Pounding The Pavement – Vinyl
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Lyric VIDEO of “EGO” From the Upcoming “POUNDING THE PAVEMENT” album. Crank it up.

ANVIL announced for FULL METAL CRUISE 2018.

HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2018 – Our lineup is now almost completed ! Newest additions are:
ANVIL !!! They will celebrate their 40th anniversary with us !

Ahead of ANVIL’s Australian tour in November, Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow will host a FREE Online Music Industry Lecture on Monday 23rd October at 8.15pm AEDT. Also featuring Rodney Holder from Music Business Facts!

Head here to register & more info ➤

JUST ANNOUNCED – ANVIL will be smashing the STONE DEAF FESTIVAL – Aug 25, 2018

Due to the recent difficult circumstances in Mexico, we are forced to reschedule the last four dates in Mexico and also the concerts in Argentina and Paraguay that were connected by our flight route. We are working to reschedule these dates to 2018.

ANVIL – Coming to CHINA – Very FIRST Time

POUNDING THE PAVEMENT. Here is the album cover.

ANVIL inducted in the 2018 Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame
Congrats to all other inductees. Amongst some amazing company here! RIP Elliott Rubinson

Australia! We are coming back this November and we cannot wait! Lets do this!

Get your tickets now ➤

Anvil: Pounding The Pavement has launched!
Hi everyone,

We’re very excited to announce that we are about to begin the recording of our new CD entitled Pounding The Pavement.

We had a very successful PledgeMusic campaign for the last recording and are once again happy to announce we are opening a new campaign. We will offer some of the same items as well as some new and exciting options and opportunities.

The recording will begin in Germany on August 1st, 2017 and will be done by September. The release is set for early 2018. We hope you get involved and take part in what is our 17th studio recording and 40 years of Pounding The Pavement!


Upcoming tour dates:

08.09. D-Winsen/Fahrenholz Open Air
09.09. D-Andernach/JUZ

South America:

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Anvil 5 cd box set !!! Pre-Order here!!

  • Strength Of Steel
  • Pound For Pound
  • Worth The Weight
  • Plugged In Permanent
  • Absolutely No Alternative

Please join AROUND THE KIT (DRUM TALK RADIO) this Sunday, December 11th as they celebrate some of the best in the drumming world.
Robb Reiner at 8:30PM !!!
#aroundthekit #drums #drummer

ANVIL 2017 USA TOUR – W/ Special Guests Night Demon and Graveshadow

For Canadian Bookings
Black Moon Entertainment
Shamus Black – 905-809-5568
Todd Farhood – 416-818-4996




Due to unforeseen scheduling challenges we regret to advise the postponement of the ANVIL shows on 4,5,6,7 October.
Re-scheduled dates in 2017 will be announced as soon as able. Full ticket refunds available from all Lawson outlets.

14th annual QWAC Outdoor Art Exhibition
Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St. West @ Strachan Ave.
Saturday October 1 – Sunday October 2 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

Oct 19th UK-Huddersfield The Parish



Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL release a new video for the song “Zombie Apocalypse” taken from their new studio album “Anvil Is Anvil”.
Guitar player and singer Lips says about the song:
“Zombie Apocalypse is my personal favorite from the new CD…I love the feel and tempo which allows for melody and sheer power. I’m still finding it funny when I was asked “Zombie A coffee Lips?”

Drummer Robb Reiner adds:
“A blood Rock / Sabbath inspiration of sorts ,… combined with slamming doom feel….the track is hypnotic in nature,….displaying a shredding of a guitar solo and has been fun to perform live!!! One of the many top tracks from “Anvil Is Anvil”!”

