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Tygers Of Pan Tang: "Rock’n’roll is the nicest, deadliest disease you can catch"

They’ve been around for nearly 40 years now, but these NWOBHM-ers still have plenty of roar left in them

Taking their name from a series of books by writer Michael Moorcock, the Tygers Of Pan Tang formed in Whitley Bay in 1978. They released their first single, Don’t Touch Me There, via local independent label Neat Records before being picked up by MCA as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Afterwards their style became more melodic. The band split up in 1987, before reuniting in 2000, galvanised by the sole remaining original member, guitarist Robb Weir. Their self-titled new album is out now.

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