ANVIL signs to The End Records; to remain in obscurity for several more years
Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil have signed a new recording contract with The End Records. As recently announced, the band is currently recording their upcoming album entitled Juggernaut of Justice at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Northridge, California with famed producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Airbourne, Filter, Atreyu, Alice Cooper). Juggernaut is due to be released in Spring 2011. Prior to the release of the new album, The End will be releasing 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.
Anvil, considered a major influence for a generation of hard rockers including Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Guns N' Roses, was the subject of 2009's award-winning rock documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The globally revered film has made the group - founding members singer/guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, and bassist Glenn Five (the "new guy” with 15 years in the band) - a household name. Since the release of the film, Anvil has experienced unprecedented touring opportunities. They went out with rock legends AC/DC and Saxon, as well as headlined a sold out European tour in 2010. Anvil rocked the worldwide festival circuit, with slots on the bills of Wacken and Bang Your Head in Germany, Loud Park in Japan, Sweden Rock, Soundwave Festival in Australia, as well as their first full U.S. tour in over 10 years.
Lips commented, "I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including 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.”
Reiner concurs, "The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs - in everybody's ears and face!”
Anvil are currently planning a world tour for 2011 in support of Juggernaut of Justice. Details will be announced shortly.