Upcoming Event

Anvil with Terra Cain and Motor City Maniacs

Black Moon Entertainment in association with Archaic North Entertainment Presents..

A Weekend With The Legendary ANVIL!
Friday May 26th - Saturday May 27th 2017
Live at The Asylum

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FRIDAY MAY 26th 2017 LINE UP:

ANVIL, MOTOR CITY MANIACS and THE WRING

SATURDAY MAY 27th LINE UP:

ANVIL, TERRA CAIN and MOTOR CITY MANIACS

--ABOUT ANVIL--

ANVIL (Legendary Toronto Thrash Band)
https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal
Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums) and Chris Robertson (bass). To date, the band has released fifteen studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica.

The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie, Sacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon. Appearances at both major heavy metal festivals, including Download, Loud Park and Hellfest, and independent music festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, also followed the release of the film. Reviewers described Anvil as a pioneering hair metal band that was popular in the 1980s but then faded into obscurity in the 1990s, while refusing to stop playing, recording and gigging. Anvil's antics on and off stage, the setbacks they suffered, and their determination to keep going was compared to the fictional band Spinal Tap.

The roots of Anvil began in April 1973 in Toronto, when high school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner began playing music together. They met through friend, guitarist and neighbour Marty Hoffman, but “musical differences” caused his departure after their first show. By 1978, the first full line-up of the band included Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Reiner (drums), Dave "Squirrely" Allison (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ian "Dix" Dickson (bass). At this point, the band was called Lips.

In 1981, the band released an independent album called Hard 'N' Heavy. Shortly after they were signed by Attic Records, they changed their name to Anvil and the independent album was released by Attic as their debut album. Following its release, Lemmy Kilmister asked Lips to play guitar for Motörhead to replace "Fast" Eddie Clarke, but Lips declined. By 1983, Aerosmith manager David Krebs and assistant Paul O'Neill signed Anvil and convinced Attic to release the band from their contract so the band could sign with a major label. However, after initial interest, Krebs eventually stopped returning phone calls and did not get the band a major label recording contract, but eventually released the band from the managing contract allowing the band to find their own record deal in mid-1986. In 2012, during an exclusive interview with Metal Shock Finland's Chief Editor, Mohsen Fayyazi, Steve stated the following when he was asked about David Krebs:

Free to pursue a recording contract, they were signed by American label Metal Blade Records in 1987, by William Howell (a fan who is now a DJ with KNAC radio). They released three records with Metal Blade, starting with Strength of Steel, which was the group's most commercially successful record in the United States, peaking at No. 191 on the Billboard 200. Anvil were then picked up by Maximum Records, an independent Canadian label that was formed by Helix's manager-at-the-time William Seip. From 1996 they were signed by Hypnotic Records in Canada and Massacre Records in Germany. According to Lips, Anvil would have not continued had it not been for the German fans and the German contract. Germany was the only market for reasonable sales in that period, so the country kept the band running and gave them the opportunity to do more records. In 2001, the band recorded Plenty of Power and continued touring. Lips remarked "We'll play gigs sometimes where there's no one there".

In 2006, the band recorded with Chris Tsangarides, who previously produced their acclaimed 1982 album Metal on Metal. After failing to find a major label that was willing to distribute the band's new material, the album, titled This Is Thirteen, was self-released in 2007, and was available exclusively from the band's official website.

The band's history has been documented in the documentary film Anvil! The Story of Anvil released in 2008. The film has received high praise which has put Anvil back into the public consciousness, propelling them to play several festivals including the Download Festival in 2009 at which they headlined the Tuborg stage. Rolling Stone called the movie "the year’s most praised rock doc." The band played “Cat Scratch Fever” with Slash and Anthrax’s Scott Ian at the Sundance Film Festival, where the movie premiered.

Following the success of the Anvil documentary, VH1 Classic Records re-released This Is Thirteen on CD and vinyl on September 15, 2009 with a newly recorded song, "Thumb Hang", although it had been written by the band during the 80s. Guitarist Ivan Hurd left the band at this stage to settle down with his new wife. The double-vinyl LP contains re-recorded versions of Anvil classics "Metal on Metal" and "666".

In 2009, Bantam Press released the book Anvil: The Story of Anvil authored by Lips and Reiner with a foreword by Slash. On March 28, 2009 Kudlow and Reiner were the featured guests on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. Anvil played the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma in 2009, and opened for AC/DC at their first few summer Black Ice World Tour shows (North American leg II). They also supported Saxon on a leg of UK shows in November.

Anvil appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on October 6, 2009, the first network television appearance of their career, to coincide with the release of Anvil! The Story Of Anvil on DVD in North America, and performed "Metal on Metal".

On October 8, 2009, Anvil filmed a cameo performance in a rock club for The Green Hornet.

From June to July 2010 the band went on a headline tour of Europe selling out venues in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands as well as festivals in Finland, Sweden, France, Italy and Germany. Lips confirmed on this tour that he had in fact paid back his sister the loan to pay for the production of This is Thirteen.

They released Juggernaut of Justice, their 14th studio album, on May 10, 2011. Lips stated that the band drew from "about 20 songs written".

Following the release of the album the band completed yet more tours in Europe and North America often playing alongside artists such as Alice Cooper & Saxon. The band released a new greatest hits album Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil. Anvil also started re-releasing their old material starting with Strength of Steel, Pound For Pound and Worth the Weight later that same year.

