Veteran British metallers TANK have recruited PINK CREAM 69 vocalist David Readman to replace the recently departed ZP Theart, who is now a full-time member of U.S. rockers SKID ROW.
Stated TANK guitarist Cliff Evans: "We're really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He's always been a massive fan of SKID ROW, so it must be so cool for him to be able to front those guys on stage and sing the songs he's grown up with. We'll miss touring and recording with ZP but we wish him all the very best for the future."
Added fellow TANK guitarist Mick Tucker: "We recorded one of our best albums with ZP ('Valley Of Tears') and shared the stage for many great shows around the world during the three years that we worked together. He will be missed, but, as usual, we thrive on a challenge and are constantly looking to up our game and push the boundaries that little bit further. We've always been an admirer of Readman's particular vocal style and range but never thought the opportunity would arise where it would be possible for us to work together."
Said Readman: "It feels great to make music with a British band with a vast musical history. It's been over 20 years since I played in a British band, this is a sort of homecoming for me. Mick also lives in the Netherlands, so many connections. I couldn't miss this one."
In recent years, TANK has been fronted by some of the best rock vocalists around, including former RAINBOW frontman Doogie White, who recorded the "War Machine" and "War Nation" albums plus Theart, who's featured on the aforementioned "Valley Of Tears". The addition of Readman means that TANK can once again move forward into unchartered territory and take its trademark style of British rock to a whole new level.
Readman's first live appearances with TANK will take place at Pussy Galore in Hamburg, Germany on July 7 and the Rockharz festival in Ballenstadt, Germany on July 8.
The first taste of the David Readman-fronted TANK is available in the YouTube clip below.
TANK's new lineup:
David Readman (vocals)
Mick Tucker (guitars)
Cliff Evans (guitars)
Randy Van Der Elsen (bass)
Bobby Schottkowski (drums)