It has been 35 years for the German beer guzzling TANKARD and they’ve announced their 17th studio album entitled “One Foot In The Grave” It will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band presents the cover artwork of the anniversary album. 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 named after it also.
The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former TANKARD cover artist. He also created the cover artworks for “A Girl Called Cerveza” and “R.I.B.”.
Vocalist Gerre comments:
“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…”
Song-Premiere on German radio “Rock Antenne”:
On April 8, 2017, TANKARD, together with ROCK ANTENNE, will present you the debut single “Arena Of The True Lies”. In the show “Tuff Stuff” (starting at 11 pm) presenter Thomas Moser will broadcast the new song. You can find more information about tuning in at