Venue: Blender Theater (New York, NY)
Event: “The Anvil Experience”
If one goes back in time to the heyday of “Big Metal” during the eighties, and all of the myriad bands whose music thundered out of our stereos, there was always one name that came up as being held in high esteem by the likes of Metallica, Anthrax and many, many more – that band was none other than Canada’s Anvil. They all loved the band and each seemed to have been influenced in some sense by their sound, drive and manner of delivery. Having grown up in the Metal eighties, I owned a few of the bands earliest and most influential releases myself. Among them “Metal On Metal”, which was my favorite based on songs like “Jackhammer” and “March Of The Crabs” and I think the other ones were either “Hard ‘N Heavy” or “Forged In Fire” but I am not 100% sure at this point in my life. Perhaps I had both of them, but its been so long since I have dug into my record collection that I no longer remember. It looks like a trip down to the parent’s basement is in order sometime soon.