Anvil was back and riding high on the success of their documentary film “Anvil The Story Of Anvil”. The last time around that they visited, it was to present the film and then perform a few numbers for media outlets and a few select fans. It was a great time and we wished them well in recharging the batteries in their already lengthy career. Tonight the band would be touring as the sole main act and depending on where they played, an area support band would start off the fun. There would be no movie shown and that was fine by me since I’ve already seen it a few times. It would be held at the Gramercy Theatre and Long Island’s own Misery would open the show. You can check out the full concert article below.
Venue: Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Misery, Toothgrinder
Label: VH1 Classic
March Metal Madness was continuing and spring was almost in the air so you know that this brings to mind thoughts about what to do in the season and – Anvil. OK, so maybe not so much but despite this, those stars of the celluloid world were officially back in NYC and ready to kick our asses once again. You’ve most likely seen the bands documentary movie “Anvil: The Story Of Anvil” by now as it has aired on VH1 numerous times and been the topic of discussion on more Metal sites and magazines than I could possibly count. The original plan was for the band to perform after a showing of the movie, but this changed very early in the touring run and it became known how the band would instead play a full set and have local area bands leading off the night. For many people this was a better deal because the movie has been shown and promoted to death and if people want to see it at this point they are best served to buy the official DVD. This evening the gig would be started off by Toothgrinder from Asbury Park, NJ and Misery who are from a little closer to home, and sadly we would not catch more than one final song from the young Toothgrinder. I am sure that they will be back around sometime in the future and when that happens I will try to catch them. I did speak to them briefly downstairs in the venue’s lounge and they seemed to be nice guys who really want to play Metal for the world. Good luck Toothgrinder. Misery was coming up as direct support tonight and would be on in minutes it seemed.
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