1. “Juggernaut Of Justice” released in Europe!

    June 17, 2011

    Pick up your copy of “Juggernaut of Justice” TODAY! Check out the limited edition version below. Pick it up today if you’re in Germany or June 20th for the rest of Europe.
    Anvil ltd. CD print


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

    June 1, 2011

    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


  3. Anvil Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    May 20, 2011

    Hot off the heels of the release of their acclaimed 14th studio album, Juggernaut of Justice, Canadian heavy metal heroes ANVIL have announced U.S. tour dates. The band will play a handful of select, intimate shows this summer. Tickets go onsale Friday, May 20th, at local and online ticket outlets.

    Dates are as follows:

    7/26/2011 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
    7/27/2011 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
    7/29/2011 West Chester, PA The Note
    7/30/2011 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
    7/31/2011 Boston, MA Middle East Club

    Juggernaut of Justice was released on May 11th and recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Northridge, California with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Airbourne, Alice Cooper). On street date, Juggernaut of Justice was ranked #1 on iTunes metal chart; their version available with a special bonus track entitled “What I Want To Be.” F.Y.E. (Transworld Entertainment) has an exclusive version of the album with two bonus tracks entitled “The Station” and “Tonight Is Coming”.

    Juggernaut of Justice is receiving rave reviews:

    “Anvil come out swinging…invigoratingly thrashy tracks that radiate hunger and fire.” – Revolver Magazine

    “anthemic heavy rockers harking back to their earliest days… the familiar mixture of trad, speed, and power metal …garnished with one of the best production jobs of their entire career.” – Allmusic.com

    “[ANVIL] sounds amazingly fresh… inspired by the players and exhilarating for the listener.” – Examiner.com

    “Juggernaut of Justice is their best record since ’82.” – Popdose

    “…stronger, more aggressive and cohesive than Anvil has sounded in decades.” – Bravewords


  4. Juggernaut Of Justice Limited Edition bundle

    April 8, 2011

    Click below to purchase your Juggernaut of Justice limited edition bundle TODAY!


  5. Lips & Robb on Shockhound’s “Mouthful of Metal”

    April 1, 2011


  6. ANVIL! STORY OF ANVIL in LA Heavy Metal Film Festival

    March 29, 2011

    We are thrilled to be part of the first ever Heavy Metal Film Festival! The festival opens up this Thursday night the 31st of March at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, CA. There are 17 films, all sharing the passion of Metal. Anvil! The Story Of Anvil! Will be playing on Saturday night at 9:30pm, the film will be followed by a special Q & A session with director Sacha Gervasi and Lips. Don’t miss this historic first ever event. For more information on the festival check them at HeavyMetalFF.com or like them on Facebook


  7. CANADIAN TOUR

    March 15, 2011

    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

    May 9 Club Oxygen Moncton, NB

    May 10 Paragon Theatre Halifax, NS

    May 11 Nicky Zee’s Fredericton, NB

    May 14 Pavillion de la Jeunesse Quebec City, QC

    May 15 Foufoune Electrique Montreal, QC

    May 16 Ottawa Civic Centre Ottawa, ON

    May 17 Hamilton Place Hamilton, ON

    May 18 Sudbury Arena Sudbury, ON

    May 21 London Music Hall London, ON

    May 23 Crocks Thunder Bay, ON

    May 23 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg, MB

    May 25 The Exchange Regina, SK

    May 27 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB

    May 28 The Gateway Calgary, AB

    May 30 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC

    May 31 Sugar Nightclub Victoria, BC


  8. The End Records Announces Spring ’11 Sampler Proceeds From Donations to Benefit Victims of Japanese Earthquakes/Tsunami

    March 11, 2011

    The End Records announces its Spring ’11 Sampler today. This FREE Sampler features 12 tracks from their current roster at The End Records, including previously unreleased tracks from Anvil, Goes Cube, Braveyoung, Too Late The Hero, Novembers Doom and Dir En Grey, based in Japan. The band, who was luckily unharmed by the recent earthquakes and subsequent tsunami, were in the studio recording new music when the natural disaster unfolded.

    The End staff was extremely relieved to learn that their friends Dir En Grey and other colleagues in Japan are safe, but are keeping those less fortunate in their thoughts and prayers. As result of the recent catastrophe, the label has decided to accept donations on behalf of anyone wishing to download the free sampler. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to victims in Japan via the American Red Cross, and no donation is too small.

    To download The End Records Spring ’11 Sampler and make a donation to help the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan, please click HERE (ter.ly/freeyesfree).

    Track listing is as follows:

    1. Anvil – Juggernaut Of Justice
    2. Helloween – Are You Metal?
    3. Dir En Grey- Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami (Live)
    4. Danzig – Juju Bone
    5. Goes Cube – The Ban Has Been Lifted
    6. Kvelertak – Ulvetid
    7. Vreid – Wolverine Bastards
    8. Braveyoung – The Light Narrows
    9. Too Late The Hero – Statement Of Purpose
    10. Tarja – Falling Awake
    11. Solefald – Norron Livskunst
    12. Novembers Doom – Of Age And Origin (A Violent Day)


  9. SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

    January 19, 2011

    Feb 24 – La Paz, BOL – Cine 16 de Julio, with Primal Fear
    Feb 25 – Buenos Aires, – Teatro Flores, with Primal Fear
    Feb 26 – Santiago, CHI – Teatro Caupolican
    Feb 27 – Sao Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club, with Primal Fear
    Mar 3 – Catanduva, BRA – Armazem do Cafe
    Mar 4 – Bogota, COL – Teatro Mama
    Mar 5 – Mexico City, MEX – Circo Volador


  10. Lips on Sixx Sense

    November 24, 2010

    Lips will be on the Nikki Sixx’s radio show Sixx Sense tomorrow, Thursday November 25 from 8-10pm local time. Click and go to “Listen Live”.



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