SPV/Steamhammer to release “Juggernaut of Justice” in Europe

ANVIL
SPV / Steamhammer is proud to announce the release of “Juggernaut Of Justice”, the new studioalbum of  canadian metal icons ANVIL, for Europe.
Available as limited edition digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), double gatefold LP in blue vinyl, standard version and download, “Juggernaut of Justice” will hit the stores in Germany on June 17th and in Europe on June 20th.
Anvil has been on a rock ‘n’ roll journey for the past three decades, but it has become a very public rocket ride into the musical and pop culture stratosphere only recently.
And that’s their dedication to their music. Ever since the award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil propelled the Canadian band from their respectable, hard-earned status as a band revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N’ Roses, Anvil founding members, vocalist/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, have made sure that one thing remains constant.
Rather than shy away from the publicity, the attention and the casual fans that are a product of this rock doc, Anvil, rounded out by bassist Glenn Five, are embracing it. “We are going after it with a vengeance,” Kudlow declared. “That’s how we think about life in general. Enjoy every minute, like you are winning the Cup!” While most bands that have been around as long as Anvil may be on their last legs, there’s a renewed vim and vigor surrounding Anvil. That type of renewal is not common to a band with three decades of history, but Anvil have done the necessary legwork work to allow their band to be one of the most relevant heavy metal bands in existence, even as they enjoy a new and much-deserved measure of success. It’s as though they truly have arrived with Juggernaut of Justice, their fourteenth studio album to be released via Steamhammer in Germany on June 17th and in Europe on June 20th.
Since 2009, the band played almost every major European festival, landed opening slots on two US and one Canadian AC/DC shows that summer, one of which was performed in front of 55,000 screaming fans at Giants Stadium. Anvil also embarked on their first headline tour of America in 10 years, and headlined the main stage of Germany’s Wacken, performing in front of 80,000 rabid metalheads. They ended up performing before 300,00 people that year. “We won the battle. If it was a battle, we showed the world that we are a real band, good musicians and the real deal,” Reiner said, summing up the experience. “People had curiosity, going, ‘Are these guys any good?’ After the movie, they thought, ‘How good are they?’ We won them over everywhere. We made tens of thousands of new fans.”
The band proves it has the goods with Juggernaut of Justice, which was recorded at Dave Grohl’s studio in LA, as the Nirvana/Foo Fighters guru is a friend and fan. Producer Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson) manned the boards for an album that sounds like classic Anvil and is true-to-form. Reiner even went as far as to call it the best in the band’s 33-year history, declaring that “Lips sounds 20 years younger and it’s fresh, clean, beautiful songs and playing that has the energy of 25-year-old kids.”
He’s not kidding. The album is forceful enough to shift tectonic plates and generates a thrash attack that will have heavy music fans banging their heads so furiously that they burst blood vessels in their necks and purchase stock in Icy Hot.
Anvil credit Marlette for “capturing the magic,” which isn’t simple to do. “You can’t work at that,” Reiner astutely pointed out. “It just happens. Either it is or it isn’t. The record reeks of that positivity and there is so much freshness saturating it.”
Juggernaut of Justice cycles through many moods and tempos. “Swing Thing” is the band’s ambitious metal-jazz track, while “Fukeneh!” is an anthem that is concert hall ready. “Paranormal” is what Reiner refers to as “the ballad,” thanks to its heavy, soulful, Sabbathian vibe. “It’s a powerful, evil song and that energy is very new for Anvil,” the drummer said. Speed metal thrashers like “When Hell Breaks Loose” and “Running” also live on Juggernaut of Justice, while “New Orleans Voodoo” is, according to Reiner, “a downtime pounder.” Overall, Kudlow and Reiner are adamant that there is no doom ‘n’ gloom present on Juggernaut. It’s heavy and positive, which isn’t common in a lot of hard rock music.
Tracklisting / Content:
Limited Edition Digipak incl. 2 bonus tracks:
1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40
2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11
3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25
4. On Fire 3:23
5. Fukeneh! 4:08
6. Turn It Up 2:57
7. The Ride 3:12
8. Not Afraid 3:44
9. Conspiracy 3:20
10. Running 2:54
11. Paranomal 7:04
12. Swing Thing 3:00
13. The Station (bonus track)
14. Tonight Is Coming (bonus track)
Jewel case version:
1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40
2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11
3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25
4. On Fire 3:23
5. Fukeneh! 4:08
6. Turn It Up 2:57
7. The Ride 3:12
8. Not Afraid 3:44
9. Conspiracy 3:20
10. Running 2:54
11. Paranomal 7:04
12. Swing Thing 3:00
Double Gatefold LP, coloured blue vinyl:
LP 1
Side 1
1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40
2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11
3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25
Side 2
1. On Fire 3:23
2. Fukeneh! 4:08
3. Turn It Up 2:57
LP 2
Side 1
1. The Ride 3:12
2. Not Afraid 3:44
3. Conspiracy 3:20
Side 2
01. Running 2:54
02. Paranomal 7:04
03. Swing Thing 3:00
Banner / Widget:
http://rpd.net/spv/flash/anvil/
ANVIL live in Europe 2011:
17.06. SE-Gothenburg – Metal Town Festival
18.06. DK-Copenhagen – Copenhell Festival
19.06. D-Berlin – Magnet
21.06. GB-Sheffield – Corporation
22.06. GB-Manchester – Academy 3
23.06. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse
24.06. GB-Newcastle – Academy 2
25.06. GB-Nottingham – Rock City
26.06. B-Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
28.06. CH-Luzern – Konzerthaus Schüür (with Dio Disciples)
29.06. I-Milano – Magazzini Generali (with Dio Disciples)
01.07. E-Madrid – Heineken (with Dio Disciples)
02.07. E-Bilbao – Rockstar Live (with Dio Disciples)
03.07. E-Barcelona – Bikini (with Dio Disciples)
05.07. NL-Kerkrade – The Rock Temple
06.07. D-Münster – Gleis 22
08.07. D-Hamburg – Knust
09.07. D-Aschaffenburg – ColosSaal
10.07. D-Cologne – Luxor
11.07. GB-London – Islington Academy
12.07. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
www.anvilmetal.com
www.spv.de

