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
BBQ starts at 20.00, first band at 21.00.
You better OBEY!!
A raving review from the mighty SludgeLord!
OBEY is fully streamable on the 3voor12 luisterpaal!
TANK86 - Obey
Short but good review in Dutch magazine "Gitarist" (With a pretty picture too!)
Only a few days left till the release of 'OBEY'!! We hope to see y'all on this awesome party. CHEERS!
Sent out cds to #Kickstarter pledgers today. Shirts and vinyl are not in yet, but will be next week!
Dear friends, who can help us book a show in (preferably) Eastern or Northern Germany for February 21st?
We'll be playing Freiburg on Tuesday Feb 19th, Leipzig on Friday Feb 20th. We'd like to do another show on the way home from Leipzig on Saturday Feb 21st, but we haven't been able to book one yet.
Contact us if you can help out.
German OBEY review from DareDevil
German Stoner Rock label since 1999
PodiumInfo.nl is giving away 2 OBEY cds both with 2 tickets for the release show in Little Devil. Enter right here:
Nieuws op Podiuminfo : Winnen: 2x2 kaarten voor albumrelease Tank86 in Little Devil + het nieuwe album