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TANK – new record deal with Metal Mind Productions

December 4th, 2014

We are very happy to announce the extension of the recording deal with the British heavy metal legend – TANK. Through the years, we have re-released the band’s back catalogue and released their recent albums “War Machine” (2010) and “War Nation” (2012). TANK’s forthcoming yet untitled album is planned for March 2015.

The band’s current line-up includes:

Cliff Evans – guitars
Mick Tucker – guitars
ZP Theart (Dragonforce) – vocals
Bobby Schottkowski (Sodom) – drums
Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) – bass guitar

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TANK Sign New Deal With Metal Mind Productions

December 3rd, 2014

We are very happy to announce the extension of the recording deal with the British heavy metal legend – TANK. Through the years, we have re-released the band’s back catalogue and released their recent albums “War Machine” (2010) and “War Nation” (2012). TANK’s forthcoming yet untitled album is planned for March 2015.

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The band’s current line-up includes:

Cliff Evans – guitars
Mick Tucker – guitars
ZP Theart (Dragonforce) – vocals
Bobby Schottkowski (Sodom) – drums
Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) – bass guitar

Cliff Evans, TANK’s guitarist, comments:

“We are very pleased to announce that we will be continuing our successful relationship with Metal Mind Productions who will be releasing our new studio album planned for March 2015. Since originally signing with Metal Mind in 2009, they have released two of our best selling and most critically acclaimed albums ‘War Machine’ and ‘War Nation’ and were instrumental in the production of our very first official DVD ‘War Machine Live’. We enjoy working with an established metal label that understands what needs to be done to make a successful album release and we look forward to many more future collaborations.

After our recent successful tour of Brazil, we’re excited to be heading into the studio with our new band members to start creating and laying down some serious metal tracks.
Joining Mick Tucker and myself on the new album will be Vocalist ‘ZP Theart (Dragonforce), Drummer ‘Bobby Schottkowski’ (Sodom) and Bassist ‘Barend Courbois’ (Blind Guardian). These guys are the ‘Big Guns’ who will help to push the limits of Tank to a new level. Their pedigree speaks for itself. We’ll soon be announcing the album title along with studio updates and teasers.

We will also have the pleasure of playing songs from the new album for the very first time at our performance on the ‘70,000 Tons of Metal’ cruise in January 2015. European shows and festivals are now being scheduled for the new year and we will also be returning to South America later in 2015.

The Mighty TANK Rolls On!”

More details to be announced soon.

TANK – official website:
www.tankofficial.com

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Tank – see video-clip promoting their forthcoming DVD

October 11th, 2012
Tank “War Machine Live” DVD

Tank “War Machine Live” DVD

As previously announced the legendary British band Tank release in November their first live DVD. The material entitled “War Machine Live” features live performances filmed in Poland in 2011 and 2012 plus band interviews, on the road footage and more. As part of the promotion of the DVD and their most recent album “War Nation”, Tank prepared a video for the title song taken from the album. You can see the video clip on Metal Mind Productions’ official channel on YouTube in THIS location.

Cliff Evans, guitars comments: “This is the brand new video for the title track from our latest album ‘War Nation’. It’s ‘no frills, bullet to the head’ classic British metal at it’s very best. We hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more videos to come from the ‘War Nation’ album.”
The release date of the DVD is scheduled for November, 12th in Europe and December, 11th in USA (via MVD).

Tank – current line-up: Mick Tucker (guitars), Cliff Evans (guitars), Doogie White (vocals), Chris Dale (bass guitar) and Steve Hopgood (drums).
Tank online: www.tankofficial.com

TANK
“War Machine Live” DVD

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP DVD 0204
Barcode: 5907785037670
Format: DVD
Genre: heavy metal
Release date: 12.11.2012 Europe / 11.12.2012 USA

Tracklist:

1. This Means War
2. Judgement Day
3. Echoes of a Distant Battle
4. Phoenix Rising
5. Feast of the Devil
6. Honour and Blood
7. Great Expectations
8. T.W.D.A.M.O
9. Don’t Dream in the Dark
10. Power of the Hunter
11. (He Fell in Love with a) Stormtrooper
12. The War Drags Ever On

