10 Years, From Ashes To New, Fate Awaits, Authmentis

Wed Jan 31 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Jub Jub's

71 S Wells Ave Reno, NV 89502

$15.00

All Ages

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Sometimes when band members reunite, it's as if no time has passed and nothing has changed. That couldn't be further from the truth for 10 Years. And, that's a good thing. When guitarist/drummer Brian Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland returned to the Knoxville, Tennessee alt-metal/post-grunge band for their eighth album and Mascot Records debut, (how to live) AS GHOSTS, they burst through their comfort zones to create something new. Something better. Something career-defining.

"We self-produced our last few records, so it was good to give the reigns over to someone else for the first time in awhile. We had to really let go and trust and I think in doing that, it opened us to new ideas and helped us stretch creatively," says Hasek.

(how to live) AS GHOSTS might be the band's 8th album. But, to them, it feels like a new start. "There was a heavier, darker tone to our last record because we weren't in a good place," adds the singer. "Ghosts has a brighter side to it because we're all in a really happy, optimistic, and excited place about music and life. We're ready to see how the world embraces it."

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10 Years
From Ashes To New, Fate Awaits, Authmentis

  • 10 Years

    10 Years

    Alternative Rock

    After a year and a half on the road touring 2010’s Feeding The Wolves, 10 Years reached
    a turning point. It was time to move forward and take full control of their career by
    launching their own label, Palehorse Records. In addition, the band decided to selfproduce
    their fourth album, Minus the Machine, at drummer/guitarist Brian Vodinh’s
    Kashmir Recording.
    Splitting up with a major label after five years was “a very scary step to take,” Hasek
    admits. “It’s like breaking up with a longtime girlfriend. You’re used to the motions, but
    when it becomes stale and unhappy, you need to move on and get energy back into your
    life. There was no anger on either side. We just painlessly parted ways.”
    Working together as a band for the first time since writing the Gold-selling album The
    Autumn Effect helped 10 Years go back to their roots, without label-enforced pressure to
    create a radio-friendly “hit,” and free to experiment with the hard rock sounds that lie at
    the core of their music. “Our true fans who buy the albums, not just the singles,
    understand that our singles, for the most part, misrepresent the entire album,” says Hasek.
    “As a band, we like to explore more and go a little left of center with song structures. We
    wanted to create an album that has no boundaries, and where we didn’t have to make
    every song ‘three minutes and 30 seconds’ for a label to approve it. There’s a fine line
    with that, of course, and we’re very aware of it. We all grew up on rock music, and as
    many albums as we’ve written, the way we’ve written them, it’s ingrained in us to work
    within a time frame that fits radio. There are definitely songs that work well for that, but
    as a whole, we wanted this album to represent a journey in a sense.”
    This chapter of 10 Years began in 2001, when Hasek took over as vocalist. Three years
    later they released their independent album, Killing All That Holds You, featuring the
    groundbreaking single “Wasteland,” which led to their signing with Universal Records.
    “That song was created in 2001 or 2002,” says Hasek. “We weren’t seeking to write a
    smash single. We were just writing music.” The Autumn Effect (2005) led to widespread
    radio and video play, a fiercely loyal fan base, and tours with heavyweights like Linkin
    Park, Korn and the Deftones. When their sophomore effort, Division, was released in
    2008, 10 Years had cemented their place as one of hard rock’s top contenders and most
    sought-after live bands. Still, says Hasek, despite the success, “it all came to a head” with
    the band’s 3rd major label release, Feeding The Wolves. “When you feel like you’re being
    told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it,” he says.
    “We know that we need a hit and we understand that it’s important. However, as
    musicians, we’re not a band that says, ‘We’re going to make a hit.’ It’s better to do what
    comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”
    With that in mind, 10 Years created their most powerful songs to date for Minus The
    Machine, with Hasek again relying on personal experiences for his lyrics. [Insert
    something about the songs here; reference titles and content.] “Everyone asks about my
    inspiration for lyrics, and the best thing I can give them is a very generic answer: life,” he
    says. “Life is the experience — it’s everything you go through: the ups, the downs. I tend
    to gravitate more toward the therapy method. I’m not great at writing happy pop songs.
    So, I usually get the negative emotions out through music. As a person, I’m very happy
    and thankful for my life, but when it comes to lyrics, it’s therapy for me.”
    One thing that won’t change is 10 Years’ connection with their fans. With the release of
    Minus The Machine, the band is looking forward to hitting the road, performing in close
    contact with their dedicated audience. “After the last touring cycle, we realized where we
    should strive to be, and that’s to be totally fine in the club environment,” says Hasek.
    “We don’t plan to chase after arena rock or amphitheaters. If things like that happen, then
    so be it, but we live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They
    travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves. That’s what keeps them coming
    back. What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want and what they
    need because they’ve been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career.”
    “First and foremost, when it’s all said and done, we’re proud of this album in its
    entirety,” he says. “That speaks volumes to us because we’re our own worst critics. We
    pick everything apart. An album is your child, it’s your baby, and you know it better than
    anyone. To sit back and be 100 percent proud of what we’ve accomplished is so
    gratifying, and we think everything else will fall into place. We hope that everyone will
    enjoy what we’ve tried to do.”

  • From Ashes To New

    From Ashes To New

    Pop

  • Fate Awaits

    Fate Awaits

    Rock & Roll

  • Authmentis

    Authmentis

    Death Metal/ Black Metal

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10 Years
From Ashes To New, Fate Awaits, Authmentis

Wed Jan 31 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Jub Jub's Reno NV
10 Years, From Ashes To New, Fate Awaits, Authmentis

$15.00 All Ages

Tickets are available locally at Recycled Records (S Virginia) or the Jub Jub's bar.

Sometimes when band members reunite, it's as if no time has passed and nothing has changed. That couldn't be further from the truth for 10 Years. And, that's a good thing. When guitarist/drummer Brian Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland returned to the Knoxville, Tennessee alt-metal/post-grunge band for their eighth album and Mascot Records debut, (how to live) AS GHOSTS, they burst through their comfort zones to create something new. Something better. Something career-defining.

"We self-produced our last few records, so it was good to give the reigns over to someone else for the first time in awhile. We had to really let go and trust and I think in doing that, it opened us to new ideas and helped us stretch creatively," says Hasek.

(how to live) AS GHOSTS might be the band's 8th album. But, to them, it feels like a new start. "There was a heavier, darker tone to our last record because we weren't in a good place," adds the singer. "Ghosts has a brighter side to it because we're all in a really happy, optimistic, and excited place about music and life. We're ready to see how the world embraces it."

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limit 10 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

Openers subject to change. Drugs and weapons will be confiscated. 10% LET included in Ticket price.