Although Anvil is cited as influencing bands such as Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, Motorhead and Guns ‘n’ Roses and were among headliners like Bon Jovi and Van Halen in 1984 at the Super Rock Festival in Japan, the band never really attained the greatness they deserved. The band essentially fell off the radar. Underground interest in the band never waned amongst the diehards, and they never stopped playing, even if just in some small Canadian clubs. The release of the documentary of their journey into obscurity helped relaunch the band’s career.
The current lineup for Anvil includes founding members Steven “Lips” Kudlow (vocals and lead guitar) and Robb (Geza) Reiner (drums). Newest member Sal Italiano has been playing bass for them since the beginning of 2012. Make time to hear Anvil’s special brand of heavy, heavy metal. Their time is now.