.
What happens when a website says "not available for viewing in your country" ? maybe illegal downloading increases ?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scythian Oath



Scythian Oath 1985 Shadow of the Torturer Demo85
https://yadi.sk/d/GYNqUExFhY5y8
@192
9 minutes 40 seconds


1. Break the mold (2:25)
2. Plea of innocence (3:24)
3. Shadow of the torturer (3:51)
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Alcoholic Force (Col,Medellín) 2009 Alcoholic
https://yadi.sk/d/AgIM9pBOhY5zM


Asphyxiate (Bel) 2009 Ominous Depth demo
https://yadi.sk/d/9847q4dfhY5zd


Death Fist (Ger) 2009 dem
https://yadi.sk/d/OxMOcfGThY62A

Hexx - Demo '84 @192 Power-Thrash Meta
https://yadi.sk/d/dbbRhtaUhY62c

Hexx 1984 No Escape @vbr
https://yadi.sk/d/0x-ho1xZhY62p

Hexx 1986 Under The Spell @320
https://yadi.sk/d/T1TnPaBlhY633

Humble Pie - Live At The Whisky-a-Go-Go '69
https://yadi.sk/d/SLMFBepYhY63V

Larry Norman 1969 UTR RP
https://yadi.sk/d/Cf_qjXPRhY63w

Larry Norman 1973 so long ago the garde
https://yadi.sk/d/KMqNvdbbhY64J

People 1968 I Love You
https://yadi.sk/d/LbMR5XughY64W

MC5 1972-11-17 Helsinki72 @192 HRC blog [he
https://yadi.sk/d/-HqK_jYahY655

KISS 1975-05-03 tower theatre, philadelphia
https://yadi.sk/d/FallptjyhY66L

offspring - subject to blackout tape july '…
https://yadi.sk/d/Ob_42VAjhY675

PLEASURE SEEKERS CRADLE myspace tracks…
https://yadi.sk/d/xs0JiwoghY67P

Prowler (Swe) 2009 The Radioactive Demo [wm…
https://yadi.sk/d/qOeFGwyahY67o

Rose Tattoo - Mount Druit, Sydney 1st Jan
https://yadi.sk/d/REfitnmghY68L

Scandal (US) 1983-05-13 WWDC Radio Broadc
https://yadi.sk/d/37equdBPhY68k

SINNER (Ger)1982 - Wild 'n' Evil [FULL ALBU
https://yadi.sk/d/nJCsWayMhY695

Sons of Thunder (Swe) - Metal Praise (dem
https://yadi.sk/d/f7XIDLGehY69T

Trivium 2002 demo
https://yadi.sk/d/so1C_n0bhY69u

VA - A Tribute To Repo Man (2012) @ CBR
https://yadi.sk/d/sgnPUz19hY6AJ

Vicious Barreka (US) 1984 Demo @192
https://yadi.sk/d/G2YspN3AhY6AW

Vicious Barreka (US) 1985 Outrage, Insanity
https://yadi.sk/d/F034-Jk6hY6Ap

Vicious Barreka (US) 1987 Demo second sta
https://yadi.sk/d/FF06PtfmhY6Ax


SFH (Can) - Cold Death Demo (1987) 320
https://yadi.sk/d/dAp7dkTohY6BV










Saturday, June 27, 2015

Paganfire - Ang Susupil! Ang Kikitil! 2015



Paganfire - Ang Susupil! Ang Kikitil! 2015
(low-fi sampler press kit)
https://soundcloud.com/thepresskit/paganfire-ang-susupil-ang-kikitil-2015/reposts

Long acting thrash metal band from the Philippines, Paganfire, has a new recording ready for release and are seeking record & tape labels around the world.

Looking for International Release, Distribution, Compilation, Split, etc...interested bands, zines, labels, distros, anti-poseurs and underground dwellers, get in touch.

Paganfire forum - http://paganfire13.proboards.com/
Contact: paganfire13@yahoo.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

TWO SUNS in the sky.

photo from http://newsone.com/992065/earth-may-soon-have-two-suns/


I don't know about any of you, but every now and then, for at least 1 or 2 years, there appears TWO SUNS in the sky.

For a very long time, I didn't care and forgot about it as soon as I was inside, or thought the fainter image in the sky was a reflection of the moon.

Now I see videos that say that "Planet X" also known as "Nebiru" is reaching closer to our planet Earth.



Whatever is happening, it is being ignored by most people.





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by the way,

I think I will start up a few other blogs, and move all of  the posts with uploads/links to them.
This blog will be for opinions and news, comedy, etc etc etc

It won't be for awhile..just warning you ..

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DIVEBOMB RECORDS FREE MUSIC!

DIVEBOMB RECORDS UPDATE
June 24th, 2015
UPCOMING
DIVE081
POLTERGEIST
Nothing Lasts Forever (Dlx Ed)
CD
6/19/15

DIVE082
EXISES
Exises
CD
6/19/15
IN THE WORKS
INTRINSIC - Nails
OBSCENE JESTER - Citadel's On Fire
THE HORDE OF TORMENT - Distorted Recollections
ARTCH - Another Return, For The Sake Of Mankind (+ bonus tracks)
BETSY - Betsy
WILD DOGS - Reign Of Terror
OSIRIS - Futurity And Human Depressions (+ demos)
PIERCE - I + II
HOLOSADE - Hell House, A Circle Of Silent Screams
HARD KNOX - Psyco's R Us
AFTERMATH - Killing The Future
CONNECT
WEBSITE
INSTAGRAM
SHOP
YOUTUBE
TWITTER
EMAIL
IT'S A DIVEBOMB SUMMER!
Summer has officially started and what a better way to celebrate than with FREE MUSIC!

