Origin: London, England  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Last update/review: September 12, 2023

Tank (Tucker/Evans version)

Note: the NWOBHM band Tank split into two factions around 2007. This page describes the Cliff Evans/Mick Tucker-led version, while the (now inactive) Algy Ward version can be found at Tank (Algy Ward version) and the original band lineage is at Tank.

Tank was inactive for several years (roughly 1990 to 1997) before guitarists Evans and Tucker decided to forge ahead without Ward, thus creating two versions of the band. At the time, Ward was reportedly simply retired from the music business, but more recent reports suggested that his absence was health-related, not permanent, and that the breakup was less than amicable. In any case, this new version originally featured founding drummer Mark Brabbs, has survived several lineup changes since, and with Algy Ward deceased, is continuing the original Tank legacy.

Current Members

Marcus Von Boisman


Cliff Evans

guitars (ex-Killers, Tank)

Mick Tucker

guitars (Tank, White Spirit)

Gavin Gray

bass (ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang)

Mark Cross

drums (ex-At Vance, ex-Firewind, ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium, ex-Nightfall, guest for Saracen, ex-Winters Bane)

Former Members/Guests

Doogie White

vocals (Alcatrazz, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker Group, ex-Praying Mantis, ex-Rata Blanca, ex-Rainbow)

ZP Theart

vocals (ex-DragonForce, ex-Skid Row)

David Readman

vocals (ex-Adagio, ex-Almanac, Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle)

Chris Dale

bass (ex-Bruce Dickinson, Monument)

Barend Courbois

bass (White Spirit)

Randy van der Elsen


Dave Cavill

drums (ex-Deeds)

Steve Hopgood

drums (ex-Killers, ex-Persian Risk, ex-Tank)

Bobby Schottkowski

drums (ex-Sodom)


War Machine  
2010 Metal Mind
  1. Judgement Day
  2. Feast Of The Devil
  3. Phoenix Rising
  4. War Machine
  5. Great Expectations
  6. After All
  7. The Last Laugh
  8. World Without Pity
  9. My Insanity
  • Doogie White
  • Cliff Evans
  • Mick Tucker
  • Chris Dale
  • Dave Cavill
2010 Readers' Album #97

War Nation  
2012 Metal Mind
  1. War Nation
  2. Song for the Dead
  3. Justice for All
  4. Don't Dream in the Dark
  5. Grace of God
  6. Wings of Heaven
  7. Hammer and Nails
  8. One Good Reason
  9. State of the Union
  10. W.M.L.A.
  • Doogie White
  • Cliff Evans
  • Mick Tucker
  • Chris Dale
  • Steve Hopgood
2012 Readers' Album #78

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2012 Metal Mind

Valley Of Tears  
2015 MVD
  1. War Dance
  2. Valley
  3. Of Tears
  4. Eye of an Hurricane
  5. Hold On
  6. Make a Little Time
  7. Heading For
  8. Eternity
  9. Living a Fantasy
  10. World on Fire
  11. Hold Your Fire
  • ZP Theart
  • Cliff Evans
  • Mick Tucker
  • Barend Courbois
  • Bobby Schottkowski

2019 Cleopatra
  1. Walking Barefoot Over Glass
  2. Power Of The Hunter
  3. Just Like Something From Hell
  4. (He Fell in Love With A) Stormtrooper
  5. This Means War
  6. Shellshock
  7. W.M.L.A.
  8. Honour and Blood
  9. Blood, Guts and Beer
  10. Echoes of a Distant Battle
  11. The War Drags Ever On
  • David Readman
  • Cliff Evans
  • Mick Tucker
  • Randy van der Elsen
  • Bobby Schottkowski

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