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12th July 2017


Legendary Toronto Metallers Anvil are about to decamp to Germany to record their seventeenth studio album which is to be titled 'Pounding The Pavement'.

The band have set up a Pledge campaign where you can order advanced signed copies of the album or even get the chance to rehearse or even dine with the hungry trio.

Anvil celebrate their 40th anniversary next year having formed in 1978 under the original name of Lips, a nickname that their charismatic frontman Steve Kudlow would affectionately adopt. Anvil released their debut album 'Hard N' Heavy' in 1981 which was followed by the influential classic 'Metal On Metal' a year later.

Lips tells MetalTalk:

"We're going to record our new CD, 'Pounding The Pavement', in Germany during the month of August. We have thirteen songs which are 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."

Anvil will be taking time out from the studio to perform two shows while they're in Germany with an appearance at the Fahrenholz Open Air on Saturday 8th September followed by a gig in Andernach a day later.


The band will then head off to South America to begin their 40th anniversary celebration with shows in Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Mexico.


Anvil's last album, 'Anvil Is Anvil', was released through SPV/Steamhammer in 2016.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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