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The Beauty and the Beer - TANKARD

Am I the only one that immediately gets a shit-eating grin on my face and a thirst for suds as soon as Germany's TANKARD comes up in conversation? I suspect not, as these thrashing sots are coming up on a quarter century of entertaining diehard fans with their comedic brand of vintage thrash. I mean ...

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DEW-SCENTED: Tour Dates Announced

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have lined up the following dates: Nov. 16 - Zürich, SWI @ Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo* Nov. 17 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum* Nov. 18 - Bochum, GER @ Matrix (Brainchrusher Festival) Dec. 04 - München, GER @ Backstage Werk** Dec. 06 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp** Dec. 08 - Hannover, GER @ Faust ...

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Fat, Ugly and Still (A)live - TANKARD

This is one big, beer-swilling thrash party of a DVD; it is as simple as that. Long-time German thrashers TANKARD never tried to be anything more than a group of fun-loving booze hounds that happen to play some pretty darn catchy thrash metal. Let's get the basics out of the way first. This two-disc set ...

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MERCILESS DEATH Replace VINDICATOR At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

California-based MERCILESS DEATH (Heavy Artillery Records) have replaced their labelmates VINDICATOR on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the festival organizers, VINDICATOR were forced to drop off the bill due to "issues within the lineup." The lineup for ...

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DEW-SCENTED Cancel METALLIANCE Appearance

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have issued the following statement: "Hello to everybody, especially to our friends in France possibly attending Metalliance festival this weekend: DEW-SCENTED will not perform after all tonight. The promoter decided to not stand by his contract, so there we go (or rather: we don't, haha!). Too bad really, as we were looking ...

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HELSTAR Replace EXCITER At MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

HELSTAR have replaced EXCITER on the billing of the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The lineup for the festival is now shaping up as follows: TANKARD HIRAX RAVEN HELSTAR JAG PANZER OMEN STEEL ATTACK DIVISION USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD IMAGIKA GAIA EPICUS NOCTUARY ...

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TANKARD To Perform At Berlin's Olympic Stadium

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD will be performing at Berlin's Olympic stadium this Saturday, April 29 at the invitation of local soccer team Eintracht Frankfurt. A posting on TANKARD's official web site reads as follows: "There are moments that are almost as great as TANKARD's new album 'The Beauty And The Beer'. For his whole life ...

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RAVEN Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

RAVEN have been confirmed for the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: TANKARD HIRAX RAVEN EXCITER JAG PANZER OMEN STEEL ATTACK DIVISION USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD IMAGIKA GAIA EPICUS NOCTUARY UNDER EDEN COLD COLOURS HEAD ...

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TANKARD, OMEN Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

TANKARD and OMEN are among the newly confirmed bands for the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: TANKARD HIRAX JAG PANZER OMEN STEEL ATTACK DIVISION RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD GAIA EPICUS NOCTUARY COLD COLOURS ...

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Revenge - IRON FIRE

Believe it or not, the rating above is a vast improvement for Danish third-stringers IRON FIRE. Their debut, "Thunderstorm" (released after the group won some Noise Records battle of the bands contest), was a laughably generic exercise in power metal with particularly anemic and reedy vocals from Martin Steene, but it at least could be ...

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OUTBURST Sign To BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Dutch metallers OUTBURST — who are said to be musically similar to such acts as SHADOWS FALL, THE HAUNTED, TESTAMENT, CARCASS and EXODUS — have inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The group's debut album, "Fair and Balanced", is scheduled for release in June. "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio ...

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CRYPTOPSY, SIX FEET UNDER, HATE Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

CRYPTOPSY, SIX FEET UNDER and HATE have been confirmed for the 2006 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AKRIVAL BEHEMOTH CRYPTOPSY DESASTER DESTRÖYER666 DEW-SCENTED ENSLAVED HATE HELRUNAR HYPOCRISY ILLDISPOSED KAAMOS KATAKLYSM MARDUK NIFELHEIM ...

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TANKARD, SETHERIAL Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

TANKARD and SETHERIAL have been confirmed for the 2006 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AKRIVAL BEHEMOTH DESASTER DESTRÖYER 666 DEW-SCENTED ENSLAVED HELRUNAR HYPOCRISY ILLDISPOSED KAAMOS KATAKLYSM MARDUK NIFELHEIM ROTTEN SOUND SETHERIAL SEVERE ...

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TANKARD Complete Work On New Album

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have completed work on their new album, "The Beauty and the Beer", with producer Andy Classen at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany for a May 26 release via AFM Records. "The Beauty and the Beer" is the follow-up to 2004's "Beast of Bourbon", which was recorded at Stage One with ...

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MY DARKEST HATE: New Album Artwork Posted Online

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have uploaded the cover artwork for their fourth album, "Combat Area", at this location (artwork by Ahmet Meran Karanitant). "Combat Area" is scheduled for release on March 24 via Massacre Records. The band ...

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Time Machine - AXXIS

Everyone outside the U.S. is probably thinking we're smoking some high-grade Yankee crack over here at HQ right about now — after all, "Time Machine" was released in Europe in early 2004, and AXXIS has a new album coming out this month. What gives with the late review? Well, Locomotive Music is releasing a bunch ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Complete Work On New Album

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have completed work on their fourth album, "Combat Area", for a March 24, 2006 release via Massacre Records. The band recorded the follow-up to 2004's "At War" at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with ...

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TANKARD: 'Fat, Ugly And Still (A)Live' DVD Out Now

On Monday, October 24, TANKARD's long-awaited very first double DVD, "Fat, Ugly And Still (A)Live", was officially released. The set contains a full live show that was recorded at the band's favorite location, the Batschkapp club in Frankfurt, and more than two hours of bonus material, including the following: * All four of the band's ...

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