I love Anvil. Probably most of that's nostalgia: Anvil was technically the first metal band I ever saw live (they opened for Iron Maiden back around '81). But it's more that just that. Despite the jokes and the sniggers, they were actually good. Not brilliant, but good: solidly, honestly, reliably good. Their "Metal On Metal" album remains a fond favourite, instantly transporting me back to the days in high-school. I was nerdy, slightly weird, socially aloof and everso slightly disturbing to the jocks and the preps. Ah, good times.
Anvil are finally getting some recognition, thanks to a documentary "Anvil: The Story Anvil". The title of the movie is much like the band itself--everything you need to know is right there, no poetic metaphors or lofty subtexts. The movies about Anvil: The Story of Anvil.
Here's the trailer, courtesy of the good folks at Trailer Addict:
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
As I mentioned on last night's show, there's a contest for Priest fans where on lucky winner will win the actual Harley Davidson Crossbones motorcycle used on stage for the current Judas Priest tour. As an added sweetener, all five members of the band will be signing the bike. The contest is being run by Legends Harley-Davidson in New Jersey and you can read details on how to enter in a recent newsletter available here.