Jan Zehrfeld,Joe Doblhofer, Mattias IA Eklundh: Panzerballett - Tank Goodness the new album

Panzerballett of Germany has just released a new album, Tank Goodness. The band's fifth release boasts guest appearances featuring Randy Brecker, Conny Kreitmeier, Ron van Lankeren, and Mattias 'IA' Eklundh.

The music of Panzerballett has been designed to function as a perfect workout to highly develop, expand, and reinforce the connections between the brain and each muscle used for head banging. Some have reported head shaking as an early side-effect that mostly, after prolonged exposure, develops into smiling and sometimes even rapturous laughter.

Giant Steps (J. Coltrane) is included on the Tank Goodness.

Panzerballett - "Giant Steps" Live in Berlin

Panzerballett members include:
Jan Zehrfeld (guitar)
Joe Doblhofer (guitar)
Alexander von Hagke (saxophone)
Heiko Jung (bass)
Sebastian Lanser (drums)

"Panzerballett is the first band I've heard that really leads Music into the 21st Century!" - Randy Brecker

"Very well done. Normally, I don't like people re-arranging my father's music but this was a pleasant surprise." - Dweezil Zappa

"What you are doing is truly innovative and refreshing, not to say ingenious." - Mattias IA Eklundh, Freak Kitchen

"Hart Genossen von ABBA bis Zappa – My favourite record 2009." - Bård Torstensen, Clawfinger

Some band facts:

– Have performed approximately 200 shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, France, Armenia, Lithuania
– 2009: third album release Hart Genossen on ACT (rank #25 German jazz charts)
– 2008: second album release Starke Stücke on ACT (rank #26 German jazz charts)
– 2006: first album release (self-titled)
– Opening act for Chick Corea & John McLaughlin, MacAlpine/Sheehan/Donati, Bill Frisell, Freak Kitchen, Mattias "IA" Eklundh, Christophe Godin's Mörglbl, Nick Barrett & Clive Nolan (Pendragon), Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Nina Hagen
– Appeareance on German television (WDR, 3sat, ARTE)
– Live appereances include ProgDay (USA), The Baked Potato, Festival Crescendo, Rock in Opposition, MAI Nancy, Yerevan Summer Music Festival, Dresdner Drumfestival, Zappanale, Burg Herzberg Festival, Leverkusener Jazztage, Leipziger Jazztage, Baltic Prog Fest, Freakshow Artrock Festival