Ten Steps Away
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Ten Steps Away

Hafnarfjörður, Capital Region, Iceland | SELF

Hafnarfjörður, Capital Region, Iceland | SELF
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"Festival report: THE EVIL OF SÓDÓMA – Adventures in Icelandic Rock Over Iceland Airwaves"

As a dedicated metal night organised by British metal magazine Kerrang!, there was just one way for the evening to start and Ten Steps Away
, a four piece from the suburban sprawl of Reykjavik's outskirts, provided ample opportunity for those floors to get some moisture. Combining some fairly radio-friendly riffs and arena-style posturing, they captured the brash confidence of the night in a stroke even if their music couldn't be considered adventurous. But what they do -- light metal with soul and not a little emotion -- they do very well and with a poise that makes them eminently watchable, if not surprisingly brilliant. Beer was spilt, but not enough. - It's a Trap! Scandinavian music journal

"Iceland Airwaves 2009"

Hafnarfjordur's Ten Steps Away(KKK) - fronted by Sign keyboardist Aggi Fridbertsson, face the daunting task of opening the evening to around 20 people at 8pm. Their 30-minute set, a Nordic hit on 30 Seconds To Mars, gradually draws a full room and hints at great things for the future. - KERRANG!


Self-titled EP - May 2010

Debut Album - coming in 2011




The four piece rock band Ten Steps Away comes from the town Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. The band's line-up has remained the same since 2007, except for drummer Oli, who joined in 2009. The band quickly became well known in Reykjavik's vibrant rock scene by playing all over and getting support slots with couple of Iceland's biggest rock bands at the time.

Ten Steps Away did a short tour to the UK in December 2007 and played five gigs in England and Wales.

In 2008 Ten Steps Away were not able to do as much as they had planned and laid low for a while as front-man Aggi toured with the band Sign around the UK and Europe, including opening the main stage at the world famous Download Festival. After the last tour Sign did in October 2008, Ten Steps Away grew stronger then ever, getting positive feedback from fans that Aggi had met all around Europe on tours. Ten Steps Away's myspace friends number increased by hundreds per day and street teams and fanclubs were born online. In December, the band released their first single "Móna" which landed on the top charts at X-977, Iceland's Rock radio station, after only a few days on air.

In January 2009, Ten Steps Away featured on a list published in the national newspaper above the top Icelandic bands most likely to achieve. A month later, recordings began in Error Studio where 8 demos were recorded. Unfortunately, in July the back-up drive
with the "album" crashed and 6 months work was irretrievably lost. At that point, Oli was new in the band and had not yet recorded any drums with Ten Steps Away. A decision was made and the band locked themselves in a studio for a week, working hard night and day. In December, Aggi flew to Sweden and recorded vocals for the album with help from the band's friend Ragnar Solberg, Sign's front-man.

Five months later the EP was released. Finally.

In June 2010, the band started working with producer Bardi Johannson (BANG GANG). Their first song produced by Bardi "Running Out Of Time" can be heard on www.myspace.com/tenstepsaway

Ten Steps Away plan to release their debut album in 2011.