August 23, 2014: Message
from Algy Ward: "Allo! I have just returned from the Island of Chandellier, north of Crunt and nowhere near Feltching so there. The battle weary trouser press of Doom resumes hostilities. It sounds like that Banana song Smells like that means Ferrets. Oh well! You and the Filth Hounds have been so loyal and kept fighting for me. Please send my heartfelt Love to
all. THE WAR CONTINUES... luv SBD x".
July 30, 2014:
of the new "Breath
of the Pit"album(5/5 & 4/5) from AMAZON
UK. OVER &
OUT! HAMMER ON!
July 11, 2014:
Algy turned 55 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALGY!
April 30, 2014:
Algy Ward's interview for British magazine UNCUT
will be in May issue.
April 15, 2014:
Issue # 18(May/June 2014) of
LE ROCK! magazine
will be featured Algy Ward &
Check it out!
March 27, 2014:
Iain "Kipper" Ward's funeral will be on Monday April 7th at
noon! R.I.P. & HAMMER ON brother!
March 20, 2014:
R.I.P. Iain "Kipper" Ward! Very sad news: Algy's brother Kipper passed
away today at 10:30 a.m. after a long illness. Our prayers go out to
Algy, his relatives & friends.
He will be missed.
Message from the original TANK
guitarist Peter Brabbs: "Very,
very sad news indeed. Haven't seen Kipper since the Tank days, so his humor,
skills all around touring etc, his dedication and a great to be with
personality will be immortalized in my memories. God bless him and of
course thoughts are with Algy and Iain's friends and family."
Jeff Summers(WEAPON, STATETROOPER, WILDFIRE): "That's
really sad news. I last saw Iain with Algy, Gary Barden and my brother
Tunbridge Wells. We were jamming in Sushi's bar and Iain played
March 1, 2014:
Algy Ward just had an interview for big British magazine UNCUT. It
will be in a future issue of the mag.
Fresh message from Algy Ward: "I WILL NOT
BE DEFEATED NOT WHILE I'M STILL BREATHING BY THEM ALL BY ANYONE!"
February 3, 2014:
HOT NEWS! EVO(former Major Accident/The Blood/Angelic Upstarts &
Warfare) and Algy Ward got together again(after the success of the SWINE of HADES EP) under the banner of EVO/ALGY the duo will record a self penned number written by
Evo & Algy entitled "VIOLENCE ANGER HATRED".
This is not going to affect Algy's work with TANK.
January 15, 2014:
"BREATH OF THE
PIT" album will be finally released in North America through
HEAD AMERICA on
February 11, 2014.
The album is also top seller at CDUNIVERSE(the
biggest US online store). HAMMER ON!
January 2, 2014:
Message from Algy Ward: "A FUCKING AWESOME NEW YEAR TO FILTH HOUNDS EVERYWHERE. DON'T FORGET PANTALONS SANS FRONTIERS, VIVE LA PANTALONS. ALGY=TANK=ALGY= MUSICQUE POUR L'HOMME. YOUR EVER LOVING STRATEGIC BASS DETERRENT ALGY. HAMMMMMERRRRRRRR
December 24, 2013:
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Season
greetings from Algy Ward: "LOYAL FILTH HOUNDS! Have a Fucking good
Winter Retail Opportunity, may your Trouser always Prosper. Your ever
loving STRATEGIC BASS DETERRENT ALGY.
HAMMMER OOOONNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!"
December 7, 2013: TANK
"BREATH OF THE
PIT" is top 10 best album of 2013 from the UK
November 27, 2013:
Algy Ward's INTERVIEW
with the December issue of CHROMIUM
is online. Special thanks to Dave Slimer for the permission to post it
November 17, 2013:
First review REVIEW
of the new album this
time from AMAZON
UK. 5/5! FAN ZONE
page was updated as well.
October 30, 2013:
of the new album from AMAZON. Thanks
for the tip!
October 17, 2013:
Algy just had a knee surgery, very sore. He's doing ok. Let's wish him
of the new album, this
time from Greece ROCK
HARD MAG. HAMMER ON!
