1. All New AMPU Deluxe Package Now Available

    August 7, 2013

    All New AMPU Deluxe Membership Package includes:

    LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP CARD
    3.5″ I AM A METAL POUNDER STICKER
    8 x10 signed personalized promotional photo
    5×7 double sided custom postcard
    I AM A METAL POUNDER – Guitar Pick
    Free 11×17 poster (While supplies last)

    Deluxe Package ships End Of August 2013.
    Order here: http://www.anvil-metal-pounders-union.com/membership/


  2. Anvil European Tour: Tickets on sale NOW!

    June 25, 2013

    Anvil LIVE in Europe this summer!

    27/07/13 U.K Ebbw Vale – Steelhouse Festival
    28/07/13 U.K Glasgow – Cathouse
    29/07/13 U.K Manchester – Academy 3
    30/07/13 U.K London – Garage
    01/08/13 Germany Cologne – Underground
    02/08/13 Germany Wacken – Wacken Festival
    03/08/13 Holland Haarlem – Patronaat
    04/08/13 Belgium Lokeren – Lokerse Feesten Festival
    06/08/13 Switzerland Lucerne – Schüür
    07/08/13 Germany Lichtenfels – Paunchy Cats
    08/08/13 Germany Saarbruecken – Garage
    10/08/13 Sweden Gävle – Getaway Festival

    Buy your tickets HERE


  3. Anvil’s “HOPE IN HELL” charts at #3 on CMJ Metal Radio Charts for North America

    May 22, 2013

    Canadian Rockers Anvil have returned with their 15th studio album “Hope In Hell” – Released in Germany on May 24th, Europe on May 27th & North America on May 28th.

    The album debuted at number 3 on the CMJ Metal radio charts on May 21st for North America.


  4. Review: ANVIL Forges New Fires With Hope In Hell – 8.5/10 review Bravewords

    May 21, 2013

    Review: ANVIL Forges New Fires With Hope In Hell

    ANVIL’s long-awaited new album Hope In Hell is due out on May 24th in Germany via SPV / Steamhammer, the rest of Europe on the 27th and the following day (May 28th) in North America via The End. The 13-song effort will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, jewel case CD, double gatefold orange colored vinyl LP, and as a download.

    BraveWords’ “Metal” Tim Henderson has offered up the following thoughts on Hope In Hell in his 8.5/10 review below:

    Although there’s been much back and forth banter between ANVIL leader Steve “Lips” Kudlow and I over the years regarding the band’s output after Forged In Fire, that’s water under the bridge at this stage in the game, and Hope In Hell erases any sour taste in the mouth. The three-piece—with recent addition bassist Sal Italiano—have a helluva lot of people in their corner as the feel-good story of being committed to metal complete with all the highs ‘n’ lows resonates. But that’s not why Hope In Hell is so good. All the planets are aligned. Anvil have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. And man, the material truly shines on album number 15. Let’s give it a walk-through:

    The title track kicks things off with a slowly increasing mechanized sound as you are forced to stand at attention, Anvil plotting course for the next 50-plus minutes with a slow but infectious riff, as there is no ‘hope in hell’ you’re escaping from this onslaught.

    Lips’ machine gun riffs attack on ‘Eat Your Words’ as he madly tries to keep up with drum whiz Robb Reiner’s galloping double-bass attack. Classic Anvil that showcases producer Bob Marlette’s (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER) genius behind the board. The crisp, clean clarity on Hope In Hell shines like a finely polished anvil.

    ‘Through With You’ is reminiscent of the overlooked near-balladry/harmonies of yesteryear like ‘Stop Me’ and ‘Never Deceive Me’, brilliantly laid-out and Lips’ pristine and well thought-out riffs shine while he’s spitting “see you next Tuesday” with venom. Love it!

    ‘The Fight Is Never Won’ is another chugger, an anthem about their plight if there ever was one, reminiscent of another great trio (MOTÖRHEAD) with its ‘Overkill’-isms. Think ‘Shadow Zone’ and you’ll get the point; exhausting but invigorating.

    Why is it that whenever a cowbell is used the entire focus is on that moment? And ‘Pay The Toll’ finds Reiner using it at liberty. And yes, Anvil have paid the toll for rock ‘n’ roll since their name was LIPS.

    On ‘Flying’, the razor-sharp rhythms would make Malcolm Young turn his head and once again Marlette has harnessed the band into a smooth-running juggernaut, Anvil’s balls-out energy and focus tempered. The track ebbs and flows until yet another well-thought-out solo appears, with Lips’ imagination demonstrated as far-reaching.

    ‘Call Of Duty’ finds Reiner engaged in the discipline of timing—the drummer has always had the prowess of figuring out when to fill and maybe more importantly, when not. Images of ‘Forged In Fire’ marche through your membrane as Lips’ leads pulsate madly as the Anvil faithful raise their fists towards the heavens.

    ‘Badass Rock N Roll’ is a bar-room bruiser full of piss ‘n’ vinegar, while ‘Shut The Fuck Up’ is just plain vicious, Lips venting to the extreme. Whereas ‘Hard Wired’ is a groovy audience sing-along if there ever was one.

    ‘Time Shows No Mercy’ is more mid-tempo Anvil fair, something that could fit on Hard N’ Heavy but a few notches above in songwriting maturity. “Just live for your dreams,” Lips proclaims, yet another instance of self-reflection.

