Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Special Events
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Also AppearingKyngWhite Elephant10 YearsAfter a year and a half on the road touring 2010s Feeding The Wolves, 10 Years reached a turning point. It was time to move forward and take full control of their career by launching their own label, Palehorse Records. In addition, the band decided to self-produce their fourth album, Minus the Machine, at drummer/guitarist Brian Vodinhs Kashmir Recording.Splitting up with a major label after five years was a very scary step to take, Hasek admits. Its like breaking up with a longtime girlfriend. Youre used to the motions, but when it becomes stale and unhappy, you need to move on and get energy back into your life. There was no anger on either side. We just painlessly parted ways.Working together as a band for the first time since writing the Gold-selling album The Autumn Effect helped 10 Years go back to their roots, without label-enforced pressure to create a radio-friendly hit, and free to experiment with the hard rock sounds that lie at the core of their music. Our true fans who buy the albums, not just the singles, understand that our singles, for the most part, misrepresent the entire album, says Hasek. As a band, we like to explore more and go a little left of center with song structures. We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries, and where we didnt have to make every song three minutes and 30 seconds for a label to approve it. Theres a fine line with that, of course, and were very aware of it. We all grew up on rock music, and as many albums as weve written, the way weve written them, its ingrained in us to work within a time frame that fits radio. There are definitely songs that work well for that, but as a whole, we wanted this album to represent a journey in a sense.This chapter of 10 Years began in 2001, when Hasek took over as vocalist. Three years later they released their independent album, Killing All That Holds You, featuring the groundbreaking single Wasteland, which led to their signing with Universal Records. That song was created in 2001 or 2002, says Hasek. We werent seeking to write a smash single. We were just writing music. The Autumn Effect (2005) led to widespread radio and video play, a fiercely loyal fan base, and tours with heavyweights like Linkin Park, Korn and the Deftones. When their sophomore effort, Division, was released in 2008, 10 Years had cemented their place as one of hard rocks top contenders and most sought-after live bands. Still, says Hasek, despite the success, it all came to a head with the bands 3rd major label release, Feeding The Wolves. When you feel like youre being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it, he says. We know that we need a hit and we understand that its important. However, as musicians, were not a band that says, Were going to make a hit. Its better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.With that in mind, 10 Years created their most powerful songs to date for Minus The Machine, with Hasek again relying on personal experiences for his lyrics. [Insert something about the songs here; reference titles and content.] Everyone asks about my inspiration for lyrics, and the best thing I can give them is a very generic answer: life, he says. Life is the experience its everything you go through: the ups, the downs. I tend to gravitate more toward the therapy method. Im not great at writing happy pop songs. So, I usually get the negative emotions out through music. As a person, Im very happy and thankful for my life, but when it comes to lyrics, its therapy for me.
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