TheToneKing.com conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow of Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
ANVIL has just completed recording its new album, “Hope In Hell”, at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, FILTER, ATREYU, ALICE COOPER). Due in late spring/early summer via The End Records in North America and SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, the CD will mark the recording debut with the band of bassist Sal Italiano who replaced Glenn Gyorffy (a.k.a. Glenn Five or G5) in January.
Marlette previously worked with ANVIL on last year’s “Juggernaut Of Justice”, which was made available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), double gatefold LP in blue vinyl, standard version and a digital download.
On September 24, 2012, Steamhammer/SPV re-released three albums from ANVIL, all featuring new booklets containing new liner notes from guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner plus new photos.
“Back To Basics” (2004) and “Still Going Strong” (2002) are available again as a high-class “2 in 1” double digipak CD, while 2007’s “This Is Thirteen” opus was re-released as a digipak CD, as well as a double gatefold LP, both with an exclusive bonus track.