History Music / JagPanzer

9th Aug '16 10:20:17 AM Doug86
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Jag Panzer was a PowerMetal band from Colorado that was founded in 1981 by Joey Tafolla, Harry Conklin, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard, originally under the name "Tyrant". In 1983 it turned out that [[OneSteveLimit another band had already taken that name]] and they were forced to change it. They saw a poster depicting a WorldWarII "Jagdpanzer" armored vehicle, decided that would be AGoodNameForARockBand, and simplified it to "Jag Panzer". Harry Conklin appropriated "Tyrant" as his StageName. Initially heavily influenced by the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, Jag Panzer moved towards a more pugilistic, aggressive sound by the mid-80s and became one of the preeminent American power metal bands. Their first album, 1984's ''Ample Destruction'' was an instant underground classic, due to its massively heavy riffing, supremely BadAss lyrics, Conklin's even ''more'' BadAss vocals, and Joey Tafolla's insanely fast shredding, and became one of the most highly sought after metal records of all time. After that, Jag Panzer's fortunes took a turn for the worse; Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla left the band (liner notes in a later release indicate that Conklin's departure may have been less than amicable). The band recorded a second album, ''Chain of Command'', in 1987 with Bob Parduba on vocals and Chris Lasegue on lead guitar, but the record label ran out of money and the album was never released until 2004. Jag Panzer subsequently disbanded in 1988.

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Jag Panzer was a PowerMetal band from Colorado that was founded in 1981 by Joey Tafolla, Harry Conklin, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard, originally under the name "Tyrant". In 1983 it turned out that [[OneSteveLimit another band had already taken that name]] and they were forced to change it. They saw a poster depicting a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII "Jagdpanzer" armored vehicle, decided that would be AGoodNameForARockBand, and simplified it to "Jag Panzer". Harry Conklin appropriated "Tyrant" as his StageName. Initially heavily influenced by the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, Jag Panzer moved towards a more pugilistic, aggressive sound by the mid-80s and became one of the preeminent American power metal bands. Their first album, 1984's ''Ample Destruction'' was an instant underground classic, due to its massively heavy riffing, supremely BadAss lyrics, Conklin's even ''more'' BadAss vocals, and Joey Tafolla's insanely fast shredding, and became one of the most highly sought after metal records of all time. After that, Jag Panzer's fortunes took a turn for the worse; Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla left the band (liner notes in a later release indicate that Conklin's departure may have been less than amicable). The band recorded a second album, ''Chain of Command'', in 1987 with Bob Parduba on vocals and Chris Lasegue on lead guitar, but the record label ran out of money and the album was never released until 2004. Jag Panzer subsequently disbanded in 1988.
5th May '16 4:51:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Badass}}: ''And how!'' Everything about this band is badass. Harry Conklin in particular is about as GAR as you can possibly get without turning into [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]].

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* {{Badass}}: ''And how!'' Everything about this band is badass. Harry Conklin in particular is about as GAR as you can possibly get without turning into [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]].
10th Feb '16 1:29:33 PM eroock
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->Black leather lords we're so tall and so proud\\
Warfare is our battle cry, shout it aloud!
--> --"Warfare"

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->Black ->''"Black leather lords we're so tall and so proud\\
Warfare is our battle cry, shout it aloud!
--> --"Warfare"
aloud!"''
-->-- "Warfare"
15th Dec '15 3:13:48 AM Morgenthaler
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A reunion came in 1994, but the first fruits were nowhere near comparable in quality to their releases from the '80s; the '90s were a DorkAge for heavy metal, and Jag Panzer's third album, ''Dissident Alliance'', reflected that. The style changed from power metal to GrooveMetal, the production and songwriting took a serious hit, and, worst of all, instead of Harry Conklin's bestial howling, the album featured Daniel Conca delivering a vocal performance reminiscent of [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], only much worse. However, in 1997, Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla rejoined the band, and Jag Panzer signed to Century Media and released ''The Fourth Judgement'', bringing back the old style that had made them famous. From there, Jag Panzer has gone from strength to strength, releasing a string of excellent records, including five with Chris Broderick of {{Nevermore}} and Music/{{Megadeth}} fame. Their most recent album, ''The Scourge of the Light'' came out in early 2011. Unfortunately, this proved to be their final album, as lead guitarist Chris Lasegue left soon after and on July 25, 2011, the band announced that they would disband again instead of seeking another guitarist.

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A reunion came in 1994, but the first fruits were nowhere near comparable in quality to their releases from the '80s; the '90s were a DorkAge for heavy metal, and Jag Panzer's third album, ''Dissident Alliance'', reflected that. The style changed from power metal to GrooveMetal, the production and songwriting took a serious hit, and, worst of all, instead of Harry Conklin's bestial howling, the album featured Daniel Conca delivering a vocal performance reminiscent of [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], only much worse. However, in 1997, Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla rejoined the band, and Jag Panzer signed to Century Media and released ''The Fourth Judgement'', bringing back the old style that had made them famous. From there, Jag Panzer has gone from strength to strength, releasing a string of excellent records, including five with Chris Broderick of {{Nevermore}} Music/{{Nevermore}} and Music/{{Megadeth}} fame. Their most recent album, ''The Scourge of the Light'' came out in early 2011. Unfortunately, this proved to be their final album, as lead guitarist Chris Lasegue left soon after and on July 25, 2011, the band announced that they would disband again instead of seeking another guitarist.
23rd May '15 11:23:12 PM MorgenReiter
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''Ample Destruction'' has been out of legal print for years due to rights issues. Jag Panzer released the rerecording album ''Decade of the Nail-Spiked Bat'' as a consolation. Good luck finding a legal copy of ''Ample Destruction'' for a reasonable price.
23rd May '15 11:22:23 PM MorgenReiter
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* EpicRiff: '''WARFARE!'''
19th Apr '13 8:16:26 AM Prfnoff
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* GratuitousGerman: "Jagdpanzer" is German for "tank destroyer."



