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Tankard

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

Latest Tankard News

Below is our complete Tankard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Tankard Talks Lyrics And Song Writing

Tankard's 35th anniversary album "One Foot In The Grave" - the band's 17th album overall - is due for release on June 2nd, 2017 through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has revealed a third video trailer, this time discussing the songwriting process and the lyrics on the new album. If you missed the previous clip covering the title and artwork, check it out over here.

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Tankard Discusses New Album

This is Tankard's jubilee year, celebrating 35 years of existence. Of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be neglected for the occasion, so Tankard's 17th studio album "One Foot In The Grave" will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band reveals a second video trailer, this time around discussing the album title and the cover artwork. Check out part two below, and you can see the previously released teaser trailer clip at this location.

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Tankard Posts Album Listening Session Impressions

35 years of Tankard are being celebrated with a suitable soundtrack - the band's 17th studio album will be entitled "One Foot In The Grave" and is due to drop on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has just released the first trailer. This video available below was a result of the listening session for the new album, which took place at the pub Alte Liebe in Frankfurt on February 17th and it shows the first impressions of the German press.

1. Pay To Pray
2. Arena Of The True Lies
3. Don`t Bullshit Us!
4. One Foot In The Grave
5. Syrian Nightmare
6. Northern Crown (Lament Of The Undead King)
7. Lock`Em Up!
8. The Evil That Men Display
9. Secret Order 1516
10. Sole Grinder More...

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Carpathian Forest Added To Eindhoven 2017 Bill

Carpathian Forest, Disharmonic Orchestra, Sabiendas, and Antropomorphia have been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.

The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. The line-up is currently shaping up as follows (with more still to be announced):

Antropomorphia (Nl)
Baptism (Fi)
Blasphemy (Ca)
Carpathian Forest (No)
Coroner (Ch)
Disharmonic Orchestra (At)
Dool (Nl)
Extreme Noise Terror (Uk)
Merciless (Se) - Last Show Ever!
Our Survival Depends On Us (At)
Pentacle (Nl)
Sabiendas (De)
Tankard (De)
Venom (Uk)
Verwoed (Nl) More...

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Tankard Unveils "One Foot In The Grave" Artwork

2017 marks a jubilee year! 35 years of Tankard!

And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be neglected for the occasion. The band’s 17th studio album will be entitled "One Foot In The Grave" and will be released on June 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band is proud to reveal the cover artwork for the anniversary album. With this, the iconic band mascot the Tankard-Alien celebrates his return after about 13 years of absence. The alien was born in 1989 along with the "Alien" EP and has since graced five album covers. The Tankard fan club - the "Maniac Aliens" - is also named after it.

The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former Tankard cover artist. He also created the cover artwork for previous Tankard albums "A Girl Called Cerveza" and "R.I.B."

Vocalist Gerre commented: "Mister Strogulski has once again created a real masterpiece and surpassed himself. Our first plan was that I would be on the cover instead of the alien... but, lucky me, it ended up being the alien included instead..."

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Tankard Has "One Foot In The Grave"

When the cult thrashers from Tankard are torn out of their winter’s sleep, it has to be for a valid reason: like celebrating 35 years of Tankard!

And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be missed. That's why Gerre and co. went on a long journey to Troisdorf, together with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, Suidakra), to record their 17th studio album entitled "One Foot In The Grave" at Gernhard Studio.

The album is scheduled to be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has published a studio trailer in which you can have a look behind the scenes of the record's production.

Vocalist Gerre comments: "Yes, we are old, but even as the album title suggests - this is not the end! It was really exciting to finally work together with Martin Buchwalter, whom we've already known for like 100 years! He demanded everything from us and we are very confident that this album is going to be amazing! As usual with Tankard, we had the huge pressure of time for song writing and our nerves were on edge. But the effort was all worth it! We really hope you will like the album just as much as we do! Cheers to the next 35 years!" More...

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Tankard Working On New Album

Legendary German alcohol soaked thrash metal act Tankard is currently working on the follow up to the highly acclaimed 2014 album, "R.I.B." The guys will enter Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with engineer Martin Buchwalter in January 2017 to kick off the recording of the 35th Anniversary album.

The currently untitled album is planned for a 2017 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

More info coming soon... stay tuned. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Posts Tour Video Recap

Austrian-French brutal death metal/deathgrinders of Monument Of Misanthropy have recapped their "Tyrants Of Death Tour 2016" with Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic and The Convalescence this past March with the following video footage below:

Monument Of Misanthropy will be hitting stage again next week at Austrias' long-running metal underground festival Kaltenbach Open Air (K:O:A) 2016, which will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, including the following confirmed bands: More...

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Kaltenbach Open Air 2016 Shares Official Trailer

Austrias' long-running metal underground festival Kaltenbach Open Air (K:O:A) 2016 has shared its official trailer. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Monument Of Misanthropy, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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AFM Records Announces 20 Year Compilation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the “who's who” of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks titled “20 Years - Metal Addiction."

Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label’s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves’ Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more.

Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden’s Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs. More...

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Diabolical Added To Kaltenbach Open Air 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of the swedish death metal titans Diabolical to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Monument Of Misanthropy, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Kaltenbach 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Jungle Rot Confirmed For Kaltenbach Open Air 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of Jungle Rot to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Disfigured Divinity, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Tankard Announces 2016 Tour

German thrash outfit Tankard just announced new 2016 tour dates supporting latest album "R.I.B." See the kings of beer performing live on these upcoming dates:

2016-02-19 Valparaiso (El Huevo) CL
2016-02-20 Santiago (Kmasu Premiere) CL
2016-02-21 Sao Paulo (Hangar 110) BR
2016-02-23 Buenos Aires (The Roxy Live) AR
2016-02-24 Asincion (Club Atletico Ciudad Nueva) PY
2016-02-26 Lima (Centro De Convenciones Festival) PE
2016-02-27 San Jose (Subterranean 20th Anniversary Party) CR
2016-02-28 Bogota (Royal Center) CO
2016-03-12 Palma De Mallorca (Es Gremi) ES
2016-04-02 Moita (Molta Metal Fest) PL
2016-04-22 Karlsruhe (Substage) DE
2016-04-23 Zürich (Dynamo) CH
2016-05-06 Stockholm (Göta Kallare) SE
2016-05-07 Örebro (Ritz) SE
2016-06-11 Reichenbach (Chronical Moshers-Festival) DE
2016-08-13 Rasnov (Rockstadt Extreme Fest) RO
2016-08-20 Kaltenbach (Kaltenbach Open Air) AT More...

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K:O:A 2016: Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard Confirmed

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the intermediate billing of its 11th edition, which will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, including the following so far confirmed bands:

- Exodus
- Unleashed
- Tankard
- Insomnium
- Thulcandra
- Abrupt Demise
- Anomalie
- asmodeus
- Disfigured Divinity
- Epsilon
- Halo Creation
- Illuminata
- Moros
- Mortal Strike
- Mosfet
- Pray for Pain
- Steel Engraved
- Waldschrat

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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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