After over forty years in the game, Frank Bello has nothing but gratitude for both his place in heavy metal history and in the hearts of his fans.
Freidman’s take-no-prisoners approach, coupled with his refusal to conform to the standards of the zeitgeist, allowed the Les Paul-wielding polymath to untether his aerodynamic style unto the masses, hot wiring the brains of a generation to come through his work in both the instrumental guitar and thrash metal arenas.
After decades spent setting trends, but never getting their deserved due, beginning with 2016’s Anvil Is Anvil, the band began a run to unmitigated glory, which continued with Pounding the Pavement (2018), Legal At Last (2020), and the band latest effort, Impact is Imminent, released on May 20th, 2022.
Recently, we caught up with veteran thrasher and bringer of bass-driven thunder, Frank Thorwarth of Tankard. Among other things, we touch on how Tankard is kicking off 2022, the band’s early years and formation, their new 80s and early 90s spanning boxset, the recording of their newest record, and a whole lot more.
oey Vera’s journey toward Heavy Metal immortality started as many others have, idolizing the likes of John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, John Deacon, and of course, Paul McCartney. But if Joey’s journey shows us anything, it’s that it’s not where you start, not where you finish, but where you stop along the way.