Release date: February 25 – 2022
What did the Tygers do when the world was locked down? Well, quite a lot as it happens. For a start a new guitarist, Francesco Marras, and a new bass player, Huw Holding were recruited. They were also proud to collect a music industry award from
Hard Rock Hell as winners in the NWOBHM section. And … if that wasn’t enough, they
have written and demoed their next album and produced a new four track E.P.
The E.P. features two rerecorded tracks from their first album “Wild Cat” plus two new
tracks. “Fireclown” and “Killers” from “Wild Cat” now firmly bear Francesco’s musical
stamp and new tracks. “A New Heartbeat” and “Red Mist” demonstrate what might be
expected from the next Tygers album – the Tygers signature sound of heavy as hell riffs,
finger knotting solos and Jack Meille’s vocals extraordinaire. The mix was executed by
Marco Angioni at Angioni Studios and, as with all recent Tygers releases, the mastering
was completed by Harry Hess.
The release comes initially as a digipak CD and will only be available in physical form
from the Tygers website and directly from their record company Mighty Music/Target
Group. A vinyl version will follow.
Robb Weir commented ““Fireclown” and “Killers” are much neglected Tygers gems.
They are rarely played live but often requested so we thought it would be interesting
to hear a modern take on them. Visiting the past brings back so many memories for
us and, I’m guessing, for Tygers followers”. Jack Meille added: “Lockdown may have
prevented us from playing live but it couldn’t curtail the creative spirt that has resulted in
the creation of “A New Heartbeat” and “Red Mist” for this single”.
1. A New Heartbeat
2. Red Mist