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What did the TYGERS OF PAN TANG do when the world was locked down?

Well, quite a lot as it happens.

For a start a new guitarist, Francesco Marras, and a new bass player, Huw Holding were recruited. They were also proud to collect a music industry award from Hard Rock Hell as winners in the NWOBHM section.

And… if that wasn’t enough, they have written and demoed their next album and produced a new four-track E.P. 

The E.P. features two rerecorded tracks from their first album “Wild Cat” plus two new tracks. “Fireclown” and “Killers” from “Wild Cat” now firmly bear Francesco’s musical stamp and new tracks “A New Heartbeat” and “Red Mist” demonstrate what might be expected from the next Tygers album – the Tygers’ signature sound of heavy as hell riffs, finger knotting solos, and Jack Meille’s vocals extraordinaire. The mix was executed by Marco Angioni at Angioni Studios and, as with all recent Tygers releases, the mastering was completed by Harry Hess. 

Robb Weir commented ““Fireclown” and “Killers” are much-neglected Tygers gems. They are rarely played live but often requested so we thought it would be interesting to hear a modern take on them. Visiting the past brings back so many memories for us and, I’m guessing, for Tygers’ followers”. Jack Meille added: “Lockdown may have prevented us from playing live but it couldn’t curtail the creative spirit that has resulted in the creation of “A New Heartbeat” and “Red Mist” for this single”. 

“A New Heartbeat” EP is out now on vinyl LP and digipack CD via Mighty Music. It can be purchased here.

It will also be released on all digital platforms on April 22nd. The digital single “A New Heartbeat” is out today and can be streamed and purchased here.
Robb Weir – guitar 
Francesco Marras – guitar 
Jack Meille – vocals
Gav Grey – bass (on the EP) 
Huw Holding – bass
Craig Ellis – drums 


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