* MyspeldRokband

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* MyspeldRokbandMyspeldRokband: The band's name is a misspelling of "Jagdpanzer," German for "tank destroyer."
19th Apr '13 8:00:26 AM Prfnoff
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: "Jagdpanzer" is German for "tank destroyer" (which itself is AGoodNameForARockBand).


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* GratuitousGerman: "Jagdpanzer" is German for "tank destroyer."
23rd Jun '12 10:45:40 AM FELH2
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Thane to the Throne'', which is an adaptation of ''{{Macbeth}}''.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Thane to the Throne'', which is an adaptation of ''{{Macbeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
1st Apr '12 9:53:00 AM WoolieWool
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[[caption-width-right:320:They'll use all their metal powers to give you a heart [[MetalScream ATAAAAAAAAACK!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:They'll use all their metal powers to give you a heart [[MetalScream ATAAAAAAAAACK!]]]]
ATTAAAAAAAAACK!]]]]



Jag Panzer is a PowerMetal band from Colorado that was founded in 1981 by Joey Tafolla, Harry Conklin, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard, originally under the name "Tyrant". In 1983 it turned out that [[OneSteveLimit another band had already taken that name]] and they were forced to change it. They saw a poster depicting a WorldWarII "Jagdpanzer" armored vehicle, decided that would be AGoodNameForARockBand, and simplified it to "Jag Panzer". Harry Conklin appropriated "Tyrant" as his StageName. Initially heavily influenced by the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, Jag Panzer moved towards a more pugilistic, aggressive sound by the mid-80s and became one of the preeminent American power metal bands. Their first album, 1984's ''Ample Destruction'' was an instant underground classic, due to its massively heavy riffing, supremely BadAss lyrics, Conklin's even ''more'' BadAss vocals, and Joey Tafolla's insanely fast shredding, and became one of the most highly sought after metal records of all time. After that, Jag Panzer's fortunes took a turn for the worse; Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla left the band (liner notes in a later release indicate that Conklin's departure may have been less than amicable). The band recorded a second album, ''Chain of Command'', in 1987 with Bob Parduba on vocals and Chris Lasegue on lead guitar, but the record label ran out of money and the album was never released until 2004. Jag Panzer subsequently disbanded in 1988.

A reunion came in 1994, but the first fruits were nowhere near comparable in quality to their releases from the '80s; the '90s were a DorkAge for heavy metal, and Jag Panzer's third album, ''Dissident Alliance'', reflected that. The style changed from power metal to GrooveMetal, the production and songwriting took a serious hit, and, worst of all, instead of Harry Conklin's bestial howling, the album featured Daniel Conca delivering a vocal performance reminiscent of [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], only much worse. However, in 1997, Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla rejoined the band, and Jag Panzer signed to Century Media and released ''The Fourth Judgement'', bringing back the old style that had made them famous. From there, Jag Panzer has gone from strength to strength, releasing a string of excellent records, including five with Chris Broderick of {{Nevermore}} and Music/{{Megadeth}} fame. Their most recent album, ''The Scourge of the Light'' came out in early 2011.

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Jag Panzer is was a PowerMetal band from Colorado that was founded in 1981 by Joey Tafolla, Harry Conklin, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard, originally under the name "Tyrant". In 1983 it turned out that [[OneSteveLimit another band had already taken that name]] and they were forced to change it. They saw a poster depicting a WorldWarII "Jagdpanzer" armored vehicle, decided that would be AGoodNameForARockBand, and simplified it to "Jag Panzer". Harry Conklin appropriated "Tyrant" as his StageName. Initially heavily influenced by the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal, Jag Panzer moved towards a more pugilistic, aggressive sound by the mid-80s and became one of the preeminent American power metal bands. Their first album, 1984's ''Ample Destruction'' was an instant underground classic, due to its massively heavy riffing, supremely BadAss lyrics, Conklin's even ''more'' BadAss vocals, and Joey Tafolla's insanely fast shredding, and became one of the most highly sought after metal records of all time. After that, Jag Panzer's fortunes took a turn for the worse; Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla left the band (liner notes in a later release indicate that Conklin's departure may have been less than amicable). The band recorded a second album, ''Chain of Command'', in 1987 with Bob Parduba on vocals and Chris Lasegue on lead guitar, but the record label ran out of money and the album was never released until 2004. Jag Panzer subsequently disbanded in 1988.

A reunion came in 1994, but the first fruits were nowhere near comparable in quality to their releases from the '80s; the '90s were a DorkAge for heavy metal, and Jag Panzer's third album, ''Dissident Alliance'', reflected that. The style changed from power metal to GrooveMetal, the production and songwriting took a serious hit, and, worst of all, instead of Harry Conklin's bestial howling, the album featured Daniel Conca delivering a vocal performance reminiscent of [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]], only much worse. However, in 1997, Harry Conklin and Joey Tafolla rejoined the band, and Jag Panzer signed to Century Media and released ''The Fourth Judgement'', bringing back the old style that had made them famous. From there, Jag Panzer has gone from strength to strength, releasing a string of excellent records, including five with Chris Broderick of {{Nevermore}} and Music/{{Megadeth}} fame. Their most recent album, ''The Scourge of the Light'' came out in early 2011.

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2011. Unfortunately, this proved to be their final album, as lead guitarist Chris Lasegue left soon after and on July 25, 2011, the band announced that they would disband again instead of seeking another guitarist.

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