I often ask people who claim to be fans of Anvil — the Canadian metal troupe who were profiled in that documentary everyone’s still raving — if they were fans of the band before the film was released. Because as far as I can tell, it only became cool to like Anvil when that documentary came out. Before then, no one gave a shit.
But thank Buddah for that film, right? Because now, Anvil are getting attention, and they’ve even signed a new record deal with The End Records, which will obviously take them to new heights. The label will release Anvil’s forthcoming disc, Juggernaut of Justice, which is being recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in Northridge, California.
A spring 2011 relase is expected for the new one, which is being produced by Bob Marlette. The End will also release the definitive Anvil anthology. The collection will be comprised of classics old and new, with some surprises, and will showcase the band’s entire career, spanning back to 1978.
“I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever,” says singer and guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow, who looks like he’d smell of old hot dogs, but doesn’t. “There will be a few new surprises including [bassist] Glenn 5’s first lead vocals in Anvil’s history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we’ve done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can’t wait to unleash this amazing CD to the fans.”
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