The Anvil is the second studio album by the British rock/pop band Visage, released in March 1982 by Polydor Records. The album reached No. 6 in the UK and was certified "Silver" by the British Phonographic Industry in April 1982. The album's name and concept came from the legendary NYC Gay after-hours club The Anvil. Famed Danceteria DJ Bill Bahlman curated the "New Wave Nights At The Anvil".
Anvil’s sixteenth studio album, Anvil Is Anvil, was released on February 26, 2016, on Steamhammer Records. It is the band’s first album to feature its new bass player, Chris Robertson. Traditionally following the thunderous Heavy Metal style of its predecessors, it begins with the Power Metal surge and chant of Daggers and Rum. The mood immediately shifts to fourth gear with the ensuing Up, Down, Sideways, whose speed and spit bears kinship with Motörbreath’s equally relentless Ace of Spades.
I saw Anvil play to 15 people in Kansas City last year at the Riot Room. I heard about it as if by accident - The Well bassist Lisa Alley told me Anvil was playing a block away from their in-store performance - and booked it over to see one of the greatest cult metal acts of all time and the most underrated thrash band of the ’80s. Years removed from the 2008 documentary that revived their career, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, only a handful of diehard fans were in attendance, half of them wearing Anvil shirts. The band could have mailed it in for 15 people - but not Anvil. It stands as one of the best sets I’ve ever seen, and I’m glad to report that their 12th studio album, Anvil Is Anvil, evokes all the same enthusiasm. producer Martin Mattes Pfeiffer, the record is true to its title. There are no tricks or gimmick. It’s thrashy rock ‘n’ roll as Anvil has played it for years.
Canadian metal legends ANVIL will release their new album, "Anvil Is Anvil", on February 26, 2016 worldwide (excluding Japan) via SPV/Steamhammer. Anvil Is Anvil" was recorded in October at Redhead 4 Studios in Pulheim, near Cologne, Germany, with producer Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer. According to a press release, the CD is "an unambiguous, uncompromising recording, typical of this band.
Anvil, perhaps heavy metal's most persistent band, are set to release their 15th studio album, Anvil Is Anvil, on Feb. 26, 2016 on SPV/Steamhammer. For the first time in their career, the band crowdfunded their album, looking to eliminate the back and forth bands often endure with a label. This process also allows for more creative freedom from the band, ensuring they deliver exactly what they want. Recorded in October in Cologne, Germany, Anvil is Anvil was overseen by producer Martin 'Mattes' Pfeiffer, who has most notably been working with .
|1||Daggers And Rum||5:26|
|2||Up Down Sideways||3:19|
|4||Die For A Lie||3:17|
|7||It's Your Move||3:30|
|9||Fire On The Highway||4:35|
|10||Run Like Hell||3:07|
|11||Forgive Don't Forget||2:40|
|12||Never Going To Stop (Bonus Track)||4:09|
|13||You Don't Know What It's Like (Bonus Track)||3:31|
NotesStrictly Limited Band Edition
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 813429002315
|SPV 269682 CD||Anvil||Anvil Is Anvil (CD, Album, Dig)||Steamhammer, SPV||SPV 269682 CD||Europe||2016|
|RBNCD-1205||Anvil||Anvil Is Anvil (CD, Album, Jew)||Rubicon Music||RBNCD-1205||Japan||2016|
|SPV 269681 2LP||Anvil||Anvil Is Anvil (2xLP, Album, Cle + CD, Album)||Steamhammer, SPV||SPV 269681 2LP||Europe||2016|
|3E185||Anvil||Anvil Is Anvil (CD)||Shinigami Records, Sound City Records||3E185||Brazil||2017|
|SPV 269682 CD||Anvil||Anvil Is Anvil (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Steamhammer , SPV||SPV 269682 CD||Russia||2016|