ANVIL

SPV / Steamhammer is proud to announce the release of “Juggernaut Of Justice”, the new studioalbum of  canadian metal icons ANVIL, for Europe.

Available as limited edition digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), double gatefold LP in blue vinyl, standard version and download, “Juggernaut of Justice” will hit the stores in Germany on June 17th and in Europe on June 20th.

Anvil has been on a rock ‘n’ roll journey for the past three decades, but it has become a very public rocket ride into the musical and pop culture stratosphere only recently.

And that’s their dedication to their music. Ever since the award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil propelled the Canadian band from their respectable, hard-earned status as a band revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N’ Roses, Anvil founding members, vocalist/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, have made sure that one thing remains constant.

Rather than shy away from the publicity, the attention and the casual fans that are a product of this rock doc, Anvil, rounded out by bassist Glenn Five, are embracing it. “We are going after it with a vengeance,” Kudlow declared. “That’s how we think about life in general. Enjoy every minute, like you are winning the Cup!” While most bands that have been around as long as Anvil may be on their last legs, there’s a renewed vim and vigor surrounding Anvil. That type of renewal is not common to a band with three decades of history, but Anvil have done the necessary legwork work to allow their band to be one of the most relevant heavy metal bands in existence, even as they enjoy a new and much-deserved measure of success. It’s as though they truly have arrived with Juggernaut of Justice, their fourteenth studio album to be released via Steamhammer in Germany on June 17th and in Europe on June 20th.

Since 2009, the band played almost every major European festival, landed opening slots on two US and one Canadian AC/DC shows that summer, one of which was performed in front of 55,000 screaming fans at Giants Stadium. Anvil also embarked on their first headline tour of America in 10 years, and headlined the main stage of Germany’s Wacken, performing in front of 80,000 rabid metalheads. They ended up performing before 300,00 people that year. “We won the battle. If it was a battle, we showed the world that we are a real band, good musicians and the real deal,” Reiner said, summing up the experience. “People had curiosity, going, ‘Are these guys any good?’ After the movie, they thought, ‘How good are they?’ We won them over everywhere. We made tens of thousands of new fans.”

