Origin: Canada
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Anvil  


One of Canada's longest-running metal bands, Anvil was on top of the metal world in the early eighties, with albums such as Metal On Metal and Forged In Fire regarded as power metal classics and gaining critical acclaim as well as fan interest. Though their worldwide popularity isn't quite what it used to be, they have persevered though several lineup changes and continue to release 80's-styled power metal albums. In 2009 the band found new life from an unexpected source, that being the documentary film The Story Of Anvil, which became a huge hit even beyond metal circles.

Current Members

Steve "Lips" Kudlow

vocals/guitars

Sal Italiano

bass

Robb Reiner

drums

Former Members/Guests

Dave Allison

rhythm guitar

Sebastian Marino

guitars (Overkill)

Ivan Hurd

guitars

Ian Dickson

bass

Mike Duncan

bass

Glen Gyorffy

bass


Discography



Hard 'n' Heavy 
1981 Attic
  1. School Love
  2. AC/DC
  3. At The Apartment
  4. I Want You Both (With Me)
  5. Bedroom Game
  6. Ooh Baby
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Oh Jane
  9. Hot Child
  10. Bondage
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner




Metal On Metal 
1982 Attic
  1. Metal On Metal
  2. Mothra
  3. Stop Me
  4. March Of The Crabs
  5. Jackhammer
  6. Heat Sink
  7. Tag Team
  8. Scenery
  9. Tease Me, Please Me
  10. 666
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner
1982 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Forged In Fire 
1983 Attic
  1. Forged In Fire
  2. Shadow Zone
  3. Free As The Wind
  4. Never Deceive Me
  5. Butter-Bust Jerky
  6. Future Wars
  7. Hard Times - Fast Ladies
  8. Make It Up To You
  9. Motormount
  10. Winged Assassins
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Backwaxed  COMPILATION
1985 Attic
  1. Backwaxed
  2. Steamin'
  3. Pussy Poison
  4. You're A Liar
  5. Fryin' Cryin'
  6. Metal On Metal
  7. Butter-Bust Jerky
  8. Scenery
  9. Jackhammer
  10. School Love




Strength Of Steel 
1987 Metal Blade
  1. Strength Of Steel
  2. Concrete Jungle
  3. 9-2-5
  4. I Dreamed It Was The End Of The World
  5. Flight Of The Bumble Beast
  6. Cut Loose
  7. Mad Dog
  8. Straight Between The Eyes
  9. Wild Eyes
  10. Kiss Of Death
  11. Paper General
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner




Pound For Pound 
1988 Metal Blade
  1. Blood On The Ice
  2. Corporate Preacher
  3. Toe Jam
  4. Safe Sex
  5. Where Does All The Money Go?
  6. Brain Burn
  7. Senile King
  8. Machine Gun
  9. Fire In The Night
  10. Cramps
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner




Past And Present  LIVE
1989 Metal Blade
  1. Concrete Jungle
  2. Toe Jam
  3. Motormount
  4. Forged In Fire
  5. Blood On The Ice
  6. March Of The Crabs
  7. Jackhammer
  8. Metal On Metal
  9. Winged Assassins
  10. 666
  11. Mothra
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Dave Allison
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner




Worth The Weight 
1991 Maximum
  1. Infanticide
  2. On The Way To Hell
  3. Bushpig
  4. Embalmer
  5. Pow Wow
  6. Sins Of The Flesh
  7. A.Z. #85
  8. Sadness/Love Me When I'm Dead
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Sebastian Marino
  • Ian Dickson
  • Robb Reiner




Plugged In Permanent 
1996 Hypnotic
  1. Racial Hostility
  2. Doctor Kevorkian
  3. Smokin' Green
  4. Destined For Doom
  5. Killer Hill
  6. Face Pull
  7. I'm Trying To Sleep
  8. Stolen (Japanese CD only)
  9. Five Knuckle Shuffle
  10. Truth Or Consequence
  11. Guilty
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Mike Duncan
  • Robb Reiner




Absolutely No Alternative 
1997 Hypnotic
  1. Old School
  2. Green Jesus
  3. Show Me Your Tits
  4. No One To Follow
  5. Hair Pie
  6. Rubber Neck
  7. Piss Test
  8. Red Light
  9. Black Or White
  10. Hero By Death
  11. March Of The Crabs '97 (Japanese CD only)
  12. Free As The Wind ? (Japanese CD only)
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner




Speed Of Sound 
1998 Hypnotic
  1. Speed Of Sound
  2. Blood In The Playground
  3. Deadbeat Dad
  4. Man Over Broad
  5. No Evil
  6. Bullshit
  7. Mattress Mambo
  8. Secret Agent
  9. Life To Lead
  10. Park That Truck
  11. Metal On Metal (live) (enhanced CD - video / German digipak only)
  12. Kick Some Ass (Japanese CD only)
  13. Vengeance To Kill (Japanese CD only)
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner




Anthology Of Anvil  COMPILATION
1999 Hypnotic
  1. Metal On Metal
  2. Smokin' Green
  3. Winged Assassins
  4. Free As The Wind
  5. Old School
  6. Bushpig
  7. Blood On The Ice
  8. March Of The Crabs
  9. Jackhammer
  10. Speed Of Sound
  11. 666
  12. Stolen
  13. Paper General
  14. Forged In Fire (live)
  15. School Love
  16. Motormount
  17. Doctor Kevorkian
  18. Mothra




Plenty Of Power 
2001 Massacre
  1. Plenty Of Power
  2. Groove Science
  3. Ball Of Fire
  4. The Creep
  5. Computer Drone
  6. Beat The Law
  7. Pro Wrestling
  8. Siren Of The Sea
  9. Disgruntled
  10. Real Metal
  11. Dirty Dorothy (on German CD and LP only)
  12. Left Behind (on Canadian CD only)
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Still Going Strong 
2002 Massacre
  1. Race Against Time
  2. In Hell
  3. Holy Wood
  4. Still Going Strong
  5. Don't Ask Me
  6. Waiting
  7. White Rhino
  8. What I'm About
  9. Sativa
  10. Defiant
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Back To Basics 
2004 Massacre
  1. Fuel For The Fire
  2. Keep It Up
  3. Song Of Pain
  4. You Get What You Pay For
  5. The Chainsaw
  6. Can't Catch Me (When My Pants Are Down)
  7. Go Away
  8. Bottom Feeder
  9. Cruel World
  10. Fast Driver
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



This Is Thirteen 
2007 self-released
  1. American Refugee
  2. Axe To Grind
  3. Big Business
  4. Bombs Away
  5. Burning Bridges
  6. Feed The Greed
  7. Flying Blind
  8. Game Over
  9. Ready To Fight
  10. Room #9
  11. Shoulda Woulda Coulda
  12. This Is Thirteen
  13. Worry
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Ivan Hurd
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Juggernaut Of Justice 
2011 The End
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Glen Gyorffy
  • Robb Reiner




Monument Of Metal - The Very Best Of Anvil  COMPILATION
2011 The End
  1. Metal on Metal
  2. Winged Assassins
  3. 666
  4. Thumbhang
  5. School Love
  6. Heat Sink
  7. March of the Crabs
  8. Plenty of Power
  9. Mothra
  10. Sins of the Flesh
  11. Jackhammer (live)
  12. Juggernaut of Justice
  13. No One to Follow
  14. Mad Dog
  15. Bottom Feeder
  16. Race Against Time
  17. American Refugee
  18. Fire in the Night
  19. Park That Truck




Hope In Hell 
2013 Steamhammer/SPV
  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow
  • Sal Italiano
  • Robb Reiner


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