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
We've added physical copies of the Hiraeth compilation to our webshop for 5 euros. http://store.tank86.com/hiraeth-compilation-cd
It's streamable for free, and digitally purchasable (for "name your own price") on Bandcamp: http://simeonsoulcharger.bandcamp.com/album/simeon-soul-charger-presents...
And while your in our webshop: we still have our "Behold" and "Rise" shirts for sale at only 7,50 euros each and every order over 15 euros gets a free "Screaming Head" t-shirt.
Starting June 13th: the first 500 orders for their new album through the official SSC website will get a free copy of the compilation CD. We have a couple of them here in our shop as well.
It has been four weeks already since Banditoband Rock and TANK86 ventured into Germany. We must do that again ... SOON!!!
Photos by Jörg Müller! (y)
An evening with Banditoband Rock and Coogan's Bluff!
It's been a while since we teamed up with our Belgian instrumental brothers SardoniS. Time to set things straight:
The Om Syllable will be joining us as well. Good times!
@[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@
Again a master weekend with Tank86 at Panic Room Essen and Kulturbahnhof Jena Thanks for coming out and rocking with us. See you soon!
We're having a summer clearout sale in the TANK86 webshop http://store.tank86.com/
- All "Behold" and "Rise" styled shirts: 7,50 euros
- All orders of 15 euros or more recieve a free "Screaming Head" T-shirt (S, M or L).
Go get yourself some goodies and support future instrumental heaviness!
Summer clearance sale:- All "Behold" and "Rise" style shirts only 7,50 euros - All orders of 15 euros or more recieve a free "Screaming head" shirt, size S, M or L. (we'll e-mail you right after the order to ask for the size)
The fine folks of our record label Lighttown Fidelity are having a summer sale. Quality vinyl by quality bands now even 15% cheaper!
As summer is finally hitting us big time with what might even turn into a heatwave we've decided to do a big 2015 Summer Sale with 15% off our entire catalogue! So here's your chance to stock up on those Candybar Planet, del-Toros, The Dirty Denims, Komatsu, Orange Maplewood, 7 weeks, Tank86, Wolfskop, Yama and Zamora band titles you're still missing! Sale lasts one week only, so go! http://www.lighttownfidelity.nl/Lighttown/Store.html
@banditoband killing it! We're up next. #Jena
@banditoband killing it! We're up next. #Jena
Jena we are in you!