We started compiling a new digital sampler because we realized it had been a couple years since the last one. Well, surprisingly enough it quickly worked itself into TWO volumes. 

The first volume features 25 tracks, of which all (at the moment) are unreleased in physical form.  Featuring preview tracks from WILD DOGS, WULFHOOK, ARTCH, ENERTIA, BETSY, POLTERGEIST, EXISES, ERADIKATOR, HOLOSADE, JUDICATOR, THE HORDE OF TORMENT, INTRINSIC, OSIRIS, AFTERMATH & more!

The second volume contains 20 tracks from our recent releases.


Download, stream, share, play, enjoy!


DOWNLOAD OR STREAM VOLUME 1 NOW!



DOWNLOAD OR STREAM VOLUME 2 NOW!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Alison Wonderland

........another artist ...and type of music ...I was not too familiar with before...

Alison Wonderland ...

and dubstep ...









Thanks to Loomaanaatii for guiding us to the play list for the set above at
http://www.1001tracklists.com/tracklist/78617_alison-wonderland-at-mixmag-dj-lab-los-angeles-2015-06-12.html
Yes..now I got some of her music/album mp3's ...if you are broke / too poor / and can't find downloads anywhere else...just ask.

Warpaint + Grouplove videos


I seen a couple of old music videos, and immediately had to grab torrents to hear more from these two bands.
Man, sometimes I miss having cable TV and watching current music videos when released.

In the late 1990s / early 2000's , my sister switched to satellite dish service, and I used to record MuchMusic, and Edge TV, on 6 hour VHS tapes .

amyways,
onto to what I am digging a lot right now.

The first video I seen was of the band  Grouplove  and I thought at first was Modest Mouse!

This alternative rock played with soft melodies, and the child-like, sing-songy vocals sounds a a LOT like the first few Modest Mouse releases, but with more layers!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grouplove
http://www.grouplovemusic.com/

"Colours" Single from Never Trust a Happy Song Released: July 7, 2011
 Grouplove - Colours [Official Video]




The next group Warpaint , are 4 young women from Los Angeles, California who deliver shoe gaze, psyche, pop, indie rock, like you would hear from Britain in the early 1990s..

The music and the video is pretty cool.... the chicks are very, very down to earth  with the girl next door -type looks and normal clothes, and it is trippy.... sort of like spacey, dreamy dance music, but for stoners !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warpaint_%28band%29
http://warpaintwarpaint.com/

"A music video, composed of a two-song vignette from the second album—"Disco//very" and "Keep it Healthy"—was released in April 2014. Directed by Laban Pheidias, the video features skateboarding from professional skateboarders Justin Eldridge, Kris Markovich and Patrick Melcher"

Warpaint - DiscoVery - Keep It Healthy (Official Video)



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We will return to more metal in the next post


Minier - Minier (1990) album


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Minier - Minier (1990) @192
(REX Music records)

Download
1. Do Not Be Deceived
2. The Skeptic
3. Price
4. Killing of the Innocent
5. Prophecy 02:54
6. Philosophy of Man 05:03
7. The Secret Song 02:14

24 or 25 minutes long

This is a download I found years ago, (not my cassette or CD rip).


^
That YouTube channel by BOUKEBANDSTRA  is mainly Christian metal.

Minier - Minier (1990)  album

The first solo album by Greg Minier, the guitarist from Christian crossover / hardcore / thrash band
The Crucified
- One of the Big Four bands of  Christian thrash that speerheaded that scene, 
and they were -

The Crucified (started in 1984)
Deliverance (started in 1985)
Believer (started in 1986)
Vengeance (then renamed Vengeance Rising)(started in 1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crucified

https://www.facebook.com/thecrucified

http://www.thecrucified.net/Cru/Home.html
http://www.thecrucified.net/Cru/Music.html

You can get EVERY single song, including previously unreleased demos + hard to get tracks on 2 CD's, plus a DVD for $19.99(+shipping costs?) from -
http://www.toothandnail.com/artists/96/The_Crucified/
It has been some years since I ordered my copy.

http://www.crucifyd.com/pages/crucified/index.html

The Minier CD, just like Greg's other solo album Applehead is pretty rare / OOP Out Of Print.

I was pretty happy to finally buy the two CD's (used) in the last few years (after playing my cassette tapes repeatedly and wearing them out, since the early 1990s ! )

Shout out to Tim Anderson, The Crucified's.manager, for mailing me the Applehead tape back then!
Thanks!
(I doubt he will ever read this blog, but

http://www.discogs.com/artist/852070-Greg-Minier

Doug Van Pelt Presents COOL TUNES tape Download

I was listening to this old Christian rock / metal compilation, and looked online for the exact year it was released, and see one site listed it as 1990. Sounds like that could be correct.
http://roatan-honduras.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4152570
However, the scan there of the CD cover looks like the same scan taken of the cassette cover scan from  this old download,
but   s t r e t c h e d  out !
As far as I know, this was only released on cassette tape, NOT CD.

