German alcohol-soaked thrash metal act TANKARD will release its seventeenth studio album, “One Foot In The Grave”, on June 2 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014’s “R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)” was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with producer Martin Buchwalter (DESTRUCTION, ACCUSER, PERZONAL WAR, SUIDAKRA).
The official lyric video for the song “Arena Of The True Lies” can be seen below. Also available is a trailer for “One Foot In The Grave”, featuring footage that was filmed at a listening session for the album on February 17 at the Alte Liebe pub in Frankfurt, Germany.
“One Foot In The Grave” track listing:
01. Pay To Pray
02. Arena Of The True Lies
03. Don`t Bullshit Us!
04. One Foot In The Grave
05. Syrian Nightmare
06. Northern Crown (Lament Of The Undead King)
07. Lock`Em Up!
08. The Evil That Men Display
09. Secret Order 1516
10. Sole Grinder
This time, the album is going to have a serious streak, not only filled with humor but criticizing today’s society. Even the traditional beer song “Secret Order 1516” displays some critical elements. But don’t worry: fans of the typical TANKARD humor won’t be disappointed! With songs like “Sole Grinder”, the band hasn’t forgotten their raison d’être. This song pays tribute to the band’s manager Buffo (Gerre: “The funniest choleric person in Germany”) in an ironic way.
The cover artwork for “One Foot In The Grave” was created by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the recent artwork designer of TANKARD. He also created the cover artwork for the “A Girl Called Cerveza” and “R.I.B.” albums. With this, the iconic band mascot, the TANKARD Alien, celebrates his return after about 13 years of absence. The alien was born in 1989 with the “Alien” EP and has already graced five album covers. The TANKARD fan club “Maniac Aliens” is also named after it.
States TANKARD vocalist Andreas “Gerre” Geremia: “Mister Strogulski has once again created a real masterpiece and surpassed himself. Our first plan was that I would be on the cover instead of the alien… but, lucky me, it ended up being the alien…”