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
Cool German review!
Mit ihrem Debütalbum „Rise“ konnten mich die Niederländer von TANK86 damals voll und ganz überzeugen. Denn sie brachten in den instrumentalen Metal den ich bis ...
Munching on some pre-show Greek meat. See y'all tonight!
If you're not banging your head in W2 Den Bosch this coming Friday, you're doing it wrong!
Brabant houdt nog steeds van bulderend gitaargeweld en dat Brabant ook nog steeds bomvol gitaartalent zit, bewijzen deze drie killer bands vanavond eens temeer. Stonergrooves, doom, grunge en ruwe sludge-metal om de Brabantse vingers bij af te likken! @[205724895089:274:Tank86] 'Instrumental heavyness', dat vat het geluid van deze band perfect samen. De gevaarlijke mix tussen stonergrooves en ruwe sludge-metal! Al sinds jaar en dag een begrip in het circuit tijdens Roadburn maar ook als supportshow bij Karma To Burn, Truckfighters en The Sword. Dat geeft voldoende richting aan lijkt ons. Oh ja... en het zojuist verschenen album OBEY knalt harder dan een Russiche tank! @[107121192698291:274:Yama] Stoner, doom en grunge verpakt in goede songs, waarbij de mondharmonica niet wordt geschuwd. Debuutalbum Ananta werd overladen met positieve recensies, maar wie niet onder steen heeft geleefd zag de band al excellereren op Roadburn, FreakValley Dld, Yellowstock België of bij hun supports voor Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats, Goatsnake, St. Vitus of Orange Goblin! @[493324497366672:274:Wolfskop] Stel je voor….Foo Fighters met de meerstemmigheid van Beach Boys. Gooi er af-en-toe een vette stonerjam in en het recept voor Brabants snelst groeiende rockband is klaar om voorgeschoteld te worden! Hun eerste show in mei 2014 verkocht in Lichtstad Eindhoven meteen uit en op Speedfest 2015 behoorde de band (aldus het journaille) tot smaakmakers van de dag!
A few weeks ago we hit the road to Germany and along for the ride was the awesome mister Bas van Poppel (a.k.a. Treble). This sexy gentleman was kind enough to support our kickstarter to grab himself a spot on our backseat.
Good times were had all weekend and he even managed to sell more merch than our ugly faces were ever capable of. So a huge, huge thanks to Bas for being awesome. May heavy riffs fill your ears for years to come good sir!
Some cool pix of our show in Breda last week by Daniël Hereijgers
Kind words from 3voor12 on our Breda show of last Saturday
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