    ‘Mankind Machine’ has a ‘Winged Assassins’ feel to it, a chugging beast ready to swoop down and swallow you whole, with nothing left for the scavengers. Once again both Reiner and Lips are face-to-face, marching to the beat of each other’s drum, so to speak.

    ‘Fire At Will’ closes off the album with another infectious chorus line, bombastic approach with “hunger deep inside.”

    Hope In Hell walks the walk and talks the talk. Nobody in heavy metal sounds like Anvil. Period.


  5. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (May 7, 2013) The premiere of “Badass Rock N Roll” on Revolver Magazine

    May 7, 2013

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (May 7, 2013) – In anticipation of the release of Anvil’s 15th studio album ‘Hope In Hell’, we are happy to announce the premiere of “Badass Rock N Roll” on Revolver Magazine.
    ANVIL PREMIERES ‘BADASS ROCK N ROLL’ ON REVOLVER

    15TH STUDIO ALBUM ‘HOPE IN HELL’ OUT MAY 28TH ON THE END RECORDS
    LISTEN TO ‘BADASS ROCK N ROLL’ ON REVOLVER
    here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-song-premiere-anvil-badass-rock-n-roll.html

    Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow describes the track as “Bang your head til your dead…what Metal on Metal said!! Bad Ass Rock and Roll!!”

    ‘Hope In Hell’ will be released on May 28th on The End Records.

    PRE-ORDER ‘HOPE IN HELL’

    “Kudlow promises the kind of album that ANVIL fans will love: no concessions to short-lived trends, no modern frills but traditional metal with lots of classic rock music elements.” – Blabbermouth

    “Turns out Anvil raced at thrash tempos before disciples like Metallica did; they also balanced chops, hooks and pervy humor in ways speed metal was too serious for.” – Rolling Stone

    Anvil will be performing with Twisted Sister, Raven, The Rods, Lords Of Mercy and other special guests for the Old Bridge Metal Milita Reunion Concert May 11th at the Encore Events Center in Freehold NJ

    May 11, 2013
    Encore Events Center
    106 Schanck Rd.
    Freehold, NJ
    7:30PM / Doors 7:30PM
    TICKETS

    The band will then travel to Califonia to perform with Motorhead May 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

    May 14, 2013
    Club Nokia
    800 W Olympic Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Doors 7:30PM
    TICKETS

    Photo By Grant Yoshino
    For More Information:
    Official Site
    Facebook
    Twitter
    For press inquires please contact:
    Caitlin Reeves
    Caitlin@theendrecords.com
    PR@theendrecords.com
    646-543-9647


  6. ANVIL – Hope In Hell Teaser / Interview

    May 6, 2013

    The new ANVIL studio album Hope In Hell will be available in Germany on May 24th and Europe on May 27th through SPV / Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition Digipak including 2 bonus tracks – as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl including 2 bonus tracks and as download.


  7. ANVIL Giveaway – BigMusicGeek

    May 3, 2013

    ANVIL – Giveaway – FOUR winners will be chosen for a Hope In Hell CD.
    One GRAND PRIZE winner for: CD’s – Anthology Of Anvil, Absolutely No Alternative, Back To Basics, Hope In Hell, Past And Present, Plenty Of Power, Plugged In Permanent and Still Going Strong!

    Enter here:
    http://www.bigmusicgeek.com/exclusiveanvilgiveaway.php


  8. ANVIL “iTunes Countdown”

    ANVIL “iTunes Countdown” – Germany / Austria / Switzerland

    Each week on Friday a track from HOPE IN HELL will be released for individual purchase. Customers who buy one or all of the tracks will pay a reduced album price once you buy the album.

    Please visit iTunes’ “Superroom” within the iTunes store by following this link:
    https://itunes.apple.com/collection/anvil-songs-vorab-die-auf/id106?fcId=634711730&l=de&ls=1

    Today, you can download HOPE IN HELL here:
    03.05.2013 – “Hope In Hell”
    https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/hope-in-hell-single/id634496760?l=de&ls=1

    Stay tuned for next week’s download.


  9. European HOPE IN HELL Vinyl + DigiPak

    April 23, 2013

    Hope In Hell – European Vinyl + DigiPak – Pre-Order here:

    http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/
    tontraeger/vinyl/2lp/anvil-hope-in-hell-orange-vinyl.html





  10. ANVIL – HOPE IN HELL BUNDLES

    April 10, 2013

    ANVIL BOX SET – | CLICK HERE: https://www.bandpage.com/
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    !!! SOLD OUT – PLEASE CHECK OUT CONCERT GOERS BUNDLE & BEST OF BUNDLE !!!

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    Get all of your Anvil essentials, everything you need before they hit the road…
    -Cozie
    -Bandana
    -Patch
    -Anthology Of Anvil CD
    -Signed Hope In Hell booklet
    -Exclusive download of a FREE track from Anvil’s new album ‘Hope In Hell’

      JUST ADDED!

    *1 USED custom Robb Reiner/Vic Firth drumstick
    *Custom ANVIL / LIPS Guitar picks
    *1 Robb Reiner / Ddrum poster

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    Support Anvil’s past and upcoming releases with the Best Of package, hand-selected classics for all fans.
    -A signed “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” Movie poster
    -Classic ANVIL T-Shirt
    -Monument of Metal CD (including tracks “Metal On Metal” and “666″!)
    -A Signed Hope In Hell booklet
    -Exclusive download of a FREE track from Anvil’s new release ‘Hope In Hell’



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