September 22, 2013:
More fan submitted REVIEWS
of the new album. Page FAN ZONE
was updated as well. HAMMER
September 1, 2013:
Algy just had phone interview with
magazine(Canada), more details as soon as I get information.
August 27, 2013:
Great, brand new interview with Mark Brabbs about good old days from
FROM THE DARKSIDE ZINE
by Frank Stöver.
13, 2013: Very sad news folks:
Algy Ward's brother Iain 'Kipper' Ward is "dying in the
hospital", according to Algy.
He was still recovering from a stroke
he got last year. Let's all pray for him. Wish you best
11, 2013: Review of the album from POWERPLAY
August 2013) by Tony Pijar: "Breath
of the Pit"
is TANK as it should be -with the great Algy Ward back at the helm...
Red vinyl release out through BACK
ON BLACK RECORDS. More REVIEWS as
July 21, 2013:
of the new album: 10/10
from the UK
STU'S REVIEWS &
5/5 by Ed
McCarty, long time TANK fan from
Check out "T
July 11, 2013:
Mr. Ward turned 54 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALGY!
July 7, 2013: Lyrics for the "BREATH OF THE PIT"album
are online as well. Please visit DISCOGRAPHY
Check out "Crawl back into your
June 30, 2013:
of the new album and INTERVIEWS with Algy Ward.
June 18, 2013:
Check out the INTERVIEWS
page with brand new Algy Ward's interview for ZERO
Thanks to folks from
permission to use the interview.
June 14, 2013:
Algy Ward will appear on METAL
MAYHEM RADIO(New York) on
June 23, 2013.
June 8, 2013:
Check out the REVIEWS
for more new reviews of the "BREATH OF THE PIT"album!
June 5, 2013:
album will be released on red vinyl through BACK
ON BLACK RECORDS
on July 22, 2013.
of Algy Ward from "BOTP"album session are online, please visit
Credits go to Haydn West.
Killer "Breath of the Pit" song on
June 3, 2013: The new
"BREATH OF THE
PIT" is now out worldwide!
Enjoy it! OVER & OUT! HAMMER ON!
May 31, 2013: You
can preview(1 min. 30 sec. all 10 songs) and order TANK
"BREATH OF THE PIT"
album on iTunes.
Interview with Algy Ward coming up June/July in the issue #53 of ZERO
May 27, 2013: The
first reviews of the album from METAL
AS FUCK MAG by Mick
Strong and FIREBRAND
MAG by Lee Walker, check
May 22, 2013: You
can listen to audio clips(snippets) of a new TANK
"BREATH OF THE PIT"
album(all 10 songs) from AMAZON
May 11, 2013: TANK
"BREATH OF THE PIT" album is available now on
UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Italy & Spain.
Algy had just done an
interview for ZERO
More info soon!
May 1, 2013: Message
from Algy Ward:
"My loyal friends! I hope you like new album! ALGY=TANK=ALGY! Filth
Hounds rule the world! Your ever loving STRATEGIC BASS DETERRENT Algy".
April 23, 2013: The
new "BREATH OF THE PIT" album will be released on June 3rd,
2013! The album will be distributed by PLASTIC
April 17, 2013: ATTENTION,
please! Finally, officially from founder Algy Ward:
the new long time awaited & mysterious TANK album called "BREATH OF
THE PIT" will be released next month(May) through 4WORLDS
The new album(CD format) will feature 10 freshly recorded songs: 1.
Breath of the Pit; 2. T 34; 3. Kill, or be Killed; 4. Healing the Wounds
of War; 5. Stalingrad(Time is Blood); 6. Victim; 7. Crawl back into your
Hole; 8. Retribution; 9. Conflict Primeval; 10. Circle of Willis.
For more information on album please visit
page. Thanks to all of you for your patience, loyalty &
endless support! OVER & OUT! HAMMER ON!
December 24, 2012:
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! This site will be celebrating
15th anniversary on the web in 2013! HAMMER ON!
