JAG PANZER "Mechanized Warfare" [12" LP, Black Vinyl]
2001 - Traditional/Heavy Power from United States
Jag Panzer were formed in 1981 in Colorado by Harry Conklin, Mark Briody, John Tetley, and Rick Hilyard. They were originally called Tyrant, but when California based record labels became interested, they realized that there already was a band called Tyrant in California. Seeking inspiration from a book of World War II German armour in the library, they decided to rename themselves after a slightly easier-to-pronounce version of the "Jagdpanzer". The band split up in July 2011, after lead guitarist Christian Lasegue had left the band earlier that year. The band tried to look for a replacement, but eventually decided to call it quits after thirty years. According to drummer Rikard Stjernquist, had the band continued, the lead guitar role would have been given to guitarist Jake Dreyer (Deathriders, White Wizzard, Witherfall).