Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise

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Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise
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Studio album by Tiger Army
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded Grandmaster Recorders, Los Angeles, California; Sonara Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Genre Psychobilly
Alternative rock
Length45:35
Label Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records
Tiger Army chronology
Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite
(2001)
Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise
(2004)
Music From Regions Beyond
(2007)
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Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise is Tiger Army's third full-length album. It was released by Hellcat Records on June 29, 2004. It takes the psychobilly of their first two efforts and layers it with elements of country, blues and punk to create a more mature and emotional sound than previous works. The focus of the lyrics on the album range from topics of ghosts and vampires to life and love. The album was well received and led to their first U.S. headlining tour in spring of 2005.

Tiger Army

Tiger Army is an American psychobilly band based in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1996 in Berkeley, California, and its only constant member and lead songwriter is singer/guitarist Nick 13. The band has released five studio albums and one EP.

Hellcat Records American record label

Hellcat Records is an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California, United States. The label, an offshoot of Epitaph Records, was started as a partnership between Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, the owner of Epitaph, and Tim Armstrong of Rancid, the latter of whom is generally responsible for signing bands.

Psychobilly musical genre; sub genre of rockabilly

Psychobilly is a rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of rockabilly and punk rock. TheFreeDictionary.com defines it as "loud frantic rockabilly music", while according to About.com it "takes the traditional countrified rock style known as rockabilly, ramp[ing] up its speed to a sweaty pace, and combin[ing] it with punk rock and imagery lifted from horror films and late-night sci-fi schlock,...[creating a] gritty honky tonk punk rock." Dark imagery is also central to an offshoot of psychobilly known as gothabilly.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Nick 13

  1. "Prelude: Death of a Tiger" – 0:53
  2. "Ghost Tigers Rise" – 2:09
  3. "Wander Alone" – 3:44
  4. "Santa Carla Twilight" – 4:44
  5. "Ghostfire" – 4:02
  6. "Rose of the Devil's Garden" – 3:56
  7. "Atomic" – 3:16
  8. "What Happens?" – 3:07
  9. "Through the Darkness" – 3:05
  10. "The Long Road" – 4:31
  11. "Calling" – 4:09
  12. "Swift Silent Deadly" – 2:46
  13. "Sea of Fire" – 5:13

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