French Metal Band T.A.N.K

Groupe de métal français T.A.N.K

Raf Pener (Vocals) – Clément Rouxel (Drums) – Thomas Moreau (Guitar) – Nils Courbaron (Guitar) – Olivier d’Aries (Bass)

2007 – First steps

T.A.N.K groupe de métal françaisBorn from the ashes of Dark Signs, T.A.N.K (Think of A New Kind) is a French metal band from Paris, whose music has been qualified of modern melodic death metal.

The first EP is released in 2007, and the band is then composed of Raf Pener (vocals), Symheris and Eddy Chaumulot (guitars). The trio is quickly joined by Olivier d’Aries (bass) and Clément Rouxel (drums).

Recorded by Guillaume Mauduit at Studio Sainte-Marthe (Paris), this CD is seen as a “future reference” by French magazine Rock Hard.

2009 – T.A.N.K to the Wacken Open Air

T.A.N.K au Wacken Open AirT.A.N.K plays its metal all over France and Belgium, where its enthusiasm and aggressiveness on stage are welcomed by the public, webzines, but also the bands it opens for:

A very good band which provides a huge energy on stage” (Werther, Dagoba bass player – Interview Metal France).

The quintet wins the Metallian Battle Contest in Lyon (France). T.A.N.K is then powered on mythical festivals such as the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany or the Metal Camp in Slovenia, playing with famous international bands such as Machine Head, In Flames, Down and former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo…

2010 – The Burden of Will

T.A.N.K THe Burden of WillReturning to Studio Sainte-Marthe with Guillaume Mauduit, Think of A New Kind records its first album: The Burden of Will. 13 tracks LP including featurings with Guillaume Bideau (MNEMIC, One-Way Mirror, former Scarve) and Steve “Zuul” Petit (Zuul FX), the performance of this first opus is unanimous for medias.

Released in June 2010 and distributed by Season of Mist, press and webzine agree to acknowledge:

A major debut album” (Noémy Langlais – RockOne), “a slap with a terrible sound that will make an impression […] as good as live as on record” (Sven Letourneur – Hard Rock Mag) or “a terrible first opus, dynamic and catchy” (Greg – VS-Webzine).

While composing its second album, T.A.N.K continues to promote The Burden of Will, touring in France and abroad including the Basinfirefest in Czech Republic, or opening for reknown metal bands such as Sybreed, Hacride or Gorod.

2012 – Spasms of Upheaval

Groupe de métal T.A.N.K 2013T.A.N.K records its second album, Spasms of Upheaval, at Dome Studio in Angers (France). During 1 month, the band polishes up more personal and accomplished songs with producer David Potvin (One-Way Mirror, Lyzanxia, Phaze 1…).

Featuring Jon Howard of Canadian band Threat Signal, Inhaled music video quickly overtakes 200 000 views on Youtube. Reviews and interviews in the press and webzines, in France or abroad, are almost unanimous: Spasms of Upheaval confirms the hopes placed in T.A.N.K after their first album.

For Think of A New Kind, 2013 rhymes with new album, but also new guitarist. Indeed, the very skilled guitarist Nils Courbaron (Lyr Drowning) replace Eddy Chaumulot and gets into line for the promotion of the new opus.

Signature with Hexagon Booking Agency (The Arrs, Richie Kotzen…) and Roger Wessier of Replica Promotion allows T.A.N.K to rise their first tour as headliner : the Upheaval Tour. This French tour allows the band to reach one of its main objectives with the Hellfest 2013 and a report on French Television W9.

Rock Hard : “Consecration which crowns a very solid live reputation […] What better way to open the floodgates and frankly ignite a massive public at such a time” (Read Rock Hard live report – Hellfest).

2015 – Symbiosis

the tour majesticIn September 2015, T.A.N.K release its third album, mainly recorded, mixed and mastered at Dome Studio. Entitled Symbiosis, it is the first physical European release of the band which joins Soilwork and HateSphere on a big tour around Europe with Charly Jouglet as 2nd guitar player, in replacement of Symheris. Thomas Moreau officially joins the band in January 2017 to replace Jouglet.