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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.
Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:
"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:
MY DYING BRIDE
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.
Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.
For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.
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."
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.
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:
"Rules For Fools"
"Fat Snatchers (The Hippo Effect)"
"Black Plague (BP)"
"Somewhere In Nowhere"
"Brain Piercing Öf Death"
"Beck’s In The City"
"Weekend Warriors" More...
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
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)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
All Shall Perish
Jon Olivia's Pain
Walls Of Jericho
My Dying Bride
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
FLOTSAM and JETSAM
MUCKY PUP (20th anniversary reunion show)
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."
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...
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...
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...
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.