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Legendary NWOBHM act Tank posted a new music video for the song "War Nation." The song is the title track from the band's eighth studio album which was released this past June through Metal Mind Production. This album is the band's second to feature Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White (Cornerstone/Empire).
Tank will issue a new DVD "War Machine Live," featuring footage of its performances in Poland in 2011 and 2012, in addition to interview footage and this video. The DVD is scheduled for release on November 12, 2012 (EU) and December 11, 2012 (North America) through Metal Mind Production.
Check out "War Nation" here:
British heavy metal veterans, Tank has announced that they will be releasing their first live DVD this year, entitled, "War Machine Live." The DVD will feature concert performances in Poland recorded in 2011 and 2012, in addition to band interviews, backstage footage and a promo video for the song, "War Nation," the title track from their latest album. Speaking about the DVD, guitarist Cliff Evans commented:
"This is our first official live DVD release so we wanted to make sure it would appeal to all Tank fans, old and new. With such an extensive back catalog to choose from, we think we've selected some real gems that all fans of real British metal will enjoy. We've captured the raw energy that Tank is known for in a performance that features classic tracks such as 'This Means War', 'Power of the Hunter' and 'Honour and Blood' plus new fan favourites 'Judgement Day' and 'Phoenix Rising'. Also featured is a live version of the new song 'Don't Dream in the Dark' from our latest album 'War Nation'. With a band whose members have previously played with such names as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Dianno and Michael Schenker you know with that kind of pedigree the music is going to kick some serious ass."
"War Machine Live" will be released in Europe on November 12th, with a North American release of December 11th to follow.
Legendary NWOBHM act Tank is streaming the title track to the band's eighth studio album entitled "War Nation." The album is scheduled for release on June 4, 2012 (Europe) and June 5, 2012 (USA) through Metal Mind Production. This is the second album to feature Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White (Cornerstone/Empire) and follow up to 2010's "War Machine."
The track listing for "War Nation" is as follows:
1. War Nation
2. Song for the Dead
3. Justice for All
4. Don't Dream in the Dark
5. Grace of God
6. Wings of Heaven
7. Hammer and Nails
8. One Good Reason
9. State of the Union
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British heavy metal veterans Tank has revealed the tracklisting and front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "War Nation" which is due to be released on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD.) Speaking about the artwork (which you can check out below,) guitarist Cliff Evans stated:
"The painting was done by infamous London graffiti artist 'Jay Bryce' exclusively for Tank. We've always admired his work and it's an honour to be the first band to feature his artwork on an album cover."
The tracklisting is as follows: More...
Scottish hard rock band La Paz has re-formed since splitting in 1988 after a record deal had fallen through. The band has recorded a new album entitled "Granite." The band reunited with its original singer Doogie White, who now fronts both Cornerstone and the legendary U.K. band Tank.
The reformation happened after DJ Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio called Doogie White and asked him if he would do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio's Birthday Bash in January 2008. Doogie agreed and asked La Paz guitarist Chic McSherry to play guitar. The band started to rehearse and decided it was time to create a new LP. The new incarnation is called Doogie White & La Paz.
"Granite" is scheduled for release on February 13, 2012 (EU) and March 6, 2012 (North America) through Metal Mind Records.
1. Too Good To Lose
2. This Boy
3. Lesson In Love
5. Just For Today
6. What Do You Say
7. Still In Love
8. Young And Restless
9. Shame The Devil
New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank have announced that they have begun work on their next studio album, which will be their first since the critically acclaimed, "War Machine."
"War Machine" was released last year through Metal Mind Productions. Some of the working song titles for the new record include: "One Thousand Deaths," "War Without End", and "Heavier Than Thou." The album is expected to be released in the Spring of next year.
Doogie White, the lead vocalist of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank and former singer of Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen, has announced that he will be releasing a solo album through Metal Mind Productions in October. The record is entitled, "As Yet Untitled" and boasts an extensive list of guest musicians including Mick Tucker (Tank,) Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion) and Whitesnake's Neil Murray, amongst a host of others.
Speaking on his first solo album, the Scottish singer said: "I always thought my first solo album should be called this. The journalists at Sounds and Kerrang! always had a line that so and so are in the studio recording an album, as yet untitled… Well now I have actually done that. I always like to be part of a band but I found myself isolated for a short while and decided to record some of the songs that I had been working on, while either on the road or back at home. I won’t sit around and wait for the phone to ring. A bored Doogie is a dangerous thing! I gathered the good and the great, companions who had travelled the world with me at various times. Friends who I knew were outstanding players and to a man and one beautiful woman they gave freely of their talents and time. I am forever in their debt."
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Tank have announced that they will be embarking on a tour of Europe this Summer, in support of their new studio album, "War Machine." The tour will include two shows in the United Kingdom, where they will be joined by fellow NWOBHM veterans Blitzkrieg.
Speaking about the tour, the group stated: "The band members are delighted with the response to the tour dates so far and are looking forward to meeting as many fans as possible in all ten different countries that we are playing in. Everyone involved is looking forward to unleashing this live set which will include many classic Tank anthems as well as several tracks from our acclaimed War Machine album (2010, Metal Mind Productions). Tank drummer Mark Cross (Firewind, Helloween), who joined the ranks in April, is a very welcome addition to the band and has provided an extra dimension. Wait until you hear this!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Two legends of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, Blitzkrieg and Tank, have announced that they will be joining together to perform a one off show in the United Kingdom on August 6th. The show will take place at the 02 Academy in Newcastle. Tickets are on sale now.
