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10 Years

Offering a Southern take on the moody atmosphere, muscular impact, and brash dynamics of alternative metal, 10 Years were formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. Guitarist Ryan "Tater" Johnson and drummer Brian Vodinh filled out the group's first lineup with lead vocalist Mike Underdown, guitarist Matt Wantland, and bassist Lewis Cosby; in 2001, Cosby left the band and Andy Parks became 10 Years' new bassist. That same year, the group recorded and self-released an independent album, Into the Half Moon, and they set out to expand their brand with more live work. In 2002, Mike Underdown stepped down as lead singer, and 10 Years recruited Jesse Hasek to take over the vocal spot; shortly afterward, Lewis Cosby returned as bassist, and in 2004 the band issued a second self-released album, Killing All That Holds You. As their popularity grew, 10 Years were signed by Republic Records, and their major-label debut, The Autumn Effect, arrived in 2005. "Wasteland," a track from The Autumn Effect, rose to the top of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and the single went gold, while the band joined the lineup for the 2006 Family Values tour, alongside Deftones and Korn. Division, 10 Years' second album for Republic, was issued in 2008, and Feeding the Wolves appeared in 2010, the latter recorded after Matt Wantland left the band, with Vodinh adding additional guitar in the studio. Republic Records and 10 Years parted ways after the release of Feeding the Wolves, and rather than sign a new deal, 10 Years opted to launch their own label, Pale Horse Records (distributed by Warner Music's Independent Label Group). 10 Years kicked off Pale Horse with 2011's Minus the Machine, which debuted at number 26 on the Billboard Top 200 charts (it also came in at number eight on the Top Current Rock Albums ranking). In 2015, 10 Years returned with their second Pale Horse release, From Birth to Burial; it also marked the departure of Lewis Cosby from the group. The official lineup became a three-piece (Hasek, Johnson, and Vodinh), with additional musicians joining them for live dates (Chad Huff on guitar, Ryan Collier on bass, and Kyle Mayer on drums). ~ Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
10 Years

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    4 songs

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    7 songs

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    1 song

Albums by
10 Years

Top Songs by
10 Years

  1.   Song
  2.   Shoot It Out
  3.   Wasteland
  4.   Fix Me
  5.   Beautiful
  6.   Through the Iris
  7.   Waking Up
  8.   So Long, Good-bye
  9.   Actions & Motives
  10.   Backlash
  11.   The Autumn Effect
  12.   Russian Roulette
  13.   Fault Line
  14.   Don't Fight It
  15.   Chasing the Rapture
  16.   Just Can't Win
  17.   Dying Youth
  18.   All Your Lies
  19.   From Birth To Burial
  20.   Fade Into (The Ocean)
  21.   Waking Up the Ghost
  22.   Prey
  23.   Picture Perfect (In Your Eyes)
  24.   Soma
  25.   Forever Fields (Sowing Season)
  26.   Silhouette of a Life
  27.   Paralyzing Kings
  28.   Moisture Residue
  29.   Dead in the Water
  30.   11:00 AM (Daydreamer)
  31.   Seasons to Cycles
  32.   Crimson Kiss
  33.   Knives
  34.   Running in Place
  35.   One More Day
  36.   Now Is the Time (Ravenous)
  37.   Alabama
  38.   Focus
  39.   Half Life
  40.   Cast It Out
  41.   Luna
  42.   Selling Skeletons
  43.   Miscellanea
  44.   Birth -- Death
  45.   Tightrope
  46.   Sleeper
  47.   Dancing With The Dead
  48.   Battle Lust
  49.   Minus The Machine
  50.   The Wicked Ones
  51.   Proud Of You
  52.   Drug Of Choice
  53.   Empires
  54.   The Recipe
  55.   Ashes
  56.   The River
  57.   Baptized in Fire
  58.   Insects
  59.   ...And All The Other Colors
  60.   Vertigo
  61.   Survivors?
  62.   Writing On The Walls
  63.   Triggers and Tripwires

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