You can pay $80, maybe for a bootleg CD, which maybe came off these mp3's ....
or just download it here for FREE!

also

check out this interview -
http://www.freethunk.net/articles/freethunk-interviews/an-atheist-interview-with-heavens-metal-editor-doug-van-pelt-2144

(I usually HATE online interviews and "webzines", but occasionally will forget my bias).



VA - Doug Van Pelt Presents COOL TUNES (Heaven's Metal mag comp)  @ vbr
scans included
Download

57 minutes 11 seconds

01.Blairing Out - Porno People (3:29)
02.Deliverance - J.I.G (0:49)
03.Bloodgood - Battle of the Flesh (2:47)
04.Paradox - Give A Listen (4:19)
05.Guardian - Look to the Future (4:49)
06.Believer - I.Y.F (5:02)
07.First Strike - Power (4:59)
08.Charizma - Take You High (4:52)
09.The Cry - There is One (3:35)
10.Paul Q-Pek Band - Kingdom Come (3:56)
11.Legend - After The Fall (4:59)
12.Kemper Crabb - Sea of Blood (4:33)
13.Narnia - Take Me (4:16)
14.The Nation - It Hurts to Be Broken (4:46)




FROST LIKE ASHES



FROST LIKE ASHES 2008 Born To Pieces 7''
Sullen Records
Limited to 300 copies

@192
1.     Born to Pieces
2.     Pale Shadows

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frost-Like-Ashes/56670987124?fref=nf
https://www.reverbnation.com/frostlikeashes

http://wayback.archive.org/web/20061201000000*/http://www.frostlikeashes.com/

where exactly is Sodom and Gomorroah ?


The term "Sodomite" was originally used to refer to an inhabitant of Sodom -- an ancient city  located somewhere on a plain in Canaan.

It  later became a legal term to refer to criminal sexual acts.
the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was homosexuality
men who wanted sex with men.

celebrities , musicians, actors, YouTubers , radio and tv and podcast hosts, etc etc etc
like to laugh at anyone that believes in a "God" that condemns homosexuality.

They are blind if they can't see that the past century that led to tolerance of it and made "legal" in many places, is likely just a step before pedophilia is also made "legal" as you rarely hear of homosexuals speak against groups like NAMBLA.

Here's a video with speakers from one of the most famous churches HATED in the USA that simply warn you. and the idiots in the audience laugh.


It appears the majority of this planet's population is turning filthier.
IF there is no God and no after-life punishment, then nothing to worry about.

IF there is a God, then will it look good on those that laughed at Him ?


I used to think from past evidence that Sodom was buried under the Dead Sea.
Checking today for some links, new proofs are it wasn't in that exact spot, but further south..

http://www.accuracyingenesis.com/sodom.html
http://www.arkdiscovery.com/sodom_&_gomorrah.htm

http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2008/04/The-Discovery-of-the-Sin-Cities-of-Sodom-and-Gomorrah.aspx#Article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodom_and_Gomorrah

Friday, June 19, 2015

Motorhead


Motörhead - Rockstage live at Nottingham Theatre Royal (1980-08-20)SOUNDSTAGE(.mkv)  by ViAnDEr
439 MB

35:35 minutes

audio-224 kbps
720x480

Download WinRar file of concert
Tracklist:
01. Overkill
02. Too Late Too Late
03. Shoot You In The Back
04. Step Down
05. Jailbait
06. Leavin' Here
07. Metropolis
08. Train Kept a Rollin'
09. Bomber
10. Motorhead

and here's a couple other movies -

The Bank Job.2008. ws.English subs.Jason Statham.Saffron Burrows DVD-rip XviD.avi
Yandex.Disk

Hateship Loveship.2013.ws.Kristen Wiig.Hailee Steinfeld.Guy Pearce.2014.DVD-rip XviD.avi Yandex.Disk

TANK - “No Point Asking Me About What Those Wankers Are Going On Doing”


http://bravewords.com/features/tank-no-point-asking-me-about-what-those-wankers-are-going-on-doing

TANK - “No Point Asking Me About What Those Wankers Are Going On Doing”

June 17, 2015, 2 days ago
By Martin Popoff
feature heavy metal tank

TANK - “No Point Asking Me About What Those Wankers Are Going On Doing”
 

When there was no Algy Ward on the horizon, it was tolerable ‘aving a go at another Tank. Well, no it wasn’t. Good band as they were, without the chief writer and vocalist and none of the original classic power trio, it simply wasn’t Tank.

Underscore that, because when Algy stormed back with the magnificent old school metal clinic that was Breath of the Pit in 2013, it became graphically clear the overpowering extent to which Algy was Tank. Acceptable quality and perfectly fitting that the use of drum machine was, what was frightful was just how superlative each riff upon each riff was, and is, on that damn thing. Notwithstanding that we got the classic original vocalist for Tank, but man, here was Algy performing the whole damn album, and then every song was sturdy and hooky and loud and proud. If, perchance, it had been recorded with less fuzz and distortion and maybe a live drummer, Breath of the Pit might have been the best metal album of 2013.

