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4th November 2016


Tank have a cracking new video for the title track of their most recent and one of their best selling albums of their long and illustrious history, 'Valley Of Tears', and we're delighted to bring you the global premiere of this outstanding piece of work here on MetalTalk.

Press play, whack up the volume and ride the wave with Tank who are currently experiencing a well deserved career high.

The 'Valley Of Tears' album line-up features long time Tank members Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans who are joined by original Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart, current Blind Guardian bass player Barend Courbois and former Sodom drummer Bobby Schottkowski.

The 'Valley Of Tears' album was released in 2015 through Metal Mind Productions and it is the Polish label's third Tank release, the previous one being the 'War Machine, Live' DVD.


On December 1st the Digital DeLuxe version of 'Valley Of Tears' will be unleashed and Tank have European tour dates planned for 2017, as well as a new album due for release in Spring 2017.

Cliff Evans told MetalTalk: "We wanted to make the video as epic as possible to really do the song justice. We didn't want to just settle for the usual derelict warehouse background that every other Metal band on a budget seems to go for. I think we succeeded in delivering something special that we can really be proud of."

They did indeed and Mick Tucker was delighted to add: "We didn't have much money or time to get the video completed so it was up at the crack of dawn and straight to work in the heat of the desert sun. Not exactly ideal conditions when you've got a stinking hangover. Nothing we couldn't deal with though. Job done!"

Get involved with the new Tank Crew Facebook group for all the latest news, free downloads, competitions and more right here.

Stay tuned to MetalTalk for news of a very special Tank-led campaign that we are announcing on Monday morning. In the meantime, scroll back up and have a watch of the global premiere of 'Valley Of Tears' again because it's great!

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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