Knoxville, Tennessee hard rockers 10 YEARS will release their new album, "Minus The Machine", on July 31 via their own Palehorse Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The CD marks the band's first release on their new label, after a long tenure at Universal.
10 YEARS will kick off the "Minus the Machine" headlining tour on June 27 in New Orleans, supported by FAIR TO MIDLAND and KYNG. They're hitting over 20 cities nationwide including a date in their hometown of Knoxville, and a handful of festivals like Rockfest and Summerjam. They will be touring to support the release of the new album, and they're excited to play some new songs this time around. This year, the band is playing Rocklahoma, sharing the bill with artists like ROB ZOMBIE, CHEVELLE, SLASH, and CREED.
After a solid and successful two years of Brian Vodinh touring as the band's guitarist, he is looking forward to returning to the drum kit. Brian announces, "Even though I started the band with the intention of playing guitar, for some reason drums have been always been the heartbeat of my thought process for the songwriting. After touring for more than two years with me playing guitar, we collectively decided that it felt like the heartbeat had just changed a little and it was time to pump that old blood back into the veins of 10 YEARS. I will be returning to the drum kit with a renewed passion and drive and with the release of 'Minus The Machine', our fans are in for the most emotional and energetic album and live show they have ever seen from us."
10 YEARS frontman Jesse Hasek explained the decision to release the album independently: "We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries. When you feel like you're being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It's better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect."
After a hugely successful year and a half tour to support their previous record "Feeding The Wolves", the rock quartet is ready to get back on the road and see the fans. "We live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences," said Hasek. "Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves. What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want because they've been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career."