And here we are two years later, with the Tucker and Evan version of Tank about to release a new album called Valley of Tears, while Algy...

“The album is Sturmpanzer, and it’s an album that those miscreants didn’t want to play on. So it’s just me. Same as on the last one. Just me.”

That’s Algy, speaking barely decipherable down the line and that’s about all I could get out of the man, on what was about the longest, toughest hour-plus of chat this scribe has had through 1600-plus interviews.

Part of it’s my fault, as I really treated the attempted chat as a retrospective. After all, Algy played on two of my favourite ten punk albums of all time, Eternally Yours from The Saints and Machine Gun Etiquette from The Damned. Plus those first three Tank albums... there are a lot of records in the world, but I’d not deny any of them a slot in anyone’s Top 100, including mine, on any given day.

But yeah, let’s just say I had much trouble following the metal legend’s train of thought as he responded, usually disagreeing but in good nature to most of my questions, and with long pauses and lots of restarts, and often coming around to the answer I expected in the end. Add to that a heavy English accent, many stops for fits of laughter, a general sense of defiance and contrarianism, and that he’d go all muffled when he’s be trying to roll a cigarette, and... you get the picture.

“Same as on Breath of the Pit,” continues Algy, who says stylistically, after one of them long pauses, “it’s about the same. It kind of would’ve been the same as if anyone was playing on it. It’s just what I wanted to do.”

Well, okay, here’s an example of what I mean, even though I’m just going to give you the highlights where I understood the point. Asked if given his Saints and Damned experience, he had put together Tank from more of a punk philosophy than that of your average metalhead, he says...

“No, no, no, those things... not those things. You’re trying out Americanisms now (laughs). No need to apologize. No, no, no, all I did was stuff that was edgy. So that’s it, really. To myself, well, me, personally, there’s no difference. No, no, no, I’m 55 years old, and the first single I ever bought was ‘My Generation’ in 1965 by The Who. And I was listening to jazz and blues when I was in my mother’s womb (laughs). I don’t listen to heavy rock, or I don’t listen... I listen to the stuff I want to listen to.”


But given Tank’s essential pioneering thrashy heavy metal sound, sort of the down-rent end of the NWOBHM... surely there was some knowledge and love for metal in there somewhere?

“In the mid-‘70s? I was listening to all sorts in the mid-‘70s. Oh, no, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin... you’ve got to realize, I’m not... I can’t be confined by what I listened to. I’m esoteric, I suppose. But I like what I like, and if I don’t like it, well then I won’t fucking listen to it. No point, in those days.”

“My brother and I were into ‘70s heavy rock, with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, all that sort of thing, a bit of Led Zeppelin thrown in,” confirms original Tank drummer Mark Brabbs, his brother being classic lineup axe-purveyor Pete Brabbs. “Algy was always a ZZ Top man, and even when he went through his punk period, he was still into ZZ Top, and obviously, Motorhead and Deep Purple. So we were all pretty much rockers. I mean, I got into the punk thing. I hated when it first came out. I remember going to see The Damned before Algy joined them, in Croydon. And Rat Scabies came up, and they were supporting someone like Stray, some heavy rock band. Rat said come up and jam. And I said, ‘Well, I don’t know what you’re playing.’ And they’re like, ‘It doesn’t matter. Get up and make a noise.’ And I thought, this is a bit childish. And I didn’t really get it until I heard, actually, ‘New Rose,’ from The Damned and when Stranglers put out ‘Peaches.’ And then Never Mind The Bollocks came out, the Sex Pistols, and that really kicked the whole industry in England right up the backside.”

“But the punk element of the band mainly came from Algy,” continues Mark, “and actually, my brother, he liked some of that. I wasn’t into that. I was more into sort of dinosaur rock bands. But then, obviously, when we started jamming the songs, it just became what it was. We didn’t aim to be anything other than what came out, when we got together. So it wasn’t preconceived, like, let’s do this, let’s do that. And it kind of reflected our lifestyle. Because when we were young, we were party animals. We lived life in the fast lane. So it’s kind of safe if you listen to the early demos of some of those songs that made it onto Filth Hounds. Some of the playing is almost subtle, you could say, compared to what the finished article became, which was a lot faster, a lot more aggressive. And that was probably down to more lifestyle than musical influences, if that makes sense.”

Okay, so, back to Algy, what is the concept behind Tank?

“Well I have the same attitude that I’ve always had. You know, hate the world and misanthropy. You know what that means? And odium as well, just hatred. In-your-face, if you don’t like it, fuck off.”

Pressing the issue, I tell Algy that me an’ the buds always saw the band not only as the baby Motorhead, but the thinking man’s Motorhead.

“Well, I take that as a compliment,” laughs Ward. “My lyrics, I wasn’t into... you know, people say that that we’re Motorhead copyists. I wrote most of those incredibly difficult rhythms and riffs and all that. It was a degree of difficulty that Motorhead... Eddie could never have played those riffs. It wasn’t no influence on me at all, because you’ve got to realize that I already knew them. I knew them since 1977. So no, just because we had the same management... I mean that is just bad journalism.”

