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Latest Anvil News

Below is our complete Anvil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Raven Frontman Joins Anvil On Stage

John Gallagher, frontman of British heavy metal legends Raven, joined Canadian metal heroes Anvil on stage last saturday (March 20th) where he performed the classic, "Metal On Metal" with the band. You can check out fan filmed footage below. Both bands will be performing at the Graspop Metal Meeting this year and both are preparing to release new studio albums. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."

The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Metalunderground.com's Best of 2009 Awards

Here we are, more than one month into 2010, the Super Bowl past, as we've yet to post our staff picks for 2009. Nevertheless, I polled our staff here at Metalunderground.com at the end of last year to obtain their picks in several categories in metal for 2009 and will now present those results.

The outlook for 2009 in metal was perhaps positive, but not phenomenal before the year began, having seen a number of landmark releases and tours in the two years prior. But when the year was over, I'd have to say I was pleasantly surprised at what a good year in metal 2009 turned out to be. As the metalcore trend fades further into horizon, we had hardly a mention of metalcore bands in this year's poll. Sure, the stalwarts will still have success, but the novelty has worn off and the genre as a whole does not generate as much buzz anymore. The only noticable trend was the growth of the thrash resurgence, which is hard to fault, giving the year a very solid metal feeling.

That said, let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2009 such a solid year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2009. Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2009, Best Metal DVD of 2009, Best Metal Newcomer of 2009, Best Live Act of 2009, and Most Anticipated Release for 2010. More...

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Anvil Announces Japanese Tour Dates

Anvil has announced the following Japanese tour dates:

April 19 - Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan
April 20 - Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan
April 21 - Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan
April 22 - Club Quattro - Hiroshima, Japan

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The Anvil is Dropped in New Orleans

After years of obscurity, Anvil has returned to the world of metal in full-force. After releasing their latest album “This is 13” and playing numerous festivals this summer, Anvil is touring the US and other countries this year to reclaim their old fans’ love and make new ones. At all-ages shows, the generations represented range from young kids who have never been to a rock show to metalheads older than the half-centurions in Anvil. I saw their first show in New Orleans Saturday night, and it was amazing. More...

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Anvil Completes 20 New Songs

Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil were recently interviewed by None But My Own, during the discussion, they revealed some more about their next studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" and how they've viewed their recent success. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

None But My Own: What would be one highlight from the last two years?

Reiner: "Playing Giants Stadium with AC/DC was a tremendous highlight.'
Lips: "Conan O’Brien…in ten minutes we were seen by more people than in 30 years!"
Reiner: "Five million people saw us in about three minutes; it was a big day for Anvil and a big day for metal." More...

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.

The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Anvil Cancels Two Upcoming Tour Dates

Anvil's documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," has been nominated for a Critics Choice Movie Award in the category of Best Documentary. The band will travel to Los Angeles to attend the awards presentation that will be held at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, January 15. The 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards will be broadcast January 15 live on VH1 at 9PM ET/PT.

Due to scheduling conflicts with the awards show Anvil have announced they are canceling their January 14 date in Baltimore, MD and the New York City date set for January 15. The New York date has been rescheduled to take place on Friday, March 19, still at The Gramercy Theatre, still with an 8PM show time. Tickets purchased for the 1/15 show will be honored on 3/19.

Anvil's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Anvil Performs "Hannukah! Hannukah!" On CBC

Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil recentlt made an appearance on CBC's, "The Hour Holiday Special" yesterday, where they played a rendition of the Jewish holiday song, "Hannukah! Hannukah!" A video of the performance can be viewed below. Anvil will be releasing a new album entitled, "Juggernaut Of Justice" next year. More...

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Anvil To Perform "Hannukah! Hannukah!"

Canadian heavy metal outfit Anvil has announced that they will be performing a special rendition of Jewish holiday song, "Hannukah! Hannukah!" for CBC's upcoming The Hour Holiday Special. The show will air at 9:00pm on December 21st, with a repeat of the show being aired on December 24th at 11:00pm.

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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First Bands Announced For Graspop Metal Meeting

The organizers of the Belgian metal festival has announced the first batch of bands that will be performing at the event in June of next year. KISS has been confirmed to be one of the headlining acts at the festival, which follows on from their successful headlining slot at Graspop in 2008.

Other acts confirmed include:

All Shall Perish
Bleeding Through
Jon Olivia's Pain
Walls Of Jericho
The Faceless
My Dying Bride

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Six Feet Under Announces "Graveyard Classics 3"

Florida death metallers Six Feet Under are back with their 3rd installment of the band's cover series, "Graveyard Classics 3," due out on Metal Blade Records January 19th 2010. "Graveyard Classics 3" was recorded at D.O.I. Digital Audio in Tampa, FL, was mixed at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis, and was produced by Chris Barnes.

