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Tygers Of Pan Tang

Formed: 1978
From: Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Announces U.K. Tour Dates

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tygers Of Pan Tang has lined up a series of shows in the United Kingdom.

The tour dates are as follows:

26 - JBs - Dudley, UK
30 - Yardbirds - Grimsby, UK
31 - Riffs - Blackpool, UK

2 - Moses Gate - Bolton, UK
6 - Trillians - Newcastle, UK
7 - Intake - Mansfield, UK
8 - Milkwood Jam Swansea - South Wales, UK

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Announces U.K. Tour Dates

NWOBHM veterans Tygers Of Pan Tang has posted the following message online:

"Although we are awaiting some more confirmed dates, we wanted to let you all know as soon as possible about the upcoming UK tour. This will be a three band bill with the Tygers Of Pan Tang as headliners and the fantastic Steve Grimmett of GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT as Special Guest. The main tour support will be CRIMES OF PASSION, who are one of the best new UK Rock bands around so it promises to be a great night of music. Tickets will be very reasonably priced at all venues as we wanted to make this tour great value for money especially due to the economic climate in the UK at the moment. Please check out the individual venues for further details which are listed on MySpace and the website www.tygersofpantang.com.

We hope to see you all on this tour so we could thank you for your support of the Tygers during 2008. The sales of Animal Instinct have passed our own expectations and with the help of Geoff Bartons quote and 8/10 review in Classic Rock magazine we have a lot of older fans returning. Please spread the word and bring along your friends, and be part of the Tygers 2008.


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Tygers Of Pan Tang Issue New Album Release Details

NWOBHM heroes TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update:

"The brand new album Animal Instinct is in the shops and available online NOW. If you have not got a copy check out the website www.tygersofpantang.com for more information. The pre-orders have completely sold out and have been removed from the site, watch out for the draw each month to claim your prizes.

I have release dates for Europe now as 9th June (Italy, Germany, Scandinavia) and the Japan release will be through our new partner Marquee/Avalon in mid-July.

This is a real milestone in the resurgence of the band and as always we would like to thank you all for your continued support

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Issue Post Tour Report

The following message has been posted by veteran Metallers Tygers Of Pan Tang via their official myspace:

"The TYGERS OF PAN TANG would like to thank everybody that came to the shows in Florence, Milan, Verona and Bolgna. You were fantastic audiences and it was a real pleasure to chat and sign albums for you. There was so many memorable nights and stories that we will remember and tell for a very long time. The hospitality was tremendous throughout and we would also like to thank everybody associated with the organisation from the Agency, Black Dehlia, all the venues and owners and lastly all the support bands. You all really captured the spirit from the NWOBHM days. Keep rocking Italy and we will see you again very soon."

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NWOBHM DVD Due Out In June

It's been announced that a new DVD entitled Iron Maiden And The New Wave Of British Of Heavy Metal will be released on June 10th via MVD Entertainment. The documentary is described by its distributors as follows:

"Back in 1976, nobody really knew that there was an old wave of British Heavy Metal. But within two years of their formation, Iron Maiden had spearheaded what came to be abbreviated the NWOBHM, and as with punk the year before, a new generation of Rock musicians bought in a new wave of the genre - and in the process made loud, raw, heavy rock the global phenomenon it is today. For the first time this film investigates this New Wave - the bands, the records, the media and the series of unconnected events that led to this astonishing, durable and still hugely relevant form which is still heard today in virtually every rock record released. Focusing on Maiden and the other pivotal bands of the time, such as SAXON, SAMSON, PRAYING MANTIS, DIAMOND HEAD, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and many others, this DVD is the ultimate expose of a style that may not get as much press as punk, but is equally as relevant to the music of the second millennium. It features rare footage of all the main NWOBHM bands; Live and studio recordings of the pivotal tracks; Scarce news items and archive of the movement, from the time, as it unfolded around the UK; Seldom seen photographs, many from private collections. It also includes exclusive interviews with many of the major players, including, Iron Maiden's PAUL DIANNO and Dennis Stratton, Diamond Head's Brian Tatler, Tygers Of Pan Tang's Rob Weir, Samson's legendary drummer Thundersticks, Tino and Chris Troy from Praying Mantis, the current line-up of GIRLSCHOOL and many other high profile names from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. There's also commentary, review and expertise from; Malcolm Dome [Kerrang, Classic Rock] Jerry Ewing [Metal Hammer, Classic Rock] Geoff Barton [staff writer at Sounds during the New Wave] Garry Bushell [Sounds journalist and champion of NWOBHM] Neil Kay [legendary metal DJ from the Soundhouse club] and British metal author and journalist, Joel McIver."

