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Tankard (DE)

Tankard is a German Thrash metal band founded in 1982. Inventors of the "Alcoholic Metal"-genre. The band chose their name after looking through a dictonary and seeing a word defined as "beer mug".

Tankard were formed by three classmates, Andreas "Gerre" Geremia, Axel Katzmann and Frank Thorwarth. At the time, the band was known as Vortex and Avenger until the current name of Tankard was discovered by the band in a dictionary. Their first song written was called "Ray Death", a song about nuclear war and their first gig was played in a local classroom in 1983. As the band were not permitted to drink alcohol in the school, they smuggled their beer in with milk cartons. Soon after, band member Bernhard Rapprich left the band as h...

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The Masters of Horror Metal are back for the 3rd attack! The moshing beast we know as F.K.Ü., short for Freddy Krueger’s Ünderwear, first raised its ugly head back in 1987. In those days they were more or less pure S.O.D. die hard disciples, to say the least, and after a handful of something that was supposed to be rehearsals but more bared the resemblance of cheap beer and pizza fights, the band fell into a hiatus.

It wasn't until confronted with a strange guy called Larry in early 1997 that the band considered bringing the slumbering beast back to life again. After the overwhelming response of the 20-song demo "Beware of the Evil Ünderwear" recorded in 1998, the guys decided to put some more effort in. Come 1999 and the horr...

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