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Tankard

Formed: 1982
From: Frankfurt , Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Tankard Drummer Hospitalized For Stroke

Frankfurt-based thrash outfit Tankard unfortunately has to announce that drummer Olaf Zissel was taken to hospital due to a suspected stroke.

According to a statement from Nuclear Blast, Olaf is doing well under the circumstances at the moment. He will undergo examination by a team of doctors during the next few days, so he won’t be able to play the shows at Summer Breeze Festival, Germany and Motocultor Fest, France.

Gerd Lücking (Holy Moses), who would be on the road as a soundtech for Tankard, consented jump in as stand-in for Olaf and to play the two upcoming gigs. Tankard comments:

"We’re shocked and keep our fingers crossed for Olaf, that the suspicion doesn’t confirm and that he will be released from the hospital soon. We wish, that he will get well soon and fast. And we want to thank Gerd, who consented short dated to play these both shows with us." More...

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Tankard Announces New Tour Dates

Germany's thrash maniacs from Tankard just announced new tour dates for 2015 and the first dates for 2016. Don’t miss the Kings Of Beer live in Europe:

2015-07-17 Pommern (Uferrock Festival) DE
2015-07-18 Münster (Tank Mit Frank-Festival) DE
2015-07-25 Bertingen (Rock Unter Den Eichen) DE
2015-08-06 Villena (Leyendas del Rock) ES
2015-08-13 Dinkelsbühl (Summer Breeze) DE
2015-08-14 Saint Nolff (Site de Kerboulard) FR
2015-08-15 Hoorn (Manifesto) NL
2015-09-05 Loos-en-Gohelle (Gohelle Fest) FR
2015-10-02 Fosser (Oak Metal Club) NO
2015-10-03 Trondheim (Trondheim Festival) NO
2015-10-09 Turin (Audiodrome) IT
2015-10-10 Brescia (Colony) IT
2015-11-13 Marburg (Kfz) DE
2015-11-14 Weissenhäuser Strand (Metal Hammer Paradise) DE
2015-12-11 Andernach (JUZ Live Club) DE
2015-12-12 Geiselwind (Christmas Bash) DE More...

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Big Teutonic 4 Releasing Covers Vinyl

German thrash titans Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard - collectively known as The Big Teutonic 4 - have announced the release of yet another prestigious 10" vinyl record.

After the huge success of the first release in early 2013, the second output will contain rare cover versions of iconic NWOBHM classics.

The 10" vinyl will be available in various colors (black, clear, red, yellow) and is exclusively available from the Nuclear Blast mail order. The CD version will only be available in issue #334 of German Rock Hard Magazine (out February 25).

Side A:
KREATOR - Lambs To The Slaughter (RAVEN cover)
SODOM - Don't Walk Away (TANK cover)

Side B:
DESTRUCTION - Princess Of The Night (SAXON cover)
TANKARD - Iron Maiden (IRON MAIDEN cover) More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part II

[Continued from Part I]

SATURDAY, 6/28 - 13:30

“That’s a killer e-cig; where’d you pick it up?”

Actually, the stranger on the bus doesn’t say that. At least not in English. And judging from his condescending glare from a row up and across the aisle, I’m thinking he doesn’t approve.

I exhale the last puff of vapor toward the ceiling and shrug uncomfortably.

Rachel exchanges a few words with him, nudges me on the shoulder. “He’s definitely not from here - I can’t recognize his accent - but he says you’re not allowed to do that on the bus.”

“If he’s not from here, why’s he lecturing other people on the rules?” I shoot the man a neutral nod. “This stuff isn’t affecting him.” Still, I put it away. Some people, man. Busybodies.

Through my vest pocket, I finger the boxy outline of the pack of Marlboro Reds I bought last night after I caved. Post-Dimmu, our gearing-down at Nikky’s place a few blocks away became a relaxed, languid, drawn-out gab session, leading us to miss the afterparty band, Amorphis. For shame. Harakiri shame.

