||25th April 2010
TANK HAVE SPOKEN: ISSUE ONE
TANK READY TO ROCK THE NATIONS. NEW TRACK ONLINE
A brand new chapter in the illustrious history of British Heavy Metal stalwarts TANK has begun with a new album set to be released later this year, new touring plans being mapped out right now and a very exciting new line-up ready to rock the nations.
Tank were formed in Croydon, South London in 1980 by former Damned bassist Algy Ward and the Brabbs brothers Pete and Mark on guitar and drums respectively.
This exciting new band soon laid the foundations for the considerable success that Tank have enjoyed since and songs from their 1982 debut album 'Filth Hounds of Hades' and subsequent powerful albums, 'Power of the Hunter', 'This Means War', 'Honour and Blood' and 'Tank' cemented the band's place in Metal history.
These releases, along with 2002's 'Still At War' also earned the band legions of fans who are currently preparing their battle fatigues as a brand new Tank emerges for 2010 and beyond.
The current band line-up is a real heavyweight combo with long-term guitarists Cliff Evans and Mick Tucker now joined by tour-de-force vocalist Doogie White. Doogie is best known for his time as Rainbow and Yngwie J Malmsteen frontman but his best work to date can be heard on the new Tank tracks, one of which is currently streaming on the new Tank website. Doogie has also brought a new and fresh dimension to the classic Tank songs.
Chris Dale, formerly of the Bruce Dickinson band, is Tank's new bass player and a formidable rhythm section is completed by The Mighty Grav, drummer Dave Cavill.
The new Tank clicked instantly when they first got together in the rehearsal studio. Old songs sounded fresh again and new songs were written with ease and in the summer of 2009 they played festivals in Sweden, Italy and Germany and the fan reaction was incredible.
And this year, Tank will be one of the major attractions at the Hard Rock Hell IV festival at Prestatyn on the weekend of 3rd/4th/5th December. This will be Tank's only UK festival appearance this year, however a tour is being planned involving several countries and details will be announced in a forthcoming issue of 'Tank Have Spoken'.
The new official Tank website was launched very recently and there's a real treat for fans on there. A brand new track recorded by the brand new line-up, 'Judgement Day', is streaming now on the site.
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW TANK OFFICAL WEBSITE AND TO HEAR 'JUDGEMENT DAY'
'Judgement Day' is all set to be included on the band's forthcoming album which is provisionally titled 'War Machine'. The track on the site is a demo version, as the band are planning to sign a new record deal in the coming weeks and enter the studio shortly afterwards to record the complete album.
Guitarist Cliff Evans told MetalTalk.net to expect the biggest Tank album yet.
"We're in the process of choosing which label to go with at the moment. We have several offers open to us and we're ready to fire as soon as we sign a deal. We'll be playing tracks from 'War Machine' when we hit the road later this year."
Tank interview and press requests should be emailed via the contact page of the Tank Official website by clicking here...
Issue Two of 'Tank Have Spoken' will be online next month.