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Chillin’ With Dylan: Anvil


SPV News
Press Release Friday November 20th, 2015
Anvil is Anvil! A self-confident statement. A band philosophy. And what’s more: a life motto. Anvil is Anvil, that’s the title of their latest album. And the name says it all: an unambiguous, uncompromising recording, typical of this band. At the same time it’s fresh, occasionally surprising and generally exciting through and through. A stalwart metal manifesto by a band who stand for authenticity and credibility like few others in this fast-lived business. “We’re sometimes criticised for never changing,” guitarist and vocalist Lips explains. “But why should we change something we’re renowned for? Isn’t it much more important to stay faithful to yourself? To do what you do best? The idea behind our latest album is: we are what we are, and that’s how it’s going to stay!” For all Anvil fans, this is the best news of the year. And the all-important date for 2016 has already been scheduled: Anvil is Anvil will be released by Steamhammer/SPV on 26 February 2016. So be sure to mark the day in your diary!
Because Anvil is Anvil presents Lips, drummer Robb Reiner and their new bassist Chris Robertson in a thoroughly magic metal moment. Lips: “Time will tell whether this album is the absolute pinnacle of our career. But I would already refer to it as ´gaining the momentum`. The year 2013 was a perfect new start for Anvil. We were touring, went on to write the new material, toured again and returned to compose some more. During that time, the new line-up gelled into a real unit. The arrival of Chris was just as significant for us as the film back in 2008. He helped me enormously with my vocal lines, which is why my voice sounds better than ever on stage and also in the studio.”
The same could be said of the new material. Anvil is Anvil sounds all of one piece and presents the band’s amazing diversity, combined with their conscious loyalty to the compositional DNA of their own classics. ´Die For A Lie` for example sounds like a contemporary version of ´Jackhammer` and the stomping ´Runaway Train` features the same directives as ´Smoking Green`, only based on Kudlow’s present-day maturity. “I practically graduated from the Bob Marlette University,” the Anvil frontman praises the American producer with whom the band recorded their 2011 release, Juggernaut Of Justice and Hope In Hell (2013). “Bob showed me how to write songs which really mean something. So when I started to compose this time around, I was perfectly groomed.”
Talking of which: Anvil is Anvil was produced by Martin ´Mattes` Pfeiffer (U.D.O.) at the Redhead 4 Studios in Pulheim near Cologne, Germany. For Lips, whose family is Jewish, as is drummer Robb Reiner’s, it was a special moment to work with a German producer in a German studio. “There’s a song on Anvil is Anvil that’s called ´Forgive Don´t Forget`, which says everything about our attitude. Nobody is guilty of anything that happened before their time, especially since Germany has critically examined and come to terms with its own past. Anvil have always been welcome in Germany, even during difficult phases. When we think of Germany, we think of friends, not war criminals.” Lips calls himself an idealist who takes a clear political stance with songs such as ´Gun Control` and ´Die For A Lie` and also denounces the ambiguous role of the church. He says: “Religion is frequently used to involve people in military conflict. Hate in the name of God – that’s just wrong!”
Yet Anvil is Anvil not only touches on sensitive issues but also documents the band’s lust for life, their dynamic musical style and their absolute down-to-earthiness. When Lips delivers the line “Ace of Spades and the joker is wild” on ´It´s Your Move` with a surprisingly realistic Motörhead timbre, it proves his sense of humour and is an homage at the same time (“close friends with Lemmy since 1981, he is definitely part of the family”). And when Anvil invite their fans to the studio to join the choir on ´Daggers And Rum`, it only shows the closeness between the musicians and their fans. “We’ve never recorded a pirate metal shanty such as ´Daggers & Rum` before. I’m sure this number will go down well on the upcoming tour.”
Regarding the cover Robb Reiner ads: “This time around,it was suggested I paint the cover art for the release by brother Lips, after I had come up with the concept and showing him study sketches drawn out. The simple straight to the point composition was much fun to render on canvas in oil. I spent about 6 weeks to complete it”
The new album “Anvil Is Anvil” will be released on February 26th, 2016 (worldwide ex Japan) as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and download.

1. Daggers And Rum 5:26
2. Up, Down, Sideways 3:19
3. Gun Control 4:22
4. Die For A Lie 3:17
5. Runaway Train 3:40
6. Zombie Apocalypse 4:22
7. Its Your Move 3:30
8. Ambushed 3:22
9. Fire On The Highway 4:35
10. Run Like Hell 3:07
11. Forgive Don`t Forget 2:40
12. Never Going To Stop 4:12 (bonus track digipak)

ANVIL will embark on a massive European-Tour together with DIRKSCHNEIDER from February-April 2016 followed by a USA Tour from May 12-June 18 2016 (dates for this will be announced soon).

