If you think of thrash metal in honour of alcohol, you think of the mighty TANKARD. Founded in 1982, the band from Frankfurt am Main is often considered one of the “Big Teutonic 4”, along with Kreator, Sodom and Destruction. They released their first record in 1986 and continue to write and record in the same vein: fast metal songs in the honour of alcohol! Releasing a stunning 17 (!) albums, Tankard is cemented as a major force in German metal.A lot of other bands struggled, split up or came back with reunions, TANKARD never had these problems. They have always been there.