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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 Comments On New Album Release

Tankard has checked in with the following update about the release of the new album "Vol(l)ume 14:"

"Hi friends, our new album 'Vol(l)ume 14' will be released on December 17th 2010 via AFM Record. The limited edition of the CD contains a bonus DVD with our 60 minute appearance at the Headbangers-Ball-Open-Air in Germany 2009!

"We are still working on our new band website (www.tankard.info) and webshop which hopefully both go online soon. So watch out! Cheers."

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Tankard Posts "Rules For Fools" Video

Tankard has posted a music video online for the song "Rules For Fools," which is off the band's upcoming album "Vol(l)ume 14>" The video clip can be viewed below. "Vol(l)ume 14" is set for release on December 17th, 2010.

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Tankard Reveals New Album Details

German heavy metal veterans Tankard has announced that their new studio album, "Vol(l)ume 14" will be released through AFM Records on December 17th. A deluxe edition of the record will also be released, which will contain the band's full set from Headbanger’s Open Air 2009. You can check out the cover artwork below.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Time Warp"
"Rules For Fools"
"Fat Snatchers (The Hippo Effect)"
"Black Plague (BP)"
"Somewhere In Nowhere"
"The Agency"
"Brain Piercing Öf Death"
"Beck’s In The City"
"Condemnation"
"Weekend Warriors" More...

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Tankard Announces New Tour Dates

German thrashers tankard have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming European dates:

5/15 2010 Maniacs Of Rock-Festival Ellwangen, DE
6/19 2010 Hellfest Clisson, FR
6/26 2010 Graspop Festival Dessel, BE
7/17 2010 Devilstone-Open-Air Anyksciai, LT
7/24 2010 Rock unter den Eichen Open Air Bertingen, DE
8/14 2010 Brutal Assault Festival Pevnost-Josefov, CZ
10/1 2010 soundDock 14 Dietikon, CH
10/2 2010 Sandäckerhalle (Air Axes Metal Night) Steinenbronn, DE
10/22 2010 Colos Saal Aschaffenburg, Bayern , DE
10/23 2010 Bullblast Schrecksbach, DE
11/12 2010 Mezz Breda, NL
11/13 2010 Willemeen Arnhem, NL
11/14 2010 Vortex Siegen, DE
11/26 2010 Gunzendorf Live Gunzendorf, DE
11/27 2010 Schützenhalle (Autumn From Hell 2010) Hohenstein-Ernstthal, DE

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Tankard To Record New Album

German thrash metal veterans Tankard has announced that they will be heading into MX Studios in Buchen, Germany this September to record their fourteenth studio album with producer Michael Mainx. The record is expected to be released on December 17th through AFM Records. Stay tuned for further information.

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."

The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.

The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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First Bands Announced For Graspop Metal Meeting

The organizers of the Belgian metal festival has announced the first batch of bands that will be performing at the event in June of next year. KISS has been confirmed to be one of the headlining acts at the festival, which follows on from their successful headlining slot at Graspop in 2008.

Other acts confirmed include:

Sepultura
Anvil
Behemoth
Ratt
Alestorm
Immortal
Tankard
All Shall Perish
Bleeding Through
Deadlock
Ignite
Jon Olivia's Pain
Korpiklaani
Walls Of Jericho
Tarja
The Faceless
My Dying Bride
Necrophobic

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Devious and Disabuse Added To Elserock Festival

DEVIOUS and DISABUSE have been confirmed for this year's Elsrock festival, set to take place August 29, 2009 in Rijssen, Netherlands.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ACTION IN DC
DEVIOUS
DISABUSE
FLOTSAM and JETSAM
GENERC
MARTYR
MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show)
SODOM
TANKARD
THE BUTCHER

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The Exalted Piledriver Confirmed For Headbangers

The Exalted Piledriver has issued the following statement about playing at the 2009 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany:

"It gives us great pleasure in our pants to announce that we will be returning to Europe next summer with our "UNSUCK THE CONTINENT TOUR" in support of our new album "METAL MANIFESTO". We have our first confirmed festival date: HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR!!!