In January 2012 Glenn Gyorffy quit Anvil citing creative differences. Lips confirmed that another player had been found to fill in on the remainder of the their tour dates. Anvil embarked on their 2012 Winter Tour of the US with Sal Italiano on bass, formerly a bassist for an Iron Maiden tribute band. During Steve's interview with Metal Shock Finland, he stated:

May 2013 saw the release of "Hope in Hell", a new Anvil studio recording again produced by Bob Marlette, who—according to Lips—contributed a lot to songwriting skills and arrangements. The whole album was written by Lips and Rob alone. In some songs Lips was inspired by his love of heavy "rock'n'roll", which made him feel he "found his way home" to the time when they did their first record. In an interview with The Drummer's Journal, Lips outlined how the record was written "as if it was 1983 again." The band has been touring to promote that album—in fall 2013 they played Europe, and in summer of 2014 they to played some European festival gigs.

In 2014, Anvil parted ways with Sal Italiano and replaced him with Chris Robertson, who was already acting as the band's rehearsal bassist and a member of their road crew.

2016 will see the release of Anvil's new studio album, entitled "Anvil is Anvil". The album is set to be released on February 26.

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Live at The Asylum - 19 Regent Street - Sudbury, Ontario
19+/Licensed Event - 9PM Doors

FRIDAY MAY 26th 2017 LINE UP:

ANVIL, MOTOR CITY MANIACS and THE WRING

SATURDAY MAY 27th LINE UP:

ANVIL, TERRA CAIN and MOTOR CITY MANIACS

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Canadian Thrash Legends

Anvil is Anvil! A self-confident statement. A band philosophy. And what’s more: a life motto. Anvil is Anvil, that’s the title of their latest album. And the name says it all: an unambiguous, uncompromising recording, typical of this band. At the same time it’s fresh, occasionally surprising and generally exciting through and through. A stalwart metal manifesto by a band who stand for authenticity and credibility like few others in this fast-lived business. “We’re sometimes criticised for never changing,” guitarist and vocalist Lips Kudlow explains. “But why should we change something we’re renowned for? Isn’t it much more important to stay faithful to yourself? To do what you do best?

Sudbury Hard Rock

Bio:
Formed in the early 90's, Terra Cain recorded 3 full length albums during the peak of their career. 1993's "Religious Promiscuity", 1995's "Dead Flowers", which was perhaps the bands most favoured release, and 1998's "Pride". Terra Cain eventually toured all over the US and Canada, and opened for established rock acts such as Def Leopard, Blue Rodeo, Big Sugar, and Wide Mouth Mason. Locally, they were a household name and had a large following of fans who enjoyed a harder edge to their music. When Terra Cain played a show in Sudbury, fans would fill venues craving to hear their hits like "Dead Flowers" and "Stranger". Terra Cain had their songs played frequently on local radio stations as well which really helped build the band a loyal and supportive local fanbase.

Oshawa Hard Rock/Metal

Motor City Maniacs formed in November 2014 and is currently based out of the Durham Region of Ontario right next to “Canada’s, Hollywood North -Toronto, Ontario”. Based in the heart of Canada’s music industry promotes access too many talented artists and resources. In early August 2014 two of these talented artists, a guitarist & drummer who had been working together for more than 15 years, decided to recruit a singer to work with.
The first rehearsal was a complete success although the band still did not have a bassist. The singer asked a fellow musician and former band mate to come out and jam. As it turned out the bassist had known the singer for about 15 years as well and had been in several bands together. The band was now complete.

Official Videos

Terra Cain - Dead Flowers

Coming Soon to The Asylum

The Radissons Band

Sudbury Rock/Country

Laugh At The Fakes

Toronto Rock/Metal

Terra Cain

Sudbury Hard Rock

Bearings

Ottawa Pop Punk/Emo

The Lad Classic

Toronto Classic Rock

Dragged In

Toronto Hardcore Punk

Stan's Plan

Sudbury Pop Punk

Blastomycosis

Toronto Death Metal

The Wring

Sudbury Heavy Metal/Hard Ro

Archspire

Vancouver Tech Death Metal

Esoteric Doctrine

Orillia Groove Metal

Crone Of War

Sudbury Metal

The Twentiest

Sudbury Pop Punk/Rock

Jason Rouse

Canadian Shock Comic

d3fuNcTi0n

Sudbury Electro/Industrial

Wilt(ed)

Sudbury Alternative/Hardcor

Desolate State

Juice Box Metal

Negură Bunget

Transilvanian Black Metal

Behind These Eyes

Sudbury Deathcore

Burn The Flames

Sudbury Pop Punk

Kissing Candice

NY Electro Horror Metal

Dr. Bong

Sudbury One Man Funk

Merkules

Surrey Hip Hop Artist

Anvil

Canadian Thrash Legends

Darren Frost

Brantford Comedian

Thekillingfield

North Bay Death Metal

Big Hoodoo

Detroit Horrorcore Rap

Lutharö

Hamilton Heavy/Thrash Metal

Vintage Slang

Sudbury Alternative/Rock

Behind These Eyes

Sudbury Deathcore

Fernandez The Hypnotist

World Renowned Hypnotist

Harbour

Brantford Pop Punk

Tyler Beaulne

Acoustic Folk

The Wring

Sudbury Heavy Metal/Hard Ro

Jar Of Dirt

Alice In Chains Tribute

Ruptured Birth

Sudbury Death Metal

Anvil

Canadian Thrash Legends

Motor City Maniacs

Oshawa Hard Rock/Metal

Motor City Maniacs

Oshawa Hard Rock/Metal

Ruptured Birth

Sudbury Death Metal

Return For Refund

Toronto Alt/Hard Rock

Sudbury Youth Rocks

Sudbury Youth Music Program

Ninjaspy

Vancouver Ska/Reggae Prog M

Fractal Generator

Sudbury Death Metal

Blackwood Sinners

Sudbury Rock And Roll

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