It's been a little quiet from the TANK86 camp lately. Apart from some shows with Kong and Cartographer we've been focussing on writing stuff for our next album. It's coming along nicely, but it's still a crapload of work.
We're continuing to focus on writing the coming period, so there will not be a lot of shows. We might do a couple of one-off cool gigs if they come along. One of them is on June 14th with TonerLow and Bitcho in Roermond (http://bit.ly/1bvib3F). We'll be throwing around some new stuff there as well most likely.
It may have been a bit quiet on the outside concerning TANK86 lately, but rest assured that good stuff is happening behind the scenes!
We're currently playing less shows to concentrate on writing the follow up to 'Rise'. We're working on about 7 new songs all at once and forging massive new riffs. We're also finishing up a video clip for "Gottes Krieger" and a compilation of 2012 live footage.
That said, we'll be doing a show on December 8th with Belgian heavy rockers Hedonist, in Tongeren, Belgium and we're planning a German tour in February.
You've probably heard about Baroness being involved in a tourbus crash in England about 2 weeks ago. The band is recovering nicely I've heard, but the driver is still in the hospital for treatment to his heavy injuries. That driver is Norman Markus, he's the awesome guy we've also had the pleasure of touring with during our European tour with Dozer a couple of years back.
Norman is from Germany, so he hardly gets any visitors while in England. He is expected to make a full recovery but he needs more surgery before he can go back to Germany for further treatment.
Please send this hero some love, a card, your underwear, pictures of naked ladies, whatever to support him. He has driven very many of your favorite bands around Europe, so he deserves some love.
The address is:
Ward 202/ Norman Markus
Frenchay Park Road
Bristol, BS16 1LE