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TYGERS OF PAN TANG album details & cover artwork

July 19th, 2016


“Once in a while in an band’s career comes a special time, a period where you feel it’s all finally coming together and that time I’m proud to say is NOW! The new Tygers album is finished, done and dusted and ready to unleash our ‘Tygertastic,’ audience. You’re gonna love this one, it’s a MONSTER……”, Robb Weir, founder and guitarist of Tygers Of Pan Tang, July 2016.

Who would have predicted that 2016 would turn out to be the most productively successful year since their early days for a band whose history stretches back to the birth of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal? Much has been written about the role the Tygers played in the establishment of the movement and about the comings and goings within the band, but it is safe to say that the current line up brings a creative stability and a shared camaraderie that will keep them together, playing live and making records for some time to come.

The year began the signing of a new record deal with Scandinavia’s premier rock&metal label Mighty Music giving the band the opportunity to record the material they had written and honed in a burst of activity in late 2015. Whilst the band were happy to produce themselves at The Blast Studio in Newcastle they knew that the mix needed a fresh pair of ears. Mighty Music CEO Michael H. Andersen recommended Soren Andersen/Medley Studio for the mix of the album. Having heard and been impressed by material recorded and mixed by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) the Tygers sought out his services. Soren was only too happy to work with a band whose credentials were so firmly established. For the mastering, Harry Hess of Harem Scarem fame was the perfect man for the job.

Leaving the music in his capable hands, next stop for the band was South America. Having no idea what reception they would receive they were overwhelmed by the fierce dedication of the fans in Brazil and Columbia, who, in many cases, had waited years for an opportunity to witness the live show. From South America to Europe without a breath and then on to North America where they headlined Chicago’s Ragnarokkr festival. To say they aced it is an understatement and in the words of the promoter ‘The Tygers started the first Ragnarokkr riot because people were so pumped up.

And the new material will be road tested with their first extensive UK dates for many a year. And, as we write, plans for worldwide dates in support of the album are already coming to fruition.In late August first single “Only The Brave” will be released on 7” vinyl ep with exclusive bonus track “What Do You Say” from the album recording session. A music video for “Only The Brave” is being shot as we speak. The long awaited comeback album “Tygers Of Pan Tang” will be released worldwide Friday 21st of October 2016 on LP, ltd picture LP, CD and through all digital services.

Album Tracklist

1. Only The Brave
2. Dust
3. Glad Rags
4. The Reason Why
5. Never Give In
6. Do It Again
7. I Got The Music In Me
8. Praying For A Miracle
9. Blood Red Sky
10. Angel In Disguise
11. The Devil You Know


Robb Weir – guitars
Jacopo Meille – vocals
Micky Crystal – guitars
Gav Gray – bass
Craig Ellis – drums & percussion

Album tour 2016/2017

08.10.16 Rotterdam (NL) – Rotterdam Rocks Festival@ Baroeg
09.10.16 Roeselare (BE) – Verlichte Geest
21.10.16 Newcastle (UK) – The Cluny
22.10.16 Wigan (UK) – Old Courts
24.10.16 London (UK) The Black Heart
25.10.16 Bilston (UK) – Robin 2
26.10.16 Hull (UK) – Fruit
27.10.16 Merthyr Tydfil (UK) – The New Crown
28.10.16 Barnsley (UK) – Rock And Blues Venue
29.10.16 Edinburgh (UK) – Bannerman’s
07.01.17 Mangualde (PT) – Hardmetal Festival
03.03.17 Hamburg (DE) – Hell Over Hammaburg Festival
12.05.17 Copenhagen (DK) Nordic Noise Rock Festival

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Vasby Rock Festival 2015 at Vilundaparken Upplands Vasby, Sweden

October 4th, 2015

Vasby Rock Festival 2015

Upplands Vasby, Sweden
17-18/7 – 2015

Pictures and live review: Anders Sandvall


At the end of July it was once again time for the third annual edition of the Vasby Rock Festival. The festival is located inside the town of Vasby, Sweden, a suburb to the capitol Stockholm, at a soccer field. Bands like Astral Doors, Vasby Rock Allstars, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Eclipse, H.E.A.T,, Danger Danger, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock and W.A.S.P. performed. It was the first time I visited the festival and this is what happened during the two days of rock, fun, and sun. Read more….

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG “Gangland” Promo Clip Posted Online

January 26th, 2015

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will release a special limited edition album titled “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies, and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases: “The Wildcat Sessions” and “The Spellbound Sessions”, which were originally available through the band’s fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out. The album’s cover artwork has been painted by Italian artist Roberto Toderico, known for his artistic calibration’s with numerous Rock and Metal acts. Special promo clip with new version of the classic cut “Gangland” can be streamed on this location:

The “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” CD will be released on February 28, 2015, and will include thick booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and lot of previously unseen pictures. Commented TYGERS OF PAN TANG founding member and guitarist, Robb Weir, “I am very proud of the band’s history as well as the current lineup. We should never forget the TYGERS history and hope this shows we will always recognise the early days of the band. There are a lot of bands that want to modernise their sound or image and forget what made them great in the beginning… I am not one of them”. “We are very pleased with the end result, in particular with the recorded sound achieved, it really does capture the early ’80s NWOBHM spirit and feel we were looking for. To achieve that raw, almost ‘live’ vibe to the sound, we even replicated the microphone positioning that was used on the original recording” he adds.

In other news, TYGERS OF PAN TANG confirmed several new tour dates:
26-02-2015 – Jailbreak Club, Rome, Italy
27-02-2015 – Santomato Live, Pistoia, Italy
28-02-2015 – Blue Rose Saloon, Bresso, Italy
01-03-2015 – Bluesiana, Velden, Austria
06-06-2015 – Summerock, Erpe Mere, Belgium
26-06-2015 – Les Fest Wildfire, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
27-02-2015 – Garage Dayz Re-visited, London, England
17-07-2015 – Bang Your Head Festival, Balingen, Germany
18-07-2015 – Vasby Rock Festival, Sweden
03-10-2015 – British Steel Festival, Fismes, France

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Interview with Robb Weir Of Tygers Of Pan-Tang

August 26th, 2013

Interview with Robb Weir of
Tygers of Pan Tang with Ilias

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