Thirty-five years into their career, Anvil are still going strong, with their latest album, 'Hope in Hell,' set to arrive May 28 via The End Records. Loudwire is proud to offer an exclusive stream of the disc during the week leading up to its release.
Anvil, Raven and several other bands are the latest to pitch in to help out East Coast fans in the aftermath of last year's Superstorm Sandy. The acts will take part in Rock N' Roll Heaven and the Old Bridge Metal Militia's planned reunion and charity benefit taking place in Freehold, N.J., this coming May.
Anvil have undergone a lineup change, but the trio is still rocking strong. The group, which features singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner along with new bassist Sal Italiano, recently completed work on their 'Hope in Hell' disc and Blabbermouth reports the band will release it through SPV/Steamhammer May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany, though an official U.S. street date has not been revealed.
Possibly the most unlikely phenomenon in metal music history, Canadian heavy metal band Anvil finally made it big after the release of the documentary, 'Anvil: The Story of Anvil.' Having existed since 1978, the band struggled to grasp fame all the way into their fifties -- working day jobs the entire time to support their passion.
A few weeks ago, Anvil bassist Glenn Five left the band after a 15 year run. Upon his departure, Five made it clear that he didn’t leave the band on bad terms or harbor any animosity but did say that he felt more like a hired hand than a contributing member of the band, “The truth is, sadly, that Lips and Robb have always considered me as little more than just their bass player. The other guy in their band.”
Several days after announcing he was quitting the band, recently departed Anvil bassist Glenn Five has opened up about his decision in a wide-ranging interview with BraveWords.com, discussing his reasons for leaving his musical home of 16 years and talking in-depth about the creative rifts that forced him to walk away.
Canadian heavy metal band Anvil have wasted no time in replacing longtime bassist Glenn Gyorffy (aka Glenn Five) after he officially left the band two days ago. Anvil have chosen Sal Italiano, a bassist from a Long Island, N.Y., Iron Maiden cover band to provide the low-end and shake venues worldwide.
Anvil bassist Glenn Five, whose bottom end helped power the veteran metal act back into the spotlight after a decade of creative doldrums, has ended his 15-year tenure with the band. In a statement, Five wished his former mates well, while making it clear he feels he has new creative environs to explore.
Anvil are preparing to hit the road again across the U.S this fall while also releasing their compilation disc ‘Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil,’ which is due out on Sept. 27 via The End Records.