Tankard: ” Metal, Futbol, Beers, Girls and … more Beers

Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1982

The band has continuously made songs and records in the same style they started out with – fast metal songs in honor of alcohol. Thus they claim to have invented a new genre called “alcoholic metal”.

They are self-proclaimed “Kings of Beer” in honour of the folkloric character Gambrinus.

Their songs are regularly featured at soccer games for the Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt. The band are fans of the team and have written songs and produced videos in the team’s honor

A couple of beers by Tankard:

– Alcohol, – Alcoholic Nightmares

– Dead Men Drinking
– A Girl Called Cerveza
– We Still Drink The Old Ways
– Space Beer

– Kings Of Beer

Current line-up:
Andreas “Gerre” Geremia – vocals (1982–present)
Frank Thorwarth – bass (1982–present)
Olaf Zissel – drums (1994–present)
Andreas Gutjahr – guitar (1999–present)

– Freibier
– Need Money For Beer

– Stay Thirsty!
– Die With A Beer In Your Hand

Studio albums:
1986 Zombie Attack – 1987 Chemical Invasion

– 1988 The Morning After  –

1990 The Meaning of Life – 1992 Stone Cold Sober – 1994 Two-Faced  – 1995 The Tankard – 1998 Disco Destroyer  – 2000 Kings of Beer  – 2002 B-Day  – 2004 Beast of Bourbon 2006 The Beauty and the Beer – 2008 Thirst – 2010 Vol(l)ume 14 – 2012 A Girl Called Cerveza

A tankard is a form of drinkware consisting of a large, roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle. Tankards are usually made of silver, pewter, or glass, but can be made of other materials, for example wood, ceramic or leather.

A 1970’s TV advertising campaign for Whitbread beer features a pub landlord spinning a tall tale to an American tourist, who suspiciously asks: “Are you really Lord Tankard?”.

 

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