So what did Fast Eddie Clarke bring to the table, producing the band’s first album, Filth Hounds of Hades?
“Nothing really, he just brought a lot of drink and a load of amphetamines, that’s all. And said it wasn’t loud enough (laughs).”

Not the favourite then?

“Well, I like them all for different reasons. I like the second one, because it’s the best sounding. And it’s... unfortunately, Nigel Gray didn’t know how to do... he did The Police and various other people, so he couldn’t handle having the loud guitars, you know, properly. He always had to have some other nonsense on it. But I wish Filth Hounds was sounding like the second, and I wish we had enough time on the first and third, that we had on the second, if you see what I mean. Eddie, he had to finish Filth Hounds quick to go and do Iron Fist. And then he pissed off, and then went to what would become Fastway. And then a couple of the songs on the Fastway album would’ve ended up on the Iron Fist album, or, well, whatever the next Motorhead album would’ve been, and he just had enough of that sort of nonsense. And Nigel Gray had, obviously on the same management, Girlschool, so we thought, why not give him a go—why not?”

In any event, not a big fan of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, our Algy.

“When all that fucking load of bullshit was going about, I was in The Damned. Iron Maiden and Saxon and everything else, I had nothing to do with all that shit. You have to remember, I was in The Damned from ‘78 until January 1, 1980, and that’s when all the Maiden and what was it, Toad the Wet Sprocket and all that God-awful bullshit was going on. And I wasn’t interested in all that shit. The first time I saw Iron Maiden, I went to meet somebody at The Marquee, in Wardour Street. And there’s this band playing and they were fucking dreadful. It was awful. And then a few months later, they were on a children’s early morning TV, and they had a video out at the time called ‘Women in Uniform,’ which I knew, being in The Saints, was from some Australian band. And I thought, what the fuck are they doing that for? And that was the video, and they’re on this kids’TV show and they all got custard pied. You can probably find that on YouTube or some other bollocks somewhere. But the first time I saw them in The Marquee, they were fucking awful. I think they did a couple of Montrose covers. They were fucking rubbish. They were really bad.”

“I don’t think we ever did, to be perfectly honest,” agrees Mark, asked to what extent they felt kinship with the NWOBHM. “It was a bit... and again, this is no disrespect to the other bands. I mean, I speak for myself, but at the time, collectively, we thought most of the bands that were coming out were pale imitations of the ‘70s rock bands, like Saxon and Samson and Maiden, and all those sort of things. We thought they were they were pale imitations of what went before them. And so we didn’t actually aim, like I said, to be anything, really. We didn’t aim to be a punk band. We didn’t aim to be a New Wave Of Heavy Metal Band, and we didn’t aim to be a rock band. But obviously with our influences, we were going to be a rock band. And having said what I said, I think, obviously, all those bands have developed and they’ve got their own sound and they’re all superb bands, now. But at the start, I don’t think they... it had all been done before in the ‘70s. And I suppose, you know, a lot of people could say, well, we were an imitation of maybe the Pink Fairies or Motorhead, but we weren’t. Because there was a lot more influences on us, between us. And mainly, funny enough, you have to have a very keen ear, but the big influence on Tank right at the start was the early ZZ Top stuff—especially with Algy and Pete.”

So surely Algy can clarify: Tank were’t a bunch of metal-knowing punks. “No, I’m not, no (laughs); I never had been a punk. I was just a person who’s got attitude.”




And—just testing—were your band mates, Mark and Peter Brabbs, the bringers of the metal? Or did they just have attitude too?

“No, they, just had attitude, you know, and all that long hair. I’m not... it was a brilliant time. Pete, unfortunately, he couldn’t handle the alcohol or the amount of stuff he put up his nose. As I said, I’m not... I’m just myself. The Algy Ward enigma (laughs). What did I like? Everything about Ozzy right from the beginning until... well, lately, he’s just coming out with bullshit. Not necessarily heavy metal, but I liked bits of Rush. Judas Priest, I’ve never liked either. Iron Maiden, never liked.  Oh, Metallica, I liked. I’m Uncle Algy to them.”

Back to modern times, don’t look to Algy to be able to tour the new Sturmpanzer album...

“No, no, no, no, I can’t tour anymore. My tinnitus is so bad. I can’t even go... I can’t even have an amplifier. I can’t play into an amplifier anymore. Everything I do is done very quietly on headphones. I do it at home. And the only time I let rip is to do vocals. But I’m nearly finished Sturmpanzer, the next album. I’ve no idea... you know, no point asking me about what those wankers are going on doing. I have no interest whatever. I don’t fucking care. It’s taken a long time to get over my... the loss of my brother. I’ll never get over that, but it can’t be helped. So I‘ve got to move on. So that’s basically what I’m doing.”

Of note, through my discussion with Mark, as I tell him how good Algy is writing, based on what I know, the Breath of the Pit album, Mark wondered if me if it wasn’t too late to contact Algy and offer to drum on Sturmpanzer. I dunno, but I’m gonna email Algy when I get back to the damn office.

As I attempt to wrap up, Algy offers, “Are you sure there’s not anything else you want to ask? Because I don’t like… You seem to be okay. If I didn’t like talking with you, I wouldn’t say anything, so there you are. You can carry on. If you want more stuff, I’ll tell you.”

