ANVIL will release their highly anticipated 14th studio album Juggernaut of Justice on May 10, 2011 through The End Records and distributed by Sony Music Canada.
Juggernaut of Justice was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Northridge, California with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Filter, Alice Cooper). Among the 12 new songs is the title track which is now available as part of The End Records Spring sampler, available at http://theendrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-records-spring-2011-sampler
Considered a major influence for a generation of bands including Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Guns n’ Roses, Anvil’s early releases Hard ‘n’ Heavy (1981) and Metal on Metal (1982) helped shaped the genre of heavy metal. Twenty years after their first rise to success, the band became the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil.” Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary in 2010. Hitting theatres all over the world and then released on DVD, over 80 million people have seen the film to date, propelling the band back into the spotlight. Since the release of the film the band has toured the world, including performing at major festivals in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan. The band just wrapped up their first tour of South America last week.
Track listing for Juggernaut of Justice is as follows:
1. Juggernaut of Justice 2. When Hell Breaks Loose 3. New Orleans Voo Doo 4. On Fire 5. Fukeneh! 6. Turn It Up 7. This Ride 8. Not Afraid 9. Conspiracy 10. Running 11. Paranormal 12. Swing Thing
“Trust me when I say this album is VERY good and that it will surprise many” says Alan Cross, host and producer of Canada’s longest running syndicated radio show The OnGoing History of New Music and curator of ExploreMusic. “I have no doubt this is the album that will solidify them as the real deal”.
Anvil will begin a national tour of Canada on Friday May 6, 2011 in support of Juggernaut of Justice. A full list of tour dates are below. Tickets go on sale Friday March 18th!
May 6 The Rock House St. John’s, NL