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Anvil Announces Album Release Date For "Back To Basics"

Screaming Ferret Wreckords have announced that Anvil's latest album, "Back To Basics," will see a North American release through the label on August 24. The album was produced by renowned Canadian metal mastermind Pierre Rémillard (who had produced 2 previous Anvil albums, as well as 4 from Cryptopsy, and titles from Gorguts, Quo Vadis, and Kataklysm) is described by frontman/guitarist Steven "Lips" Kudlow as "a great pounding feel, like Accenpt meets Ozzy's Bark At the Moon." The initial run of "Back To Basics" will also feature a bonus live DVD Live At Wacken 1998, featuring such frenzied standards as "Five Knuckle Shuffle," "Smoking Green," “Old School," "Winged Assassins," "Forged In Fire," "March of the Crabs," "Metal On Metal," "666," and "Mothra."

In addition, the label will soon be releasing a number of classic Avil albums - discs that defined and secured the band’s status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength Of Steel" (which featured such classics as "Concrete Jungle," "Straight Between The Eyes," and "Mad Dog," the song that yielded a quite humorous video that received recurrent airplay on MTV's original Headbangers Ball program), 1988's "Pound For Pound" (featuring "Blood On The Ice" and "Toe Jam"), 1989's Past & Present Live (a brilliant live set capturing such seminal Avil anthems as "Forged In Fire," "Metal on Metal," "March Of The Crabs," and "Mothra"). Screaming Ferret Wreckords is also releasing a number of titles that never received a proper U.S. release, including 1991's "Worth The Weight," 1996's "Plugged In Permanent," 1997's "Absolutely No Alternative," 1998's "Speed Of Sound," 2001's "Plenty Of Power," 2002's "Still Going Strong," and the special 1999 "Anthology Of Anvil," the perfect introductory piece to the manic, semi-insane world of Anvil.

All titles will be re-mastered and will contain bonus tracks.

Source: Metal Eater

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