December 9, 2012:
We(Tedd & I) are currently working on an interview with Algy
Ward, so if you guys have any
questions for Algy, please e-mail us: email@example.com.
Over & out! HAMMER ON!
August 17, 2012: Brand
new message from
Algy Ward: "To the loyal Filth Hounds!
Don't believe the lies. Hammer on! ALGY."
11, 2012: HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, ALGY! Algy Ward's
Birthday is on July 11th(but not 7th(as Wikipedia says) or 9th, we were
discussing) 1959! He's turning 53 today!
Also recent photo(June 2012) of Algy & fan(tanks to Stephen
Clay for the photo)!
June 12, 2012: Got
other Algy Ward support groups/pages on
WARD- FILTH HOUNDS OF HADES!
HAMMER ON!May 16, 2012: Remember:
"There is only ONE Tank!", - Algy Ward! here.
Tanks to Tom for the video!
20, 2012: ALGY's
of his participation on Gary
solo album. Also "The
Snake" lyrics online finally(you've been asking for a decade)! Stay tuned & February 21, 2012: February
The Official Press Release from Algy
Ward(TANK). Dated March 13,
"Message to all Filth Hounds.
Encryption negative. Eat then read. Subject: Recent Misinformation.
... I have not retired. And I will try to explain that due to ill health I am no longer able to perform live as I suffer from the following conditions
(Google them for an in-depth explanation):- Tinnitus (constant ringing or noise in the ears) and hyperacusis (ultra sensitivity to loud sounds). When these are combined in a high noise level environment they cause middle ear balance and stability problems, nausea, disorientation and migraines (like being seasick on dry land!). I have tried all types of hearing devices and ear plugs designed for musicians playing at high volume but none have worked for me. Believe me it is no fun falling over without warning!
After consultations with specialist doctors and therapists I was advised (even with wear plugs) that to continue to play live would result in irreversible hearing damage and to avoid where possible contact with loud noise. I also have chronic fatigue
syndrome/fibromyalgia (constant muscle pain/tiredness) and take seven, sometimes more, different medications (12 tablets total) a day to function somewhere near normal.. Even without hearing problems I am not in any condition, or likely to be, to go on tour.
But as you can hear at www.myspace.com/algytank I can, although painful, still write and record and will continue to do so with the Tank name, logos and images which are my intellectual property and
copywrite. Thank you for your kind messages of support. They, like you, mean a lot to me.
Want more TANK/Sturmpanzer demos/information? Keep in touch with
and you will be advised, don't believe the lies, remember
ALGY=TANK=ALGY. Hammer on! Depart from me ye cursed into ever lasting flames.
24, 2012: Interview
with Algy Ward:
from 1997, Germany. You'd be interested! HAMMER ON!
11, 2011: ALGY
& EVO(WARFARE, lead vocals/drums) just recorded a brand new tracks
"KNOW YOUR PRODUCT" & "TUNE TO THE MUSIC"! Go to
and check it out. Released through Godreah
20, 2008: Press release from Mick
Tucker & Cliff Evans: "TANK are back in action! The legendary British power metal mercenaries have re-grouped and are ready for battle once more.
The release of the ‘DOGS OF WAR’ boxed set earlier this year was a great success which led to the inevitable re-release of the entire back catalogue (Metal Mind records). This has proved very popular with the die hard fans of old and helped to amass a new army of young fans worldwide.
TANK are now very much in demand on the live front after being absent from the touring circuit for several years. With a distinctive attitude and energy to our trademark sound, TANK now have a new all-star lineup, fully equipped to crush everything in their path.
Unfortunately original vocalist/bassist ALGY WARD has decided to retire from active service and concentrate his efforts on writing his long awaited autobiography covering his career with THE
DAMNED, THE SAINTS and TANK. We will miss him fighting alongside us and wish him all the best.
THE WAR DRAGS EVER ON!
Joining MICK TUCKER and CLIFF EVANS on guitars will be original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs. A very welcome return for the powerhouse
skins man. Two new recruits will now be joining the ranks. Ex RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S
RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman, DOOGIE WHITE, will be taking care of all vocal duties and ex BRUCE DICKINSON band bass player,
CHRIS DALE, completes the lineup.
