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.
The 2-disc compilation NWOBHM - '79 Revisited was put together by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to collect tracks from some of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement that so influenced him when he was growing up. With this set, you get a good overview of the various sounds within the NWOBHM as well as a look at some of its best and least well-known bands…
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 is the third and final volume issued by Sanctuary to chronicle the influential heavy metal singles released by Neat and its subsidiary, Neat Metal, during the genre's 1980s growth spurt. The collection is dominated by the contributions of Venom and Warfare…
This is by far the best New Wave Of British Heavy Metal collection on the market. It features some of the more known bands of the movement such as Diamond Head and Saxon (of course, not many NWOBHM bands could be referred to as "known"), as well as obscure acts such as Dark Star, Atomkraft, and Aragorn.