When cult thrashers TANKARD are torn out their winter’s sleep, it has to be for a valid reason: It is their jubilee year! 35 years of TANKARD!
And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be missed. That’s why Gerre and co. went on a long journey to Troisdorf, together with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, Suidakra), to record their 17th studio album entitled ‘One Foot In The Grave’ at Gernhard Studio. The album is scheduled to be released on June 2nd 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band has published a studio trailer in which you can have a look behind the scenes of the record’s production. In addition, you may also listen to the very first song snippets.
Vocalist Gerre comments:
“Yes, we are old, but even as the album title suggests – this is not the end! It was really exciting to finally work together with Martin Buchwalter, whom we’ve already known for like 100 years! He demanded everything from us and we are very confident that this album is going to be amazing! As usual with TANKARD, we had the huge pressure of time for song writing and our nerves were on edge. But the effort was all worth it! We really hope you will like the album just as much as we do! Cheers to the next 35 years!”
More info coming soon – stay tuned!
The story of Tankard is an exceptional one: the thrash metal force from Frankfurt, Germany has been around since the early 80’s, spearheading a wave of German thrash bands who became successful worldwide (Kreator, Destruction, Sodom…). And while a lot of other bands struggled, split up or came back for reunions, Tankard never had these problems. They have always been there. And they’ve kept their worldwide fan base for all of these years, delivering strong album after strong album. When you think of beer and thrash metal, the name Tankard is the resounding response.