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Rocktopia Records recording artists TEN are proud to announce that the release of their eagerly awaited 12th studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015. Pre-order the album now!


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Rocktopia Records announce the release of the new TEN album 'Isla De Muerta'


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recording artists TEN are proud to announce that the release of their eagerly awaited 12 studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015.

The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta’ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion’.

Named after the mythical 'Island Of The Dead' from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very 'piratical, seafaring' feel.

In true classic Ten style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers’ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Other track titles will be released as we approach the release date.

Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.

‘Isla de Muerta’ will be the second outing for this current line-up and sees the boys build upon the foundation stones laid by their ‘Albion’ release.

Expect all the trademark TEN essences: Great songs, Big choruses, stunning solo work and twin leads with the British seven piece once again raising the bar and firing on all cylinders.

‘Isla de Muerta’ promises to inspire the imagination, with songwriter Gary Hughes once again delving into a rich and varied array of subject matter this time around.

Delivered in the classic TEN manner and conjuring images on a simply cinematic scale.

The wait is almost over...

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In Faith & Ten: Pre Release Listening Party ... YOU are invited

In Faith & Ten: Pre Release Listening Party

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

With the forthcoming releases by Ten and In Faith due on Rocktopia Records, there will be an advance listening party on Thursday October 23rd at The Royal Suite, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton Street, Nottingham – and you are invited.

Both In Faith and Ten will be in attendance to sign albums and chat about any aspects of the song writing, recording, or indeed the entire process of making ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ and ‘Albion’ as well as future plans the bands may have. This is a FREE event, however it is LIMITED TO 200 people only, and admission will be on a first come first served basis. However we are not asking you to queue outside, if you wish to attend we simply wish you to e mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will confirm your entry by return E-mail.

In Faith will of course have the first copies of ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ on hand , so you can grab a CD and be one of the first to have a copy anywhere in the world. Of course seeing as you will be hanging out with us listening to some amazing new music, and the fact that we always like to do cool stuff, anyone purchasing an In Faith CD on the night will not only have it autographed by the band but we will also give you stickers, guitar plectrums and an official In Faith photo. These items are one off limited edition promotional items so they could be quite collectable in future years. Not to mention we will also have some In Faith t- shirts to give away on the night.


Ten will of course be speaking about all things ‘ALBION’. The album can be best described as “the one Ten fans have waited for” and we guarantee you will not be disappointed. 10 stunning tracks of trademark TEN riffs and melodies wrapped up in a production to die for. Ten of course will also be introducing the new boys, guitarists Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott, so please be sure to say hello to the guys and welcome them to the fold. Now the IMPORTANT bit. ‘ALBION’ is slated for a November 21st release, however we will have a limited quantity of CDs on hand at the listening party where you can get your copy almost a MONTH IN ADVANCE OF THE OFFICAL RELEASE. Now how cool is that? And just to be even cooler, we will also have some Ten giveaways including some limited edition Albion t-shirts and posters. And one lucky winner buying the CD over Thursday/Friday will win a life size standee of Queen Boudicea herself, signed by all the band, as well as artist Gaetano Di Falco, who will also be in attendance.


So if you are a diehard Ten fan, or just want to be one of the first in the world to have a copy of what will no doubt soon become a Ten classic, then you know where you need to be on Thursday October 23rd.

The Event starts at 7.30pm with In Faith and the playback of the stunning ‘There’s A Storm Coming’ and at approximately 9.15pm Ten will unleash Albion in all its glory until the event end at approximately 11pm.

So remember – it’s a first come, first served basis on E-mail - applications to a maximum of 4 people (please state in your E-mail how many people you wish to attend) will be accepted from 10am on Friday September 26th – and replies will be issued as E-mails are received until we reach our limit of 200 people

We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham, for what is a fantastic start to an always memorable Firefest weekend.


Ten to reveal more details about 'Albion' and unveil new website


British melodic hard rock giants TEN to unveil the European track listing for the new album 'Albion', officially released on the 21st November, 2014 via Rocktopia Records/Cargo Records. Limited advance copies of 'Albion' will actually be available to buy at their UK Firefest Performance, October 24th and at the album pre-listening party on October 23rd at The Royal Suite, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. 'Albion' is the first of two new albums that TEN will release through Rocktopia Records, with second album due for release first half of 2015.

TEN are also proud to announce the launch of their new updated official website, In celebration of their stunning new album ‘Albion‘ they are launching an all new social media compatible site. It comes complete with links to all the TEN Fan Sites around the world. The new website will be the Mother site, providing up to date news and links translated into every language imaginable, including Greek, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

The track listing as follows:


'Albion' is a fine collection of songs steeped in all the trademark essences associated with the band and is instantly recognisable as TEN. This is classic TEN in every sense of the phrase. The songs on 'Albion' are destined to become Melodic Hard Rock Anthems.

TEN are:

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
John Halliwell – Guitars
Steve Mckenna – Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums

The name TEN is synonymous with some of the music genre's most striking album sleeves. In keeping with this TEN tradition the artwork this time is provided by the exceptionally talented Gaetano Di Falco. 'Albion' is produced by Gary Hughes (TEN, Solo, Bob Catley, Hugo, Kane Roberts) and once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Bob Catley, Sunstorm, Place Vendome, Pink Cream 69).

This is an exciting era for TEN. It features all the familiar faces and one or two new ones who have integrated seamlessly, embellishing the TEN sound and taking things to yet another level. TEN are definitely firing on all cylinders.

For all lovers of fine Melodic Hard Rock the wait is finally over.


TEN announce new guitarists ahead of the release of 'Albion' in October


British melodic rock giants TEN, who will release their new album 'Albion' November 21, have announced two new members. The band has revamped its lineup with the addition of guiarist Dann Rosingana and guitarist Steve Grocott.

For years Gary Hughes has toyed with the idea of bringing even more power and width into the TEN live sound. They are two highly skilled individuals and the aim is to bring twin lead guitar back into play whilst not detracting from the solid and powerful backdrop which is trademark TEN.

Gary commented: "The arrival of Dann and Steve will enable the band to play more of the layers in TEN's studio sound live on stage."
Dann is a very gifted guitar player with a very bluesy edge. Combining speed and melody perfectly in his solo work. He was born Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria, and has been playing guitar since the age of 10. Dann also plays keyboards and sings. His previous Bands include: Shellshocked, A2Z, Hysteria and Yorkshire based club band, Jagged Edge.


Steve is an incredibly versitile guitar player. Combining stunning technical ability with harmony and melody. Creating light and shade in breathtaking abundance with his solo work. Steve hails from Staffordshire and has been playing guitar since the age of 12. His previous bands include AOR band Sevendayz.


ALBION is the first of the 2 new albums to feature lead guitarwork by Dann and Steve.


TEN veteran, the formidable John Halliwell, once again provides the power guitar backdrop and both new additions will share the lead duties and twin together to bring a new dimension to the solo aspect of TEN live sound.

TEN are:

Gary Hughes - Vocals
Dann Rosingana - Guitars
Steve Grocott - Guitars
John Halliwell - Guitars
Steve Mckenna - Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch - Keyboards
Max Yates - Drums

Beginning with their October UK appearance at Firefest, TEN will emerge as a new look 7 piece, for the first time featuring the triple guitar attack that will bring a new dimension to the established British Melodic Rock giants.



TEN photos by Adrian Ashworth

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