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

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