Ten Benson United Kingdom
One of the U.K.'s stranger hard rock outfits, Ten Benson mixes the raw, basic sound of bands like Black Sabbath, Kiss, and AC/DC with lyrics ranging from the obvious (sex, evil) to the peculiar (robots, consumerism, Christmas). The band, led by singer/guitarist Chris Teckkam, formed in the late '90s and released their debut album, Hiss, in 2000. Satan Kidney Pie followed in 2002, and the band released two albums, Danger of Deaf and their U.S. debut Benson Burner, in 2003. Bitch City was scheduled to drop later that year or early in 2004.