Anvil: Fall Tour, Career Spanning Anthology


After a string of successful tour dates this past July, Anvil are going back on the road again. Starting mid-October these metal legends will work their way north across America to the West Coast, making several stops throughout California, and returning to the east coast for the start of November (see dates below).

On September 27, the band will release Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil, a 19-track career retrospective that collects choice cuts from Anvil's career with a track listing hand-selected by the members of Anvil and spans their three-decade career.

"This compilation demonstrates the full diversities of the Anvil's sound and feel, from the classics though the dark years to the current," said rhythm keeper Reiner about the songs collected in this set. "These tracks are more to do with power and melody rather than just the speed aspect, although there relevant gems included here! We could endlessly compile Anvil tracks, as most are outstanding in their own rights. I feel this Monument of Metal makes a statement introducing Anvil to new pounders along satisfying the faithful."

Lips concurred, saying, "This compilation is a great diverse collection of Anvil’s history. It’s a good retrospective of 30+ years of the creating and recording of Anvil’s music. These tracks are among some of our favorites." He did admit that choosing songs was no easy task, since each of Anvil's songs is a like a kid to him, saying, "Picking them was not easy as generally speaking we love everything we’ve ever done....otherwise we wouldn’t have recorded the music to begin with. This will serve as a great introduction to Anvil as well as make for great listening pleasure for our old diehard fans. Enjoy and stay heavy!!!”

Monument of Metal Tracklisting
1. Metal On Metal (Re-Record From This Is Thirteen 2009 / originally from Metal On Metal, 1982)
2. Winged Assassins" (Re-Record, originally From Forged In Fire, 1983)
3. 666 (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)
4. Thumbhang (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)
5. School Love (Re-Record, originally from Hard 'N' Heavy, 1981)
6. Heat Sink (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
7. March of the Crabs (instrumental) (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
8.Plenty of Power (From Plenty Of Power, 2001)
9. Mothra (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
10. Sins of the Flesh (From Worth the Weight, 1992)
11. Jackhammer (live) (From Past And Present; Live In Concert, 1989)
12. Juggernaut of Justice (From Juggernaut of Justice, 2011)
13. No One To Follow (From Absolutely No Alternative, 1997)
14. Mad Dog (From Strength of Steel, 1997)
15. Bottom Feeder (From Back to Basics, 2004)
16. Race Against Time (From Still Going Strong, 2002)
17. American Refugee (From This Is Thirteen, 2007)
18. Fire In The Night (From Pound For Pound, 1988)
19. Park That Truck (From Speed of Sound, 1999)

Anvil Tour Dates
10/19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
10/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
10/21 - Akron, OH - Ripper Owens Tap House
10/22 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
10/23 - South Bend, IN - Club Landing
10/25 - Denver, CO - Casselman's Bar
10/27 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge
10/28 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton South Bay
10/29 - Tempe, AZ - Club red
10/30 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
10/31 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
11/02 - Oklahoma City, OK - Samaurai's
11/04 - Darien, IL - Q Sports
11/05 - Cleveland, OH- West Side Masonic Temple
11/06 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
11/07 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

Anvil Tour Dates :: Anvil News

[Published on: 9/1/11]

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