Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite

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Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite
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Studio album by Tiger Army
Released July 24, 2001
Genre Psychobilly
Horror punk
Length36:20
Label Hellcat Records
Producer Nick 13
Tiger Army chronology
Tiger Army
(1999)
Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite
(2001)
Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise
(2004)
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Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite is Tiger Army's second album, released on July 24, 2001. It featured London May on drums, Geoff Kresge on stand up bass and Nick 13 on vocals and guitar. London May left the band before their next album, Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise (he was replaced with Fred Hell). This album in particular features songs that are laced with rockabilly overtones (such as "Cupid's Victim"), though the band is considered psychobilly.

Tiger Army

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Edgar Allan Poe 19th-century American author, poet, editor and literary critic

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Davey Havok American singer

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AFI (band) American punk rock band

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Track listing

All songs written and composed by Nick 13

  1. "Prelude: Call of the Ghost Tigers" – 0:50
  2. "Towards Destiny" – 2:42
  3. "Incorporeal" – 2:40
  4. "Power of Moonlite" – 2:58
  5. "When Night Comes Down" – 3:18
  6. "Grey Dawn Breaking" – 3:10
  7. "Cupid's Victim" – 2:30
  8. "Valley of Dreams" – 2:48
  9. "Annabel Lee" – 3:32
  10. "In the Orchard" – 3:52
  11. "Under Saturn's Shadow" – 3:04
  12. "F.T.W." – 2:14
  13. "Remembered Forever" – 2:40

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