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Jag Panzer interview (06/2023)

With: Harry Conklin
Conducted by: RaduP (skype)
Published: 09.06.2023

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Jag Panzer

One of the bands responsible for spawning the US branch of power metal from heavy metal back in the early 80s, Jag Panzer are certainly a band that doesn't get its laurels as much as they should, especially anything they released past their cult classic debut. And part of their reason why they put the "power" in "power metal" are the vocals of Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin. Harry has also been part of other cult classic bands like Satan's Host and Titan Force, so obviously I jumped at the opportunity to talk with Harry about four decades of metal history.

The Hallowed is coming on the 23rd of June through Atomic Fire Records.

Posted on 09.06.2023 by Doesn't matter that much to me if you agree with me, as long as you checked the album out.


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10.06.2023 - 20:45

Good stuff, i liked hearing his take on the different approach to vocals within the bands he is in, i did want to hear what's up with Titan Force though
10.06.2023 - 21:11
I'm amused that his speaking voice is as bold and heavily articulated as his singing voice; that's one of the things I love about his vocals.

It's a shame that things are kind of falling apart with Satan's Host. They really are a singular group and always have been; I praised his vocal work in particular when I reviewed This Legacy Will Never Die, so this makes me want to revisit the album and figure out where the disjuncture is. It was definitely a weird-sounding album, but I just chalked that up to them being Satan's Host.

Interesting that he sang with Grim Reaper and that he's now with Cloven Hoof. I enjoyed Satan's Host's cover of "See You In Hell," so I think he'd be a good fit, although for obvious reasons I'm assuming there's no future with that. Cloven Hoof is a less obvious choice but I will look forward to whatever they wind up doing together.

I'm looking forward to The Hallowed. I was just listening to The Deviant Chord again and they still sound great.
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14.06.2023 - 20:10

I had no idea he had moved to Greece. I guess it's a good place to retire and a cheap one to spend your pension, especially compared to the US. None of his bands ever appealed to me much, don't know why, really. Cool interview, nonetheless.
19.06.2023 - 11:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Maybe best band Radu has intervied
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