Instead, we ended up at PRKL, another rock club, well after midnight. After buying the pack and stepping outside to smoke one, I nearly got myself flattened by a passing street tram. That was probably some kind of sign. More...

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Tankard Posts Second Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Tankard today presents the second part of the making-of series for the "Fooled By Your Guts" music video, which can be seen below.

"Fooled By Your Guts" was result of a special collaboration: The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia has spent 13 weeks working on a video for the first single from the new album, "R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)."

The full video can be seen at this location, and the "R.I.B." album is out now via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Tankard Posts "Fooled By Your Guts" Music Video

German thrash legends Tankard released a music video for the new track "Fooled By Your Guts." The song appears on the new release "R.I.B." which is set to drop tomorrow - June 24th - via Nuclear Blast Records. It was issued last Friday in Europe.

The animated video was created by students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, as part of the Bachelor of Design program. It was directed by Cameron Jones and Nick Simpson, edited by Matt Mettes and produced by Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton.

The track listing for "R.I.B." is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Sunday Old School: Tankard

Looking back through the Sunday Old School archives, we certainly seem to love our thrash metal. We’ve covered most of the big names in British thrash, a large number of American bands and a good portion of the German scene. However there is one band we have yet to cover in this column that hails from the last country mentioned, a band who will be releasing their sixteenth studio album this week. A band which goes by the name of Tankard. Tankard were formed in 1982 in the city of Frankfurt, located in the state of Hessen, by classmates, Andreas "Gerre" Geremia and Frank Thorwarth on vocals and bass respectively, as well as fellow pupil, Axel Katzmann, who played guitar. They became notorious for their heavy drinking even at an early age, when they would pour milk out of the cartons at school and fill them with beer, fuelling their good time thrash metal and helping them become party favourites. After two demos, "Heavy Metal Vanguard" and "Alcoholic Metal," the band eventually signed with Noise Records, though not before being passed on by SPV, who were shocked by the drunkenness exhibited by the group at a live show.

Their debut album was released in 1986 under the title, "Zombie Attack," which was quite well received by metal fans, especially in their native Germany. This was followed only a year later with their sophomore record, "Chemical Invasion," which was something of a concept album based around the arguments over the planned Beer Purity Law in Europe. Once again, they received positive feedback for their effort and continued performing live and earning themselves a reputation as one of the best thrash metal bands in Germany. More...

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Tankard Posts New Video Teaser

German thrash band Tankard just announced a special collaboration for the group's next video, "Fooled By Your Guts." The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia has spent the past 13 weeks working on a video for the first single from the upcoming album, "R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)."

Producers Aaron McLoughlin & Simon Norton spent around 3,000 working hours with their team to create the video, which will be premiered online on the 23rd of June, 2014.

Until then, the band is teasing fans with a making-of video, which includes teaser clips from the full video and background info from the producers, Cameron Jones & Nick Simpson.

You can also see the previously posted music video for title track "RI.B." at this location. More...

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Tankard Posts Making-Of Video

German thrash group Tankard has uploaded a making-of clip for the “R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)” video to YouTube, providing behind-the-scenes impressions of video shooting in Frankfurt. Check it out below.

The full music video (available here), comes off the album of the same title, which is due out June 24th, 2014.

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Tankard Releases New Music Video

Germany's thrash export Tankard is now premiering a music video for the track “R.I.B. (Rest in Beer)."

Check it out below courtesy of Metal-Hammer.de. The clip was filmed in March 2014 under the direction of Jan Öhlenschläger in Frankfurt.

The song is taken from the upcoming new album “R.I.B.” due out June 24th via Nuclear Blast. Taking inspiration from the motto “never change a winning team”, the guys did the recording again with producer Michael Mainx, who also produced the last two albums. The track listing is as follows:

The “R.I.B.” track listing:

01. War Cry
02. Fooled By Your Guts
03. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
04. Riders Of The Doom
05. Hope Can’t Die
06. No One Hit Wonder
07. Breakfast for Champions
08. Enemy Of Order
09. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So More...

