Anvil – Pounding The Pavement

It’s been almost forty years and we’re still reviewing Anvil albums. Would you like to know why? Because, Anvil are like your comfy, furry, winter slippers. Anvil is your grandmother’s meatloaf [I’m assuming this isn’t a euphemism…! ed] Anvil is always there in a comforting, supportive way. You don’t have to dig deep or get all metaphysical about an Anvil album. It’s just Rock n’ Roll. It’s straight-forward, undeviating, good old-fashioned Heavy Metal. Pounding The Pavement (Steamhammer/SPV) is forty-six minutes of throwback tunes from a more simple time in Metal. Continue reading

News: Anvil Releasing Anvil is Anvil In February, Euro Tour with UDO

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Canadian metallers Anvil is releasing their new album Anvil is Anvil on February 26, 2016 via Steamhammer/SPV. This marks the debut of new bassist Chris Robertson.

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Track Listing:
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)

The band will be supporting Udo Dirkschneider on an upcoming European tour.

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ANVIL as special guest with DIRKSCHNEIDER

Feb 19: Folken -Stavanger (NO)
Feb 20: Byscenen – Haugesund (NO)
Feb 21: Rick`s – Bergen (NO)
Feb 24: Train – Aarhus (DK)
Feb 25: KB – Malmö (SE)
Feb 26: Trädgarn – Gothenburg (SE)
Feb 27: Folket Hus – Sundsvall (SE)
Feb 28: Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm (SE)
Mar 01: Tavastia – Helsinki (FI)
Mar 04: Lutakko – Jyväskylä (FI)
Mar 05: Rantasipi – Vaasa (FI)
Mar 11: Hellraiser – Leipzig (DE)
Mar 12: Music Hall – Markneukirchen (DE)
Mar 13: Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg (DE)
Mar 22: Essigfabrik – Cologne (DE)
Mar 23: Zeche – Bochum (DE)
Mar 25: Garage – Ostrava (CZ)
Mar 26: Masters Of Rock Café – Zlin (CZ)
Mar 27: Meet Factory – Prague (CZ)
Mar 31: Backstage – Munich (DE)
Apr 01: VAZ – Burglengenfeld (DE)
Apr 02: Kaminwerk – Memmingen (DE)
Apr 03: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
Apr 05: La Riviera – Madrid (ES)
Apr 06: Sala Totem – Pamplona (ES)
Apr 07: Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona (ES)
Apr 21: Markthalle – Hamburg (DE)
Apr 23: MusicHall – Geiselwind (DE)
Apr 24: Postbahnhof – Berlin (DE)

Lord Dying Streaming “Offering Pain” Performance Video

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Portland, OR’s Lord Dying is streaming a series of performance videos for the song “Offering Pain,” off their latest album Poisoned Altars, out now via Relapse Records. Watch it here or below.

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The band is currently on tour across North America supporting Anvil.

LORD DYING w/ Anvil
Mar 01: Kapones – San Antonio, TX
Mar 04: Joes Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 05: Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
Mar 06: Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 07: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 08: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 09: Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
Mar 11: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 12: DB’s – Idaho Falls, ID
Mar 13: Whisky Dicks Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mar 15: Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 17: The Whisky – W Hollywood, CA
Mar 18: The Granada – Morgan Hill, CA
Mar 19: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Mar 20: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

Psycho California Fest:
May 15 – 17: @ Psych California Fest – Santa Ana, CA

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Lord Dying Supporting Anvil On US Tour

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Lord Dying will be direct support on Anvil’s 2015 US Tour with Sunlord opening. They will be supporting their forthcoming album Poisoned Altars, out January 27, 2015 via Relapse Records.

Feb 05: The Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 06: Cafe 611 – Frederick MD
Feb 07: Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
Feb 08: Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
Feb 11: New Mountain Theater – Ashville, NC
Feb 12: Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 13: West End Trading Co – Sanford, FL
Feb 16: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Feb 17: The Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
Feb 18: Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
Feb 19: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Feb 20: Holiday Inn Plaza – Ft. Smith, AR
Feb 21: BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
Feb 22: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Feb 24: Club Status – Shreveport, LA
Feb 25: The Rail Club – Dallas, TX
Feb 27: The Blue Max – Midland, TX
Feb 28: Aces North – McAllen, TX
Mar 01: Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 02: Sector 7 – El Paso, TX
Mar 04: Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 05: Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
Mar 06: Blue Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 07: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 08: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 09: Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction CO
Mar 11: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 12: DB’s – Idaho Falls, ID
Mar 15: Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 17: The Whisky – W Hollywood, CA
Mar 18: The Granada – Morgan Hill, CA
Mar 19: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Mar 20: Studio 7 – Seattle, WA