Jag Panzer

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Nazione:Stati Uniti
Attività:dal 1983

Line up

  • Harry Conklin: vocals
  • Mark Briody: guitars
  • Joey Tafolla: guitars
  • John Tetley: bass
  • Rikard Stjernquist: drums
Jag Panzer came together in late 1981, being inspired by the onslaught of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The original line-up consisted of Harry Conklin on vocals (later nicknamed the "Tyrant"), Mark Briody, John Tetley who played the bass, and Rick Hilyard as the drummer. The band was known as Tyrant in its first incarnation. They soon had to change their name, because another such named band existed in California.
They saw a poster featuring a German World War II tank, named Jagdpanzer (literally "hunting tank" in German, but actually referring to what in English would be called a tank destroyer) which they decided to name their band after. They were however, unable to pronounce the name correctly and as a result, dropped the letter "D" from the name and simply called it Jag Panzer. In early 1984, the band recruited Joey Tafolla, a native of California, and promptly recorded their first album, Ample Destruction. Tafolla quit the band in 1986, releasing a solo album, Out of the Sun, in 1987, while Conklin played with Riot for a brief period in the late 1980s, before forming his own band, Titan Force. The Swedish born drummer, Rikard Stjernquist, was added to the line-up and the band proceeded to record the follow-up to their debut LP. The album was recorded in late 1987, but never got an official release.
By 1994, the band had reunited, this time with vocalist Daniel J. Conca, with Tetley and Briody on bass and guitar. Guitarist Chris Hostka and drummer Rikard Stjernquist were employed on their first official album in almost 10 years, Dissident Alliance. It was released by the German indie label, Rising Sun.
The next album was on Century Media, The Fourth Judgement, which came out in late 1997, followed by Age of Mastery (1998). Jag Panzer sought to tackle more ambitious territory for their next album, with Thane to the Throne a concept album about William Shakespeare's, Macbeth.
Mechanized Warfare was released in 2001, then the band released a double album in 2003 that featured previously unreleased tracks as well as songs from their first LP. Decade of the Nail Spiked Bat came out in 2003, and featured re-recorded and /or remixed old material. In 2004 the band released Casting the Stones. The previously unreleased Chain of Command album was remixed and was issued in 2004 as a limited edition.
In 2008, Chris Broderick left the band to join Megadeth, and was replaced by Christian Lasegue, who handled lead guitar duties on 'Chain Of Command'.

On December 23, 2008, Briody made a post on the band's official forum stating that the title of their next album will be 'The Scourge of the Light'. On the official site, the band announced that SPV/Sony planned to release the album in February 2011. The album was released March 8, 2011.

Two weeks after its release, 'Scourge of the Light' placed at #117 on the Billboard New Artist Chart, making the album Jag Panzer's most successful to date.

After Joey Tafolla back in the band, Jag Panzer recorded a new album in 2017 called 'The Deviant Chord'.

Discografia

Copertina 6,5
The Deviant Chord (Steamhammer / 2017) 

1. BORN OF THE FLAME / 2. FAR BEYOND ALL FEAR / 3. THE DEVIANT CHORD / 4. BLACKLIST / 5. FOGGY DEW / 6. DIVINE INTERVENTION / 7. LONG AWAITED KISS / 8. SALACIOUS BEHAVIOUR ...

Copertina 7,5
The Scourge Of The Light (SPV / 2011) 

1. CONDEMNED TO FIGHT / 2. THE SETTING OF THE SUN / 3. BRINGING ON THE END / 4. CALL TO ARMS / 5. CYCLES / 6. OVERLORD / 7. LET IT OUT / 8. UNION / 9. BURN / 10. THE BOOK OF KELLS

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Chain Of Command (Century Media / 2004) 

1. PRELUDE + CHAIN OF COMMAND / 2. SHADOW THIEF / 3. SHE WAITS / 4. RIDE THROUGH THE STORM / 5. IN A GADDA DA VIDA / 6. NEVER SURRENDER / 7. BURNING HEART / 8. SWORN TO SILENCE ...

