Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Tygers Of Pan Tang  


Tygers Of Pan Tang were one of the classic NWOBHM bands, with their first two albums (the raw, simplistic but effective Wild Cat and the more polished Spellbound) being two of the better albums of the era. Spellbound is also notable for including a young John Sykes on guitar, who would later go on to fame and fortune with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder. The band's decision to move to a more mainstream, pop-metal sound on their subsequent releases was in retrospect a questionable move, as fans of the early material were turned off and the anticipated new audience never really materialized. Amidst lineup changes and poor reviews, the band finally called it a day after the release of Burning In The Shade in 1987.

Around 2000 guitarist Robb Weir began the process of putting a new version of Tygers back together. The following year two live albums were released, one documenting a 1981 live show and the other featuring the band at the Wacken festival in 1999, which was a reunion gig where Weir and vocalist Jess Cox got together and were backed by several members of Blitzkrieg. Since then two studio albums and another live album have been released, the most recent being Noises In The Cathouse.

Current Members

Jacopo Meille

vocals

Robb Weir

guitars

Dean Robertson

guitars

Gavin Grey

bass

Craig Ellis

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jess Cox

vocals

Jon Deverill

vocals

Tony Liddell

vocals

Richie Wicks

vocals (ShadowKeep)

Steve Lamb

guitars

John Sykes

guitars (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake)

Fred Purser

guitars

Neil Sheppard

guitars

Rocky (Richard Laws)

bass

Dave Donaldson

bass

Brian West

bass

Brian Dick

drums


Discography



Wild Cat 
1980 MCA
  1. Euthanasia
  2. Slave To Freedom
  3. Don't Touch Me There
  4. Money
  5. Killers
  6. Fireclown
  7. Wild Catz
  8. Suzie Smiled
  9. Badger Badger
  10. Insanity
  • Jess Cox
  • Robb Weir
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick
1980 BNR Top Ten album




Spellbound 
1981 MCA
  1. Gangland
  2. Take It
  3. Minotaur
  4. Hellbound
  5. Mirror
  6. Silver And Gold
  7. Blackjack
  8. Story So Far
  9. Tyger Bay
  10. Don't Stop By
  • Jon Deverill
  • Robb Weir
  • John Sykes
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick
1981 BNR Top Ten album




Crazy Nights 
1982 MCA
  1. Do it good
  2. Love don't stay
  3. Never satisfied
  4. Running out of time
  5. Crazy nights
  6. Down and out
  7. Lonely man
  8. Make a stand
  9. Raised on rock
  • Jon Deverill
  • Robb Weir
  • John Sykes
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Cage 
1983 MCA
  1. Rendezvous
  2. Lonely at the top
  3. Letter from L.A.
  4. Paris by air
  5. Tides
  6. Making tracks
  7. The Cage
  8. Love potion No.9
  9. You always see what you want
  10. Danger in paradise
  11. The Actor
  • Jon Deverill
  • Robb Weir
  • Steve Lamb
  • Fred Purser
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Wreck-age 
1985 Music For Nations
  1. Waiting
  2. Protection
  3. Innocent Eyes
  4. Desert Of No Love
  5. The Wreck-Age
  6. Women In Cages
  7. Victim
  8. Ready To Run
  9. All Change Faces
  10. Forgive And Forget
  • Jon Deverill
  • Steve Lamb
  • Neil Sheppard
  • Dave Donaldson
  • Brian Dick

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



First Kill 
1986 Neat
  1. Slave to freedom
  2. Angel
  3. Straight as a die
  4. The final answer
  5. Euthanasia
  6. Shakespear Road
  7. Don't take nothing
  8. Alright on the night
  9. Bad times
  10. Small time flirt

  • Jess Cox
  • Robb Weir
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick




Burning In The Shade 
1987 Zebra
  1. The First (The Only One)
  2. Hit It
  3. Dream
  4. Sweet Lies
  5. Maria
  6. Hideaway
  7. Open To Seduction
  8. The Sircle Of The Dance
  9. Are You There?
  10. The Memory Fades
  • Jon Deverill
  • Steve Lamb
  • Brian Dick