In addition to the documentary, there will also be extended interviews and a NWOBHM interactive challenge.

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Voodoo Six To Tour With Tygers Of Pan Tang

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update:

"The Tygers Of Pan Tang are delighted to announce that VOODOO SIX will be our Special Guests on all the upcoming UK tour dates in April. The band will release there new album First Hit for Free on March 24th so it will be a great time to hear the new material live.

The album has received an 8/10 review in this months Classic Rock magazine and were our top chose for touring partners. We would like to thank Factory Agency for making this happen.

To give further value for money there will also be a local act booked directly by the venues making a three band bill. For all dates please check out the gigs page on www.tygersofpantang.com and for more information on Voodoo Six vist there website www.voodoosix.com .

Tickets are now on sale via the usual outlets, please contact the venues directly for more information."

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Reveal New Album Tracklisting

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Animal Instinct", due on April 21 through Livewire Records via Cargo distribution. The CD sees the band "go back to their early roots, playing hard-edged rock in the manner of 'Wildcat' and 'Spellbound'," according to a press release.

"Animal Instinct" track listing:

01. Rock Candy
02. Cry Sweet Freedom
03. Live for the Day
04. Let it Burn
05. If you see Kay
06. Hot Blooded
07. Devils find a Fool
08. Winners & Losers
09. Cruisin
10. Bury the Hatchet
11. Dark Rider

TYGERS OF PAN TANG' "Back & Beyond" EP, which came our last year, features two new songs — "Live For The Day" and "Bury The Hatchet" — as well as three reworked classics ("Hellbound", "Take It" and "Rock And Roll Man"). The EP was mixed by Ben Matthews of THUNDER and released through THUNDER's record label.

TYGERS OF PAN TANG's current lineup is:

Robb Weir - Guitar
Dean Robertson - Guitar
Jacopo Meille - Vocals
Brian West - Bass
Craig Ellis - Drums

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Waysted Announce New Live Dates

WAYSTED's classic line-up of Pete Way (bass; ex-UFO), Fin (vocals), Chris George (guitar) and Paul Haslin (drums) have announced additional live dates in support of their new album, The Harsh Reality, out now via Livewire Records.

The band's updated tour itinerary is as follows:

3/1 - The Twist - Colchester, UK
3/6 - The Underworld - London, UK (with TYGERS OF PAN TANG)
3/8 - The Yardbirds Club - Grimsby, UK
3/9 - The Pitz - Milton Keynes, UK
3/19 - King Tuts - Glasgow, UK
6/6 - Firehouse - Southampton, UK
6/7 - Half Brick - Worthing, UK
6/26 - Limelight - Crewe, UK
9/6 - Rock of Ages Festival at The Palace - Tamworth, Midlands, UK

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Ink Distribution Deal

Management of NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update:

"The Management of Tygers of Pan Tang are delighted to announce that today we have signed contracts with Livewire and Cargo Records for the Worldwide distribution of the new album Animal Instinct. This means that all good music retail stores and online music stores will be promoting and selling the album from April 21st, which has been set as the launch date. We have agreed to start with the UK, Japan, USA and Europe, however there may be some countries that we launch the album to coincide with touring duties. We will keep you fully informed of this strategy so you are aware of availability. The pre-orders will be dispatched one week prior to the official release and we have negotiated 25 further copies for pre-sale to make the run a limited edition of 150. I still have a few copies left so place your order today. To give our loyal fans who have pre-ordered the album further value for money, we are having one of the shows in Italy filmed and I will be giving some edited footage away as part of the package. The footage will be pretty raw and the sound unmixed and with simple artwork, but it will be another great addition to the package. This will only be available on pre-orders.

It has been a fantastic time for the band over the last six months and we hope you the fans (the reason for the bands existence) have enjoyed the progression and have felt very much part of it. It was always the aim to get you close to the band and have your voices heard.

Thank you for your fantastic support and enthusiasm so far, long may it continue."

