Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with 10,000 Years.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
10,000 YEARS: 10,000 Years was started by me and Erik (Palm, guitars) in the beginning of 2020. Espen was the first drummer we tried and it just fit immediately. We all like the same stuff, we all want the same stuff for the band and we all want to play the same kind o stuff. So it’s worked out really well. That was in March 2020, and then we wrote the songs that ended up on the EP we released in July 2020. After that we just kept jamming and writing and now we’ve ended up with another record, less than a year after the first one. So it’s been going really smooth, really fast and we just keep plugging away.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
10,000 YEARS: Black Sabbath is the foundation of everything that we do. So that’s always going to be the jumping off point. And then there’s all these bands that we’ve listened to for forever and just love,like High On Fire, Sleep, Kyuss, (old) The Sword and Mastodon. We categorize our music as stoner metal, so we have the heaviness and groove combined with some harder elements as well as a little progressive streak. It makes for a good blend and an interesting ride.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
10,000 YEARS: Our latest release is our new album, “II”, that’s coming out in June. I think the readers should check it out if they want to be repeatedly bashed in the skull by a massive club fashioned from the femurbone of a mammoth. And because it is, in my humble opinion, a really decent slab of stoner metal that should entice anyone with a love for the riff.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
10,000 YEARS: Complete dedication. A band that gives their all to deliver the most crushing stoner metal imaginable.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
10,000 YEARS: That’s difficult, because we didn’t start this band to get famous or big. We started it for the love of the music, because we wanted to play heavy riffs with good people and just have a fucking good time. So that’s probably where I see us in five years, playing the same type of music and just having a blast doing it. And hopefully people dig what we do, but we will continue to do it regardless.