Growth is a process that never stops. Rather, it ramps up as time passes. 10 Years
accelerate this cycle on their ninth full-length album, 'Violent Allies', set for release
on September 18th via Mascot Records.
In 2019 the gold-certified Knoxville, TN alternative hard rock trio spent five weeks
with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance,
Halestorm, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace), and what resulted was an album that
shows the band's progress as a unit as they embrace heightened vulnerability,
elevated song craft, and sonic adventurousness. We don't ever try to recreate
what we've done in the past,'' explains vocalist Jesse Hasek. ''We knew we had to
challenge ourselves to see what we had in us. We let ourselves enjoy the process,
be vulnerable, and talk about those emotions. We were able to harness that love of
creating from a wiser and more developed perspective.''
This advanced outlook is displayed on tracks like the album's first single ''The Shift.''
''While in the studio last fall, we were looking at the state of the world as we wrote
'The Shift','' Jesse reveals. ''As a society, we're so distracted that we're not united.
When the pandemic happened we realized we're all in this together.'' ''Lyrically, it's
about the polarization of society and the human impact on the earth itself,'' adds
guitarist Brian Vodinh.
Ultimately, 10 Years keeps pushing forward with 'Violent Allies'. ''This record
wasn't just another record,'' Brian explains. ''It's the result of working hard to
improve on all levels. There's a lot to dig into. It's a graduated state for the band.''
''After all of this time, 10 Years is a brotherhood,'' adds Jesse. ''It's been an
unexplainable, crazy, and awesome journey. We've beaten the odds and continue to
live life. 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.''
1. The Shift
2. The Unknown
4. Deja vu
5. Without You
6. Cut The Cord
7. Planets III
8. Sleep in the Fire
9. I Wish
10. Start Again
11. Planets IV
12. Say Goodbye