Through the Iris

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"Through the Iris"
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Single by 10 Years
from the album The Autumn Effect
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006
Recorded2005 at Pulse Recording, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge
Label Universal, Republic
Songwriter(s) Jesse Hasek, Brian Vodinh
Producer(s) Josh Abraham
10 Years singles chronology
"Through the Iris"
"Waking Up"

"Through the Iris" is a single released by alternative rock/metal band 10 Years in 2006. It is the second single released and track 8 from their first major release, The Autumn Effect . It was released for radio only, as there was no CD single.

Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1970s and became widely popular in the 1980s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock. Although the genre evolved in the late 1970s and 1980s, music anticipating the sound of the genre can be found as early as the 1960s, with bands such as the Velvet Underground and artists such as Syd Barrett.

Alternative metal is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal. Alternative metal bands are often characterized by heavily downtuned, mid-paced guitar riffs, a mixture of accessible melodic vocals and harsh vocals and sometimes unconventional sounds within other heavy metal styles. The term has been in use since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s.

10 Years (band) American alternative metal band

10 Years is an American alternative metal band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, in 1999. The band consists of lead vocalist Jesse Hasek, lead guitarist Brian Vodinh, bassist Chad Grennor, rhythm guitarist Matt Wantland, and drummer Luke Narey. The group has gone through multiple line-up changes since their inception, with Vodinh and Wantland being the only remaining founding members. To date, they have released eight studio albums, their most recent being (How to Live) As Ghosts, released on October 27, 2017.


Like the previous single, the song was also originally released on Killing All That Holds You , the band's second independent album, produced by Travis Wyrick. The album was eventually reissued with four acoustic tracks. The acoustic tracks were recorded live by Mike D. for Lakeside Studios. It was track 2 and clocked in at 3:23.

<i>Killing All That Holds You</i> 2004 studio album by 10 Years

Killing All That Holds You is the second album by 10 Years, released in 2004 with new vocalist Jesse Hasek. Although it was not widely distributed, the band currently sells it at their live shows, and an autographed copy is available on their webstore.

Travis Wyrick American record producer

Travis Wyrick is an American music producer and owner of Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is particularly known for his work with bands such as P.O.D., Pillar, 10 Years, Nine Lashes, and Disciple, and artists such as TobyMac and Dolly Parton. Throughout his career, he has produced over 30 No. 1 radio singles. Prior to becoming a producer, Wyrick was lead guitarist with the band Sage. In 1998, he released the industrial rock album Mental Floss under the mononym Wyrick. Two years later, he released Aggressive State... as the project's sophomore effort.

Track listing

  1. "Through the Iris" 3:30


Chart (2006)Peak
German Singles Chart 84
US Alt. 35 [1]
US Main. 20 [1]

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