Sleep Chamber

Sleep Chamber

Formed by John Zewizz around 1980, Sleep Chamber has had a wide assortment of members, and performed a wide variety of music. Very early works were very experimental in nature, with elements of musique concrete. Shortly thereafter Sleep Chamber was recording ritual/ambient music, which continued into the early 1990s. In the mid-1980s the band also began working with more electro/EBM material, often meshed with their ritual works. This trend generally continued and took on additional rock-oriented dimensions in the 1990s. Around 2000 the project became effectively silent, but in February 2009 Sleepchamber (new spelling) are back with brand new albums. They're currently recording a new album of more evolved Electronic/EDM to be released just prior to their 2016 tour of Europe, where they will be once again visiting Germany as well as Isreal and a few other countries. Strong rumor has it this will be their last tour, according to Zewizz' website. Boston area (other U.S.?) shows could be a possibility, but have not been verified. Front man John Zewizz is also working on a solo album of mostly original music, with a cover or two including Peggy Lee's "Fever".


Sleep Chamber Discography Tracks


Sleep Chamber Dream Distillate Inner-X-Musick US 1983 Sell This Version
XXX-C4 Sleep Chamber Musik For Mannequins(Cass) Inner-X-Musick XXX-C4 US 1984 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Sleep Chamber (Album) Inner-X-Musick US 1985 Sell This Version
XXX-LP-5 Sleep Chamber Submit To Desire(LP) Inner-X-Musick XXX-LP-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
XXX 23 Sleep Chamber Sigil 23(Cass, Ltd) Inner-X-Musick XXX 23 US 1985 Sell This Version
none Sleep Chamber Admit To Desire(Cass, Ltd, C60) Inner-X-Musick none US 1985 Sell This Version
XXX-14 Sleep Chamber W:O:M(Cass) Inner-X-Musick XXX-14 US 1985 Sell This Version
# 7 Sleep Chamber Live On WBRS Radio(Cass) Inner-X-Musick # 7 US 1986 Sell This Version
#10 Sleep Chamber Live At The Pallace Roads Theatre(Cass) Inner-X-Musick #10 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Sleep Chamber Live On WZBC 11/5/86(Cass) Inner-X-Musick none US 1986 Sell This Version
# 9 Sleep Chamber Live At Johnny D's(Cass) Inner-X-Musick # 9 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Sleep Chamber Live At The Rat Club 12:18:85(Cass) Inner-X-Musick none US 1986 Sell This Version
# 4 Sleep Chamber Live At The Rat Club / Live At Avant Fair(Cass) Inner-X-Musick # 4 US 1986 Sell This Version
XXX 37 Sleep Chamber Flesh On Flesh(Cass) Inner-X-Musick XXX 37 US 1986 Sell This Version
# 3 Sleep Chamber Live At The Rat Club(Cass) Inner-X-Musick # 3 US 1986 Sell This Version
# 8 Sleep Chamber Live On WMFO / Live On WJUL(Cass) Inner-X-Musick # 8 US 1986 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Spellbondage (Album) Inner-X-Musick US 1987 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Sexmagick Ritual (Album) Trinity Records (3) Austria 1987 Sell This Version
XXX-23 Sleep Chamber Sleep Sanatorium(Cass) Inner-X-Musick XXX-23 US 1987 Sell This Version
XXX 50 Sleep Chamber Live At TT The Bears 7-8-87(Cass) Inner-X-Musick XXX 50 US 1987 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Satanic Sanction (Album) Musica Maxima Magnetica Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Sins Ov Obsession (Album, Comp) FünfUndVierzig Germany 1988 Sell This Version
BOX-C-1 Sleep Chamber Fetish Garden(Cass) Inner-X-Musick BOX-C-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Sharp Spikes & Spurs (Album) Inner-X-Musick US 1989 Sell This Version
Sleep Chamber Sleep, Or Forever Hold Your Piece (Album) Inner-X-Musick US 1990 Sell This Version

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September 1, 2016
"Missing from Wikapedia...SLEEP CHAMBER" ..(1982-1990) a complete inside look...some ov the fun stuff..(to be updated) along with Complete Discographies. see=


July 24, 2016
Hey..John Zewizz here..still drinking and 'doing all sorts ov drugs'...alive and very active @ 61 next month..getting ready to play Israel,Germany,Sweden and possibly Poland. Hope to see you guyz...I'm up from the pit with a New solo CD, a New SLEEPCHAMBER CD..(see "Bang Bang" on u-tube...also see "FEVER" by John Zewizz on VIMEO and a remix on u-tube I think..I've been here all the time..but you guyz get so dam demanding...I just might have to make a Hex for someone...(kidding)...but finished my work az a MAGUS and am humble and sweet....go to my facebook page if you want updates..thanx for your words ov support..(I think ?)...John


July 9, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Easily one of the most unique bands out of any music scene, with a discography containing diverse genre bending, erotic and taboo themes, plus albums that are all over the place when it comes to quality (I'm pretty sure there's a song where it's just Zewizz prank calling this freaked out woman). It's hard to really reccomend an album since they range from all sorts of different themes, but I'd namedrop "Fetish Garden" as one of my all-time favorites any day.


May 21, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Indeed Sleep Chamber were an oddity, even for relatively diverse Boston music scene. Part rock/part ambient, they were interested in exploring all sorts of forbidden fruits - from S/M to black magic. The band, however, appears to be finished since they have no new recordings and it appears that band leaders (and perhaps the only constant member) John Zewizz decided to stop all musical activities, as well as stop drinking and doing drugs. SC, however, still have a solid back catalogue of nearly 20 years filled with S/M themed shows and a large number of intriguing and not-so-intriguing albums.

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