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11th May 2017


Mighty German beer-infused thrashers Tankard's brand new opus, 'One Foot In The Grave', their seventeenth studio album, will be released on June 2nd via Nuclear Blast.

In this exclusive video which we are premiering today, Tankard founder, leader and frontman Gerre discusses the band's history, the influence of British Heavy Metal on the band, his dream Heavy Metal football team, and of course, beer.

It's Tankard's jubilee year. Thirty-five years of Tankard and, of course, a suitable soundtrack can't be neglected for the occasion. The band have revealed four video trailers in which they discuss all apsects of the new album. Check them all out here:

Also released recently is track number two from 'One Foot In The Grave', 'Arena Of The True Lies' and in case you missed it, here it is again.

'One Foot In The Grave' was recorded at Gernhart Studio, Troisdorf, Germany, together with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, SuidAkrA) in January 2017.

The new artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former Tankard cover artist. He also created the cover artworks for 'A Girl Called Cerveza' and 'R.I.B.'.

You can pre-order the album now in various formats right here.


1. Pay To Pray
2. Arena Of The True Lies
3. Don't Bullshit Us!
4. One Foot In The Grave
5. Syrian Nightmare
6. Northern Crown (Lament Of The Undead King)
7. Lock 'Em Up!
8. The Evil That Men Display
9. Secret Order 1516
10. Sole Grinder


2017 tour dates:

24th June: D Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
1st July: D Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy Open Air
5th August: D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
26th August: D Cham - L.A. Moshclub-Festival
2nd September: D Katzenbach - Metallergrillen
22nd September: P Porto - Hard Club
23rd September: P Lisbon - Cine-Teatro De Corroios
6th October: D Erfurt - From Hell
7th October: D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
8th October: D Braunschweig - B58
28th October: GE Tiflis - tba
25th November: MAL Johore - Rockin
1st December: D Nürnberg - K4-Festsaal
2nd December: D Berlin - BiNuu
29th December: D Frankfurt - Batschkapp (TANKARD & Friends Festival)
30th December: D Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark

Get your tickets for Tankard & Friends now right here.



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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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