Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White, ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale and ex-ZODIAC MINDWARP drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill — have signed a global publishing deal with Albam Songs, through Sony ATV. This means that the songs from the band's latest album, 2010's "War Machine", have now taken their place in of one of the world's most impressive music catalogs, which includes the work of Bob Dylan, THE BEATLES, Robert Plant and Lady Gaga.
It was only fitting that TANK insisted the deal was signed in their West London War office, The Tabard Pub in Turnham Green.
In other news, "War Machine" will be released on vinyl worldwide through Back On Black on February 24.
Back On Black specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide.
TANK has been busy talking to promoters and agents in several different countries and the band's touring plans are really starting to come together now.
One gig that already has been announced is the Metal Hammer festival in Katowice, Poland on August 10 with the mighty JUDAS PRIEST.
Commented TANK: "It's going to be a real pleasure playing with the legendary PRIEST and it's going to be one blistering live show."
"War Machine" was released on October 25, 2010 in Europe via Metal Mind Productions (December 7 in the U.S. through MVD). The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (THE DARKNESS, THERAPY?, MEAT LOAF) and the bulk of the recording was done at Pedrock Studios in London. Drums were laid down by Tony Newton at Steve Harris' (IRON MAIDEN) Barnyard Studios.
"War Machine" was made available in four different versions: as a jewel case CD, a limited-edition digipak CD including two bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. The Japanese edition of the album includes two exclusive bonus tracks which aren't available elsewhere.