Tankard is a thrash band from Frankfurt, Germany, established in 1982.  The bands' name speaks highly to their lyrical and musical themes, which mostly revolve around drinking, partying, and hell-raising.  Tankard paved the way for the great German thrash bands that followed later on in the 80's, including Kreator, Destruction, and Sodom, and have had a very influential presence internationally as well.  For nearly 30 years, Tankard has been recording and playing live, and they will be making a rare and exclusive appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2014.