The arrival of Ten Commandos has been a long time coming. Way, way back when we did our second Antiquiet Session with Alain Johannes at 11AD, there was talk of putting together a group with former Pearl Jam drummer and Eleven bandmate Jack Irons, and then a connection was made to Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd… Like so many awesome ideas dreamt up in LA, it didn’t quite come together at the time, but some kernel of it seemed to slowly but surely evolve into a project involving Alain, Shepherd, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, and Dimitri Coats of OFF! & Burning Brides.
The band plans to have an album out at the end of the year, a nod back to heavy, doomy 90s grunge, and we couldn’t be more excited. As if the core lineup isn’t impressive enough, the first track released features Mark Lanegan. Here’s Staring Down The Dust.
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