As previously announced, Tygers Of Pan Tang are set to embark on a string of European dates beginning tomorrow. Dates are as follows:

2 - Crook AFC - Durham, UK
9 - Leeds Rios - Leeds, UK
16 - An Club - Athens, Greece
22 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Northern Ireland
23 - The Nerve Centre - Londonderry, Northern Ireland
29 - Intake Mansfield - Mansfield, UK

6 - The Underworld - London, UK
14 - Riffs Blackpool - Blackpool, UK
21 - Newcastle Carling Academy 2 - Newcastle, Northeast, UK

10 - Auditorium F.L.O.G - Florence, IT
11 - Music Drome - Milan, IT
12 - Lucille Rock N Roll House - Verona, IT
13 - Sottotetto Sound Club - Bologna, IT
18 - The Gasworks - Bradford, UK
19 - The White Rabbit - Plymouth, UK

31 - Cliveaid - Birmingham, UK

6 - Rock Of Ages Festival, The Palace - Tamworth, UK

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Announce More Tour Dates

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 02 - Crook AFC - Durham, UK
Feb. 09 - Leeds Rio's - Leeds, UK
Feb. 16 - An Club – Athens, GRE
Feb. 22 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Feb. 23 - The Nerve Centre - Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Feb. 29 - Intake Mansfield - Mansfield, UK
Mar. 06 - The Underworld – London, UK
Mar. 14 - Riffs Blackpool - Blackpool, UK
Mar. 15 - Holmfirth Picturedrome – Huddersfield, UK
Mar. 21 - Newcastle Carling Academy 2 -Newcastle, Northeast, UK
Apr. 10 - Auditorium F.L.O.G - Florence, ITA
Apr. 11 - Music Drome - Milan, ITA
Apr. 12 - Lucille Rock n roll House - Verona, ITA
Apr. 13 - Sottotetto Sound Club - Bologna, ITA
Apr. 19 - The White Rabbit, Plymouth - Plymouth, UK
May 31 - Cliveaid - Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
Sep. 06 - Rock of Ages Festival The Palace - Tamworth, UK

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Reveal Album Details

NWOBHM mainstays Tygers Of Pan Tang have posted this information on their official Myspace:

"Happy New Year to each and everyone of you, 2008 will prove to be an historic year for the Tygers with a heavy touring schedule and new product available. The new album Animal Instinct is almost complete and mixing time has been booked with Ben Matthews for 1 - 7 February. This will give plenty of time to receive the pressings and get them delivered to you by Mid April 2008. I know your all keen to hear the new material and hopefully the Back & Beyond EP will have wet your appetite for more. The album consists of 11 New tracks inc the two from the EP and will take you back 25 years to the glory days of British Hard Rock. The band are very excited with the results and we know you will just love the songs.We know there will be some sceptics out there, but just check it out first, before comment, we want you back onboard with the Tygers and hopefully this product will do just that.

We will be releasing 250 Limited Editon Collectors packages which will be available to pre-order from the website as from Saturday 12th January. The Package will consist of the CD signed and individualy numbered, you will also receive a numbered VIP pass which will give you an opportunity to be our guest for a day at a show of your choice (subject to availability) and win other prizes throughout the year. We plan to make two draws per month, one for the guest pass and the second for a consolation prize. The draw results will be advertised on the website and myspace site each month. There will be other small items also included such as badges, Tour flyers etc. This really will become a collectors item due to its very limited run.

As from April the album will be available on general sale via the website, we are looking at the distribution of the CD at the moment and will let you know as soon as anything is confirmed. If you are planning to come and see the Tygers Live the CD will also be available from the merchandise stand.

Finally thank you once again for your fantastic support.


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Tygers Of Pan Tang Discuss Forthcoming Album

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update:

"With your support and help, it has been a fabulous last five months for TYGERS OF PAN TANG, your reaction and support of the EP 'Back & Beyond' as well as the atmosphere you have created at the live shows have enabled the management team to really build the profile of the band. You have done so much without been asked it really is appreciated."

"There is a lot still to be concluded in 2007 which include a short tour of Italy in early April, then returning back to the UK for further shows."

"The forthcoming album, 'Animal Instinct', is almost complete and it's a cracker, quality hard rock with TYGERS riffs and hooks. There are some additional guitar parts to put down but we are definately on track for an April 2008 release date. At the moment it will again be an Internet-only release although we have had interest from record companies and distributors but negiotiation is still ongoing and far from complete. Mixing will be carried out again by Ben Matthews of THUNDER who did such a superb job on the EP." More...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Schedule Date With Waysted

TYGERS OF PAN TANG and WAYSTED are joining forces for a double-header at The Underworld in Camden, England on March 6th, 2008.

