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.