1. Anvil To Release Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil Best Of Album Out September 27th On The End Records

    August 5, 2011

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    Pre-order The End Record’s limited-edition bundle with a copy of the record, an Anvil hip pack, and a signed poster HERE

    Anvil are true defenders of the faith and they’ve never lost sight of their vision to create uncompromising, dyed in the wool heavy metal. They have been on a rock ‘n’ roll journey for the past 30 years and while few bands can make it to the three year mark, Anvil have closed in on three decades of the most uncompromised and ear pleasing metal known to headbangers. The band’s career has developed into a very public rocket ride into the musical and pop culture stratosphere only recently, though.

    Ever since the award-winning documentaryAnvil! 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, and not to mention, Anvil! director Sascha Gervasi, who served as a former roadie for Anvil and was compelled to make a film about this object of his affection, to a heavy metal feel good story that attracted an exponential amount of new fans to a heritage band, Anvil founding members, vocalist/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, have made sure that one thing remains constant. And that’s their dedication to their music.

    While they continue to craft new, relevant and exciting hard rock music, it’s their history and their catalog that ensures Anvil’s firm and immovable place in the annals of metal history. Their status as legends is inarguable, even though they are still active as ever.

    Overall, though, Anvil don’t have their own chapter in the heavy metal encyclopedia; they have their own volume, thanks to a rich, revered cannon that old fans continuously revisit, all the while attracting new fans to their lair with continued quality music. That’s how damn good Anvil are…

    …And That’s precisely why The End Records, which also released the band’s fourteenth album Juggernaut of Justice earlier this year, is choosing to celebrate Anvil’s career withMonument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil, a 19-track career retrospective that will earn “must own” and “must hear” status for fans both fans new and old.

    This set collects choice cuts from Anvil’s career and the track listing was hand-selected by the members of Anvil and spans their three-decade career. It is designed to show you why the aforementioned likes of Guns ‘N Roses, Metallica, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer and more have praised Anvil as pioneers and way pavers in the heavy metal world. It’s a retrospective spanning the band’s entire iconic career and a comprehensive heavy metal history lesson captured on record.

    “This compilation demonstrates the full diversities of the Anvil’s sound and feel, from the classics though the dark years to the current,” said rhythm keeper Reiner about the songs collected in this set. “These tracks are more to do with power and melody rather than just the speed aspect, although there relevant gems included here! We could endlessly compile Anvil tracks, as most are outstanding in their own rights. I feel this Monument of Metal makes a statement introducing Anvil to new pounders along satisfying the faithful.”

    Lips concurred, saying, “This compilation is a great diverse collection of Anvil’s history. It’s a good retrospective of 30+ years of the creating and recording of Anvil’s music. These tracks are among some of our favorites.” He did admit that choosing songs was no easy task, since each of Anvil’s songs is a like a kid to him, saying, “Picking them was not easy as generally speaking we love everything we’ve ever done….otherwise we wouldn’t have recorded the music to begin with. This will serve as a great introduction to Anvil as well as make for great listening pleasure for our old diehard fans. Enjoy and stay heavy!!!

    Tracklisting

    1. Metal On Metal (Re-Record From This Is Thirteen 2009 / originally from Metal On Metal, 1982)

    2. Winged Assassins” (Re-Record, originally From Forged In Fire, 1983)

    3. 666 (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)

    4. Thumbhang (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)

    5. School Love (Re-Record, originally from Hard ‘N’ Heavy, 1981)

    6. Heat Sink (From Metal On Metal, 1982)

    7. March of the Crabs (instrumental) (From Metal On Metal, 1982)

    8.Plenty of Power (From Plenty Of Power, 2001)

    9. Mothra (From Metal On Metal, 1982)

    10. Sins of the Flesh (From Worth the Weight, 1992)

    11. Jackhammer (live) (From Past And Present; Live In Concert, 1989)

    12. Juggernaut of Justice (From Juggernaut of Justice, 2011)

    13. No One To Follow (From Absolutely No Alternative, 1997)

    14. Mad Dog (From Strength of Steel, 1997)

    15. Bottom Feeder (From Back to Basics, 2004)

    16. Race Against Time (From Still Going Strong, 2002)

    17. American Refugee (From This Is Thirteen, 2007)

    18. Fire In The Night (From Pound For Pound, 1988)

    19. Park That Truck (From Speed of Sound, 1999)


  2. How ANVIL wrote….JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE

    July 21, 2011


  3. JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE ON VINYL

    July 7, 2011

    The “Juggernaut Of Justice” LP is now available in Europe. The album comes in a double gatefold sleeve with printed innersleeves and blue coloured vinyl. A must have for every vinyl fan of real canadian metal!

    Anvil juggernaut lp web


  4. Anvil Announce East Coast Tour Dates Juggernaut Of Justice Out Now On The End Records

    June 22, 2011

    Anvil are happy to be back on the road again, following a successful tour across Canada this past May!

    Making their US return, this prolific band has a string of East Coast tour dates lined up for July in support of their 16th studio album!

    They will also be making some in-store appearances select Cleveland, Philadelphia & Chicago. These will be chances for the fans to get autographs as well as meet these rock legends. A number of Cleveland radio stations (WJCU, WCSB, WRUW and WBWC) will be hosting competitions to win a meet & greet and Chicago will be offering meet & greet packages for sale at the venue.

    Check back here for me information!

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


  5. “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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. Juggernaut Of Justice Limited Edition bundle

    April 8, 2011

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


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

    April 1, 2011


  10. 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



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