TANK86 has been creating its own particular brand of heavy instrumentalism since 2005. Two guitars, bass and drums are all the tools this band needs to get their heavy point across. A high dosage of riffs, harmonised layers and unconventional song structures effectively dismiss any need for vocals. No time for singing when you are pounded into oblivion...
TANK86 released its first EP "Ariba" in 2005. After the release of their second EP "Behold" in 2008 they joined Dozer on a European tour and played craploads of shows with the likes of Pelican and Monster Magnet.
2011 saw the sound of the band fully mature with the release of TANK86's first full-length album "Rise". Guest appearances of Peter van Elderen (Peter Pan Speedrock) and Tommi Holappa (Dozer/Greenleaf) add to the massive sound of the record. "Rise" was much praised by the international press and more touring ensued.
Between touring and many more shows with bands like Karma to Burn, The Sword and Truckfighters, in 2012 the band played a showcase at the legendary Roadburn Festival and released a split 7" vinyl with their heavy instrumental brothers SardoniS.
Now the year is 2015 and TANK86 is ready to release their next full-length album "Obey" on Lighttown Fidelity / Rising Magma Records. A logical next step after the instrumental onslaught of "Rise", the band continues to evolve their sound adding more atmosphere and depth to their signature heaviness, without ever losing sight of the mighty riff.
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Buying your TANK86 goodies directly from our own webshop is the best way to support us and fund all our future instrumental heavy endeavors.
TANK86's latest album with 8 new face melting instrumentals. Available on 180 grams amber colored or black vinyl and digipack CD in our webshop.
Digital downloads though Bandcamp and available for streaming on all major streaming platforms.
Total running time: 43:41
Rising Magma Records / Lighttown Fidelity
Limited edition 7" vinyl split with our heavy Belgian brothers SardoniS.
Available in our webshop.
Side A: TANK86 - Horde
Side B: SardoniS - To the barn!
Rising Magma Records
TANK86's first full-length album. Featuring guest appearances by Peter van Elderen (Peter Pan Speedrock) and Tommi Holappa (Dozer/Greenleaf)
Total running time: 48:01
Rising Magma Records
The Behold EP is available on Digipack CD in our webshop and streamable on all major streaming platforms.
Total running time: 26:49
Ariba is TANK86's first EP. Only very limited copies were ever pressed and it has long since sold out.
You can try your luck on Ebay...
Total running time: 17:32
The March edition of Dutch guitarmagazine "Gitarist" features an interview with Joost and Harold about our DIY mentality, our gear and our recording process for OBEY. Good read (if you speak Dutch that is...)
Riffage deluxe this weekend!
Friday we burn down Kavka in Antwerp (BE) in support of Weedeater: https://www.facebook.com/events/410753742408074
Saturday we return to good ol' Breda (NL) to celebrate 20 years of POB: https://www.facebook.com/events/738206266293185
WEEDEATER (us) With a sound and presence like no other band in the world, Weedeater stand apart from all others, both live and on their recordings. Their unfiltered and unrefined energy surges uncontrollably through the band and anyone who bears witness to their live show. Spite and deep resentment somehow fuse with comedy and maximum volume to produce an indignant, vomitous (both figuratively and sometimes literally) performance that is forced upon the willing yet hapless crowd. You are instantly swallowed whole by both Dixie and Shep's nearly indistinguishable monster bass and guitar tones, and you are absolutely beaten to a bloody pulp and scared for your life by Keko's crazed, yet amazingly potent bashing of his kit; with sticks that look like tree trunks turning into a splintered mess by the end of every song. Pure, unabashed, musical violence in every form. It's real, and it's dangerous, and it feels so damn good. http://www.weedmetal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/weedmetal KING PARROT(aus) Drawing influence primarily from the thrash, grind, hardcore and punk scenes of the 80’s and 90’s, a new sound was created fusing those styles and attitudes with a fresh approach that encapsulates their aggression, humour and intensity seamlessly. https://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband HEDONIST(b) Imagine Lemmy joining hands with the neckbreaking High On Fire, only to play some lost Slayer-riffs and hitch a ride home with an early version of Spiritual Beggars. Even better? Hell yeah! http://www.ihedonist.net https://www.facebook.com/ihedonist TANK86(hol) TANK86 delivers mighty sonic blows, never losing sight of the almighty riff, pounding you into oblivion. Instrumental heaviness. http://tank86.com https://www.facebook.com/TANK86 FRIDAY MARCH 6th KAVKA JC - ANTWERPEN DOORS: 19h30 1ST BAND: 20h00 PRESALE: €13.00 - AT THE DOORS: €16.00 www.heartbreaktunes.com
Lighttown Fidelity label on tour! In the coming months we'll be doing some clubshows with our sexy Lighttown Fidelity Labelmates Wolfskop and Yama. First dates have been announced, more coming up!
March 20 at W2 Poppodium Den Bosch, NL
May 16 at dB's Utrecht, NL
Yet another Dutch review of OBEY
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Unfortunately we have to cancel our show at the Panic Room in Essen tomorrow. It will be rescheduled to a later date.
Soundcheck at White Rabbit Freiburg!
Tomorrow, Germany will OBEY!
Cool Russian review of OBEY:
If your Russian is as bad as ours, Google translate helps a lot:
After laying waste to Freiburg this Thursday we will roll on to Leipzig to tear them a new one as well on Friday. See you there!
Mit dem brandneuen Album "Obey" im Anschlag rollt das holländische Ungetüm TANK86 derzeit durchs Land. Tiefe Sounds und schwere Riffs bieten jede Menge Munition, damit auch wir uns widerstandlos ergeben und den Meistern lauschen und gehorchen. Verstärkung kommt von WATERED, die im letzten Jahr mit AHAB unterwegs waren, sowie von der schweizer Doom-Meute BLOOD RUNS DEEP. TANK86 (NL - Stoner/Postmetal) https://www.facebook.com/TANK86 http://tank86.com/ WATERED (Postrock/Postmetal) https://www.facebook.com/watered http://wearewatered.tumblr.com/ BLOOD RUNS DEEP (CH - Metal/Doom) https://www.facebook.com/bloodrunsdeep http://www.bloodrunsdeep.net/ Einlass: 19:30 Uhr Beginn: 20:30 Uhr Eintritt: 8 EUR - 6 EUR erm. Reservierung: firstname.lastname@example.org Reservierte Karten müssen bis zum Konzertbeginn an der Abendkasse abgeholt werden. Danach gehen sie in den regulären Abendverkauf. Tram: 8 & 15 bis Saarländer Str.; 14 bis Plagwitzer Bahnhof Bus: 60 bis Plagwitzer Bahnhof