Tygers Of Pan Tang’s self-titled new album is finally coming to North American for fans on February 24th. Following an already successful European launch, band founder/guitarist Robb Weir notes, “its been 34 years since a USA Tygers release and we are super excited to give you this one… it’s a monster!”
Who would have predicted that 2016 would turn out to be the most productively successful year since their early days for a band whose history stretches back to the birth of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal?
The year began the signing of a new record deal with Scandinavia’ Mighty Music. Whilst the band was happy to produce at The Blast Studio in Newcastle, the Tygers knew that the mix needed a fresh pair of ears.
Mighty Music CEO Michael H. Andersen recommended Soren Andersen/Medley Studio for the mixing. Soren was only too happy to work with a band whose credentials were so firmly established. For the mastering, Harry Hess of Harem Scarem fame was the perfect man for the job.
Leaving the music in his capable hands, next stop was South America. Having no idea what reception would be received, they were overwhelmed by the fierce dedication of the fans in Brazil and Columbia, who, in many cases, had waited years for an opportunity to witness the live show. From South America to Europe without a breath and then on to North America where they headlined Chicago’s Ragnarokkr festival.
Weir notes, “once in a while there comes a special time, a period where you feel it’s all finally coming together and that time I’m proud to say is now.”