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Anvil Announces US Tour For 2017

I’m taking a breather from posting all of the Metallica videos from the forthcoming album to attend to some other Metal business because while this is happening there are new tours being announced and one of them is outlining the US touring plans of those Canucks of Metal – Anvil. The full press release and the dates and poster are below. I’ll close out with some additional thoughts as well. Here we go.

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The Press Release:
Hot on the heels of their latest release “Anvil is Anvil” Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL are set to return the road in the US in March of 2017. The tour kicks off March 2nd in Boston, MA and will run through April 9th in Cleveland, OH. Support on the tour will come from Night Demon and Graveshadow. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The band cannot wait to hit the States again: “ANVIL does America. The vibrator king returns. Also looking forward to Golden Corral”,
says guitarist/vocalist Lips. Robb Reiner added, “Anvil is Anvil and we play fuckin heavy metal..looking forward to the return and smashing all the pounders!!!” The new album “Anvil Is Anvil” was released in February 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and download. The album can be streamed and Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
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Anvil Announces Dates/Venues For “Hope In Hell” Tour 2015

The news about this tour from Anvil broke yesterday afternoon but I was not around to get it to you at that time so here we go with one of the first posts for this Christmas Eve 2014 🙂 – The Press Release, Dates and Thoughts follow the hot poster below. Scroll on Legions.

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The Press Release:
“Legendary Canadian metal group Anvil announced this week they will embark on a tour of North America with Lord Dying and Sunlord beginning February 5th in Brooklyn, NY. Anvil have paved their own path throughout their 3 decade long career, revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N Roses, the band has 15 studio albums under their belts, have gone on countless tours around the world, and even starred in their own award winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The group’s latest album, Hope In Hell, is available in North America via The End Records.“
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Win A Ticket To See Anvil @ Santo’s Party House On 5/20/2014

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The Details: For the past thirty five years Anvil have proven themselves to be Road Warriors and a band whose very existence is a testament to the power of friendship and a common goal. The world witnessed this with the hit documentary film “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” but the band didn’t sit back and let their overnight success spoil them and instead kept on touring and releasing music. The band is now signed to The End Records and is supporting their latest release “Hope In Hell” and thanks to the awesome folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal is going to put a few lucky fans into the show. Read more below on how to participate in this Metal Month of May contest.  Read on about how you can attend this rescheduled show from March for free.
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“Past & Present Live In Concert” (remaster)

Artist: Anvil
Title: “Past & Present Live In Concert” (re-issue)
Label: The End Records
Release Date: 8/14/2012
Genre: Speed Metal/Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

The mighty Canadian Metal band Anvil is in the process of re-issuing their entire back catalog on The End Records and for fans of the band this is a very good thing because many of these albums have not been available for a very long time. Having reviewed this particular release when it first came out, I am re-presenting those original thoughts with some minor edits to reflect the new issue.

I guess one can thank all the buzz that was generated for Anvil with the documentary film “Anvil: The Story Of Anvil”, because it seemed to be only a matter of time before some of their releases made an appearance again. One such example would be the bands 1989 live recording “Past And Present Live In Concert” which judging by the year of its performance showed that the kind of music that Anvil did was already on its way out in the public eye. Yes, by this time in music history, the educated music fan will quickly realize that Metal was passé and the wonderful sound of Grunge was in full sway and gaining dominance of the airwaves. Of course I am being somewhat sarcastic, for while I enjoyed some of the killer Grunge acts I saw no reason for it moving Legendary Metal bands aside. Even though this was not the best decade for Metal, we still get a rock solid performance from Anvil during this show and how could this be anything but the case – the band was still on their own quest for glory and the proper respect from the industry giants who could make them the success but that was still managing to elude them in the blockbuster sense. This album was originally presented to the fans on Metal Blade Records, and now comes to us in remastered format care of the fine folks at The End Records as a larger initiative of getting all of the bands releases back into the hands of Metal fans everywhere.
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“Back To Basics” (remaster) by Anvil

Artist: Anvil
Title: “Back To Basics” (remaster)
Label: The End Records
Release Date: 8/14/2012
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.25/5

The mighty Canadian Metal band Anvil is in the process of re-issuing their entire back catalog on The End Records and for fans of the band this is a very good thing because many of these albums have not been available for a very long time. Having reviewed this particular release when it first came out, I am re-presenting those original thoughts with some minor edits to reflect the new issue.

When it came to getting ones fair share in terms of touring the USA, Anvil seemed to be one of those bands and with “Back To Basics” one finds them returning after a very long absence to the public eye as far as the Metal Industry is concerned. While the release is chock full of steady rolling Heavy Metal that’s presented in an Old School, there is little impact in any of the tunes when one compares to their earliest work. We don’t get anything as musically capable as we did on “Hard N Heavy” like “Metal On Metal”, “Jackhammer” or “March Of The Crabs”. We do have several decent rockers such as “Keep It Up” , “The Chainsaw” and “Bottom Feeder” however, the rest is just OK in my opinion. I guess I had expected a little more from them due to the duration in time that I have heard them doing anything. In the end I guess that it is still nice to see them able to generate a steady amount of Metal in any case. The Old School sound or “Traditional” as it is considered nowadays gets a continued life because of their efforts and we cannot complain about that.
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