Bonus video:

„War Nation” video
Interview with Mick Tucker, Cliff Evans, and Doogie White
Live at Metal Hammer Festival 2011
At the Studio / On the Road

Extras:

Photo gallery
Biography
Discography
Desktop images

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TANK – new album out on Monday, listen to another promo track

June 1st, 2012
TANK - "War Nation"

TANK - "War Nation"

British rock legends Tank return with “War Nation”, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on drums. You can listen to the title track “War Nation” on Metal Mind Productions’ official profile on Soundcloud or on official channel on YouTube.

Cliff Evans comments the track: “The song ‘War Nation’ is the title track that opens our new album and sets the scene for what’s to follow. It thunders in with a classic Tank guitar riff, which wouldn’t sound out of place on any of the legendary rock albums of the 80’s, and has a chorus that plants itself firmly in your mind”.

“War Nation” is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD).

Tank – War Nation

Release date: 04.06.2012 Europe / 05.06.2012 USA
Tracklist:
1. War Nation
2. Song For The Dead
3. Hammer And Nails
4. Don’t Dream In The Dark
5. Grace Of God
6. Dreamer
7. Justice For All
8. Wings Of Heaven
9. State Of The Union
10. Hard Road

Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.

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TANK – listen to the sample tracks from “War Nation”

May 22nd, 2012
TANK -  "War Nation"

TANK - "War Nation"

British rock legends Tank return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on drums. Their new material entitled “War Nation” is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD) and today the band reveal the sample tracks from the new album on their official website. You can find them HERE.

Cliff Evans describe the new album, “As with our ‘War Machine album, ‘War Nation’ will include a variety of different influences and styles. With a wealth of musical ability to draw from, we don’t like to limit ourselves. Individually we’ve worked with names such as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Paul D’anno and Yngwie Malmsteen. So many bands release albums now where once you’ve listened to the first two songs you’ve heard the whole album. Not with Tank. Each song that makes it onto our album has to deserve it. Our standards are high.” Doogie White continues, “With songs like ‘Justice for All’ and ‘Grace of God’ we are upgrading the TANK sound while retaining all the elements that made ‘War Machine’ so successful. There are killer riffs and haunting melodies and lyrics that you can take from, what you want, or indeed what you need.”

Tracklist:

 

1. War Nation

2. Song For The Dead

3. Hammer And Nails

4. Don’t Dream In The Dark

5. Grace Of God

6. Dreamer

7. Justice For All

8. Wings Of Heaven

9. State Of The Union

10. Hard Road

 

 

Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.

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TANK reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming “War Nation” album

March 14th, 2012
TANK - WAR NATION

TANK - WAR NATION

British rock legends Tank are in the studio finishing the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. New material entitled “War Nation” is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD) and today the band reveal its cover artwork.

Cliff Evans: “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 tracklist of “War Nation” will include the following songs:

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

10. W.M.L.A.

Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.

Tank – current line-up: Mick Tucker (guitars), Cliff Evans (guitars), Doogie White (vocal), Chris Dale (bass guitar) and Steve Hopgood (drums).

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TANK return with new studio album “WAR NATION”

February 3rd, 2012

British rock legends Tank are in the studio recording “War Nation”, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 release “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on drums. Scheduled for release in late April/May on Metal Mind Productions, recording is being overseen by new hotshot producer Phil Kinman at his west London studios.

 

Doogie says, “We started writing for the new album last autumn and after a week or two we took the tapes and put a razor through them. We had just come back from a successful series of concerts and we were really vibed up. Listening to what we had laid down we knew we could do better. So taking a fresh approach we started throwing ideas around. I am very pleased with how it is all sounding now.”

