ever, the band came back to a three-piece formation including guitar legend Tommy Vetterli and world-class drummer Diego Rapacchietti, while Nina took over the bass duties. The second album immediately created considerable buzz in the metal world along with many positive reactions from both fans and press.

Working as an automotive journalist, Nina - the co-author of a book on auto motor sports has been quoted saying ” a guitar or a bass need to sound as evil as the air cooled boxer engine of a vintage Porsche.” Mission accomplished! “Alternative rock combined with almost every variety of the metal cosmos - even more mature than their debut album.” - Metal Hammer (Germany) After a long hiatus due to personal reasons, Nina is back in the driving seat. Emotional rides, ups and downs and a great deal of perseverance helped form a new set of songs – making the third 69 Chambers album perhaps the most authentic one of the three.

‘Machine’ (2018, Massacre Records) will see the light of day on May 25th. We can expect a signature 69 Chambers style of crushing riffs led by a fragile voice, raw and unpolished energy, along with the trademark blend of power and sensitivity..