Knoxville hard rockers 10 Years will release their new album ‘Violent Allies‘ on 18 September via Mascot Records. Ahead of this they have revealed the video for ’The Shift‘.
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The song has already had over 1m spotify streams and is climbing the US Active Rock charts. Talking about the song the band says; “We have all been missing the stage so much and The Shift is one of those songs that was built for the energy of the live show. Since we can’t be out on the road right now we wanted to visually escape back to the days of touring and bring that energy to the video.”
Growth transpires over a lifetime. The process never stops. Rather, it ramps up as time passes. The gold-certified trio—Jesse Hasek [vocals], Brian Vodinh [guitar, drums, bass, backing vocals], and Matt Wantland [guitar, synth programming]—have embraced a heightened sense of vulnerability and sonic adventurousness on ‘Violent Allies‘.
“We don’t ever try to recreate what we’ve done in the past,” explains Jesse. “We knew we had to challenge ourselves to see what we had in us. If it’s not stressful, you’re not challenging yourself to grow. From the beginning, music has always been therapy and an outlet. We let ourselves enjoy the process, be vulnerable, and talk about those emotions. We got back to why we love music with the maturity of where we’re at in our lives. We were able to harness that love of creating from a wiser and more developed perspective.”
For nearly two decades, 10 Years have built a formidable catalogue, the group’s gold-selling 2005 breakthrough ‘The Autumn Effect‘ spawned the hit ‘Wasteland,’ which went gold, infiltrated the BillboardHot 100, and clinched #1 at Active Rock Radio and #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. They landed three Top 30 entries on the Billboard Top 200 with ‘Division‘ , ‘Feeding the Wolves‘ , and ‘Minus the Machine‘ . Most recently, 2017’s ‘(How to Live) As Ghosts‘ marked a reunion between Jesse, Brian, and Matt. Not only did the album smash into the Top 5 of the US Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, but it also provided the hit ‘Novacaine.’ The single ascended to the Top 5 of the Billboard US Mainstream Rock Songs Chart and had an incredible 29 million streams across all platforms. The album has gone on to have over 51 million streams. Along the way, they sold out countless headline shows and toured with everyone from Korn, Deftones, and Stone Sour to Chris Cornell and Linkin Park.
During 2019, the three musicians headed to Los Angeles, rented an Airbnb in Woodland Hills, and spent five weeks recording with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and ‘Feeding the Wolves‘ collaborator Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace].
“After all of this time, 10 Years is a brotherhood,” Jesse concludes. “I’ve spent the better half of my life accomplishing what I never thought was possible with these guys. It’s been an unexplainable, crazy, and awesome journey since Brian first asked me to join the band on his 19th birthday. We’ve beat the odds and continue to live life. It bothers me when people don’t try to push themselves to enjoy what life has to offer. Life is beautiful, if you really go for it and try. It can show you beauty—and that’s what this band has shown me.”
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