Thought Chamber

Thought Chamber is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2006. The band was formed by guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard of Spock’s Beard. The bands first full-length album, Angular Perceptions was released in 2007
Thought Chamber Cover Art
Tracklisting:
Premonition
Sacred Treasure
A Legend’s Avalon
Balance Of One
Mr Qwinkle’s Therapy
Transmigration Of Souls
God Of Oblique
Silent Shore
Accidently On Purpose
A Mind Beyond
Thought Chamber is currently working on their second full-length opus, a concept album entitled “Psykerion”, which is due for a 2013 release, and which will feature founding members, guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard, along with new drummer Mike Haid, bassist Jeff Plant, and keyboardist Bill Jenkins.

Ted Leonard – Vocals (Spock’s Beard, Enchant)
Michael Harris – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (Darkology, Arch Rival and Vitalij Kuprij)
Mike Haid – Drums (Michael Harris, David T. Chastain, Joe Stump)
Jeff Plant – Bass (Jimi Tunnell’s Trilateral Commission)
Bill Jenkins – Keyboards (Enchant)

Past Members
Derek Blakley – Bass (of Haji’s Kitchen and Michael Harris)
Rob Stankiewicz – Drums (of Haji’s Kitchen and Michael Harris)
Bobby Williamson – Keyboards (of Eumeria and Outworld)

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Holy Force

I’m not sure if Holy Force is a band or just a temporary project, not much info to be found. It is good that Ango Chen has an outlet in making music, talking seems not to be his strongest side, as you can find out if you read his interview with powerofmetal.dk
Anyway, Mike Boals who was with Danish powermetalers Royal Hunt for a while as well as with Yngwie Malmsteen, Ango Chen, guitarist and moving spirit of the band, Mike LePond of Symphony X and Rhino of Manowar released this selftitled album together in 2011. Some reviews were awesome calling it a Supergroup, some spoke very openly of plagiarism.

I found it enjoyable, really nothing outstanding, only one track that stuck in my mind at all, but it’s not bad either. Simply melodic, solid, well produced (at least most of it. The mastering is somewhat strange, the short instrumental tracks in between the regular songs sound as if they were twice as loud) Check out the playlist at the bottom

1. Holy Force
2. Flying
3. Breathe
4. Seasons
5. A Country Good or Bad
6. Power of Life
7. Sky Etude
8. We Are The Warriors
9. Moonlight Fantasy
10. The Wings of Forever
11. Chasing The Dream
12. Emperor
13. Waiting
14. See You In The Future

Mike Boals – Vocals
Ango Chen – Guitars
Mike LePond – Bass
Kenny “Rhino” Earl – Drums

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