Influential ’80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS will reunite with original member/guitarist Doug Piercy for an October 26 performance supporting Yngwie Malmsteen at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. This show will be somewhat historical/nostalgic for the band and die-hard fans as ANVIL CHORUS shared the stage with Yngwie (literally as backing band and as opener) at the old Wolfgangs club in one of his first U.S. visits back in the early ’80s. ANVIL CHORUS will play much of the old material which was re-recorded and released in 2009 on the Rockadrome-issued “The Killing Sun”album as well as new material currently being laid down for the band’s follow-up effort.
Commented singer/bassist Aaron Zimpel: “We are excited to have Doug back! He really injects an original sense of guitar insanity that pushes the music to the edge — like only Doug can do! We pretty sure some the old ‘heads will be happy to see the old Rasmussen/Piercy team back in action!”
ANVIL CHORUS‘s new album is being recorded at F8 Studios in San Francisco, California with engineer Nate Harlow. The as-yet-untitled CD is being produced by guitarist Thaen Rasmussen and Aaron Zimpel.
The new ANVIL CHORUS album will include the following songs:
* Fall for Anything
* Solar Flux
* Blood Memory
* Burn Forever
* Senses Alive
* 20 Second Century
“The Killing Sun” featured a 16-page color booklet with liner notes written by San Francisco metal legend Ron Quintana (KUSF radio, Metal Mania fanzine) and cover art by Mark Devito (MOTÖRHEAD), packed with lyrics, photos and memories.
ANVIL CHORUS is:
Aaron Zimpel – Vocals, Bass, Synth
Thaen Rasmussen – Guitar, Vocals
Carlos Hernandez – Guitar
Steve Kilgore – Drums