 

Cliff, “As with our ‘War Machine album, ‘War Nation’ will include a variety of different influences and styles. With a wealth of musical ability to draw from, we don’t like to limit ourselves. Individually we’ve worked with names such as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Paul D’anno and Yngwie Malmsteen. So many bands release albums now where once you’ve listened to the first two songs you’ve heard the whole album. Not with Tank. Each song that makes it onto our album has to deserve it. Our standards are high.”

 

Doogie continues, “With songs like ‘Justice for All’ and ‘Grace of God’ we are upgrading the TANK sound while retaining all the elements that made ‘War Machine’ so successful. There are killer riffs and haunting melodies and lyrics that you can take from, what you want, or indeed what you need.

I did not want the album to be titled after a song. But I was overruled by the other guys so the album will be called ‘War Nation’. With all that has been going on in the world over the last while, it appears that a great many people in the nations of the world are not prepared to put up with the status quo anymore. Whether its ruthless dictators, corrupt politicians and bankers, religious godheads. The people are restless and screaming ‘Damnation, War Nation’.”

 

TANK will release their first ever live DVD this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and further footage will be captured during the bands show at Stodola, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.

 

Tank will also play two shows in Sweden in March: 2nd, Zaragon Club, Jonkoping; 3rd, Rockland, Sala.

 

 

Full details on “War Nation” to be announced soon.

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TANK to record first live DVD

December 19th, 2011

Tank, the legendary British Heavy Metal Band, plan to record their first live DVD. The band featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Helloween/Firewind drummer Mark Cross will record their show on March, 9th 2012 in Stodola Club in Warsaw (Poland).

Cliff Evans: “We’re really looking forward to making our first ever Official Tank Live DVD. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and gives us the chance to show our fans around the world what a Tank show is all about. The DVD will include old favourites such as ‘This Means War’, ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ and ‘Power of the Hunter’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’ plus many more. Get ready for ‘WAR MACHINE LIVE!’ DVD.”

Tank has also begun their work on the follow up to the “War Machine” album from 2010. Doogie, Mick and Cliff have been busy writing new material. While it is too early to give details on the tracks, they are said to be in a similar vein to “War Machine” but with a heavier angle. Working song titles so far include, “One Thousand Deaths”, “War Without End” and “Heavier Than Thou”. The album is scheduled for release in Spring 2012. Full details to be confirmed soon.

Tank – official website: tankofficial.com

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Tank has started to work on a new album

October 4th, 2011

Tank – featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Helloween/Firewind drummer Mark Cross – are back in action.

Work has already begun on the follow up to the “War Machine” album from 2010. Doogie, Mick and Cliff have been busy writing new material. While it is too early to give details on the tracks, they are said to be in a similar vein to “War Machine” but with a heavier angle. Working song titles so far include, “One Thousand Deaths”, “War Without End” and “Heavier Than Thou”. The album is scheduled for release in early Spring 2012.

The band is currently on a tour promoting “War Machine” album. Here are the remaining dates:

Friday 30th September, SPAIN – Ritmo y Compas, Madrid

Saturday 1st October, SPAIN – Martohell Festival, Barcelona (headlining)

Friday 7th October, HOLLAND – Rock Temple, Kerkrade

Saturday 8th October, BELGIUM – Rock Of Ages Festival, Oostrozebeke (headlining)

Fri 18th November, SWEDEN – Rock At Sea

 

On this Youtube page you can check out a live video recorded at the recent edition of Turrock Festival in Germany.

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TANK – ‘War Machine’ tour to start in early August

July 5th, 2011

Tank, the legendary British Heavy Metal Band, kicks off their European ‘War Machine’ tour in early August. They start with a couple of shows in England, then they move to Poland to be a part of Metal Hammer Festival (along with Judas Priest, Morbid Angel, Exodus, Vader to name a few) and later they visit countries like Norway, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Holland and Belgium.

 

The band is very excited about the forthcoming tour: “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!”

 

Tank is going to document the tour on their official site in real time so the fans can follow them around Europe as ‘War Machine’ makes its way through the continent.

