Knoxville, TN's 10 Years expertly blend alt-rock melodies with metal instrumentals to create an eclectic sound that's heavy without being crushing, and melodic without being soft. Take, for example, "Backlash" — a tune which shows no mercy, but doesn't allow its tearing instrumentals to overpower the message being conveyed by frontman Jesse Hasek's monstrous vocals. "Backlash is about reaping what you sow – owning up to what you have done," explains Hasek. "It’s a negative song.”
The message rings loud and clear in this lyric video, which positions the bold text center stage against a slideshow of behind-the-scenes and live action shots from the official "Backlash" music video. “Making the video was probably the most fun video experience we’ve had, except for the part when I was being pulled apart by the silhouetted people," continues Hasek. "That was exhausting!” Check out the lyric video's premiere right here and, to get you pumped for the band's forthcoming [August 7] new album, Minus The Machine [which this song comes off of], we've teamed up with the band to kickstart your weekend with a contest.
Here's what we've got to give away: One grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of Minus The Machine and a set of MTM stickers, and one first prize winner will receive an autographed 10 Years poster and a MTM beer koozie. Want in? Here's what you have to do.
-Follow PV and 10 Years on Twitter
-Re-tweet PV's or 10 Year's tweet of the link to this video
-Contest wraps Monday at 1PM EST and two winners will be notified via Twitter
Check out the video, get your twitter action going, and good luck!