The band proves it has the goods with Juggernaut of Justice, which was recorded at Dave Grohl’s studio in LA, as the Nirvana/Foo Fighters guru is a friend and fan. Producer Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson) manned the boards for an album that sounds like classic Anvil and is true-to-form. Reiner even went as far as to call it the best in the band’s 33-year history, declaring that “Lips sounds 20 years younger and it’s fresh, clean, beautiful songs and playing that has the energy of 25-year-old kids.”

He’s not kidding. The album is forceful enough to shift tectonic plates and generates a thrash attack that will have heavy music fans banging their heads so furiously that they burst blood vessels in their necks and purchase stock in Icy Hot.

Anvil credit Marlette for “capturing the magic,” which isn’t simple to do. “You can’t work at that,” Reiner astutely pointed out. “It just happens. Either it is or it isn’t. The record reeks of that positivity and there is so much freshness saturating it.”

Juggernaut of Justice cycles through many moods and tempos. “Swing Thing” is the band’s ambitious metal-jazz track, while “Fukeneh!” is an anthem that is concert hall ready. “Paranormal” is what Reiner refers to as “the ballad,” thanks to its heavy, soulful, Sabbathian vibe. “It’s a powerful, evil song and that energy is very new for Anvil,” the drummer said. Speed metal thrashers like “When Hell Breaks Loose” and “Running” also live on Juggernaut of Justice, while “New Orleans Voodoo” is, according to Reiner, “a downtime pounder.” Overall, Kudlow and Reiner are adamant that there is no doom ‘n’ gloom present on Juggernaut. It’s heavy and positive, which isn’t common in a lot of hard rock music.

Tracklisting / Content:

Limited Edition Digipak incl. 2 bonus tracks:

1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40

2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11

3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25

4. On Fire 3:23

5. Fukeneh! 4:08

6. Turn It Up 2:57

7. The Ride 3:12

8. Not Afraid 3:44

9. Conspiracy 3:20

10. Running 2:54

11. Paranomal 7:04

12. Swing Thing 3:00

13. The Station (bonus track)

14. Tonight Is Coming (bonus track)

Jewel case version:

1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40

2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11

3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25

4. On Fire 3:23

5. Fukeneh! 4:08

6. Turn It Up 2:57

7. The Ride 3:12

8. Not Afraid 3:44

9. Conspiracy 3:20

10. Running 2:54

11. Paranomal 7:04

12. Swing Thing 3:00

Double Gatefold LP, coloured blue vinyl:

LP 1

Side 1

1. Juggernaut Of Justice 3:40

2. When All Hell Breaks Loose 3:11

3. New Orleans Voodoo 4:25

Side 2

1. On Fire 3:23

2. Fukeneh! 4:08

3. Turn It Up 2:57

LP 2

Side 1

1. The Ride 3:12

2. Not Afraid 3:44

3. Conspiracy 3:20

Side 2

01. Running 2:54

02. Paranomal 7:04

03. Swing Thing 3:00

Banner / Widget:

http://rpd.net/spv/flash/anvil/

ANVIL live in Europe 2011:

17.06. SE-Gothenburg – Metal Town Festival

18.06. DK-Copenhagen – Copenhell Festival

19.06. D-Berlin – Magnet

21.06. GB-Sheffield – Corporation

22.06. GB-Manchester – Academy 3

23.06. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse

24.06. GB-Newcastle – Academy 2

25.06. GB-Nottingham – Rock City

26.06. B-Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting

28.06. CH-Luzern – Konzerthaus Schüür (with Dio Disciples)

29.06. I-Milano – Magazzini Generali (with Dio Disciples)

01.07. E-Madrid – Heineken (with Dio Disciples)

02.07. E-Bilbao – Rockstar Live (with Dio Disciples)

03.07. E-Barcelona – Bikini (with Dio Disciples)

05.07. NL-Kerkrade – The Rock Temple

06.07. D-Münster – Gleis 22

08.07. D-Hamburg – Knust

09.07. D-Aschaffenburg – ColosSaal

10.07. D-Cologne – Luxor

11.07. GB-London – Islington Academy

12.07. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms

www.anvilmetal.com

www.spv.de


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