Tartarean Desire logo On the web since 2000 image
BANDS: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  => Add
BAND PAGE
Turn edit mode on Turn on edit mode

United Kingdom flag
CURRENT NAME
FORMER NAMES
ORIGIN
STATUS Active
FORMED IN 1980
LABEL
GENRE
STYLE
LYRICAL THEME
BAND ADDED 2003-05-08, 00:00
LAST UPDATE 2010-09-09, 12:20
Band biography
Tank photo
The British heavy metal band Tank was formed in Croydon in 1980 by Algy Ward and the brothers Pete and Mark Brabbs. In the early days they were very close to the Motörhead sound but later on they became more of a NWOBHM band. After the demise of Kamaflage Records they signed a deal with Music For Nations for the release of their third album in 1983. In late 1984 the band supported Metallica on a European tour and later on they did gigs in America in support of Raven before doing some headlining shows of their own. In 1986 the band stopped because of contract commitments but they never gave up. In 1993 there was some talk of a reunion album but nothing came of it and instead Ward spent time working with musicians from bands like Fastway, Asia, Network, Conspiracy and Motörhead in different projects. In 1996 Tank reformed though since there was a very big interest once again for the early 80's acts and they were offered a record deal. In 1997 the band played the Wacken Open Air in Germany before undertaking a European tour with Hammerfall and Raven.
Discuss this band at our forum

Tartarean Desire forum banner

 
Current members Add - Fetch
Bruce Bisland2001-DrumsSee also Praying Mantis, Statetrooper, Weapon, Weapon, Wildfire
Mick Tucker1983-GuitarsSee also White Spirit, White Spirit
Cliff Evans1984-1984Guitars
Dougie White2008-VocalsSee also Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen
Chris Dale2008-BassSee also Balance Of Power, Bruce Dickinson
Former members Add - Fetch
Steve Hopgood1997-2000DrumsSee also Battlezone, Killers, Persian Risk
Gary Taylor1985-1986DrumsSee also Buffalo, Streetfighter
Graham Crallan1984-1984DrumsSee also White Spirit
Peter Brabbs1980-1984Guitars
Alistair Ward1980-2008Bass, vocals
Session musicians Add - Fetch
Denise DufortVocalsOn This Means War.
Jody TurnerVocalsOn This Means War.
Buy albums
Official releases Add
1982Filth HoundsKamaflage
1982Power Of The HunterKamaflage
1983This Means WarMusic For Nations
1985Honour And BloodMusic For Nations
1985Armour Plated (comp.)Castle Music
1987TankProfile
1998The Return Of The Filth Hounds (live)Rising Sun
2002Still At WarZoom Club
Tour dates / gigs
Click here to search for upcoming tour dates

Click here for a complete gig history
Search this site

Newsletter

E-mail address:

Subscribe
Unsubscribe