Anvil opening for AC/DC in 2009 (more by Bao Nguyen)

Canadian metal trio Anvil, despite never breaking up and continuing to release albums, faded into obscurity in the mid-80s. They came back into the public eye after the 2008 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil (which is now on Netflix on-demand). Since then lots has happened for the band. Among their list of recent accomplishments, they appeared at BAM and Gramercy Theatre, opened for AC/DC in NJ, and even played Bumbershoot.

They recently released their first full length album since the documentary's release, and fourteenth album overall, Juggernaut of Justice. The album was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper) in Dave Grohl's studio. In support of the album, the band is touring Europe this summer, hitting many festivals along the way (hopefully it goes better for them than it did in the movie), and hitting a few American cities in July including NYC where they will play the relatively intimate Bowery Ballroom on July 30. Tickets are on sale.

P.S. if you're looking for "Thumb Hang," that was a bonus track on the VH1 re-release of their 13th self-released album "This is Thirteen".

All tour dates and Story of Anvil trailer and stuff, below...

Anvil! The Story of Anvil Trailer

"Thumb Hang"


Anvil 2011 Tour Dates
Metal Town Festival Gothenburg, SWE June 17, 2011
Copenhell Festival Copenhagen, DEN June 18, 2011
Magnet Berlin, GER June 19, 2011
Corporation Sheffield, UK June 21, 2011
Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK June 22, 2011
Cathouse Glasgow, IRE June 23, 2011
Newcastle Academy 2 Newcastle, UK June 24, 2011
Rock City Nottingham, UK June 25, 2011
Graspop Dussel, BEL June 26, 2011
Konzerthaus Schuur Lucerne, SWI June 28, 2011 *
Magazzini Generali Milan, ITA June 29, 2011 *
Heineken Madrid, SPN July 1, 2011 *
Rockstar Live Bilbao, SPN July 2, 2011 *
Bikini Barcelona, SPN July 3, 2011 *
Rocktempel Kerkrade, NET July 5, 2011
Gleis 22 Muenster, GER July 6, 2011
Logo Hamburg, GER July 8, 2011
ColosSaal Aschaffenburg, GER July 9, 2011
Luxor Cologne, GER July 10, 2011
Islington Academy London, UK July 11, 2011
Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, UK July 12, 2011
Heavy TO Festival Toronto, CAN July 24, 2011 with Slayer, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, and MORE
Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL July 26, 2011 +
The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH July 27, 2011 +
The Note West Chester, PA July 29, 2011 +
Bowery Ballroom New York, NY July 30, 2011 +
The Middle East Cambridge, MA July 31, 2011 +
* with Dio Disciples
+ Headline show

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