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25th October 2010


Tank's new album 'War Machine' is out today in Europe on Metal Mind and the band are on the verge of releasing tour plans.

The band issued an upbeat statement early this morning, which you can read in full below;

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"There's a great atmosphere in the War Office today because after what seems like an eternity, 'War Machine' has finally been released, to major critical acclaim.

"The War Cabinet gathered in The Tabard, Chiswick, London on Sunday, the eve of war, and great victorys were spoken of. D-day is now upon us, Tank are about to rise again and 'War Machine' is about to take the Metal world by storm.

"Here is the declaration that was made by The War Cabinet on the eve of war;

"You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by axe and drum, with all our might and with all the strength that the Metal Gods can give us; to wage war with our 'War Machine'. That is our policy.

"You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory; victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for Tank, no survival for all that the band has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of Heavy Metal.

"But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, 'Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength'."

"This is an amazing time for Heavy Metal. Accept's 'Blood Of The Nations' album entered the German album charts at number four and Gravedigger's new opus 'The Clans Will Rise Again' entered the German charts at number 28 and is scheduled to rise further.

"Helloween's new '7 Sinners' album is due out any day now and is being tipped to hit top spot in the German charts. But what of 'War Machine'? Well let's just say that the War Office is hopeful. Over ten thousand torrent downloads in four days - and who knows what the total is now - tells us that 'War Machine' is going to make some waves.

"So 'War Machine' is ready for battle, the band have donned combats and are primed for foreign shores, the War Office is fully mobilised and our legions of fans throughout Europe and the world have let us know in no uncertain terms that when war rages on their home soil, they will be there for us, loyal and true.

"We shall go on to the end, we shall play in Europe, we shall play in South America, we shall play with growing confidence and growing strength at the Festivals, we shall defend our album, whatever the cost may be. We shall never surrender."

There is a sample of every track on 'War Machine', including Japanese bonus track 'Dead Man Walking', availalble to listen to by clicking here.

We have an archive of 'War Machine' interviews and album reviews which you can read by clicking here for reviews and here for interviews.

You can order 'War Machine' from Amazon by clicking here.

And finally for now, from the War Cabinet; "today is a monumental day for Tank and for Metal. We'll see you in the trenches. Tank is on its way to you and we'll see you very soon. Live dates are being compiled now and will be released soon."

Tank interview and press requests should be emailed via the contact page of the Tank Official website by clicking here...

You can click here to pre-order 'War Machine' from Amazon...



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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