This new lineup will prove to be a major force to be reckoned with and will add a new dimension to the unmistakable TANK sound, driving them forward, unstoppable into 2009.
Prepare for battle! TANK are back!"
October 14, 2008: Mick and Cliff will be appearing at the
'KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL' in Germany on the 24th/25th April 2009.
They have joined forces with TOM ANGELRIPPER(bass/vocals) from
SODOM and a drummer T.B.A. They are going to play two classic TANK
songs 'This Means War' and 'Don't Walk Away'. Mick says: "it
will be nice to see our old friend Tom again, have a few beers and
"kick some ass".
news: TANK featured in Brazilian ROADIE
issue # 110 background section.
July 29, 2008:
R.I.P. Graeme Crallan! Very sad news: ex- TANK & WHITE SPIRIT drummer
Graham Crallan died on
Sunday night July 27, 2008.
Message from Cliff Evans:
Tomorrow at 10.30 a.m. we
will bury our fallen comrade Graeme Crallan. His drumming on 'Honour and
Blood' is now legendary and worthy of the Victoria cross medal for
bravery. He was a loyal member of our ranks and completed several tours
of duty during his short time with us. Tomorrow, Friday 1st August
2008,10.30 a.m., may we suggest 2 minutes of loud metal in memory to the
Mighty 'CRALL' R.I.P.
& read the story about Graeme
April 17, 2008: Photos
from Bang Your Head Festival in 1998 online! Check out BYH
to Stefan Glas from Heavy
- Magazine &
Empire for the photos!
Here's also fresh interview with Cliff Evans with French mag FRANANG.
out. Thanks to Eric from FRANANG
February 8, 2008: Check
out brand new Cliff Evans's interview for Hard
Radio/Shock Waves Podcast # 27 USA.
November 28, 2007: SALE!!!
Now you can order
TANK "Live and Rare" 15 tracks CD
and TANK Official T-shirts any sizes through
PayPal, just go to MERCHANDISE
October 2, 2007:
1. TANK "Live and Rare"
15 tracks CD will be
released on October 15, 2007 through Cliff Evans London based label
specializing in British rock/metal
RECORDS! Tracks from "Live and Rare"
CD aren't in the Box set. 2. "The Filth Hounds of Hades Dogs
of War 1981 - 2002" Box set of 8 CDs + DVD will be released on November
2007 through Metal
July 30, 2007: More
photos from 1984-1987 have been
posted, just go to photos PICTURES
Tanks to Mick Tucker for the photos.
June 25, 2007: TANK
will be in Rockdetector book "Thrash Metal" by Garry Scharpe-Young out this September with 500 pages, 400,000 words. All
Thrash Metal bands past to present with detailed history &
discography. Worldwide distribution. Publisher: Zonda Books Publication
date: August 2007. Stay tuned for more information.
March 19, 2007:There
are bootlegs of Power of the Hunter/TANK albums on one CD circulating
especially on e-bay, we found some of them. Those copies have nothing to
do with the band. We asked the people to remove those bootlegs from
March 14, 2007:The
lyrics of Filth
Hounds of Hades
of the Hunter
lyrics page was updated as well. Once again
tanks to Tedd
Teets for the help. Hammer On!
"The Man that never was" and "Whichcatchewedcuckoo"
lyrics online as well.
February 21, 2007:Just talked to Algy Ward(he's been sick for over month,
got sinus) and Mick Tucker, Algy should put vocals on three
new songs "March", "Stalingrad" and "No more War" sometime this month, at
least one of them will be on MySpace.
February 16, 2007:Where are they now? Mark Brabbs. Mark is playing these
days in a rock band called CAMP DAVID.
January 15, 2007: Algy
Ward jammed on a Christmas party December
12, 2004 with LoudShirts
see the photos.
