INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Anvil is a Canadian heavy metal band formed originally in Toronto in mid 70’s. Anvil’s debut album HARD’N HEAVY was released in 1979 followed by classic METAL ON METAL in 1982 which is their most successful album to date. They have released fourteen studio albums, including the latest JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE (2011). Although Anvil was never a big commercial success they have been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups like Metallica and Anthrax. In 2008 Anvil was the subject of documentary film ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slot with AC/DC’s on their BLACK ICE tour. The band has also done appearances at many major heavy metal festivals, including Download, Swedenrock and Loud Park. Anvil is back and when the band visited in Finland on last August to play in Porisphere festival it was time to sit down with bands founding member Lips and Robb Reiner and discuss about various Anvil topics. Read on !!