The story of TANKARD is an exceptional one: the Thrash Metal force from Frankfurt, Germany is around since the early 80s already, spearheading a wave of German Thrash bands who became successful worldwide (Kreator, Destruction, Sodom a.o.). And while a lot of other bands struggled, split up or came back with reunions, TANKARD never had these problems. They have always been there. And they kept their worldwide fanbase for all these years, delivering one strong album after another. When you think of beer and Thrash Metal the name TANKARD is the first that will pop up for sure.
Founded in 1982 in Frankfurt, Germany their first sign of life was recorded in 1986 and indicated that not only the Ruhr district is the home of the growing German Thrash Metal scene. Since then they recorded almost as precisely as a clockwork one piece of finest thrash metal after another never taking themselves too seriously, enjoying their music and making their fans happy. Today their discography includes 14 studio records, two compilations, two DVDs and a live album.
In the beginning of 2012 the band signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. Shortly after this, the album for their 30th anniversary was finished at the famous Studio 23 with renowned producer Michael Mainx (BÖHSE ONKELZ, DER W, DISBELIEF, D-A-D) in Frankfurt, Germany. "A Girl Called Cerveza" was released in July 2012 via Nuclear Blast.