It is their jubilee year! 35 years of TANKARD!
And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be neglected for the occasion. The band’s 17th studio album will be entitled “One Foot In The Grave” and will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
The band has just released the first trailer for that upcoming album. The video was a result of the listening session of the new album, which took place at the pub “Alte Liebe” in Frankfurt (Germany) on February 17th and it shows the first impressions of the German press.
Check it out here:
The band also presents the tracklist of the anniversary album:
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
This time, the album is going to have a serious streak; not only filled with humor but criticising today’s society. Even the traditional beer song ‘Secret Order 1516’ displays some critical elements.
But don’t worry: fans of the typical TANKARD humour won’t be disappointed! With songs like ‘Sole Grinder’, the band hasn’t forgotten their raison d’être. This song pays tribute to the band’s manager Buffo (Gerre: »The funniest choleric person in Germany«) in an ironic way.
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.”.
Song-Premiere on German radio “Rock Antenne”:
On April 8, 2017, TANKARD, together with ROCK ANTENNE, presents you the first single “Arena Of The True Lies“. In the show “Tuff Stuff” (starting at 11 pm) presenter Thomas Moser will present the new song. You can find more information about the reception at http://www.rockantenne.de/empfang
“One Foot In The Grave” was recorded at Gernhart Studio (Troisdorf,Germany) together with producer Martin Buchwalter (DESTRUCTION, SUIDAKRA) in January 2017.
The band have already 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.
Watch it here:
Don’t miss the Kings Of Beer live:
05.05. D Köln – Underground
06.05. D Rheine – Hypothalamus
24.06. D Dischingen – Rock am Härtsfeldsee
01.07. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
12.08. E Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
26.08. D Cham – L.A. Moshclub-Festival
02.09. D Katzenbach – Metallergrillen
22.09. P Porto – Hard Club
23.09. P Lisbon – Cine-Teatro De Corroios
06.10. D Erfurt – From Hell
07.10. D Rostock – M.A.U. Club
08.10. D Braunschweig – B58 *SOLD OUT*
28.10. GE Tiflis – tba
25.11. MAL Johore – The Rockin
01.12. D Nürnberg – K4-Festsaal
02.12. D Berlin – BiNuu
16.12. NL Eindhoven – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
29.12. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp (TANKARD & Friends-Festival)
30.12. D Ingolstadt – Eventhalle Westpark