Category: drinking songs

Goats drinking beers

It’s a shame that when California “mountain metal” band Throw The Goat released this video earlier this year it didn’t come to my attention right away – because it could almost have been created just for posting on this site.

Having A Beer, which you can view below, features (among other things) a number of goats enjoying the odd brewski – and everyone knows that goats are the most metal of all animals. Is it amusing that the YouTube ad that pops up for me is for “alcohol detox tablets”? Is someone trying to tell me something?

Throw The Goat have upcoming tour dates in Europe which you can find on their web site. Hat tip to for the story.

Tankard’s ‘A Girl Called Cerveza’

Tankard playing on board 70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 – photo by Kay Smoljak, originally published on 

We’ve written about Tankard before, and here we are again – probably because they are an obvious choice for this site, having made a 30 year long career out of writing songs primarily about beer.

The German thrashers have a new album which will be out next week, titled A Girl Called Cerveza. A few reviews are out ahead of the release and the album seems to be dividing opinion. Harley at That Devil Music says that “Tankard aren’t doing anything earthshattering or groundbreaking here – just sticking to their guns” in a fairly positive piece on the album. Steel Druhm at Angry Metal Guy was less complementary, going as far as to say “with a ratio of three decent songs out of ten, there are obviously issues here aplenty”.

Check out the video below for the title track and tell us in the comments: good song about beer or bad?


New Tankard!

There is only band that can rightfully claim to  be Kings of Beer – German thrashers Tankard. Over the last 25-odd years, they’ve released album after album of solid beer-drinking classics – approximately one every two years. 2010 sees the release of Vol{l)ume 14 (yes, it’s their 14th full-length studio recording).

Watch the first video, Rules For Fools, below:

You can’t say they don’t have an awesome time doing what they do!

Blast from the past: Cycle Sluts ‘Wish You Were A Beer’

Check out one hit wonders of the early ‘90s, Cycle Sluts From Hell, with this week’s beer themed metal anthem I Wish You Were a Beer:

A quick search reveals that the Cycle Sluts got together for a one off show in 2006 and while not looking to reform, are open to “special shows here and there”.

It’s just as well… they were funny, but I’m not sure the world needs too many metal bands with four chick singers!

Beer Metal

It seems the metal world is resplendent with quality homages to the wondrous elixir of life we call beer. Bands from all over the world are writing and performing numbers dedicated to this sweet bringer of hangovers.

Although not as well-known as other patrons of beer on this hallowed site, Rustbucket are a band from the Midlands in the UK who have written a concise and elegant hymn to the wonder of beer. The song opens with the winning lines:

‘It’s a Monday, I drink some beer. It’s a Tuesday, I drink some beer. It’s a Wednesday [can you see where this is going?] I drink some beer…’

Pete Laurie’s vocal style has a hint of the great Phil Anselmo about it and coupled with the chugging riffs from Nick Billingsley and Ivan Lewis, Rustbusket have given us a good old fashioned drinking song!

Beer-drinking songs: Korpiklaani and Tankard

When we asked our Twitter friends what their favourite beer dinking songs were, we got two kinds of responses: songs about beer, and songs that are so good they just inspire beer-drinking.

We’ll leave the second type of song for next time, but today here’s some of the songs that were suggested that were about beer.

First up Korpiklaani, with Bring Us Pints of Beer – a song title that is instructional and very specific as well as kick-arse:

Actually, much of Korpiklaani’s material is about beer, but for now, how about a band that not only wrote songs about beer, but named their band for it too? I’m talking of course about ‘80s thrashers Tankard. Check out Commandments:

Did you catch the lyrics in the chorus? I reckon truer words were never spoken:

Life’s too short to waste your brew
It’s plain to see-obey the rules

Thou shalt not waste and thou shalt not spill
Just drink your beer – Commandments
Thou shalt not puke cause there’s no excuse
Just drink your beer – Commandments

What are your favourite songs about beer?

Beer drinking metal songs: Set Sail On Ale with Perth’s Claim The Throne

Metalheads love beer, so it’s no surprise that there’s a huge number of songs about the mystical beverage. Here’s a favourite of mine that you might not have heard.

Claim The Throne are a battle metal band from Perth, Western Australia. Folk and Viking-inspired black/death metal might seem out of place in my sunny beach side home city, but trust me, it works – these guys are just so much fun.

So check out Set Sail On Ale – a great beer drinking song!

Have you got a favourite beer-drinking song?