4 In The Chamber - Empires Collapse CDEP


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1054 are very proud to have 90's NYHC veterans 4 IN THE CHAMBER join the roster for this killer comeback release !!! Consisting of members of 1054 familia bands Xtinguish The Code & Orlando Furioso this EP is sure to become a classic !!

4 In The Chamber was part of that 90s hardcore wave of no musical limits and mixed bill shows, founded in 1995 by David M (Without A Cause, Apparition & Xtinguish the Code) on bass and Frankie G on guitars. 4ITC featured a two singer vocal attack of John and Cedric, Anthony on drums and Steve on second guitar & played non-stop in the NY,NJ,PA & Conn area.

They then went into the studio with Noah Evens (Icemen) to record a two song demo & before long a solid fan base was devolving for 4ITC and it was time to drop an EP. Before the recording of the EP 4ITC parted ways with Cedric, and John took over sole vocal duties. Released in 1997 on Extreme Championship Records, “Unstable Foundation” mixed a multitude of styles including hip hop, metalcore and mosh heavy hardcore.

4ITC continued a weekend warrior attitude playing as far south as Virginia and hitting our friends to the north Canada, always bringing high energy to all there live shows, in 2001 4ITC was approached by Kingfisher Records (part of Century Media) to record a full length record , the record “Existence” was the result !!!

4ITC headed to Europe to support the record touring with the likes of Shutdown, 100 Demons and Vision, all capped off playing the “WithFullForceFest” with names like Megadeth, Soulfly. Judas Priest and Sick Of It All .

The late 2000s saw multiple lineup changes with John leaving and Bobby Brazen stepping in on vocals. Two more records were released, “Memories Die” and “Not For The Weak Of Heart” & during these records 4ITC continued playing all over touring Canada and Puerto Rico.

Over time members sought their own musical projects and some settled down to build a family. In early 2018 one of David’s close friends Rob (Belgium) had an idea of writing a new 4ITC EP for fun & Dave was all for it (Dave at the time was in Apparition ) so over time Rob sent track by track to Dave and the next story of 4ITC was going to be told …… then COVID !!!!

Like everything the EP took a back burner as everyone’s health and well being was most important, but slowly things got back to normal and the EP began evolving with the 4ITC mantra of no limits on ideas and having fun Dave recruited BX drummer OG Tony Ortiz to lay down the drums, XTC guitarist G Flava handled guitars and XTC vocalist Lugo laid down the vocals all at Level Up studio, but still something was missing …..

A second vocalist would be added, none other than Orlando Furioso himself with XTC drummer Trey Bag (who played drums on 4ITCs “Memories Die”) was also back in the fold for live shows, but something was still missing ??? Finally the missing piece came home …. 4ITC original guitarist Frankie G was also back in the fold !!!!
Now the record was done … “Empires Collapse”, which is a blend of old school and new school HC with politically charged lyrics !!! Which will make old school fans happy and win over new fans alike and the best live line-up we could have asked for :

4ITC is :

Lugo vox
Orlando Furisco Vox
G Flava guitar
Frankie G guitar
Trey Bag drums
Dusty ONITA bass

Tracklist :

1. Civil Unrest 02:56
2. Gang Of Villains (Feat. Owen Thomas & Jack Beard) 03:11
3. Memories Remain (Feat. David Alexander) 02:27
4. Racial Divide 03:09
5. 15 Minutes Of Fame 03:44
6. Strength Of Convictions (Feat. Dan Enhancer) 03:59

Guest vocals :

Gang of Villains - Owen Thomas / Jack beard
Memories Remain - David Alexander
Strength of Convictions - Dan Enhancer

Drum tracks Tony Ortiz
Drum tracks on Strength of Convictions by Trey Bag

Recorded @ Level up studio
All songs written and arranged by Lenfant Dumalin Robb
Strength of Convictions written By Frank G
All lyrics written by Orlando Furioso & Lugo Bxhc except Strength of Convictions by Johnny Unite US