ANVIL as special guest with DIRKSCHNEIDER

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Anvil announce 2015 HOPE IN HELL USA Tour w/ Support Acts : Lord Dying & Sunlord

2/5/2015 Brooklyn, NY The Shop
2/6/2015 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
2/7/2015 Secaucus, NJ The Blue Room
2/8/2015 Fayetteville, NC Drunk Horse Pub
2/11/2015 Ashville, NC New Mountain Theater
2/12/2015 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
2/13/2015 Sanford, FL West End Trading Co
2/14/2015 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theater
2/16/2015 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
2/17/2015 Indianapolis, IN The Fifth Quarter Lounge
2/18/2015 Chicago, IL Red Line Tap
2/19/2015 St. Louis, MO Fubar
2/20/2015 Ft. Smith, AR Holiday Inn Event Ctr
2/21/2015 Houston, TX BFE Rock Club
2/22/2015 New Orleans, LA Siberia
2/25/2015 Austin, TX The Dirty Dog
2/26/2015 Ft. Worth, TX The Rail Club
2/27/2015 Midland, TX The Blue Max
2/28/2015 McAllen, TX Aces North
3/1/2015 San Antonio, TX Kapones
3/4/2015 Phoenix, AZ Joes Grotto
3/5/2015 Tucson, AZ Flycatcher
3/6/2015 Albuquerque, NM Blu Phoenix
3/7/2015 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
3/8/2015 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
3/9/2015 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theatre
3/11/2015 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar
3/12/2015 Idaho Falls, ID DB’s
3/13/2015 South Lake Tahoe, CA Whisky Dicks Saloon
3/14/2015 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *Anvil Only
3/15/2015 Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline
3/17/2015 W Hollywood, CA The Whisky
3/18/2015 Morgan Hill, CA The Granada
3/19/2015 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
3/20/2015 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
*ANVIL Only (with Y&T)
-More dates TBA

EXCLUSIVE Anvil Music Video Premier! Badass Rock N Roll !! OFFICIAL VIDEO!

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Anvil would like to thank Mr.Joakim Nordborg for all his contributions and for making this a reality.

End Of Year Blowout Sale. 2014 Robb Reiner Art Calendars Buy 1 Get one 50% off. ALSO Included…. This Is Thirteen Cd.
Deal expires Dec 10, 2013! Buy here:

Canadian Rockers Anvil have returned with their 15th studio album “Hope In Hell” – Released in Germany on May 24th, Europe on May 27th & North America on May 28th.

The album debuted at number 3 on the CMJ Metal radio charts on May 21st for North America.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (May 7, 2013) The premiere of “Badass Rock N Roll” on Revolver Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (May 7, 2013) – In anticipation of the release of Anvil’s 15th studio album ‘Hope In Hell’, we are happy to announce the premiere of “Badass Rock N Roll” on Revolver Magazine.


Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow describes the track as “Bang your head til your dead…what Metal on Metal said!! Bad Ass Rock and Roll!!”

‘Hope In Hell’ will be released on May 28th on The End Records.


“Kudlow promises the kind of album that ANVIL fans will love: no concessions to short-lived trends, no modern frills but traditional metal with lots of classic rock music elements.” – Blabbermouth

“Turns out Anvil raced at thrash tempos before disciples like Metallica did; they also balanced chops, hooks and pervy humor in ways speed metal was too serious for.” – Rolling Stone

Anvil will be performing with Twisted Sister, Raven, The Rods, Lords Of Mercy and other special guests for the Old Bridge Metal Milita Reunion Concert May 11th at the Encore Events Center in Freehold NJ

May 11, 2013
Encore Events Center
106 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ
7:30PM / Doors 7:30PM

The band will then travel to Califonia to perform with Motorhead May 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

May 14, 2013
Club Nokia
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Doors 7:30PM

Photo By Grant Yoshino
For More Information:
Official Site
For press inquires please contact:
Caitlin Reeves

The new ANVIL studio album Hope In Hell will be available in Germany on May 24th and Europe on May 27th through SPV / Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition Digipak including 2 bonus tracks – as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl including 2 bonus tracks and as download.