November 10, 2006:
Check out PRESS
magazine November 2006 issue
page 41, Lost Classics by Sue Nolz. It's all about
October 18, 2006:
Photos of Cliff Evans(taken in London on October
17, 2006) are online, go to photos, CLIFF
2006 page. Tanks
More photos(12 total) from 1985-1987 have been
posted, go to photos PICTURES
Tanks to ex-TANK's Gary Taylor and his wife Anna. Cheers!
September 18, 2006:
Photos of Algy from 1997/1998 have been
posted, go to photos, ALGY
Extra tanks to
the photos. Hammer on!
Where are they now? Part.1:
Brand new page
is online now, with the latest information, photos of ex- TANK
drummer Gary Taylor.
Where are they now? Part.2:
To find out what Mark
Brabbs up to these days
here, the link still
August 30, 2006:
Message from Algy: "Hi grapple fans, I'm doin' fine, hope u
and all r well too! Nearly finished demos for Sturmpanzer album, cover's
sorted, maybe I'll send you a song to put on Myspace, we'll see..TANK=MUSIQUE
POUR HOMME. HAMMMER!!!! ONNN. Algy..."
June 8, 2006: TANK's
"Heavy Artillery" video is available through youtube.com,
June 2, 2006: TANK
finally have a profile on myspace! You were bugging me
all the time. It's running by me
who is a big TANK fan from New York. Tanks Rys! Check it out: http://www.myspace.com/officialtank
May 5, 2006: Updates from Cliff Evans: "I'm working on the t-shirts now. I want
to make them special so I think we'll have a design on the front and
back and maybe use baseball shirts instead of t-shirts. Also just a
limited number so they will become collectable".
April 20, 2006:
Algy Ward will be in the studio for more and more demos in May.
6, 2006: 'War of Attrition live 1981'
double LP and expanded edition CD out now.
March 25, 2006: 'This
Means War' is now Official TANK
website. All band members gave
their full permission to make http://www.tankfilthhounds.net
the one and only Official TANK website. There's also possibility of compiling a special CD and a new t-shirt to
be available to fans only.
March 23, 2006: We've
finally moved to a new location
Please update your bookmarks. Hammer On! You know it makes sense!
March 20, 2006:
on line now featuring a review of "Don't Walk Away" EP.
March 16, 2006: TANK
will be on air this Saturday(March 18) (Britain's Delta
the Rock Show: 10 p.m.-midnight U.K. time.
online with Algy Ward
interview before "Still at
I think you'd be interested to check it out.
March 6, 2006:
updated in MP3 format and with some new songs as well.
February 25, 2006: Coming
soon on Maniacal Records
(March 2006): TANK 'War of Attrition live 1981'
double LP and expanded edition CD (18 tracks including Demos, Radio
Sessions and Bonus live tracks not on original CD). First time on vinyl!
1. Shellshock; 2. Steppin' On a Landmine; 3. Blood, Guts and Beer; 4.
Run Like Hell; 5. Don't Walk Away; 6. Filth Hounds of Hades; 7. He Fell
In Love with a (Stormtrooper); 8. The Snake; 9. Shellshock (Demo); 10.
Run Like Hell (Demo); 11. Blood, Guts and Beer (Demo); 12.
Hammer On (Radio session); 13. Don't Walk Away (Radio
Session); 14.Heavy Artillery (Radio Session); 15. T.W.D.A.M.O. (Parkpop,
Holland 6/4/1982); 16.Blood, Guts and beer (Parkpop, Holland 6/4/1982); 17.Too Tired To
Wait For Love (Demo); 18.The Man That Never Was(Demo) 250 copies white
vinyl (100 w/ patch, die hard edition, for sale only) 250
copies Black 180 g vinyl pre-orders accepted, e- mail Mike at Maniacal Records to reserve prices , individual
$20.00 postpaid in USA or $25.00 for die hard edition CDs $10.00 plus
shipping. Wholesale prices LPs $12.00 each plus shipping (minimum order
5 copies) CD- $7.00 plus shipping.
23, 2005: Algy Ward
said that demos taking longer than expected. I also made a new
Algy Ward has been busy in the studio recording demos for
"Sturmpanzer" album. More news soon.
