New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG release their new, self-titled album on October 21
Spellbound represented an amazing evolution for the Tygers of Pan Tang, especially considering that it was released a mere six months after their very rough and unpolished debut. Simply put, the addition of versatile new vocalist Jon Deverill and brilliant guitarist John Sykes (yes – that John Sykes) helped improve the Tygers' musicianship and songwriting abilities to no end, allowing producer Chris Tsangarides to exact an infinitely superior (if not as innocently charming) performance of the band from a technical perspective. With a muscular brand of metal lying somewhere between Def Leppard and Saxon, the revitalized group had all of their bases covered and only MCA (frequently referred to as the "Musical Cemetery of America" in those days) could possibly squander the potential of memorable numbers like "Gangland," "Take It," and the especially hook-laden "The Story So Far." Other highlights include "Mirror," one of the band's best power ballads, and "Don't Stop By," where Sykes takes the first great solo of his career, showcasing both the stunning technical mastery and fluid musicality which would become his trademarks.
Wild Cat is the debut album by the British heavy metal band Tygers of Pan Tang. It was released in 1980 on MCA Records. The album was re-issued in 1989 in a double-LP package with Spellbound, and on CD in 1997 with bonus tracks.One of the most promising acts of the first NWOBHM, Tygers Of Pan Tang were also one of the earliest pioneers of that brand new sound of the 80’s. Their single Don’t Touch Me There remains as a legendary release, truly essential for the consolidation of the movement back then, featuring already a kinda characteristic methodology, preceding their imminent debut. Along with Angel Witch, Samson, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Fist, these guys set the rules of the new decade heavy metal, clearly alternative from the tiring classic rock dinosaurs, becoming highly influential outside the British frontiers, from the rest of the old continent to America. 34 years after it was originally released, Wild Cat still rocks hard and sounds as fresh and entertaining as before.
The Tygers of Pan Tang were on a roll in 1981. After solidifying their lineup with a couple of key additions (most notably, explosive guitarist John Sykes) and receiving a warm reception to their second album Spellbound, the Tygers found themselves touring relentlessly and challenging the new wave of British heavy metal's top bands – Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Def Leppard - for U.K. supremacy. Unfortunately, their impetus ground to a sudden halt when they were rudely pulled off the road and forced to record another album in only three weeks time - and without producer Chris Tsangarides, who had guided their first two efforts but was otherwise occupied with Thin Lizzy's Renegade album.
“Ambush” is the Tygers of Pan Tang’s latest offering, an eleven track opus which sees the band re-uniting with producer Chris Tsangarides. Whilst primarily a front runner of the NWOBHM scene, the band have fused their usual sound with a melodic rock influence to keep things fresh and interesting. This new album is their first with Chris Tsangarides since the “Spellbound” album in 1981.
Paganini - Swiss group, formed in 1983, playing styles Heavy Metal and Melodic Death. It was named in honor of frontman Marco Paganini. Her story began before the date of the official foundation. In the late 1970s, Marco Paganini leaves his native Switzerland and moved to England, where some time playing in a heavy metal band Tygers Of Pan Tang.The debut album Paganini, "Weapon Of Love", released in 1985. Major hit was the song of the album "Berlin By Night", climbed to the top of the German charts and became the soundtrack to the movie "Alpha City".
This very underrated British band came to prominence in 1980, during the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal era, although their distinctive and accomplished style of heavy music (and inclusion of several lengthly racks) had comparatively little in common with Tygers Of Pan Tang or Saxon style. Their sole, but excellent heavy progressive album (released privately in 1980 on tiny Future Earth Records) contained a solid dose of very energetic and uncompromising hard rock inﬂuenced not only by Led Zeppelin, Rainbow and Rush, but also inspired by the music of early Yes. At the time Limelight was probably the only heavy rock band in Britain with Mellotron! This remastered edition was extended by 4 rare tracks taken from two vinyl singles.