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ANVIL *** NEW GIG ADDED & 2 DATES RESCHEDULED ON HEAVY METAL ICONS’ OCTOBER UK HEADLINE TOUR ***

ANVIL *** NEW GIG ADDED & 2 DATES RESCHEDULED ON HEAVY METAL ICONS’ OCTOBER UK HEADLINE TOUR ***

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Seminal Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil have added an extra show [at The Parish in Huddersfield on October 19th] plus swopped their October 22nd and 26th Edinburgh and Doncaster dates over on their upcoming ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ headline UK tour. The revised itinerary is now:-

 

19th October – HUDDERSFIELD, The Parish

20th October – LONDON, O2 Academy 2, Islington

21st October – MANCHESTER, Rebellion

22nd October – EDINBURGH, La Belle Angele

23rd October – CARDIFF, The Globe

25th October – GLOUCESTER, Guildhall

26th October – DONCASTER, Diamond

27th October – GRIMSBY, Yardbirds

28th October – BRISTOL, Bierkeller

 

German speed / thrash band Rezet, (www.rezet.de) have been confirmed as Special Guests on the tour and French metallers Mystery Blue (www.mysteryblue.com) as opening act (except for Huddersfield).

 

Anvil have just released their sixteenth studio album ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ to huge acclaim. The LP was awarded 9/10 in Powerplay Magazine’s March 2016 issue by Andrew Hawnt, who raved “This is Anvil firing on all cylinders and adding more cylinders for good measure.  Opening with the tongue in cheek pirate anthem ‘Daggers And Rum’, the album offers a damn fine run of the classic Anvil sound, albeit with small additions here and there which add a lot of flavour.  ‘Up, Down and Sideways’, ‘Gun Control’ and ‘Die For A Lie’ are very much in the classic Anvil mould, but then the slower ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ shows the influence that new bassist Chris Robertson has had, and it’s a fun, slow grinder with a chorus that’ll go down a treat live.”

 

Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome rated the album 7/10 in the March 2016 issue, stating that “Whatever the prevailing wind, Anvil have always been unyielding. You know what to expect from any of their albums, and anything on ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ could be swapped for tracks from their classic early 80s period without disturbing the flow.  And that’s why this is such a metal testament….. They race into every track with such zest and command that you’re soon totally immersed.  >From the humour of the pirate metal romp ‘Daggers and Rum’ through the socially aware ‘Gun Control’, the storming ‘It’s Your Move’ (with a deliberate bow to ‘Ace of Spades’) and the martial ‘Forgive Don’t Forget’, the record is stuffed with fire, ire and what can only be described as classic Anvil moments…  A cracking ride

 

Kerrang!’s Nick Ruskell klassified the album KKK, musing “It is a very good thing that Canadian metallers Anvil were finally able to have a decent career in the wake of 2008’s The Story Of Anvil documentary. Not least because the quality of their output has gone up since. Such is the case with ‘Anvil Is Anvil’… ‘Daggers And Rum’ is a rollocking tribute to pirates, while ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ is a morbid stomper to party to. So yes, 16 albums in Anvil are still very much Anvil. And God bless ‘em for it.”

 

The brand new video for ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, taken from the album, can be viewed at https://youtu.be/2uFlEqYGkRU

 


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