Album - TENTH PLANET – EVERYTHING IS NEVER OVER
- Tony Iommi Planet Rock Search Finalists release first full length album -
Toronto, Canada’s Tenth Planet create globally accessible music that is hard, heavy, and melodic. Karla Ash of England’s “Alternative Rock Review” recently categorized the band by stating “Tenth Planet revolves around the same black hole sun that Alice in Chains did but with the anthemic punch of U2 at their most rocking.”
The band took root at the beginning of the millennium and in June of 2003, they released their first album, “Retro Has No Future”. The song "We are the Cause of Everything" was winner of Umbrella Music's "Next Level" contest. In May 2004 the band was selected as a finalist (recent finalists include The Trews and Finger Eleven) for 97.7 HTZ FM's Rocksearch 2004. They also found a new producer in The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin, who would produce the band’s next album, the critically acclaimed “The Prophet Curse”, which was released in mid 2005.
In September 2006, while supporting “The Prophet Curse”, the band went on their first tour of Europe. It was a huge success, playing dates in Holland, Germany, Belgium and England. The highlight was playing for 12 000 at the Breda Barst Festival, in Breda Holland. The band had no record deal and label support in Europe, yet were able to make the tour successful due to overwhelming demand via international online cd sales and digital downloads such as itunes. On the heels of their first European tour, in January 2007 the band was hand selected by Black Sabbath guitarist and founding member Tony Iommi as a finalist for his International Planet Rock Search, the only North American band to be selected.
In September 2007, Tenth Planet returned for their second tour of Europe. This time, it was a special treat as the band did full on acoustic performances of their album “The Prophet Curse”, plus tracks off their forthcoming CD, playing shows on a bill with Jeff Martin. In January 2008 the song “Do You Remain?”, a track from “The Prophet Curse”, was announced as a semi-finalist for the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Judges included Nelly Furtado, Tom Waits and Robert Smith of The Cure.
The recording of the new full length album, entitled “Everything Is Never Over”, was an international affair, recorded during sessions in both Toronto (Orange Lounge Studios and The Pocket Studios) and West Cork, Ireland (Kingdom Recording Studio). Jeff Martin once again takes on production duties, as well as co-writing the song “Line In The Sand”. Also getting production credits on the album is multi-platinum selling guitarist, and founding member of Our Lady Peace, Mike Turner.
In December 2008 the band was winner of Alternative Addiction’s “Next Level” Contest and their album was named “Record of the Year” by Rudi Claeys of Rock Tribune magazine, Holland’s biggest selling Hard Rock magazine. In the same month, the band played two sellout shows in their hometown of Toronto, plus signing on with Sol Music International to handle all management and bookings outside of North America. In February 2009, a song from “Everything Is Never Over”, entitled “Man In Full”, was announced as a finalist for the International Songwriting Compeition. In April/May 2009 “See Yourself”, the lead off track from their new album, was the #1 song in the International Indie charts (All Genres and Rock) for 6 weeks(!), finally taken out of the top spot by Sheryl Crow’s cover of GNR’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine”! (Charts courtesy of IAC Music International)
Dedication to the band is at an all time high, with fan sites now being run in the U.S.A., Australia, and Canada. Reviews for Tenth Planet’s new album have come pouring in, with it being called “an exciting, brooding, dramatic and heavy piece of work!” (Rudi Claeys, Rock Tribune), “a genuine recommendation for anyone who loves their rock music with a lot of power, but also with emotional depth” (Marc Langel – Hooked On Music), “a great album” (Geschrieben Von Thorsten Dieterle – FFM Rock), “a timeless rock album.... catchy, perfect, hard rocking music with excellent hooks, played from the heart.” (Tom Darken – Darkenstorm.com), “simply put, a marvellous, marvellous album” (Urban "Wally" Wallstrom – Rock United), “a miraculous record” (Jens Groh - Rock Times), “A sound that will appeal to a rock audience, people into alternative music or metalheads” (Nico Hell – Spawn Magazine), “timeless hard rock songs” (Christoph Luecker - Obliveon Magazine), “from start to finish very professional...with hit songs, and the ballads are touching” (Boris Kaiser – Rock Hard), “simply mind blowing!” (Troy Kramm – Melodic.net), “a genuine recommendation for anyone who loves their rock music with a lot of power, but also with emotional depth....a masterpiece”. (Marc Langel – Hooked On Music - Germany)
Martin Ouellette - Vocals
Brian Paul - Guitar
Johnny Pegg - Bass
Mauro Scatozza - Drums
Sol Music Management Inc. Canada
Tiziana Hurd CEO
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