Tank recently released their first studio album in nine years, "War Machine," which is the first to feature new vocalist Doogie White, formerly of Rainbow. Blitzkrieg are currently at work on their next album, which will be their first following the release of "Theatre Of The Damned" in 2007.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Tank has announced that Mark Cross, known for his time with bands such as Helloween and Firewind, has been recruited as their new drummer. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Massive news from the War Office this morning - Mark Cross, formerly of Firewind, Helloween, Ian Gillan, Kingdom Come and more, is the new drummer of Tank. We are delighted to welcome Mark into the trenches and everyone connected with the band feels that his addition to our ranks will move the band into a new dimension."
Mick Tucker, Tank's longest serving member (28 years), said the following about this exciting development: "We have now assembled some of the finest metal musicians Tank have ever had. We are now prepared to unleash this awesome lineup on Europe. We hope to see you all on tour."
Mick's guitar partner, Cliff Evans, second longest serving member of the band (26 years) said: "To have someone of Mark's calibre join the band shows just how far we have come this last couple of years. Mark is one of the very best Metal drummers around and will really add something to our sound. This is a big move for us and we cannot wait to introduce Mark to the fans on the road later this year."
As was reported yesterday, guitar hero and former Thin Lizzy axeman Gary Moore has passed away. Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in from fans and peers alike. Former Black Flag frontman and spoken word artist Henry Rollins stated:
"He was too young to go, those Lizzy recordings with Moore were as good as it gets. His solo records were rocking."
Former Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow and Uriah Heep bassist Bob Daisley commented: "It is with great sadness that I acknowledge Gary Moore in this way. His passing has come as a sad and terrible shock and I have difficulty believing that he’s gone. I have many fond memories of our years together, both in the workplace of music and as friends. I have love and respect for Gary as a musician and as a person, he was one of the greatest. Farewell and rest in peace Gary my friend." More...
New Wave Of British heavy Metal veterans Tank has announced that as of today, they will be posting a sample from each song from their forthcoming new album, "War Machine" on their official website. You can check out a sample of the song, "Judgement Day" by clicking here. The album will be released in Europe on October 25th and in North America on December 7th and is the first Tank album to feature former Rainbow singer Doogie White on vocals.
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank and Cloven Hoof have pulled out of the event, along with Fastway, The Soulless (formerly Ignominous Incarceration) and Blackstorm. In their places will be Lizzy Borden, Enforcer, Headrush, The Slide and Jetblack. The event is scheduled to take place from December 3rd-5th at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.
The new Tank album "War Machine" was produced by Pedro Ferreira and the recording was done at Pedrock Studios, London, UK. Drums were recorded by Tony Newton at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. "War Machine" is set to be released on October 25th in Europe (via Metal Mind) and December 7th in the USA (via MVD).
The track list for the standard CD edition is as follows:
1. Judgement Day
2. Feast Of The Devil
3. Phoenix Rising
4. War Machine
5. Great Expectations
6. After All
7. The Last Laugh
8. World Without Pity
9. My Insanity
Tank's new album “War Machine” is currently set to be released on October 25th in Europe (via Metal Mind Productions) and December 7th in US (via MVD). Metal Mind Productions commented on the release of the album:
"Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of a brand new studio album of the legendary Tank - 'War Machine.' Tank - featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummerDave 'Grav' Cavill - are back in action and ready to establish themselves once more as one of Britain’s finest rock bands. The band’s seventh studio album is currently in the pre-production stage and, as the band claims: 'we think it's going to be our best album so far.'
"The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (known from his previous work with The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the recording was done at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. A demo version of one of their new songs, 'Judgement Day,' is still available to stream on Tank’s official Myspace. Full details on the artwork and tracklist to be announced soon."
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced some more additions to this years lineup. The biggest news is that British heavy metal staples Saxon will be returning to the event this year and that German power metal veterans Helloween will be joining them. Also added to the bill is New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Blitzkrieg and Swedish glam metal band Fatal Smile. The event is scheduled to take place in Prestatyn, Wales at the Pontins resort from December 3rd-5th.
The lineup now features the following bands: More...
Legendary heavy metal guitarist Michael Schenker has announced that he will be performing a special concert at London's Sherpherd Bush Empire on June 2nd to celebrate thirty years of the Michael Schenker Group. The concert will feature special appearances by singer Doogie White (Tank, ex-Rainbow,) Herman Rarebell (ex-Scorpions) and bass player Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake) along with other guests who have yet to be announced.
The lineup for Schenker's May/June European tour is as follows:
Michael Schenker - lead guitar
Gary Barden - vocals
Chris Slade - drums (ex-AC/DC/The Firm) - May/June
Pete Holmes - drums (ex- Black N' Blue) - July
Chris Glenn - bass
Wayne Findlay - guitar/keyboards
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank has posted a new song online entitled, "Judgement Day." You can listen to the song by heading to the bands official website. The song is set to appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "War Machine," which will be the bands first album with new vocalist Doogie White (formerly of Rainbow.)
Guitarist Cliff Evans stated: "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."
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that this year will feature a special NWOBHM stage which will feature performances from some of the most revered names from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The bands confirmed for this stage include Jaguar, Tokyo Blade, Pagan Altar, Cloven Hoof, Bitches Sin, Spartan Warrior and Marseille, who will be opening up stage 2 on the saturday, to showcase material from their forthcoming new album, "Unfinished Business."
The festival takes in Prestatyn, Wales from the 3rd-5th of December and is already nearly sold out. Other bands confirmed for the festival include:
Michael Schenker Group
Pretty Boy Floyd
The organisers of Britains Hard Rock Hell IV festival has announced that two more legendary British bands in the form of UFO and Uriah Heep, will be performing at this years event. The festival will take place at Prestatyn in North Wales from December 3rd-5th at the Pontins holiday resort.
The lineup for the festival is now as follows:
Michael Schenker Group
Pretty Boy Floyd