Tank (stylized as TANK) is the name of two British heavy metal bands, both of which stem from a band formed in 1980 by Algy Ward, a former member of The Damned. The original band is known as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Tank was often compared to Motörhead as both bands were trios fronted by singing bassists, and played a loose, almost punk-styled metal music with often colourful lyrics.
Filth Hounds of Hades (1982)
Power of the Hunter (1982)
This Means War (1983)
Honour & Blood (1984)
Still at War (2002)
“Don’t Walk Away” (1981)
“(He Fell in Love with a) Stormtrooper” (1982)
“Turn Your Head Around” (1982)
“Crazy Horses” (1982)
“Echos of a Distant Battle” (1983)
Compilation and live albums:
Armour Plated (1985)
The Return of the Filth Hounds Live (1998)
War of Attrition (live ’81) (2001)
The Filth Hounds of Hades – Dogs of War 1981–2002 (2007)
Founder: Doug Smith, Ray Richards
Distributors: Roadrunner Records (Europe), Enigma Records (USA)
Genre: Heavy metal, thrash metal, space rock, punk rock
Country of origin: United Kingdom
In addition to Motörhead, the label mainly released product by acts associated with Smith, such as Girlschool, Fastway, Hawkwind, Tank, Atomgods and Anti-Nowhere League, and bands from the thrash metal scene.
By 1992 Doug Smith had been ousted as a managing director of the company and the label’s catalogue was absorbed into Castle Communications, which later became part of Sanctuary Records Group.