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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 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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Tankard Issues Second In Studio Report On "R.I.B."

Beer soaked metallic legends Tankard released a second in studio video on the recordings for the new release "R.I.B." The album is set to drop on June 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. In this installment, Buffo and Andy explain the recording progress and reveal some new details of the album.

If you missed the first episode, head over here. Check out the new clip here:

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Tankard Posts Studio Report

Iconic thrash metal band Tankard has posted a first studio report detailing the making of the upcoming album “R.I.B.”

Manager Buffo and drummer Olaf explain the recording progress and reveal some new details of the album. Check it out below.

Taking inspiration from the motto “never change a winning team”, the guys kicked off the recording again with producer Michael Mainx, who also produced the last two albums. “R.I.B.” is set to be released June 20th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

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Tankard Entering The Studio

Iconic thrash metal band Tankard is set to enter Studio “23” in Frankfurt/Germany to start recording this week.

Taking inspiration from the motto “never change a winning team,” the guys kick off the recording again with producer Michael Mainx, who also produced the last album. The new album will be titled “R.I.B.” and is set to be released in summer 2014 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
BONGRIPPER
CANCER (UK)
CANDLEMASS (Sweden)
CROWBAR
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
GRAVES AT SEA
HEMDALE
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MGLA (Poland)
NOCTURNUS A.D.
SACRIFICE (Canada)
SARKE (Norway)
SOILENT GREEN
SOLSTAFIR
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

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Tankard Announces New Shows

German alcoholic thrash metal act Tankard has just announced new tour dates for 2013. During the summer months the band was busy invading festivals across Europe, but it has been a while since headlining club shows.

Commented vocalist Gerre: “We are really looking forward to playing at Mannheim, Munich, Vienna, Leipzig and Herford for the first time in years.”

10.10. D Mannheim - 7er Club
11.10. D München - Feierwerk; Hansa 39
12.10. A Wien - Szene
15.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
16.11. D Herford - X

After the latest album "A Girl Called Cerveza," Nuclear Blast is now happy to offer a series of reissues from the Tankard discography, including extensive bonus material!

The band’s debut record "Zombie Attack" and the follow-up "Chemical Invasion" are already re-released on vinyl. "The Morning After," "Meaning Of Life," "Two-Faced," and "Stone Cold Sober" will be released this fall.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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The Big Teutonic 4 Comment On Beastival

The day the thrash metal world had been waiting for came this past Thursday at the Beastival Open Air in Geiselwind, Germany when The Big Teutonic 4 - Kreator Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard - performed in front of thousands of metalheads.

Now, all four bands share their memories and thoughts of this memorable night. A photo taken after the shows by artist Stefan 'Heile' Heilemann of Heilemania can also be found below.

Kreator's Mille Petrozza comments: "My personal highlight were the fans! We had real bad luck with the weather and during our gig there was not just heavy rain but also a real storm so that it would rain on stage all the time. Our fans once more proved to be the toughest and best in the world and partied with us till the end. Touching and impressive at the same time. Beastival was a KILLER festival overall!"

Sodom's Tom Angelripper states: "Beastival was a special event for Sodom. The Big Teutonic 4 sharing the same stage... this event will go down in history. Aside of that everything else was just classy as well. I've barely experienced a festival as well-organized as this. And a special thank you also goes out to all the metalheads that stuck with us despite the heavy rain and made this festival a memorable and great experience for all of us! We're hoping on a repetition!" More...

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Tankard Announces Re-Releases

After Tankard’s current album “A Girl Called Cerveza” (out since July 2012), Nuclear Blast is now happy to offer you a series of reissues from the highlights of the Tankard discography including extensive bonus material.

The band’s debut record “Zombie Attack” and the follow-up “Chemical Invasion” will be re-released on vinyl on May 3rd, 2013. Pre-order your copies at the Nuclear Blast web shop.

“The Morning After” and “Meaning Of Life” will be re-released on the 21st of June, followed by “Two-Faced” and “Stone Cold Sober” on the 26th of July. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Beastival Open Air

Essence, Hellish Crossfire, Bleeding Red, and Justice have been newly confirmed for the Beastival Open Air 2013. NoiseArt Records also comments on the fest:

"The three-day headbanger's feast will take place May 30th to June 1st in Geiselwind / Germany and will get you a perfect start into your very own heavy summer!

"The line up that will enter two stages already looks like a wet dream come true. Beside Sabaton, Wintersun, Kataklysm, Satyricon, and many other bands the 'Big Teutonic 4' Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard have been announced.

