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Saturday 5th
11:30 PM
W.E.T. Stage


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.


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
2014 R.I.B (Rest in Beer)


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