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10 Years Premiere '(How to Live) As Ghosts' Album:
10 Years has gone from the grave to the cradle during the past few years.
The Tennessee hard rockers' last album, 2015's From Birth To Burial, seemed to be something of a last gasp when guitarist-drummer Brian Vodinh left the band after it was finished. "That title basically said we thought that could've been the last record for the band because no one was happy," Vodinh tells Billboard. "The live show didn't feel strong anymore. There were a lot of loose ends and a lot of behind-the-curtain drama." But it turned out 10 Years ultimately wasn't ready to call it quits after 16 years and seven albums.
The new (How To Live) As Ghosts -- out on Friday (Oct. 27) and premiering in its entirety exclusively below -- came about when Mascot Records reached out to the band about a new album, and frontman Jesse Hasek reached out to both Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland, who'd left 10 Years during 2009. After parting ways with guitarist Ryan "Tater" Johnson, who Vodinh says "had become a long-standing source of negativity and tension," the trio hunkered down to make (How To Live) As Ghosts as a trio with producer Nick Raskulinecz.