Tankard is the name of a speed/thrash-metal band from Frankfurt, Germany, founded in 1982. After losing their guitarist because of their image as a bunch of drunks, they moved on to issue their first record in 1986. From that point on, the band has continuously made songs and records in the same style they started out with - fast metal songs in honor of alcohol. Thus they claim to have invented a new genre called "alcoholic metal". Tankard are self-proclaimed "Kings of Beer" in honour of the folkloric character Gambrinus.
In 1984, Tankard signed to Noise Records after narrowly missing out on signing with Steamhammer during a gig where guitarist Andy Bulgaropulous made the mistake of wearing a blue sweatshirt with a deer on the front creating the wrong image and causing Steamhammer to retract their offer of a contract.
|Year of Release||Title||Label|
|1986||Zombie Attack||Noise Records|
|1987||Chemical Invasion||Noise Records|
|1988||The Morning After||Noise Records|
|1990||The Meaning of Life||Noise Records|
|1992||Stone Cold Sober||Noise Records|
|1994||Two Faced||Noise Records|
|1995||The Tankard||Noise Records|
|1998||Disco Destroyer||Century Media|
|2000||Kings of Beer||Century Media|
|2004||Beast of Bourbon||AFM Records|
|2006||The Beauty and the Beer||AFM Records|
|2007||Best Case Scenario (Best of-remakes)||AFM Records|