May 18, 2006

Rockers 10 Years Prepare to Rock Metro

By Randy J. Klodz

With national tour runs with bands like Korn, Mudvayne, and Sevendust already on its resume, the hard-rocking Nashville-based 10 Years is ready to take its latest album “The Autumn Effect” on a full headlining tour. This tour will hit Chicago’s Metro on May 26.

With talented players like Jesse Hasek (vocals), Ryan “Tater” Johnson and Matt Wantland (guitars), Lewis Cosby (bass) and Brian Vodihn (drums), 10 Years is poised to rock the masses.

“The Autumn Effect,” which hit stores last August, has already lit up the modern rock charts with hits like “Wasteland” and “Through the Iris.”

The crisp and melodic singing voice of lead singer Jesse Hasek has been compared to that of Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan especially on tracks like “Cast it Out” and “Half Life.”

This does not mean the band 10 Years sounds like the band Tool or A Perfect Circle, it’s a direct compliment to arguably one of the best singing voices in hard-rock.

The song “Seasons to Cycles,” along with a melodic-rock front, features a background filled with beautiful strings and orchestration. Though this sound would be difficult to perfect live on tour, this track is sure to garner attention among dedicated fans nationwide.

Metro is at 3730 N. Clark St. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $13.50 each with showtime slated for 6:30 p.m. Rock bands Far Less, Flyleaf and Medina Lake are also scheduled to perform. For more on 10 Years log on to www.10yearsmusic.com.

10 Years Photo: c/o MSO