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
Doing some cool shows in February. Be sure to join us in riffage! Here's the relevant eventpages to get you sorted. Se ya on the road!
Victorie Alkmaar (NL) 13-02: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729454787277612/
Sabotage, Dresden (DE) 25-02: https://www.facebook.com/events/554672341365104/
Kulturhof, Lübbenau (DE) 26-02: http://www.kulturhof-luebbenau.de/
Panic Room, Essen (DE) 27-02: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500172976952095/
TANK86 shared Don't Panic Essen's event.
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, harmonized layers and unconventional song structures effectively dismiss any need for vocals. No time for singing when you are pounded into oblivion. 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. https://www.facebook.com/TANK86/ YOUR HIGHNESS emerged from the swamps of Antwerp. Armed with a huge DIY-spirit and a first full-length (Cults 'n' Cunts, Hammerheart rec. 2011), they started bulldozing the underground scene in Belgium and abroad. They released a 3-song EP (Blue Devils, Hoogheid rec., 2012) and a split-LP with Hedonist (Roughtrade, 2014). Both received positive responses from fans and promotors and got them to play Desertfest Belgium, Ieperfest, Rock Herk, Antwerp Metal Fest, ... and support bands like Corrosion of Conformity, The Sword, Torche, Karma to Burn, Acid King, ASG, Fucked Up, Saviours, Weedeater and The Shrine just to name a few. Starting 2015, City in Ruins was released: a new full-length album, written, recorded (with the help of Epic Productions) and released over the course of one year. More sweetness to come as Your Highness are joining hands with Trix Antwerp as Artist in Residence and are playing Roadburn, Groezrock, Graspop, Pukkelpop, Into The Void, Akkerpop and many more. https://www.facebook.com/yourhighness666 VVK 9 Euro / Ak 12 Euro Einlass 19:00 Uhr / Beginn ca 20:30 Uhr
Win 2x2 tickets for the Stonerfall fest on February 13th in Alkmaar.
Op zaterdag 13 februari vindt Stonerfall plaats. Zoals de naam al doet vermoeden is het een echt stonerfestival. Sludemetal, stonerrock en doommetal s...
13th on Metal Observer's Evan's yearlist. Nice one!
List time at The Metal Observer!
The official video for the song "Vault" from our 2015 album OBEY
Time to hit the road again!
We'll team up with our Belgian heavy brothers from Your Highness to bring some much needed double-barreled riffage to Germany! Hats off to DAREDEVIL RECORDS for setting up the tour!
25.2.2016 - Dresden - Sabotage Dresden
26.2.2016 - LÜBBENAU - Kulturhof Lübbenau e.V.
27.2.2016 - ESSEN - Panic Room Essen
We'll also be playing STONERFALL 2016 - The Machine + Herder + Toner Low + Death Alley + TANK86 + OHHMS (UK) + Bone Man (D) in Alkmaar (NL) on February 13th alongside Herder, Toner Low, The Machine, Bone Man, Death Alley and OHHMS. Good times!
We're up for more bookings as well, so get in touch if you want a shot of Instrumental Heaviness.
't Ukien in Kampen was fun! Special thanks to Tjeerd from Stone In Egypt for inviting us! We had a blast (y)
Tomorrow we make Kampen tremble!
Na de opening van de platenzaak Off The Record aan de Koornmarkt 24 in Kampen kwam al snel het idee om een Off The Record Festival te organiseren. En dan met name een Heavy Rock Festival. Contact met t' Ukien was gauw gelegd en wat volgde is het boeken van de bands The Good Hand, Tank 86 en Officium Triste. Mijn eigen band Stone in Egypt gaat natuurlijk niet ontbreken bij deze eerste editie. The Good Hand zal het festival openen. De muziek valt het beste te omschrijven als psychedelic 70's power rock. De uit Kampen afkomstige band bestaat uit: Arjan Hoekstra, Ingmar Regeling en Dennis Edelenbosch. Tweede band Tank86 is afkomstig uit Tilburg. 2 gitaren, drums en bas is alles wat de instrumentale muziek van Tank86 nodig heeft. Een hoge dosis zware riffs kenmerkt hun instrumentalisme. Tank86 stond al eerder op de planken met o.a. Karma to Burn, Monster Magnet en Truckfighters. De derde band deze avond is Stone in Egypt. De band is opgericht door zanger, gitarist Tjeerd de Jong in 1997 en heeft recent op het eigen platenlabel "Off The Record Label" het verzamelalbum Tomb Transmissions Vol.1 uitgebracht. Stonerrock met invloeden van Black Sabbath, Fu Manchu en Alice in Chains. De band bestaat uit; Tjeerd de Jong-zang, gitaar, Rene Bronwasser- bas en Mike Nijenhuis-drums. Stone in Egypt deelde het podium al eerder met o.a. The Atomic Bitchwax, Peter Pan Speedrock en Dozer. De afsluiter van het festival is de band Officium Triste uit Rotterdam. Loodzware, langzame en melodieuze doom/deathmetal met invloeden van Paradise Lost, Anathema en My Dying Bride. De band heeft door de jaren heen opgetreden met met bands als Candlemass en Anathema. Deur open 19:30 eerste band start om 20:00 uur, dus wees op tijd. Meer informatie over het festival volgt. De eerste band start om 20:00 uur dus wees er op tijd bij! Tickets zijn online verkrijgbaar via www.ukien.nl of bij de winkel Off The Record,
Crushing Kampen in November!
Off The Record presents: Officium Triste Stone In Egypt TANK86 The Good Hand Ukien Kampen, November 7