 

 

Here are the confirmed dates so far:

 

Friday 5th August, ENGLAND – Nops Rock Club, Middlesbrough

Saturday 6th August, ENGLAND – O2 Academy, Newcastle

Wednesday 10th August, POLAND – Metal Hammer Festival, Katowice (with Judas Priest, Morbid Angel, Exodus, Vader)

Friday 12th August, NORWAY – Lillehammer Festival (with Thin Lizzy, Hammerfall, Jorn and UFO)

Saturday 13th August, SWEDEN – Rockland, Sala

Friday 16th September, GERMANY – Turock Open Air, Essen

Thursday 29th September, PORTUGAL – Music Box, Lisbon

Friday 30th September, SPAIN – Ritmo y Compas, Madrid

Saturday 1st October, SPAIN – Martohell Festival, Barcelona (headlining)

Friday 7th October, HOLLAND – Rock Temple, Kerkrade

Saturday 8th October, BELGIUM – Rock Of Ages Festival, Oostrozebeke (headlining)

Fri 18th November, SWEDEN – Rock At Sea

 

More dates to be added soon!

 

Tank – line-up:

Doogie White – vocal

Mick Tucker – guitar

Cliff Evans – guitar

Chris Dale – bass

Mark Cross – drums

 

Official website: http://tankofficial.com/

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TANK – samples of all tracks from the forthcoming album “War Machine”

October 15th, 2010
Tank - War Machine

Tank - War Machine

Metal Mind Productions will release a brand new studio album of the legendary Tank entitled “War Machine” on October, 25th. The US release date is December, 7th (via MVD) and the Japanese release date is December, 22nd on King Records.

Tank – featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave ‘Grav’ Cavill – are back in action and ready to establish themselves once more as one of Britain’s finest rock bands.

Tank’s fans do not have to wait that long before they can hear the music from the album as the band is going to release a clip of each song in the run-up to 25th October on The Official Tank site: http://tankofficial.com.

Here’s the release schedule for the samples:

Friday 15th October: Judgement Day

Saturday 16th October: Feast Of The Devil

Sunday 17th October: Phoenix Rising

Monday 18th October: War Machine

Tuesday 19th October: Great Expectations

Wednesday 20th October: After All

Thursday 21st October: The Last Laugh

Friday 22nd October: World Without Pity

Saturday 23rd October: My Insanity

Sunday 24th October: Bonus Track

“War Machine” will be released as a jewel case CD, a limited edition digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. Japanese edition of the album will include two exclusive bonus tracks which won’t be available elsewhere.

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TANK – cover artwork and tracklistening of “War Machine” revealed

September 3rd, 2010
Tank - War Machine

Tank - War Machine

As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release “War Machine” – a brand new studio album of the legendary British band Tank.

Tank – featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave ‘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 will be released in October and as the band claims: “we think it’s going to be our best album so far”.

Front cover illustration of “War Machine” was done by Jens Reinhold / zenz-art.com

The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (known from his previous work with The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the recording was done at Pedrock Studios, London, UK. Drums were recorded by Tony Newton at Steve Harris’ (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. Due to the changed line-up, “War Machine” will combine all the influences and experience of individual band members. Cliff Evans: “We intend to make this a classic British rock/metal album that every fan should have in their collection”.

“War Machine” will be released in 4 different versions: as a jewel case CD, a limited edition digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. Japanese edition of the album will include two exclusive bonus tracks which won’t be available elsewhere.

The tracklist of the standard CD edition looks 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

Metal Mind Productions set up the release date for 25th October in Europe and 7th December in USA (via MVD).

Tank online: http://tankofficial.com


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TANK returns with a brand new album

August 19th, 2010

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 drummer Dave ‘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 website on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/tankheavymetal.
Due to the changed line-up, “War Machine” will combine all the influences and experience of individual band members. Cliff Evans: “We intend to make this a classic British rock/metal album that every fan should have in their collection”.


Full details on the artwork and tracklist to be announced soon.   Metal Mind Productions set up the release date of “War Machine” for  25th October in Europe and 7th December in US (via MVD).
Tank on-line:
http://tankofficial.com

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