A Frankfurt Metal act lyrically obsessed by the subject of alcohol, TANKARD's second album, 'Chemical Invasion', was close to being a crusade against the introduction of foreign chemicals into German beers. The band was created during 1982 with an original line-up of vocalist Gerre, guitarists Axel Katzmann and Andy Boulgaropulas, bassist Frank Torwarth and drummer O.W. (Oliver Werner). This line-up cut the first demo in 1984 'Heavy Metal Vanguard' capitalised on by a second effort 'Alcoholic Metal'. The debut album, 1986's 'Zombie Attack', provided a useful sales base of 10'000 copies before 1987's 'Chemical Invasion' exceeded that figure three times over.