So I thank him, and we do keep jawing, as I try to get a few nuggets from him about This Means War, which I’ll try fashion into a stand-alone piece one day, to add to my 30 or so short eBooks I’ve got over at zunior.com for 98 cents. There’s also some Saints and The Damned. OK for the former, venomous come the latter. But it’s hard graft, again, with points hard to follow, miscommunication, just tough stuff.

Later, back on another tack, I press Algy on whether this odd trip on a Tank has afforded him the opportunity to meet any of his rock heroes, although I’m gathering he doesn’t have many!

“I’m trying to think. I’m trying to think. Well, the thing is, I already met most of them before I was in a band. Because I was as a roadie for them. I had already met them. I always knew Ozzy. I met Ozzy in 1974. All right, I’m trying to think. I can remember there was somebody who was quoted saying something like, ‘Best not meeting your heroes.’ You know, they’ll let you down. Glenn Hughes, he let me down. He was a total asshole. David Coverdale was perfectly all right. Jon Lord didn’t let me down, Roger Glover didn’t let me down, Ian Paice didn’t let me down. They’re absolute gentleman, as you’d expect they were. Schenker is a fucking idiot—that’s Michael Schenker, not Rudy. I’m trying to think. Jimmy Page is a gentleman, Robert Plant is a gentleman. All of Led Zeppelin are gentleman, were gentleman. I’ve met so many people and drunk with them—and got drunk with them. I liked Jeff Beck. You know, there are quite a lot of those old bastards.”

But old bastards he’s also not seen in a long time are the guys from Tank.

“No, no, I have no idea. Pete hasn’t played with a band since, I think, he was sacked. Mark, no idea. I played with those wankers, Tucker and Evans a lot. But you probably know more about that than I do.”

And with that it’s a goodnight from me, and from Algy, a chortling, “Stay in yer homes!”


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Maaannnn... go to my facebook - big flame going on, with Mick Tucker weighing in. 40+ comments.

I would Martin as we are both mutual friends but Tucker blocked me along with so many others over time once he told us off and quickly blockied us so we couldn't even defend ourselves....I can only imagine what he is saying as the TRUE fans have heard it all before....AWESOME REVIEW AND GREAT NEWS IN THE ALGY CAMP....CHEERS!! \w/\w/

