2010 will see NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Wildcat" album, the band's first and most iconic recording. The LP was released during the heyday of the NWOBHM movement and captures the real spirit of the music scene in the U.K. in 1980. The band at the time was a young four-piece, and after charting in the U.K. Top 40 albums at No. 15, this album proved to be the springboard for three more full-length releases in two years with various lineups until the band decided to disband in 1983.
Robb Weir, who originally formed the band in 1978, has resurrected the TYGERS with a new lineup, culminating in the release of the album "Animal Instinct" in 2008 to worldwide critical acclaim. As "Wildcat" is very close to Robb's heart, the band has decided to pick his top five tracks and re-record these to celebrate and remind the fans of the quality of the album which may have been long forgotten.
The songs will be re-arranged to utilize modern technology and recorded by the 2010 lineup:
Rob Weir - Guitar
Dean Robertson - Guitar
Brian West - Bass
Craig Ellis - Drums
Jacopo Meille - Vocals
The song to be included are:
* Slaves to Freedom
* Suzy Smiled
* Don't Touch Me There
The five-track EP will be recorded late January and be available for pre-sale exclusively from the TYGERS web site/shop in February.
The band expects to dispatch the EP to buyers in early March 2010
This will be a limited-edition release of 1000 copies, with new artwork. It will only be available from the web site and TYGERS live shows. The band will also be looking at some commemorative shirts which will also be sold via the web site from March onwards.