10Rogue is a truly international band with members from both Belgium and South African.
This new breed of alternative metal band grew out of the musical friendship of seasoned songwriters Jon Buckley and Vincent Weynen who were teenagers and mates in South Africa in the late 1980s.
Although the pair have been writing and co-writing on and off since then, in mid-2014 they decided to collaborate on a more focused level, and recruited bassist Stan Verfaillie to add to the band's rhythm section.
In the Autumn of 2014, 10Rogue was completed when singer Peter Evrard joined the group and added to the band's own blend of metal-rock, fused by heavy riffs, deep grooves and melodic vocals. Add to that clear classic metal roots and a firm focus on modern melodic hard rock and you have a dynamic, talented and geared-to-go group of musos.
In March 2015, 10Rogue teamed up with the Indie label, EMP. The team employed the services of top Belgium producer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Lodewyckx, and released their first single and video,“Know Better”, in September 2015. At the time of writing, “Know Better” has had over 6 000 YouTube hits, and has been played on regular rotation on over 160 Internet-based radio stations around the globe.
On 4 January 2016 they released their second single and video “Dark Angel Princess”. Again making use of Tom Lodewyckx on drums and final mix, the single has gone global on YouTube, generating over 7 000 hits and giving the band no other option than to create a physical live band, which has already been booked for future gigs.