Tygers Of Pan Tang


One On One With Mitch Lafon - JESS COX

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Former NEAT Records owner & Tygers Of Pan Tang singer JESS COX guests on Ep. 285 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In this episode, former Tygers Of Pan Tang singer talks about the band's early days and staying involved with the group through various album re-issues, the current lineup,  guitarist John Sykes & prepping for his Ozzy Osbourne auditions, Blitzkrieg, Neat Records, Metal Nation Records, his Third Step solo album, Wacken, Diamond Head, Metallica and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
John Sykes on auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne (22.23): "He wanted to join Ozzy originally when Randy Rhoads died. In fact, we went out and bought all of Ozzy's albums and went back to our flat. We kept dropping them on the solos and John kept learning each solo. I even wrote his letter for him, 'Dear Mr. Osbourne. My name is John Sykes. I'm 24 years old. I would like to join your band."
Metallica (55.06) - 'We played with Metallica. It was their first ever show in the UK. I didn't know who they were. I remember my agent saying, 'You're going to play with Metallica.' I'm like, 'Who's that?' 'It's an American band. They're going to be big. Believe me they're going to be big.' All I remember is Lars asking me to sign his drumsticks. At the time, I didn't know who the hell they were."
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TYGERS OF PAN TANG New Studio Album October 21

Friday, October 21, 2016
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - new studio album via Mighty Music October 21
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 on 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 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





VASBY ROCK FEST Adds Danger Danger, Tygers Of Pan Tang and More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Five more acts released for next summers Väsby Rock festival, which takes place 17th -18th of July 2015.
Danger Danger from USA with their legendary songs Naughty Naughty and Bang Bang, and the ballad I Still Think About You, that has taken the rock world in possession and continues to deliver big.
Tygers of Pan Tang - genuine NWOBHM that’s eagerly awaited by many, will take on one of the stages at Vilundaparken.
Ammunition from NO/SWE/US with Wigwams former singer Åge Sten Nilsen and former members from W.E.T, King Diamond and Sabaton.
• Swedish Days of Jupiter from Örnsköldsvik who will release their second album this spring and already has played at several major festivals in Sweden.
Jono from Gotland, Sweden is an exciting bunch of guys who’s been in many different projects like Within Temptation for example. They release their second album, probably around May next year.
- We have found our ”red thread” with melodic rock in focus when it comes to booking bands, says Väsby Rock Crew. We are very pleased with what we have achieved so far, and have our sights set on growing, slowly but surely. ______________________________________________________________
For further information contact: madde.svard@vasbyrockfestival.se
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