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  • Hugo Beaulieu Great,great article Mr.Popoff! Go Algy go!
  • Bob Mercer Now I have to go track down Breath Of The Pit and Sturmpanzer! smile emoticon
  • Anthony Morgan One of those pulling teeth interviews, where you'd rather be somewhere else by the sounds of it.
  • Reid Britt Not happy memories of the Damned, eh? Too bad
  • Robert Threapleton Conan ALGY=TANK. TANK=ALGY!
  • Guillaume Labrecque Sorry Martin, but for me, the real Tank is the one with Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans. I enjoyed the early albums with Algy, but the 2 albums with Doogie White on vox are just at another level IMO. Sure, the style changed towards melodic metal, but it was for the best, these 2 albums are Tank's best for me. I can't wait to hear Valley Of Tears. Too bad Doogie left to join Schenker (good move for him though, and I love both ToR albums he sings on) but ZP Theart should do a fine job. I didn't care at all for Breath of The Pit... Average songs and bad production ruined the album for me...
  • Mick Tucker i wrote all the best songs on this means war and honour and blood and this new album should break the band worldwide it rocks like no other tank album ever ..period
  • Martin Popoff This is more metaphysical than that. The real Tank is Algy's - any listen to Breath can tell you that. Having said that, we are all in our rights to like the other one better. It's just ludicrious to call it Tank - no point. It's a bit like Martin Popoff is the best player on the Cleveland Cavaliers, however I have Labron play my games for me. Plus go tho the practices. And the press conferences.
  • Mick Tucker i love winding you lot up its so easy
  • Guillaume Labrecque Breath Of The Pit sonds like a garage band with no budget. Last 2 Tank albums sound like a killer professional band. And with both guitarists in the band since 1983-1984, I think they have every right to call it Tank.
  • Martin Popoff The real Tank is the riffs on the first three albums, and Breath. It's exquisite writing on Breath, despite the unfortunate pick of drum machine. But even that is fine, weirdly. Mick's Tank is a fine band. Love the guy, and Doogie is a friend (distantly!). Plus to mean, vocals and lyrics mean so much. It's just no contest. Algy is Tank.
  • Martin Popoff Still missing the point, Guillaume. You don't earn the right to be called Tank. You walk around the street and either are or you're not.
  • Guillaume Labrecque Algy is a one-man "band" who cannot tour anymore. It should call his stuff "Algy Ward" and let the Tank banner to the other guys...
  • Mick Tucker who the fuck are you to tell me what to do with my music its got fuck all to do with you so keep your jaundiced comments to your self .. supose its like me saying you need a facelift you ugly twat
  • Martin Popoff This is crazy, Mick. I wouldn't even insult you by calling you a Tank cover band. As Guillaume says, you are probably better than Tank by some measures. You don't even try cover Tank, except when you have to play the old songs live. On the other hand, I'm flooored by the writing on Breath of the Pit, and that's Tank's singer. That's like 75% of Tank right there - he jut needs a drummer. And Mark is willing to do it, but it sounds like Algy is too far into the new album to switch the drums - too bad. He should.
  • Martin Popoff Mick, all I'm saying is Tank means those vocals, those lyrics, those "thinking man's Motorhead riffs," that scrappy production... it's just a stupid naming argument! You're a great band but it's not Tank.
  • Mick Tucker they cant and never will play live if they do it will be a fiasco as it always was i heard stormpants and its not very good hope it keeps in the same tradition as the last album ... as the words of holland ardshok review ... the worst album i ever heard
  • Martin Popoff I gotta say, it was painful talking to Algy and I can see how it would be insane trying to work with the guy, but he's a friggin' GENIUS. Half dead, it sounds like, sure, but he's a metal songwriting legend. Unfortunate as that was going with drum machine, the songs are front to back amazing.
  • Mick Tucker im off and keep your coments to your self about tank
  • Martin Popoff You're right. He can never play live. So Tank basicaly doesn't exist as a live act. You can up and play that stuff, but you're different people walking around. What they hell... if you aren't Algy, Mark and Peter... I just don't get it.
  • Mick Tucker fuck off and goodnight
  • Martin Popoff Mick - you are being unreasonable. Think about if we were talking about one of your favourite bands of the '70s.
  • Guillaume Labrecque Martin, was 2002's Still At War a "real" Tank disc in your opinion?
  • Martin Popoff Am I saying you're an idiot? No. It's a dispassionate debate about a stupd band name. Try see it as that.
  • Hugo Beaulieu Wow... I absolutely love both incarnations of Tank and will buy two new Tank CD this year! Cannot beat that...
  • Martin Popoff Sure, I think Still at War is pretty damn authentic Tank. Why do you ask?
  • Guillaume Labrecque Because you wrote: "if you aren't Algy, Mark and Peter...". Well, Mark and Peter weren't there in 2002 as far as I'm concerned. And Mick and Cliff were.
  • Martin Popoff Yes, it's a compromise and it's less because of that. But Algy is singing, writing the words and the lusic for the whole thing... if we are to believe the credts. If Mick said he wrote a lot, fair enough, but it's still Algy singing and likely Algy lyrics and SOME music. And it helps that Mick and Cliff are there, and it helps that the music is very much Tank-ish.
  • Guillaume Labrecque For what it's worth, I'm not that crazy about Still At War. War Machine and War Nation were far superior in my book. I prefer the more classic metal style and the songwriting and singing are better.
  • Martin Popoff Both of you, geez, the Ramones can't cut it live anymore either, but that doesn't mean somebody else has to play live under that logo. You know, we can accept that there is no live version of Tank because of Algy's tinnitus.
  • Martin Popoff Yeah, but it's not Tank anymore. If you like all that more, you like something other than Tank - nothing wrong with that!
  • Guillaume Labrecque We'll never agree. Valley Of Tears will be an excellent Tank album I'm sure. wink emoticon
  • Martin Popoff Algy said something weird, but he's so friggin' hard to understand... was there some attempt at him working with Mick and them? They friggin's shoulda done. Mick should realize how incredible a songwritier Algy is.
  • Guillaume Labrecque Maybe Mick decided he wanted to have a "real" singer after all these years... wink emoticon
  • Martin Popoff Except everything you like about it is opposite to Tank at least as most people understand them and love them to be... I might even like Coldplay if King's X wrote and performed all their songs.
  • Guillaume Labrecque The old Tank I love is Honour And Blood and This Means War. Recent Tank is not that far away.
  • Anthony Morgan I reckon you all do a podcast, debating all of these points here. I'd tune in and listen.
  • Martin Popoff I guess my bias is that the most important people in any band in order are 1. the lyricist 2. the singer 3. the music writer 4. the guitarist 5. the drummer 6. the bassist. I pretty much base who I want to interview on that.
  • Breno Raphaldini Dinossauro I like the "new Tank" but I don't think it is Tank either. First, no original member, second it doesn't sound anything like Tank, it sounds more like Saxon. It's the same thing with Riot V, at least they put a "V" in the name, but it's just preposterous that they erased the Riot page on wikepedia and put a "Riot V" page instead.
