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18th July 2012

tygers of pan tang

The influential and legendary British hard rock band Tygers Of Pan Tang are set to release a brand new album, 'Ambush', on 24th September, celebrating a landmark year in the band's history.

'Ambush' features 11 tracks of handsomely crafted melodic rock, recorded and produced by Chris Tsangarides who produced the band's historic 'Wildcat' and 'Spellbound' albums in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Those early albums were critically acclaimed and similarly revered by fans, as was the Tygers' most recent album 'Animal Instinct' which received this praise from reputed writer Geoff Barton in his 8/10 review in Classic Rock:

"A pedigree album, combining the rough 'n' readiness of the early Wild Cat-era of the band with the glossy approach when they had John Sykes on guitar. If I was thinking of buying 'Good To Be Bad' (Whitesnake), 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge'(Def Leppard) or 'Animal Instinct' and I only had enough money for one CD, I might just plump for this one."

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With a truly impressive piece of cover art by Rodney Matthews who originally worked with the band on the iconic 'Crazy Nights' album cover and with audio mastering by Ian Cooper ('Wild Cat' and Spellbound albums), some three decades on the Tygers have assembled a team which understands and lives up to their heritage.

Tygers Of Pan Tang are....

Robb Weir - Guitars
Jacopo Meille - Vocals
Dean Robertson - Guitars
Gavin Gray - Bass
Craig Ellis - Drums/Percussion

Written throughout 2011
Recorded February-May 2012
Producer/Engineer.. Chris Tsangarides
Recording studo.. Ecology Rooms, Deal Kent, UK
Mixed by Chris Tsangarides
Mastered by Ian Cooper and Chris Tsangarides at Metropolis Studios, London, UK
Cover Artwork.. Rodney Matthews
Project design.. Curt at Design57

Track listing...
1. Keeping Me Alive
2. These Eyes
3. One Of A Kind
4. Rock & Roll Dream
5. She
6. Man On Fire
7. Play To Win
8. Burning Desire
9. Hey Suzie
10. Mr Indispensable
11. Speed

Here's a free MP3 download of 'Speed' and a Tygers trailer video, for your enjoyment...


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