10 Years

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While the Knoxville, Tennessee rock band has enjoyed much success at radio and even experienced major airplay toward the end of the broadcast era for videos, 10 Years built their foundation earning fans night after night on the road, putting in the sweat, the energy and the hours, often alongside rock giants like Linkin Park, Korn and Deftones.

It was roughly ten years ago when the band set out for California to record their first major label release, The Autumn Effect. Universal/Republic signed the band on the strength of their two prior DIY releases, most notably Killing All That Holds You, which welcomed front man Jesse Hasek. The Autumn Effect debuted atop Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart and went on to sell over 500,000 copies in the United States, driven largely by the singles “Wasteland,” “Through the Iris” and “Waking Up.”

The band’s sophomore release, Division (2008), followed, featuring co-production work from Rick Parashar (Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam). 10 Years worked with Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down) on their third major release, Feeding the Wolves (2010), which cracked the Top 15 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the successful singles “Shoot it Out” and “Fix Me.” The band survived the industry trenches to emerge triumphantly with Minus the Machine (2012), an album produced entirely without major label meddling or false hype.

As Hasek explains, it’s all about capturing the same fire as when 10 Years started and creating the type of band they grew up loving themselves. “We surpassed anything we had ever expected. That is success to me. I don’t know what I mean to these people, but I know what certain musicians mean to me. I value these really pivotal records and songs in my life; and if that’s what we are to someone else? That’s amazing!”

 

After recently signing with Mascot Records, 10 Years is at home writing material for their sixth major studio release. There is an old familiar feeling in the air with founding members Matt Wantland and Brian Vodinh coming back into the fold.  The band is poised to have an exciting 2017 starting with them entering the studio early next year.