  • Kev Minnette Very nice article.
  • Oleg Tankman Great interview! ALGY is TANK! Martin Popoff is a LEGEND! Hackers calling itself "Tank" must retire & change name of their band! No matter how good or bad they are, that's not TANK. Thank you Martin again! We salute you! This is historical article! HAMMER ON!
  • Dominick Schork Spot on Oleg!
  • Oleg Tankman I just actually read Turner's(Classic Rock couldn't even remember his last name right). What an animal & how normal person can support him. ALGY=TANK=ALGY! Go back to your hole WANKers!
  • Garth Conan I was thinking the same thing with Riot or Riot V but I ain't opening up that can of worms! I will however touch upon this subject regarding Tank. I highly respect Martin Popoff and his views on this subject and they have nothing to do with opinion and everything to do with fact...that simple. When the man is right the man is right! I understand Algys views on the NWOBHM era and he's right although a huge fan of many bands of that era alot of them would quickly soften or totally change and the scene would crash all over $$$$....TANK never did and always stuck to their cannons! I was listening to this band when I was 8 in '84 when my dad would crank their albums for me as a kid while growing up on Long Isand in New York...loved em then and still do so I understand the logic Martin speaks of...there is NO argument neccesary....I myself dealt with Tucker and Evans first hand in the "Tank" group now re-named "TANK (ALGY WARD OFFICIAL FAN PAGE) ~ The REAL Filth Hounds!" and it wasn't a pleasure at all. Tucker constantly bashing threatening of the fans and myself led to me contacting the admin who was unaware of these activities to take over the group. Once I brought order to this page for the fans him and his cronies still would not stop so unfortunatly him along with Evans and quite a few others that went beyond crossing the line as far as how the rest of the fans were being treated and the nasty assumtions said about Algy that I had to remove them...it was that bad. It wasn't even about music it was all about how many Algy fans they can we piss on. I don't care how good the new Tank is without Algy to whoever if those band members are going to disregard other humans/fans to this level then I will not support thier future work even if it was the real Tank. Anyone that supports that kind of behavior is condoning it. So not only is about respect to the real TANK legacy but respecting the fans overall....this is a double edge sword either way you're getting stabbed. I'd rather stick with Algy and get blown away!! I completly understand why Algy has to make new Tank music the way he does with his health and being an introvert..one who doesn't associate with many...it all makes sense to me. If the artist makes the music that's what's important...he's not making it for himself he's making it for us all. Plenty of musicians make only for themselves which is fine as well...it's theirs so they are free to choose. This guy is still alive and kicking and gets less respect than artists that died from drugs or killed themselves long before they even reached 40....ALGY IS TANK...LEMMY IS MOTORHEAD....oh and btw ALGY WARD IS A REAL SINGER...if you don't like his vocals then you don't like TANK and any legacy they've already created in the past...the guy is a GENIUS.
  • Guillaume Labrecque Say what you will, you're entitled to your opinion. Like it or not, that gives us 2 Tank bands (even though one is a solo act) and I know the one I prefer. BTW, I respect Algy's work and legacy, but he was surely never a great singer (same as Lemmy), he's a vocalist who had an original style. Notice the wink when I talked about the "real" singer thing...
  • Garth Conan Algy's lyrics and attitude surely makes up for that the fact that he's not a great singer as you say. A great singer has nothing to do with how many octaves or anything else...it's his style and swagger that makes him beyond a great singer. He is a songwriter and a musician not just a singer. One man band or not he is still Tank and sounds like Tank unlike the other sham calling themselves Tank....
  • Guillaume Labrecque You should show more respect to the 2 guitarists that have played and contributed to your idol's band for so many years...
  • Oleg Tankman You(Labrecque) should show more respect to the founder of TANK Algy Ward who brought those hackers to the band, and wankers also should show more respect to the fans. Shame!
  • Garth Conan Are you out of your mind??????????? I have respected those two for over 20 years!! It's those guys especially Tucker who has not only told me to go to hell but many others that I know....this guy even threatened numerous people with violence and even told someone that didn't even ask for it to go sleep with his own mother...it's all documented here on fb. I know 100's of musicians personally promote them get them signed arrange interviews etc and I've met a few a few screws short but Tucker is as bad as Geoff Tate. If Tank had a high profile like Queensryche this would be everywhere....
  • Breno Raphaldini Dinossauro Why not choosing another name? It's a good band with good musicians. The band touring as Thin Lizzy a couple of years ago at least had one original member. They have NONE.
  • Guillaume Labrecque Don't know about Tucker's behavior. Too bad if what you say is true. And Oleg, stop saying the guys are hackers and you'll get more respect yourself...
  • Oleg Tankman I can't find a more proper name for them. Don't you see his respond to a simple question. R U blind Labrecque?
  • Guillaume Labrecque No more blind than you, Tankman...
  • Oleg Tankman And yes, "Still at War" was recorded without Tucker, 80% guitars been done by Algy & only 20% by Evans, but still Tucker got credits on the album. "Honour & Blood" with only few solos from Evans. According to Algy Tucker lost all interest in Tank at that time, but he seems started intrested in Tank when Algy got ill & couldn't do any live gigs anymore.
  • Oleg Tankman Two years back!--->
  • Oleg Tankman My point is he's the biggest selfish assh*le. And what's your point of supporting Tucker? Personal friend?
  • Guillaume Labrecque I don't know Mick other than via FB. I just happen to love the last 2 Tank discs, to look forward to the upcoming one and to think the band has every right to be called Tank. That's all.
  • Oleg Tankman What right? Who's the original member of this scumband? NO ONE! Go to www.tankfilthhounds.net for all the history of the band, you won't find any Tucker's photo's in there though , because he "asked" me to remove them, and it was right because he doesn't belong to the band we all know & love!
    tankfilthhounds.net
  • Guillaume Labrecque Man, you won't let go, right? I'm out... The Tank I prefer will remain Tucker and Evans' one, so we both lose our time.... Enjoy Algy's one and let go... Cheers.
    • Dan Drago Great article Martin Popoff. I whole heartedly agree with you when it comes to Tank but they are also one of my favorite bands. Algy has one of the finest voices in hard rock. Please write the book on This Means War. That would be amazing. Still At War is one of the most underrated releases ever. I just wish he would have used a live drummer on Sturmpanzer and on Breath of the Pit as well but I will take any new Algy Tank material that I can get regardless.


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