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Tag Archives: Tankard

German label Noise Records to be re-ignited by BMG

Posted by on April 15, 2016

Back in the 80’s, many of you started listening about all these Teutonic thrash metal bands across the pond and probably started doing tape trades to hear what the fuzz about Kreator, Tankard or Helloween was about so if you ever did that, you probably know about Noise Records. Noise Records was a German label […]

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Tankard drummer has stroke, band playing festival dates without him

Posted by on August 11, 2015

German thrash band Tankard have suffered a bit of a setback, as their drummer Olaf Zissel is in the hospital following a suspected stroke. The band are shocked and surprised, but are continuing on with the festival shows they’d already had booked in Germany and France. Holy Moses drummer Gerd Lücking will be filling in for […]

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Kreator’s Mille Petrozza On ‘Dying Alive’ And The “Big Teutonic Four”

Posted by on December 13, 2013

“Fuck the Big 4!” fans began chanting during Kreator’s set at Stage 48 in NYC last month. Indeed many fans believe that the German thrash legends, along with their tour co-headliners Overkill, have been unjustly ignored. Many fans are even quick to bill Kreator as the leaders of the “Big Teutonic Four,” along with Sodom, […]

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Destruction’s New Album To Feature Guest Appearances From Sodom And Tankard Frontmen

Posted by on August 8, 2012

While America has the Big 4, Germany essentially has the Big 3 of Teutonic thrash. Those three bands, of course, would be Kreator, Destruction and Sodom. So hearing that Destruction’s new album Spiritual Genocide (due out in November) will feature Sodom’s Tom Angelripper is pretty exciting news. Destruction confirmed the news by posting a picture […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 31st – The Persecuted Won’t Forget

Posted by on July 31, 2012

How has thrash survived for over three decades? By being one of the easiest genres of metal to appreciate, that’s how. The diversity of thrash allows for speed, groove, technicality, and ambience to varying degrees, and metalheads around the world know it and love it. And despite the fact that some thrash groups still carry […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: We All Fall

Posted by on April 18, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a new column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re excited to showcase We All Fall from Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2005, this five piece band has shared the stage with […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Drinking Songs

Posted by on October 11, 2011

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Drinking and metal have gone hand in hand since before Steppenwolf coined the term “heavy metal” in “Born to be Wild.” There’s nothing like putting on something heavy and downing some adult beverages of your choice while doing so. And […]

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Cannibal Corpse Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Posted by on August 31, 2011

Normally we don’t write up a full piece on every band confirmed for the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise’s second edition. However, we thought it was a pretty big deal that the metal cruise just snagged none other than Cannibal Corpse. That’s right, the death metal legends are the latest band to be confirmed for […]

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Virgin Steele, Tankard, God Dethroned Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Posted by on August 30, 2011

In case you haven’t been keeping up to date, Virgin Steele, Tankard, and God Dethroned are the latest bands to be confirmed for the second annual 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. This leaves 22 bands left to be announced.

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