"There are many awesome bands on this bill including our metal-bro's RAZOR, the ever- powerful ENFORCER, the stunning JACOBS DREAM horde, the freakin' RODS!, the influential Tankard, the pounding Manilla Road, and classics Helstar and Angel Witch amongst other incredible bands. . . and it is our esteemed honour to share the stage with all of 'em!

"We'll keep you posted when we discover which day and time we'll be on at HOA, and continuing updates as we receive more date confirmations to post for our 'UnSuck The Continent' EuroTour '09."

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Destruction Returns To Sodom Show

German thrash metal legends Destruction will once again be taking part in the tribute show honouring the late Sodom drummer Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek. The show will be headlined by Sodom and include performances from Destruction, Tankard, Assassin, Darkness, Holy Moses, Paradox, The Protectors, Blackfire and Wortmord. A message from Destruction mainman Schmier reads as follows:

"If this phone call would have happened earlier, all this painful confusion would have never taken place. Sodom and Destruction have both been on tour lately, I guess that did lead to a couple of misunderstandings that are all solved now.

"There was never any intention to argue about this event in any case! Tom and myself have a friendship since 25 years. The lack of communication via third parties did lead to some turbulent misinterpreting.

"I would like to point out, that we have moved our North American anniversary tour to play at this event. It was always very important to us. We have confirmed our participation already in late 2008. As some may remember, Chris toured with us before on the Eternal Devastation tour in 1986 when our drummer Tommy left the band. Since that day we were real mates! More...

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Tankard Posts "Stay Thirsty" Video Online

German thrash metal band Tankard has uploaded their new music video for the song, "Stay Thirsty." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new album, "Thirst" which will be released on December 19th via AFM. The album will be released in regular jewel case form or as a digipak which includes a bonus DVD. More...

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Tankard Reveals New Album Details

German thrashers TANKARD have issued the following update:

"You can order 'The Morining After' t-shirts and hoodies, underwear, Tankwart-t-shirts, patches, stickers etc. from now on in our Tankard-webshop. Please have a look. Our new CD, Thirst, will be out on December 19th on AFM Records in a couple of different versions (regular jewel case version, double digibook with a 40 minutes documentary from the Bang Your Head festival plus our latest videoclip 'Stay Thirsty!' on a bonus DVD and on vinyl)." More...

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Tankard Cancel New York Show

Germany’s TANKARD have cancelled their previously announced one-off U.S. show that was to take place on March 9th at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. No reason was given for the cancellation.

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Onslaught To Play Lagoa Burning Live Festival

The following message has been posted by Onslaught's official Myspace account:

"We are very proud to announce that we have just been confirmed to appear at the 'LAGOA BURNING LIVE FESTIVAL' At Estombar, Algarve in Portugal,on 27th July 2008 alongside our good friends Obituary..
also appearing at the festival will be:
Tankard
Grave Digger
Cruachan
Dark Moon
Dionysus
+ others tbc

Slaught guitarist Nige Rockett comments: We cant fuckin wait to return to
Portugal especially to such a great festival as this one..It really is gonna be awesome with the Obituary guys there too..
Our last visit was amazing and we met so many cool people, this one promises to be every bit as special......."

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Apocalyptica Confirmed For Metalcamp 2008

The 2008 edition of Slovenia's Metalcamp festival (www.metalcamp.com) is scheduled to take place July 3rd - 9th in Tolmin.

The latest act confirmed is APOCALYPTICA.

Acts confirmed for the festival currently include: APOCALYPTICA, BEHEMOTH, BRAINSTORM, CATAMENIA, CELTIC FROST, DARK FORTRESS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, HELLOWEEN, KATAKLYSM, MINISTRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, PERSIHING MANKIND, RAGE, SKYFORGER, TANKARD, WINTERSUN.

More details to follow.

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