ANVIL – Giveaway – FOUR winners will be chosen for a Hope In Hell CD.
One GRAND PRIZE winner for: CD’s – Anthology Of Anvil, Absolutely No Alternative, Back To Basics, Hope In Hell, Past And Present, Plenty Of Power, Plugged In Permanent and Still Going Strong!

Enter here:

  • ANVIL “iTunes Countdown” – Germany / Austria / Switzerland
  • Each week on Friday a track from HOPE IN HELL will be released for individual purchase. Customers who buy one or all of the tracks will pay a reduced album price once you buy the album.

    Please visit iTunes’ “Superroom” within the iTunes store by following this link:

    Today, you can download HOPE IN HELL here:
    03.05.2013 – “Hope In Hell”

    Stay tuned for next week’s download.

    Visit and “LIKE” The OFFICIAL ANVIL Facebook Page.

    Hope In Hell – European Vinyl + DigiPak – Pre-Order here:

    ANVIL & MOTORHEAD – Mayy 14, 2013 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California
    Purchase Tickets here:

    Anvil fans.. Please welcome LIPS to twitter.. Tweet him! Follow him!! ROCK him! \m/SisterD#0222

    Coming out May 28th! Pre-order exclusively here:


    A handmade custom designed Anvil shaped ANVIL box set!
    Including the new and classic releases:
    Hope In Hell, Juggernaut Of Justice, Monument of Metal, Plugged In Permanent, Back To Basics, Strength Of Steel, Pound For Pound, Past And Present, Worth The Weight, Absolutely No Alternative, Speed Of Sound, Plenty Of Power, Still Going Strong, This Is Thirteen
    Also includes:
    – T-shirt (Hope in Hell), T-shirt (classic design)
    -Signed booklet of new album Hope In Hell!
    -Personal thank you note from Anvil
    -Exclusive download from Anvil’s new album ‘Hope In Hell’


    Get all of your Anvil essentials, everything you need before they hit the road…
    -Anthology Of Anvil CD
    -Signed Hope In Hell booklet
    -Exclusive download of a FREE track from Anvil’s new album ‘Hope In Hell’


    *1 USED custom Robb Reiner/Vic Firth drumstick
    *Custom ANVIL / LIPS Guitar picks
    *1 Robb Reiner / Ddrum poster


    Support Anvil’s past and upcoming releases with the Best Of package, hand-selected classics for all fans.
    -A signed “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” Movie poster
    -Classic ANVIL T-Shirt
    -Monument of Metal CD (including tracks “Metal On Metal” and “666”!)
    -A Signed Hope In Hell booklet
    -Exclusive download of a FREE track from Anvil’s new release ‘Hope In Hell’

    Anvil – Hope in Hell (European Teaser)

    PRE-ORDER “HOPE IN HELL” for Germany, Austria, Switzerland at these links here:

    Pre-Order HOPE IN HELL – in North America Today!!!

    For IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 2/26/13
    ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Unite to Bring You the Long Awaited Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to Benefit the Victims of Superstorm Sandy

    Taking Place on May 11, 2013 — Featuring Performances by ANVIL, RAVEN, THE RODS and Locals LORDS OF MERCY

    Hosted by Ed Trunk of That Metal Show
    ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA are uniting to bring you their highly-anticipated Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The event will take place on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ (106 Schank Rd).

    For IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 2/19/13
    “HOPE IN HELL” out on 27 May 2013 in Europe

    Two years after their current release Juggernaut Of Justice, Canadian cult metal act Anvil are back with their latest studio album. Hope In Hell, an impressive metal recording featuring 13 haunting songs, has been scheduled for release on 27 May 2013 in Europe an 24 May 2013 in Germany on SPV / Steamhammer and will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition Digipak including 2 bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as download. These are the first cuts featuring Anvil‘s new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago. “We’re really happy with Sal, his style is powerful and amazingly imaginative. It’s a little as if we’d enlisted Steve Harris,” enthuses guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, who composed the whole album together with drums legend Robb Reiner.

