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Tankard

Germany's self-proclaimed "Kings of Beer," Tankard are one of the few thrash metal bands that never took themselves too seriously, pouring a lengthy discography down listeners' gullets over the years, filled with furious moshing and a barrel of laughs. Originally founded in the city of Frankfurt circa 1982, they initially considered names like Avenger and Vortex before looking through an English dictionary for a word that defined "beer mug" and finding Tankard. Thus, their future course was set and after a few years of rehearsals under the tutelage of early thrash classics by Metallica, Slayer, and their own countrymen like Kreator and Destruction, Tankard were ready to take their best shot. Signing with the Noise label (home to Helloween, Grave Digger, Celtic Frost, and others) in 1986, bandmembers, Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (vocals), Andy Bulgaropulos (guitar), Axel Katzmann (guitar), Frank Thorwarth (bass), and Oliver Werner (drums) went on a recording tear that produced 1986's Zombie Attack, 1987's Chemical Invasion, 1988's The Morning After, 1989's Alien EP, 1990's The Meaning of Life, and 1991's Fat, Ugly and Still (A)live, barely changing their style, emptying their mugs, or pausing for breath along the way. 1992 saw the arrival of new drinking buddy/drummer Arnulf Tunn for the ironically named Stone Cold Sober LP, but not even Tankard could weather the grunge revolution unscathed, and the next few years brought faltering releases (1994's Two Faced, 1995's The Tankard, 1998's, erm, Disco Destroyer), unstable lineups, and even deviations from form to introduce punkier elements. Thankfully, 2000's back-to-their-strengths King of Beers set the Tankard ship to rights, and the retooled lineup of vocalist Geremia, bassist Thorwarth, plus new guitarist Andreas Gutjahr and drummer Olaf Zissel, has kept the solid thrash, good humor, and better beer flowing steadily ever since, with albums including 2004's Beast of Bourbon, 2006's The Beauty and the Beer, 2012's Girl Called Cerveza and 2015's Rest in Beer. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Kings of Beer

3. Hot Dog Inferno

4. Hell Bent for Jesus

5. Kings of Beer

6. I'm So Sorry!

7. Talk Show Prostitute

8. Incredible Loudness

9. Land of the Free

10. Mirror, Mirror

11. Tattoo Coward

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Track List: A Girl Called Cerveza

1. Rapid Fire (A Tyrant's Elegy)

2. A Girl Called Cerveza

3. Witchhunt 2.0

4. Masters of Farces

5. The Metal Lady Boy

6. Not One Day Dead (But One Day Mad)

7. Son of a Fridge

8. Fandom At Random

9. Metal Magnolia

10. Running On Fumes

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Track List: Oldies & Goldies: The Very Best Of The Noise Years 1986 - 1995

1. Zombie Attack (2005 Remaster)

2. (Empty) Tankard [2005 Remaster]

3. Don't Panic (2005 Remaster)

4. Chemical Invasion (2005 Remaster)

5. Intro/Commandments

6. The Morning After (2005 Remaster)

7. Alien (2005 Remaster)

8. Space Beer (2005 Remaster)

9. Freibier

10. Nation Over Nation (2005 Remaster)

11. Minds On The Moon (2005 Remaster)

12. Atomic Twilight (2005 Remaster)

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Track List: R.I.B.

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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Track List: The Beauty and the Beer

1. Ice-Olation

2. We Still Drink The Old Ways

3. Forsaken World

4. Rockstars No. 1

5. The Beauty And The Beast

6. Blue Rage-Black Redemption

7. Frankfurt: We Need More Beer

8. Metaltometal

9. Dirty Digger

10. Shaken Not Stirred

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I love this band ..one of my forever favorite's.. c o u l d care less about the subject matter bc the vocalist guitar work and general sound is perfect.
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WE
NEED...ANOTH E R . . . F * * K I N G . . . B E E E R !
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May sound crazy, but Tankard's my favorite thrash metal outfit ever!
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Don't read this because it actually works, you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2days. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary.
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Let's get s**t faced
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I love this song.
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i love that if you scroll over the birthday album, the like and dislike buttons are right over his boobs
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Want to get into new metal bands? Check out my stations.
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I never remeber the morning after....bee r thrash rules
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hey sprague f**k off and die , I'll get my own info you f**kin c**t
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www.natall.c o m Anti-Racist is a code word for Anti-White!
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it's 9:30 AM .... I need a BEER !!!! these guys are a bad influence on me !!!!
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someone needs to kidnap them and take them to america and force them to play a show
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These crazy germans make me ALMOST as happy as Gwar.... almost...
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loudcast1
I love Winger....
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mikec22
"This German speed-metal band's primary theme revolved around extolling the virtues of alcohol." --- is this supposed to be a bad thing?
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alcoholic speed thrash!!! yee!!! makes you wanna beer bong, strike out, n f**k s**t up!!! whooo!!! lml
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UNA CERVEZA EN ALTO PARA ESTOS HIJOS DE P**A!BEER+TA N K A R D + D R I V I N G C A R = D U I . . . .
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yesssssss
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sirkaill
lol so making a station for beer metal
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this makes me want to do a beer bong and thrash it up in a pit
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Tankard beer metal great GERMAN METAL, VERY FUN LIVE BAND...
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lieutenantke v l a r
Craptastic
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GO GERMANY!!!!

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