Live At Nottingham Rock City ('81)  LIVE
2001 Neat
  1. Take It
  2. Rock And Roll Man
  3. Black Jack
  4. Tyger Bay
  5. Insanity
  6. Euthanasia
  7. Mirror
  8. Wild Catz
  9. Money
  10. Don't Stop By
  11. Gangland
  12. Silver And Gold
  13. Hellbound
  14. Slave To Freedom
  15. All or Nothing.
  • Jon Deverill
  • Robb Weir
  • John Sykes
  • Rocky
  • Brian Dick




Live At Wacken '99  LIVE
2001 Spitfire
  1. Intro
  2. Rock & Roll Man
  3. Euthanasia
  4. Don't Touch Me There
  5. Money
  6. Suzy Smiled
  7. Wild Cat
  8. Insanity
  9. Fireclown
  10. Straight As A Die
  11. Burnin Up
  12. Tush
  13. Love Potion # 9




Mystical 
2001 Z
  1. Detonator
  2. Firepower
  3. Keep The Rock Alive
  4. Secret
  5. Mystical
  6. Roar
  7. Street Fighter
  8. Jump In Your Shoes
  9. Ride 4 Free
  10. Greed
  11. Sun Lotion Suicide
  • Tony Liddell
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




Cybernation "The Demos" 
2002
  1. Cybernation
  2. Bad Bad Kitty
  3. Deja-vu
  4. Mystical
  5. Running Man
  6. Firepower
  • Richie Wicks
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




Live In The Roar  LIVE
2003 Angel Air
  1. Detonator
  2. Rock 'n' Roll Man
  3. Lonely At The Top
  4. Mystical
  5. Bad Bad Kitty
  6. Cybernation
  7. Running Man
  8. Suzie Smiled
  9. Take It
  10. Paris By Air
  11. Deja-Vu
  12. Don't Stop By
  13. Firepower
  14. Hellbound
  15. Love Potion No9
  16. Cat Scratch Fever
  • Richie Wicks
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Noises From The Cathouse 
2003 Communique
  1. Boomerang
  2. Godspeak
  3. master of Illusion
  4. Highspeed Highway Superman
  5. The Spirit Never Dies
  6. Cybernation
  7. Deja Vu
  8. Bad Bad Kitty
  9. Running Man
  10. Three In A Bed
  • Richie Wicks
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Visions From The Cathouse 
2004 Angel Air




Leg Of The Boot - Live In Holland  LIVE
2005 Angel Air
  1. Master Of Illusion
  2. Highspeed Highway Superman
  3. Running Man
  4. Insanity
  5. Youthanasia
  6. Slave To Freedom
  7. Rock n' Roll Man
  8. Suzie Smiled
  9. Donít Stop By
  10. Take It
  11. Donít Touch Me There
  12. Firepower
  13. Hellbound
  14. Highspeed Highway Superman (2 wheeled version
  15. Slave to Freedom (new studio version)
  16. Don't Touch Me There (new studio version)
  • Jacopo Meille
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




Big Game Hunting  COMPILATION
2005 Castle




(EP) Back & Beyond 
2007
  1. Live For The Day
  2. Hellbound
  3. Rock & Roll Man
  4. Take It
  5. Bury The Hatchet
  • Jacopo Meille
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




Animal Instinct 
2008
  1. Rock Candy
  2. Cry Sweet Freedom
  3. Live for the Day
  4. Let it Burn
  5. If you see Kay
  6. Hot Blooded
  7. Devils find a Fool
  8. Winners & Losers
  9. Cruisin
  10. Bury the Hatchet
  11. Dark Rider
  • Jacopo Meille
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




(EP) The Wildcat Sessions 
2010 self-released
  1. Euthanasia
  2. Slave to Freedom
  3. Suzie Smiled
  4. Don't Touch Me There
  5. Wildcatz
  • Jacopo Meille
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Brian West
  • Craig Ellis




(EP) The Spellbound Sessions 
2011 self-released




Ambush 
2012
  1. Keeping Me Alive
  2. These Eyes
  3. One Of A Kind
  4. Rock & Roll Dream
  5. She
  6. Man On Fire
  7. Play To Win
  8. Burning Desire
  9. Hey Suzie
  10. Mr. Indispensable
  11. Speed
  • Jacopo Meille
  • Robb Weir
  • Dean Robertson
  • Gavin Grey
  • Craig Ellis


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