"More info about Beastival, the bands and how to get your tickets including limited fan packs (ticket, T-Shirt + NoiseArt CD of your choice) at the festival's website or through Hardticket.eu." More...

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Big Teutonic 4 Releasing Covers CD

German Legacy magazine included an exclusive 4-track compilation CD of "The Big Teutonic 4" in issue no. 82 that included brand new cover versions of heavy metal classics by Iron Maiden and Motorhead.

Now, Germany’s “Big 4” – namely thrash legends Kreator, Tankard, Destruction, and Sodom - will also release this tribute in the form of a 10” mini LP. It’ll be available in black as well as in red and yellow (the latter two exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast mail order) and will contain a different song by Sodom as compared to the compilation CD. The track listing is as follows:

Side A
Kreator - The Number Of The Beast (IRON MAIDEN)
Sodom - Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)

Side B
Destruction - The Hammer (MOTÖRHEAD)
Tankard - The Prisoner (IRON MAIDEN)

Order your copy of this very special limited release right here. Moreover, for the very first time in history The Big Teutonic 4 will share one stage on the same night: at the Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that’ll take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

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The "Big Teutonic 4" To Play Beastival 2013

Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes – at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

The "Big Teutonic 4" – the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene – will share the same stage on the same evening. Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard will tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground at the Beastival 2013. Other confirmed bands include:

Sabaton
Wintersun
Kataklysm
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Korpiklaani

More bands are to be announced soon. Secure your tickets for this epic event at the Nuclear Blast web shop here. For further information, visit the festival's website.

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AFM Records Releasing New Compilation

The AFM Records label compilation "All For Metal" now continues with part 3. This time "All For Metal III" includes 26 video clips on DVD and a bonus CD with 15 tracks. The compilation will see release on November 30th, 2012 and the track listing is:

DVD
01. Orden Ogan - The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. - Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan - Time To Be King
05. Heavenly - Fullmoon
06. Shakra - Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
08. Morton - Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere - Marionette
10. Brainstorm - In These Walls
11. Iron Mask - God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper - Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance - Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk - Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner - Back On Trail
16. Oz - Dominator
17. Elvenking - The Loser
18. Nightmare - Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode - Obsessions
20. Stahlmann - Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided - Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher - Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet - Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears - House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black - The King I Was
26. Lyriel - Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah - Windloni
29. Ektomorf - The One
30. Solution .45 - Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
32. Ministry - Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra - Dowth 2059
34. Korzus - Truth
35. Onslaught - The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard - Rules For Fools More...

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Destruction Comments On Upcoming Album

Mike, Schmier, and Vaaver from German thrash act Destruction are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with engineer Martin Buchwalter to record their new thrash hammer. The thirty year anniversary album will be mixed by Andy Classen. In addition, there have been guest visits from Mr. Tom Angelripper and Gerre from Tankard.

Mastermind Schmier commented: "For this anniversary album we did a really great job, our new drummer VAAVER opens up new possibilities of course. On this album there are no limits. So fast, brutal and yet groovy we haven't ever sounded, probably! Also the guest musicians are very special this time: with Gerre (TANKARD) and Tom Angelripper (SODOM) our old friends and companions are with us, the original 'Mad Butcher/Release from Agony' - line up is doing one song and with Ol Drake (EVILE) we got the hottest young thrash guitarist for a few solos on the album!

"Germany's best extreme metal producer Andy Classen will take care for the brutal and raw production! The album will destroy even more than DOR: fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs, I think this time we found the 100% right mix!

"Also the 'Mad Butcher' returns to the cover. Cool artworks are very important for us; for the new thrash thunderstorm our artist Gyula created a real hammer again! The artwork makes clear immediately where to go - FULL FORCE AHEAD - as it has to be."

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Tankard Posts Lyric Video For "Not One Day Dead"

German thrashers Tankard posted up the new lyric video for the song "Not One Day Dead." The song appears on the band's latest LP "A Girl Called Cervesa." The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records today in the USA.

The band previously released a music video for the title track, which can be seen at this location.

Check out "Not One Day Dead" here:

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Tankard Posts New Music Video

German drunken thrashers Tankard posted a new music video for the title track from the forthcoming 30th Anniversary album entitled "A Girl Called Cervesa." The album is scheduled for release on on July 27, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "A Girl Called Cervesa" is as follows:

1. Running On Fumes
2. A Girl Called Serveza
3. Witchhunt 2.0
4. Masters Of Farces
5. The Metal Lady Boy (Feat. Doro Pesch)
6. Not One Day Dead (But One Day Mad)
7. Son Of A Fridge
8. Fandom At Random
9. Metal Magnolia
10. Rapid Fire (A Tyrant's Elegy)

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