According to Cliff Evans: "I
few days ago and he played me some new songs he'd written. They
sounded really great. Just like old Tank songs. We should be back in the
studio very soon".
July 20, 2005:
New page PICTURES
'85 is online with cool photos from Studio 54 gig on May 1st,
York, USA. Tanks to Mike Frigerio for the photos.
10, 2005: Algy Ward was in the studio on July 5 and recorded five demo backing
tracks for "Sturmpanzer" album: "Sturmpanzer",
"Baghdad City", "Before the Eyes of the World",
"Remember" and "Tune to the Music"(a Status Quo cover song).
20, 2005: German power metal band POWERGOD will release "Long live the Loud - That's Metal Lesson
II" CD in July, featuring TANK's "The War Drags Ever On" song with
from Sodom on vocals.
14, 2005: According to Cliff Evans and Metal Mike from Maniacal Records: "the
band will be releasing another vinyl album through Maniacal Records
in the next few months. It will
be the "War of Attrition-live" album plus many bonus
tracks(live + radio sessions + demos). It will be a double gatefold LP
250 on white vinyl and 250 on 180 gram vinyl and many old photos. Limited edition of 500
copies. There will also be an expanded edition CD with 5 bonus
tracks. The vinyl will contain 2 tracks that are not
available on the CD, and the CD will have one track which is not
available on the vinyl version. The bonus tracks will be
"radio sessions" from 82 and also Lochen Pop Holland 1983.
There will also be demo versions of 2 other songs "The Man
who never was" and "Too tired to wait for Love", and then
of course the "Filth Hounds" 3 songs demo, or pre "Filth
In other updates: "Steppin'
on a Landmine" lyrics is online.
Tanks to Algy again.
"I will be in the studio, finishing off the demo backing tracks for
"Sturmpanzer" album, in the next two weeks".
Check out ALBUMS
page with updated lyrics from "TANK"-87 and "Armour
Plated" albums. Tanks to Algy
for the lyrics.
was updated as well with
tourdates back in 1984.
Algy Ward is in great form health on the up, he even talked about playing live
More news soon...
wrote two more new songs for the new album, he's doing much better,
but still has a bad headaches. Here're finally new songs for the new
"Sturmpanzer" album: 1. Sturmpanzer; 2. Baghdad City; 3.
Before The Eyes Of The World; 4. Lianne's Crying; 5. We Are The Dead;
6. Four "O" Below Zero; 7. Which Part Of Fuck Off Don't You
Understand; 8. Remember; 9. The War Machine Don't Stop; 10. Unleash
The Filth Hounds; 11. Healing The Wounds...; 12. The Hunger; 13. 45
Summers. And there's ten more for the next album after that...T-34.
I just spoke with
brother Iain "Kipper"
Ward, according to him Algy feels much better now, than he was few weeks ago. Algy
was several times at the
hospital for the check ups and he's taking some break on the coast of
England right now. When Algy's
at home he's writing for the new TANK
CD. Tanks for all your e-mails.
Here's update from
Algy Ward himself:
"Hi Oleg and
everybody, I've been extremely touched by every ones thoughts, their
kind words and best wishes, e-mails, phone calls etc. but the
statement posted was unfortunately slightly misleading, I haven't been
diagnosed with a tumour as yet, but I'm waiting for the analysis, it
could be a glandular problem(hopefully). The doctors don't know, but
there's a lump under my skull, behind my left ear, all the same, I
have had a tumour before, on my rib cage during 1995, and thankfully
that one turned out to be benign, what I do know is that my hearing is
in a state, and being near any noise at all is virtually un- bearable,
whether this is permanent, it is too soon to tell, I'd have loved to
play the shows in the U.S., but I'm not well enough to travel, let
alone perform, I hope the men in white coats, can sort me out over the
next couple of months.... Thanks again for everyone's concern, and I'll
be in touch... Your ever loving... uncle Algy.
HAMMER ON!!! Good night children... everywhere..."
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