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The German thrash-metal band Tankard has left no beer-related topic unsung, including the infamous Reinheitsgebot incident of 1516 (commonly known as the "German Beer Purity Law").
Ah, yes, the kegger — the communal bender that just about every social bracket can agree on. If you bring cheap libations, secured in steel and bathed in a tub of ice, the masses will come.
For the metalhead, a kegger means it's time to get brew-tal. And, in the fine tradition of heavy metal, many bands pay tribute to the drink that fuels dudely headbutts, fist-pumping and the occasional breaking of chairs.
With these five inebriating anthems, raise your plastic cups on high (over 21 only, thanks) and let the debauchery begin. Also, if you know of more heavy-metal drinking songs — and there are plenty — tell us about your favorites in the comments below.
For more entries in this summer's weekly It's Time to Party: Summer Songs series, click here.