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Tankard To Release Split With Destruction

German thrash outfit Tankard just announced a split release with label mates Destruction. The single is available on colored vinyl and includes following songs:

Side A - Tankard - Fooled By Your Guts
Side B - Destruction - Wildstyle-Immortality

The Song “Fooled By Your Guts” is the first single of Tankard's upcoming album “R.I.B.” and “Wildstyle-Immortality” is a brand new track from Destruction.

The single will be released on June 20th exclusively via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order your copy right here.

Tankard's new full-length album "R.I.B." is also due out June 20th (Europe) and June 24th (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast.

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Tankard Posts Video Teaser

Totally non-legendary German alcoholic thrash metal outfit Tankard - whose upcoming album “R.I.B.” will be released on June 20th (Europe) and June 24th (U.S.) via Nuclear Blast - has posted a spectacular teaser clip to announce an upcoming video that will be premiered on June 5th. Check out the teaser below, and the full "R.I.B." album's track listing is as follows:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts (see the lyric video here)
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Posts Final "R.I.B." Track-By-Track Video

German thrashers Tankard posted the third and final part in the ongoing track-by-track video series for the upcoming new release "R.I.B." The album is set to drop on June 20th (EU), June 23rd (UK) and June 24th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video features a breakdown of tracks 8-10. The full track list is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts (see lyric video here)
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Posts Part II Of "R.I.B." Track-By-Track

German thrashers Tankard posted part two in the ongoing series of track-by-track videos for the new album "R.I.B." The album is set to drop on June 20th (EU), June 23rd (UK) and June 24th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video features a breakdown of tracks 5-7. The full track list is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts (see lyric video here)
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Posts Part I Of "R.I.B." Track-By-Track

German thrashers Tankard posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the release of the new album "R.I.B." The album will be released on June 20th (EU), June 23rd (UK) and June 24th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video features a breakdown of tracks 1-4. The full track list is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts (see lyric video here)
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Posts New Lyric Video

German thrash legends Tankard released a lyric video for the new track "Fooled By Your Guts." The song appears on the new album "R.I.B," which is set for release on June 20th (EU), June 23rd (UK) and June 24th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Posts "R.I.B." Trailer

German thrash legends Tankard released a trailer clip for the upcoming new album "R.I.B." The album is set for release on June 20th (EU), June 23rd (UK) and June 24th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. War Cry
2. Fooled By Your Guts
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
4. Riders Of The Doom
5. Hope Can’t Die
6. No One Hit Wonder
7. Breakfast for Champions
8. Enemy Of Order
9. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

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Tankard Reveals Album Artwork

German thrash metal heroes Tankard just revealed the album cover for upcoming new album "R.I.B."

The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former Tankdard cover artist. Bnad mastermind Gerre states:

"R.I.B. continues the story of Chemical Invasion. The crazy professor is back is takes revenge on mankind, because he failed in 1987! The cover is done again by Patrick Strogulski, an apprentice of Sebastian Krüger and really hits the spot! As always with Tankard, things shouldn’t be taken too seriously!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. War Cry
02. Fooled By Your Guts
03. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
04. Riders Of The Doom
05. Hope Can’t Die
06. No One Hit Wonder
07. Breakfast for Champions
08. Enemy Of Order
09. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So More...

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Tankard Posts Fourth In Studio Video On "R.I.B."

German thrashers Tankard posted a fourth clip in a series of studio videos on the recordings for the new album "R.I.B," which is set for release on June 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check it out here:

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Tankard Posts Third In Studio Report On "R.I.B."

Tankard posted the third clip in a series of studio videos on the recordings for the new album "R.I.B," which is set for release on June 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. In this installment, manager Buffo and singer Gerre explain the recording progress and reveal some new details of the album.

Check out part three here:

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