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.
Looking for TANK86 merch and music? You've come to the right place!
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
In two weeks we will be performing a gig that will be broadcast live on the Mental show on FM Brussel.
Belgian heavy lovers drop by or tune in!
@[1439117833048179:274:Mental FM Brussel] live in @[126334997472801:274:L'Os à Moelle - Cabaret] with @[278727202282663:274:Finger Lick] (+live performance) - @[108548478168:274:Desakralised] (+live performance) @[205724895089:274:TANK86] (+live performance) Also with interviews of @[176804585688303:274:The Progerians] , @[116639275046609:274:Dorre], @[168943326466670:274:Fatal Move] .... more guests annouced soon! And as this one is a bit for my bd, it's gonna be PARTY!!! Come and see these bands live Os À Moelle or enjoy them live on-line via www.fmbrussel.be/mental
First pics of the instrumental destruction of #BredaBarst
TANK86 gaat los op het Amstel podium.
#Breda zal barsten onder het gewicht van onze riffs vandaag. Seismische activiteit begint om 16.15 op het hoofdpodium. #BredaBarst
This Saturday at 16:15 we shall transform Breda Barst main stage and the surrounding area into a smoldering wasteland using only the power of the riff. We command you to join us!
Popfestival Breda Barst: twee dagen vol pop, rock, metal, punk, elektro, hiphop en dance in het Bredase stadspark Valkenberg. Een mooie mix van regionaal en lokaal talent en gevestigde artiesten, dat is Breda Barst.
Antwerp, you were hot!
Playing on an Antwerp rooftop! (Well in a few hours at least...)
More backstages should have pingpong tables!
Zondag 30/08, Trix Dakterras 16u - 22u @[190871140973879:69:RODEOSHOWS] in co. w/ @[181375598573758:274:Muziekcentrum TRIX] Capaciteit 150 max! Vol = Vol = Vruug komen Eten te koop aan democratische prijzen! 21u.: @[300549530278:274:Your Highness] Antwerp's leading band in the genre 20u. @[205724895089:274:TANK86] (NL) Excellent instrumental heaviness 19u. @[308241315999786:274:Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters] (UK) Raw & heavy stoner with ex-Dopefight-members 18u. @[251732738172505:274:Hedonist] powerhouse trio w/ Sardonis, Death Penalty members 17u. @[1471572513130710:274:King For A Day] Solid blues/stoner/rock youngbloods + Afterparty at @[124703700321:274:Antwerp Music City]
Once Musicon, now a smoldering crater.
Next week we riff!
@[310984764520:274:SardoniS] Instrumental Heavy Thunder Follow the trail of the Behemoth and meet the brotherhood of SardoniS; a two man army playing loud and brutal instrumental heaviness. The band was formed in the summer of 2006. They’ve released a 4 song 7”EP in September 2008 which was highly acclaimed by both national and international press. To promote the EP, SardoniS did a load of gigs in the winter and spring of ’08/’09, sharing stages with Grand Magus, Torche, Pelican, Kylesa, Coalesce, Voivod,… The summer of 2009 sees the band enter the studio to record its self titled full album which was released in April 2010 by MeteorCity Records. In support of the album, SardoniS embarqued on a 10 day Eurotour alongside SerpentCult and Dark Fortress, followed by a shitload of gigs all over Europe, from the UK to Greece. In between, they work on their sophomore album and enter the studio in November 2011 to record ‘II’. Hammerheart Records signs the band and the album sees the day of light on June 18th, 2012. “II” gets waving reviews worldwide and the band hits the road again for a UK tour alongside Acid King and Saint Vitus. They continue playing shows with COC, Black Cobra, Electric Wizard, Angel Witch,… and release a split 7” with instrumental comrades Tank86. In October 2012 they fly over to the land of rising sun for an extensive Japan tour. In support of that tour there’s the release of a split 10” and CD with Japan doomrock titans Eternal Elysium. For the Black Wind, Fire & Steel! @[205724895089:274:Tank86] - delivers mighty sonic blows, never losing sight of the almighty riff, pounding you into oblivion. TANK86 released their debut album ‘Rise’ in 2011, which was well received by critics and fans all over the globe for it's instrumental depth, high density of breackneck riffage and general instumental songwriting. TANK86 has toured Europe with Dozer, played at the legendary roadburn festival and stood its ground alongside bands such as Monster Magnet, Pelican, Karma to Burn and The Sword. Expect collapsing buildings. www.tank86.com www.myspace.com/tank86rock www.twitter.com/tank86rock @[330721283733358:274:The Om Syllable] - is an Instrumental Ambient/Doom-metal band. http://theomsyllable.bandcamp.com/ The Om Syllable@