A message at the Tygers' MySpace page reads: "We are pleased to announce a real treat for our fans in London and surrounding areas. We have just confirmed a gig at the famous The Underworld in Camden Town as a double header with Waysted on Thursday, March 6th, 2008. With both bands on top form and producing some of there best material in years this really cannot be missed. As with all Tygers shows this will be a three band bill and tickets are a bargain £12.00 + posting by recorded delivery.

Tickets can be purchased from www.gandrlondon.com and the usual agents for the Underworld.

Get in there early as these will be snapped up quick.

Things are looking great for the Feb/March Tour."

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Tokyo Blade Confirmed For NWOBHM Festival

According to Metalzone.gr, reunited NWOBHM masters TOKYO BLADE have been confirmed for the second installment of the NWOBHM Festival, set to take place November 8, 2008 in Athens, Greece

The first NWOBHM Festival will be held on February 16, 2008 at AN club in Athens, and will feature performances by TYGERS OF PAN TANG, CLOVEN HOOF, JAGUAR and ELIXIR. Tickets cost 25 euros.

For more information, contact promo@sold-out.gr.

TOKYO BLADE guitarist Andy Boulton recently signed a deal with Razar Ice Records. Andy is currently recording his first solo disc for a tentative spring 2008 release. He has also completed work on a guitar-instruction DVD that will be made available soon. The TOKYO BLADE back catalog is also being remixed and remastered by Razar Ice and will be reissued with unreleased bonus and live tracks.

Watch video footage of TOKYO BLADE performing the song "Lightning Strikes" in 1985: More...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Announce UK and Ireland Dates

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have scheduled the following dates in the UK and Northern Island in support of their recently released "Back & Beyond" EP:

Feb. 02 - Crook Town
Feb. 09 - Leeds Rios
Feb. 16 - Athens Greece AN Club (NWOBHM Festival)
Feb. 22 - Londonderry The Nerve Centre (Northern Ireland)
Feb. 23 - Belfast Spring & Airbrake (Northern Ireland)
Feb. 29 - Mansfield The Intake Club
Mar. 14 - Blackpool Riffs Club
Mar. 15 - Holmfirth Picturedrome (Huddersfield)
Mar. 21 - Newcastle Carling Academy 2

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Albums To Be Reissued

The first four albums from legendary New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band TYGERS OF PAN TANG are being reissued as Limited Edition Paper Sleeves on December 19th via Geffen Japan. The titles are as follows: Wild Cat (1980), Spellbound (1981), Crazy Nights (1982), The Cage (1983).

On October 29th, Tygers Of Pan Tang released a brand new 5 track EP called Back & Beyond. The EP features two new songs, 'Live For Today' and 'Bury The Hatchet' as well as three reworked classics, 'Hellbound', 'Take It' and 'Rock And Roll Man'.

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Check In

NWOBHM act TYGERS OF PAN TANG check in with the following:

"We finally have a release date of October 29th for the brand new 5 track EP called Back & Beyond.

For those not aware the EP has two brand new songs, 'Live For Today' and 'Bury The Hatchet' as well as three reworked classics, 'Hellbound', 'Take It' and 'Rock And Roll Man'.

The EP was mixed by Ben Matthews of THUNDER and released through Thunder's record label. We think you will be pleasantly surprised with the new material as the reaction from playing the songs live has been fantastic.

The EP wil be priced £5.50 + P&P and will be available from www.tygersofpantang.com and www.thunderonline.com.

For any other information or paypal orders please contact the band management on simon.morton4@btopenworld.com

Thank you for your continued support."

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Promise New Album Next Year

Veteran NWOBHM band TYGERS OF PAN TANG have posted this message on their MySpace page:

"The band today finished tracks 3 and 4 of the new album. We are on track to hit the timescales for a release date in February/March 2008. We are still undecided on titles for these tracks but we will let you know when they are confirmed. The 'Back & Beyond' EP is currently being processed and is still due for release in November. The EP will be available to buy on the new website with payment through PayPal and cheque. The website will be fully operational in the next two weeks."

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Tygers Of Pan Tang To Perform At Music Live

NWOBHM legends Tygers Of Pan Tang have announced that they will be performing at the Music Live expedition in Birmingham on November the 4th. The line up of that day will also include NWOBHM favourites Blitzkrieg. Also at the event Slayer's Kerry King and Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagen and Dave Kushner will be signing autographs and meeting fans amongst others.

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