Copertina 8
Casting The Stones (Century Media / 2004) 

1. FEAST OR FAMINE / 2. THE MISSION (1943) / 3. VIGILANT / 4. ACHILLES / 5. TEMPEST / 6. LEGION IMMORTAL / 7. BATTERED AND BRUISED / 8. COLD / 9. STARLIGHT'S FURY / 10. THE HEARKENING / 11. PRECIPICE

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Decade Of The Nail Spiked Bat (Century Media / 2003) 

1. REIGN OF THE TYRANTS / 2. EYES OF THE NIGHT / 3. THE CHURCH / 4. METAL MELTS THE ICE / 5. FORSAKEN / 6. FALLEN ANGEL / 7. BATTLE ZONES / 8. WARFARE / 9. TOWER OF DARKNESS ...

Copertina 8,5
Mechanized Warfare (Century Media / 2001)  Past

1. TAKE TO THE SKY / 2. FROZEN IN FEAR / 3. UNWORTHY / 4. THE SILENT / 5. THE SCARLET LETTER / 6. CHOIR OF TEARS / 7. COLD IS THE BLADE (AND THE HEART THAT WIELDS IT) / 8. HIDDEN IN MY EYES ...

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Thane To The Throne (Century Media / 2000) 

1. THANE OF CAWDOR / 2. KING AT A PRICE / 3. BLOODY CRIME / 4. THE PREMONITIONS / 5. TREACHERY'S STAIN / 6. SPECTRES OF THE PAST / 7. BANQUO'S FINAL REST / 8. THREE VOICES OF FATE ...

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The Age of Mastery (Century Media / 1998) 

1. IRON EAGLE / 2. LUSTFUL AND FREE / 3. TWILIGHT YEARS / 4. SWORN TO SILENCE / 5. FALSE MESSIAH / 6. THE AGE OF MASTERY / 7. VIPER / 8. DISPLACEMENT / 9. CHAIN OF COMMAND ...

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The Fourth Judgement (Century Media / 1997) 

1. BLACK / 2. CALL OF THE WILD / 3. DESPAIR / 4. FUTURE SHOCK / 5. RECOMPENSE / 6. READY TO STRIKE / 7. TYRANNY / 8. SHADOW THIEF / 9. SONET OF SORROW / 10. JUDGEMENT DAY

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Dissident Alliance (Pavement / 1994) 

1. JEFFREY BEHIND THE GATE / 2. THE CLOWN / 3. FORSAKEN CHILD / 4. EDGE OF BLINDNESS / 5. EVE OF PENANCE / 6. LAST DYING BREATH / 7. PSYCHO NEXT DOOR / 8. SPIRIT SUICIDE / 9. GMV-407 ...

Copertina 9
Ample Destruction (Iron Works / 1984)  Past

1. LICENSED TO KILL / 2. WARFARE / 3. SYMPHONY OF TERROR / 4. HARDER THEN STEEL / 5. GENERALLY HOSTILE / 6. THE WATCHING / 7. REIGN OF THE TYRANTS / 8. CARDIAC ARREST / 9. THE CRUCIFIX

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Jag Panzer (Azra / 1983) 

1. BATTLEZONES / 2. DEATH ROW / 3. METAL MELTS THE ICE / 4. IRON SHADOWS

Interviste

JAG PANZER: Mark Briody (chitarra)

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Live report

Jag Panzer + TIR + Battle Ram @ Traffic Live, Roma

(31 maggio 2019) Giungiamo al termine dell'intensa tre giorni romana con un appuntamento a cui tenevo veramente molto per più motivazioni: i JAG PANZER sono un gruppo minore a cui il successo...

Play It Loud III... più forte ragazzi!

(13 marzo 2009) Un viaggio tranquillo. In questo modo si è “consumato” l’avvicinamento di due membri della ormai “famosa” falange piemontese di Eutk al luogo deputato per la terza edizione del Play It...

Jag Panzer, Wotan, Battleroar, Battle Ram, Raising Fear - Milano, Transilvania...

(13 ottobre 2003) Foto di Corrado Breno e Marco Negonda
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