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26th December 2017


Legendary Canadian Metallers Anvil are to receive the very first Award when they are inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History in California in January.

Already announced as a 2018 inductee, Anvil will undertake a lengthy European tour after their induction that will see the trio treading the boards throughout the months of February and March, starting off in the Netherlands with a date in Leiden on February 1st and finishing in Germany on April 6th in Siegburg.

UK and Ireland will be treated to fifteen dates from the Toronto Metallers, where Anvil will be kicking off the UK leg at London's Camden Underworld on February 6th and finishing at Weston-Super-Mare on February 23rd.


Anvil have just finished recording their seventeenth studio album in Germany which is to be titled 'Pounding The Pavement'.

Anvil celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2018, having formed in 1978 under the original name of Lips, a nickname that their charismatic frontman Steve Kudlow would affectionately adopt.

Lips told MetalTalk when news of 'Pounding The Pavement' was first released:

"We have thirteen songs which are as diverse in subject and tempo as all Anvil albums. We've begun a Pledge campaign which offers a number of different options and things to purchase. We're looking forward to the release at the beginning of the new year.

"Along with the release people can expect a full on tour which is something we can hardly wait to get underway.

"As far as the new title is concerned... it is a description of what Anvil has been doing for 40 years - endlessly working and making a living. We love what we do so it's not complaining, it's celebrating our long, amazing history."

You can get the full lowdown on 'Pounding The Pavement' right here and pre-order your copy right here.

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The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim California and will also include a performance by legendary drumming brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice.

Hall of Heavy Metal History President Pat Gesualdo told us:

"We are so excited to have Carmine and Vinny Appice perform some of the songs from their 'Sinister' album at the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony. Vinny was inducted into the Hall in 2017, and Carmine is going to be inducted in 2018."

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The 'Sinister' album is available through SPV/Steamhammer in various formats and was reviewed in the very first edition of MetalTalk's brand new audio album reviews show, 'You Spin Me Round'.

You can listen to tracks from the album in the player right here. The Appice review starts at around the ten minute mark, just after the Revolution Saints review.

Budderside will also perform as special guests on the night and proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2018 Hall Of Heavy Metal History Inductees include:

Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, Ward One)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr Big, The Winery Dogs)
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley). Induction by Vinny Appice
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein)
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)
Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)
Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)
Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the Induction.

Surprise guests will also be part of the night with general admission seating tickets at $34.99 now available from

Sponsors: Pepsi, Zildjian Cymbals,, Marshall Amps, Modern Drummer Magazine, ProMark Drumsticks,, Riola Design.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever those Iconic musicians and music industry executives who are responsible for making hard rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History holds an Annual Celebrity Benefit Gala in January, in Anaheim, CA. The Hall also holds an annual on-stage Induction Ceremony at Wacken, the world's largest Heavy Metal festival, for the Global Metal Ambassador Award.

You can get the full lowdown on the inaugural Inductions that took place in January this year right here and check out the very first Gobal Metal Ambassador Award presentation that took place at Wacken in August here:

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), where celebrities, sports stars, law enforcement agencies, the United States Department of Defense, and major corporations join to help special needs children and wounded soldiers on a Global basis.


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