    Hope In Hell was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took Anvil around the globe. “We hadn’t expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out Juggernaut Of Justice,” Kudlow confesses. “Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to Juggernaut Of Justice and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material.”

    Kudlow promises the kind of album that Anvil fans will love: no concessions to short-lived trends, no modern frills but traditional metal with lots of classic rock music elements. “What we do is totally timeless,” says Anvil’s frontman. “We’ve never tried to change our sound or experiment with trends and fashions. We live in our own world and have maintained our individuality and own identity.” Like Juggernaut Of Justice, Hope In Hell was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Airbourne, Alice Cooper) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California, and brilliantly mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Malmsteen, Sepultura).

    Photo from left to right:

    Sal Italiano (bass), Lips (guitar, vocals), Robb Reiner (drums)

    Photo credit: Grant Yoshino

    Maor Appelbaum
    Mastered the new ANVIL album ” Hope In Hell ” Produced by Bob Marlette

    Steve LIPS Kudlow from ANVIL Interview : NAMM 2013 @ Bugera

    The End Records (North America) / SPV (Europe) will release Hope In Hell at the end of May with a world tour to follow. Tracklisting, artwork, and exact release date for Hope In Hell will be revealed soon.

    ANVIL Appearing at the BUGERA Lounge – WINTER NAMM 2013

    1/9/2013 — ANVIL will be appearing at the BUGERA Amplifier Lounge — Hall B (Booth: 5740) on 2:30PM on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. The anvilappearance by the band will be followed by an autograph signing session with the band’s founding members, Steve “Lips” Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums).

    The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie, Sacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon. Rolling Stone Magazine asked the question, is “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”: The Year’s Great Rock Movie? To date, the band has released fourteen studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica.

    Dan Gallagher, VP Instrument Amplification Division — MUSIC Group said, “We are pleased to announce that we have signed Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow to an endorsement agreement and are proud to make him the newest member of the BUGERA amplifier artists roster for 2013. He’s a rock legend, a great human being, and the perfect front man for our product line.”

    JANUARY 11, 2013

      Vote for ROBB REINER – The Modern Drummer 2013 Reader’s Poll

    It is NOW the time to let our voices be HEARD… No longer UNDER-RATED.. This term will soon be forgotten about. ROBB REINER is RATED!! #1.
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    Thank you for the support Anvil Fans!! Let’s see this go viral – and watch the votes rise.

    JANUARY 8, 2013

    Disappointed there wasn’t enough Anvil in your holiday? It’s not too late, order Juggernaut Of Justice in @Amazon’s “What You Really Wanted For Christmas But Didn’t Get” holiday special!

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    December 31, 2012

    DECEMBER 28, 2012:

    Juggernaut Of Justice and Monument of Metal have been accepted for Amazon’s Fill You Cloud program that will run 12/25 -1/31 and every album will be $5 for that period

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    Juggernaut Of Justice:

    Lips checks in … Celebration night tonight, we’re all finished recording Hope in Hell…went to the Rainbow and had dinner. Mad Dog Colin is with us down here and it was great seeing Lemmy sitting playing his usual slot machine. The recording came out killer!! It should be out in April or May. I was finished before the Myan calender ran out….there is Hope in Hell…

    December 2, 2012

    ANVIL Entered Studio to Record New Album “HOPE IN HELL”

    Canadian Metal legends ANVIL have entered the studio to record the group’s fifteenth album entitled “HOPE IN HELL” with producer Bob Marlette in NRG Studios – North Hollywood, CA. The End Records (North America) / SPV (Europe) will release in Spring/Summer 2013 with a world tour to follow.

    Track-listing, artwork, and release date for Hope In Hell will be revealed in the coming months.