TANK - HONOUR AND BLOOD - NWOBHM 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Honour and Blood" by Tank charges into the sonic battlefield on a 12" Vinyl LP Album, representing the fourth full-length assault by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) stalwarts. Released by this iconic band, this album is a testament to Tank's unwavering commitment to the genre. With powerful riffs and anthemic energy, "Honour and Blood" solidifies Tank's position in the NWOBHM movement, marking another chapter in their enduring legacy in the heavy metal realm.This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

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Album Description:

Tank's "Honour and Blood" is a formidable and unyielding release from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement. This fourth full-length album solidifies Tank's place in the world of heavy metal history. With powerful vocals, blistering guitars, and thunderous drums, "Honour and Blood" encapsulates the essence of the band's raw energy and unrelenting spirit. Released on 12" vinyl LP, this album is a must-have for fans of the NWOBHM genre.

Band Members:
Tank comprises a talented lineup of musicians who contributed their unique skills to the creation of "Honour and Blood." The band's core members include:

1. Algy Ward - Vocals, Bass:
Algy Ward's commanding vocals and rumbling bass lines provide the backbone of Tank's sound. His dynamic performance brings intensity and emotion to each track.

2. Mick Tucker - Guitar:
Mick Tucker's guitar work is a tour de force on "Honour and Blood." His intricate riffs, searing solos, and melodic hooks contribute to the album's infectious energy.

3. Cliff Evans - Guitar:
Cliff Evans complements Mick Tucker's guitar prowess, adding depth and texture to Tank's sound. The dual guitar attack showcases their exceptional chemistry and musicianship.

4. Graham Crallan - Drums:
Graham Crallan's thunderous drumming drives the album's relentless pace. His precise and powerful beats form the backbone of Tank's heavy sound.

The Songs:

1. The War Drags Ever On:
At over eight minutes long, "The War Drags Ever On" sets the tone for the album. It begins with an ominous intro, leading into a relentless assault of heavy riffs and pounding drums. Algy Ward's vocals soar above the sonic onslaught, delivering lyrics that reflect the chaos and turmoil of warfare.

2. When All Hell Freezes Over:
This track maintains the album's high energy with a catchy guitar riff that instantly grabs the listener's attention. The soaring vocals and infectious chorus make "When All Hell Freezes Over" a standout anthem.

3. Honour and Blood:
The title track, "Honour and Blood," showcases Tank's ability to blend melody and aggression seamlessly. With its memorable guitar melodies and anthemic chorus, this song captures the band's essence and exemplifies the NWOBHM sound.

4. Chain of Fools:
"Chain of Fools" displays Tank's versatility, incorporating elements of bluesy hard rock. The song's infectious groove and Mick Tucker's fiery guitar work make it a standout track on the album.

5. W.M.L.A.:
"W.M.L.A." is a relentless onslaught of heavy metal power. Graham Crallan's thunderous drumming, combined with Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans' dual guitar assault, creates a headbanging experience that fans of the genre crave.

6. Too Tired to Wait for Love:
This track showcases Tank's ability to deliver emotionally charged ballads. Algy Ward's vocals convey vulnerability and longing, while the band's musicianship provides a solid foundation for the heartfelt lyrics.

7. Kill:
Closing the album, "Kill" is an epic track that exceeds eight minutes. It encapsulates the band's aggressive and uncompromising approach to music. The blistering guitar solos, intense drumming, and Algy Ward's commanding vocals make "Kill" a fitting finale.

Music Genre:

NWOBHM, Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

The album: "TANK - Honour and Blood" was produced by: TANK

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Alvin Clark, Peter Rackham

Record Label Information:

  RoadrunneR RR 9850

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: TANK - Honour and Blood
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Algy Ward - vocals, bass

    Algy Ward, born as Albert William Ward, is a renowned British musician, vocalist, bassist, and music record producer who has been active in the music industry since the late 1970s. Throughout his career, Ward has made significant contributions to the genres of punk rock, heavy metal, and hard rock, establishing himself as a respected figure in the British music scene.

    Born on 16 August 11959, in London, England, Ward developed a deep passion for music from a young age. Inspired by the energy and rebelliousness of punk rock, he began his musical journey as a member of various local bands in the late 1970s. Ward's distinctive bass playing and powerful vocals quickly caught the attention of fellow musicians and audiences alike, paving the way for his future success.

    In 1980, Ward joined the iconic British punk rock band "The Damned" as their bassist. His time with the band was short-lived but impactful, contributing to their album "The Black Album" before departing to pursue other musical endeavors. Ward's desire to explore new musical territories led him to form his own bands, where he could experiment with different sounds and push boundaries.

