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4 April 2014

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Iconic Thrash Metal band Tankard have just revealed the album cover for their upcoming album 'R.I.B.'.The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of the former Tankard cover artist Sebastian Krüger.

On the subject of the artwork, vocalist Andreas "Gerre" Geremia commented "R.I.B. continues the story of Chemical Invasion. The crazy professor is back and takes revenge on mankind, because he failed in 1987!

"The cover is done again by Patrick Strogulski, an apprentice of Sebastian Krüger and really hits the spot! As always with Tankard, things shouldn't be taken too seriously!"

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The track listing for the album is:
War Cry
Fooled By Your Guts
R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
Riders Of The Doom
Hope Can't Die
No One Hit Wonder
Breakfast for Champions
Enemy Of Order
Clockwise To Deadline
The Party Ain't Over 'Til We Say So

The album, Tankards 16th studio album, was produced by Michael Mainx who worked with the band on their 2010 album 'Vol(l)ume 14' and its follow up, 'A Girl Called Cerveza' which was released in 2012.

'R.I.B.' will be released on Monday 23rd June via Nuclear Blast.

You can see Tankard live here:
Saturday 12th April - Metal Franconia-Festival, Dettelbach
Friday 2nd May - LA, Cham
Saturday 3rd May - Schlachthaus, Dornbirn
Sunday 4th May - Ludwigsburg, D, Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg
Saturday 24th May - Maryland Death Fest, Baltimore
Saturday 7th June - Underwall-Festival, Zadar
Saturday 21st June - Lorely, D, Metalfest, Lorely
Saturday 28th June - Tuska- Festival, Helsinki
Thursday 19th July - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Friday 11th July - The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Saturday 12th July - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Saturday 26th July - 5.Nord Open Air, Essen
Friday 5th September - Metallergrillen, Katzenbach
Saturday 13th September - Metal-Fest, Mennecy
Saturday 20th September - Hamburg Metal Dayz, Hamburg
Friday 17th October - Cafe Central, Weinheim
Saturday 18th October - Bullblast, Schrecksbach
Saturday 29th November - Dismember Metal Fest, Bukarest

Tankard are:
Andreas "Gerre" Geremia - Vocals
Andreas Gutjahr - Guitar
Frank Thorwarth - Bass Guitar
Olaf Zissel - Drums

Tankard Online:
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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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