“GERRE” GEREMIA (TANKARD): “As A Band It’s Really Important That The Old Stuff Is Available”

Tankard in the 80s

One of Germany’s Big 4

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, German Thrash Metal legends Tankard are set to release an extensive box set that is sure to please their legions of fans. For a Thousand Beers: The Noise Records Years will be released on February 25, 2022.

It is packaged in a replica beer case and comes in two formats, CD and vinyl. The box set collects Tankard’s studio albums from 1986’s Zombie Attack to 1995’s The Tankard, including the Alien and Tankwart EPs. Also included is the DVD live performance Fat, Ugly & Live, plus two never before released live performances. An extensive 40 page booklet with photos, lyrics, and more rounds out the set.

I had the chance to speak with Tankard vocalist ”Gerre” Geremia, who’s been there since the beginning, to talk about this momentous 40th anniversary box set.

Highlights include

  • Discussion of the For A Thousand Beers Box Set
  • Where there any issues in getting the live or recorded footage
  • Is there anything that had to be left out of the box set
  • Was their pressure from Noise Records to put out an album every year back in the 80s
  • What was the craziest “rockstar” moment Tankard was a part of
  • Memories of recording Zombie Attack
  • Discussion of the upcoming 2022 Tankard studio album
  • … and much, much more!

Tankard is

Andreas “Gerre” Geremia – Vocals
Frank Thorwarth – Bass
Olaf Zissel – Drums
Andreas Gutjahr – Guitars

Former members

Bernhard Rapprich – Guitars
Oliver Werner – Drums
Axel Katzmann – Guitars
Andy Bulgaropulos – Guitars
Arnulf Tunn – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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