Knoxville, TN alternative metal band 10 YEARS [formed in 1999] have released seven albums, their eighth studio (How to Live) As Ghosts is scheduled for release next week.
The band’s musical influences include progressive metal band Tool and other, similar, post-grunge and progressive metal artists.
The current line-up is Jesse Hasek [lead vocals] with original band members Brian Vodinh [lead guitar] and Matt Wantland [rhythm guitar] plus Chad Huff [bass] and Kyle Mayer [drums.]
(How to Live) As Ghosts (produced by Grammy Award Winner Nick Raskulinecz ) suggests the feeling that this the rebirth of a band, while also touching on the general view that humanity expends too much time distressing about death rather than life.
The first single from the album “Novacaine” [shared below] has a choppy & almost upbeat feel to it, in fact it could almost be described as optimistically poppy, yet it’s eerie and portentous. Very reminiscent of Illinois new-metal act Chevelle.
Talking about the single Jesse Hasek suggests, “Six albums and a hundred songs in, I wondered if I’ve already written my best stuff. But at some point, you start to get real adult problems. Life has such a numbing to it. You see people go from such optimism in their 20s to having life just beat them down later. I think we all kind of get desensitized and numb to life on some level. That’s what this song is about.”
10 YEARS: NEW STUDIO ALBUM: (how to live) AS GHOSTS
RELEASED: 27 OCTOBER 2017 WORLDWIDE VIA MASCOT RECORDS