Here's what Chris Barnes has to say about the band's latest chapter in the Graveyard Classics chain: "We went about picking the tracks for this installment of Graveyard Classics by really just trying to search out songs from early on in our musical upbringing, as well as tracks from when we were just fans of heavy music, before we started playing in a band. Once again choosing songs that have really stuck with us over the years, also choosing the songs that we felt would sound interesting when played in the SFU ‘death groove' style. Through the years of doing covers, many of our fans have inquired about us covering a Slayer or a Metallica song. It was really something we wanted to do for some time, those two bands being our biggest influences, as well as influencing a generation of death metal musicians. To sum it up... this is a tribute to honor the great teachers that have influenced us as well as the world of metal we all belong to. We hope our fans will enjoy. "

Track listing for "Graveyard Classics 3" will be as follows: More...

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Winners Of The Classic Rock Awards Revealed

The annual Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards took place last night (November 2nd) in London at the Park Lane Hotel and featured numerous awards being given many metal and hard rock acts including Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Anvil. You can view the complete list of winners below. More...

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Today Is Live Nation Ultimate Access Triple Play

Today-only (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) every single fan who buys a ticket to a Live Nation club show is automatically entered to win an Ultimate Access Pass to the venue for which they bought their ticket. The Ultimate Access Pass is Live Nation’s golden ticket, good for admission to every single show in 2010 to an individual Live Nation venue. Every Live Nation club venue will have an Ultimate Access winner, with the names of winners posted on LiveNation.com Thursday morning at 12 Noon Eastern time. On Ultimate Access Wednesday every single ticket will be available at reduced cost as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country for one day only.

In addition to offering the concert goers the chance to win the Ultimate Access Pass, Live Nation is bringing music fans and their favorite bands closer together by hosting fan-and-band meet and greets at venues across the country. Bands including Anvil, Between The Buried And Me, Dethklok and Mastodon, Hellogoodbye, Hollywood Undead with Atreyu and Escape The Fate, LMFAO with Shwayze, Taking Back Sunday, Tesla and The Used will spend the afternoon meeting fans, taking pictures and answering questions. The box offices at Live Nation clubs will be open on Wednesday afternoon, selling no service fee tickets to all scheduled events. All fans purchasing tickets at the box office on Wednesday will also be entered to win the Ultimate Access Pass for that club.

It all happens Wednesday, October 28th as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country. In addition to the onsite meet and greets, the No Service Fee offer will also be available at www.LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, October 28th on participating shows.

“This week we’re bringing fans 3 amazing opportunities,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “The first is the opportunity for fans to connect directly with the bands they love in our venues, as the bands themselves help sell no service fee tickets. Second, is the chance to win ‘Ultimate Access Pass,’ to every one of our clubs. And third, is the chance to pick up no service fee tickets to see their favorite bands on hundreds of thousands of club tickets on LiveNation.com. This Wednesday is all about Live Nation and the bands we work with saying ‘thanks’ to the fans for their support and their love of live music.”

The following acts will be meeting fans this week:

Anvil Hard Rock Café, Toronto 5 – 7 PM
Between The Buried And Me The Fillmore Charlotte 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dethklok & Mastodon House of Blues Boston 6:30 – 7 PM
Five Finger Death Punch The Fillmore Denver 6 – 7 PM
Hellogoodbye Atlanta Tabernacle 5 – 6 PM
Hollywood Undead w/ Atreyu & Escape the Fate The Gramercy Theater, New York 4 – 6 PM
LMFAO w/ Shwayze The Hollywood Palladium 6 – 8 PM
Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Chicago 5 – 5:30 PM
Tesla Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis 5 – 7 PM
The Used TLA Philadelphia 5 – 6 PM

Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to available at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.

Ultimate Access Pass good at one of participating venues only. Not available in Canada. No purchase necessary. For complete details and official rules go to livenation.com.

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Video Footage Of Anvil Performance Posted Online

A video clip has been posted online of Anvil performing the song "Winged Assassins" at the Download Festival 2009. The video, which also features Phil Anselmo of Down appearing on the stage, can be viewed below.

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Anvil Announces North American Tour

Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil has announced a lengthy headlining tour of North America which will kick off in January. Stay tuned for further details including support.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Anvil To Appear On The Tonight Show

Anvil will make its late-night performance debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, October 6. "The Tonight Show" performance is in support of the release of the band's new album, "This is Thirteen," which hits stores on Tuesday, September 15, and the "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" DVD set for an October 6 release date.

For this auspicious occasion, Anvil - guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner, and bassist Glenn Five - will perform the song that many consider their anthem, "Metal On Metal," which is included as a bonus track on the "This is Thirteen" limited edition vinyl. The band members will also get a little couch time with O'Brien.

"I am so nervous about doing the show," said Lips. "This is big, the biggest thing we have ever done on TV. I almost cried when my mom said she might not be able to stay up that late to watch it, so we're going to tape it for her. We can't wait to meet Conan, and I think Robb is pretty excited to meet Max Weinberg."

VH1 Classic Records, who is releasing "This is Thirteen," has just posted an exclusive premiere of the album on The Leak. Those who log on between today and September 16 will be able to stream the album in its entirety.

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