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    In 1982, Ward founded the influential heavy metal band "Tank" alongside guitarist Peter Brabbs. Serving as the band's lead vocalist and bassist, Ward became synonymous with their raw, energetic sound. "Tank" garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase with their debut album, "Filth Hounds of Hades" (1982), which is regarded as a classic in the genre. Ward continued to be an integral part of "Tank" throughout the 1980s, contributing to several more albums and solidifying his reputation as a skilled musician.

    Following his tenure with "Tank," Ward embarked on a new musical venture and formed the band "Warfare" in 1983. With "Warfare," he explored a more aggressive and thrash-infused style of music. The band's debut album, "Pure Filth" (1984), received positive reviews and further showcased Ward's versatility as a musician and songwriter.

    Throughout his career, Ward's contributions extended beyond his roles as a performer. He also ventured into music production, showcasing his expertise in the studio. His production credits include albums for various artists and bands, further solidifying his reputation as a multifaceted musician.

    Algy Ward's influence and impact on the punk rock, heavy metal, and hard rock genres cannot be overstated. His powerful bass playing, distinctive vocals, and songwriting prowess have left an indelible mark on the music scene. His contributions with "Tank" and "Warfare" continue to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike, serving as a testament to his enduring legacy.

  • Mick Tucker - guitar
  • Cliff Evans - guitar
  • Graham Crallan - drums

 

Track Listing of: "TANK - Honour and Blood"

The Songs/tracks on "TANK - Honour and Blood" are

  1. The War Drags Ever On 08:14
  2. When All Hell Freezes Over 05:56
  3. Honour and Blood 06:31
  4. Chain of Fools 04:08
  5. W.M.L.A. 05:17
  6. Too Tired to Wait for Love 04:37
  7. Kill 08:00
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TANK: Four Decades of Raw Power and Enduring Influence in the Metal Scene"

TANK Band Description:

TANK is a heavy metal band formed in London, England in 1980. They are one of the most influential and enduring bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, alongside bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Saxon. Despite numerous lineup changes over the years, the band has continued to tour and release new music, cementing their status as legends in the metal scene.

TANK was founded by bassist/vocalist Algy Ward, who had previously played in punk bands like The Saints and The Damned. He teamed up with guitarist Peter Brabbs, drummer Mark Brabbs, and guitarist Mick Tucker to form the original lineup of TANK. The band quickly gained a following with their high-energy live shows and aggressive, riff-heavy music. They released their debut album, "Filth Hounds of Hades," in 1982, which is now considered a classic of the NWOBHM genre.

The band's early sound was heavily influenced by classic metal bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, but they also incorporated punk and hard rock elements into their music. Algy Ward's snarling vocals and thunderous bass lines were a defining characteristic of the band's sound, as were the twin guitar harmonies of Peter Brabbs and Mick Tucker. Mark Brabbs' powerful drumming provided the backbone for the band's hard-hitting rhythms.

Over the years, TANK underwent numerous lineup changes, with Algy Ward being the only constant member. The band's sound also evolved, incorporating elements of thrash metal and speed metal in the 1980s and 1990s. They continued to release albums and tour throughout the 2000s and 2010s, despite the death of Peter Brabbs in 2007.

One of TANK's most notable achievements is their influence on other metal bands. Their music has been covered by numerous bands, including Metallica, who covered their song "The Bridgehead" on their "Garage Inc." album. They also inspired a new generation of metal bands, including Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

TANK's music is characterized by its heavy, driving riffs, pounding drums, and aggressive vocals. They have always been a band that puts the emphasis on power and intensity, rather than technical prowess or virtuosity. Their music is meant to be played loud, with the volume cranked up to 11.

Despite the band's longevity and influence, TANK has always remained somewhat under the radar. They never achieved the same level of commercial success as some of their peers, but their music has always been highly respected by metal fans and musicians alike. They have remained true to their roots, never compromising their sound or style for the sake of mainstream acceptance.  

Honour and Blood ( RoadrunneR , Netherlands )
Honour and Blood ( RoadrunneR , Netherlands )

RoadrunneR RR 9850 , 1984 , Netherlands

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Roadracer Records – IRD-012 , 1984 , USA / Canada

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RoadrunneR RR 9907 , 1983 , Netherlands

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Music for Nations MFN 3 , 1983 , France

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This Means War ( France )

Bernett Records SB 18012 , 1984 , France

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