Annihilator Recruit Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer) And Stu Block (Ex-Iced Earth) For “Metal II”

Annihilator will be releasing a reworked version of their 2007 album, “Metal,” on February 18. The effort, which has be retitled “Metal II,” will feature new contributions from ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and ex-Iced Earth singer Stu Block. They will join the star-studded guest lineup that appeared on the original record.

“Metal II” Track Listing:

01. “Chasing The High” [feat. Willie Adler (Lamb Of God)]
02. “Downright Dominate” [feat. Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)]
03. “Army Of One” [feat. Steve “Lips” Kudlow (Anvil)]
04. “Couple Suicide” [feat. Angela Gossow (ex-Arch Enemy) and Danko Jones]
05. “Heavy Metal Maniac” [feat. Dan Beehler (Exciter) and Allan Johnson)
06. “Haunted” [feat. Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames)]
07. “Romeo Delight”
08. “Detonation” [feat. Jacob Lynam]
09. “Clown Parade” [feat. Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy)]
10. “Smothered” [feat. Anders Björler (ex-The Haunted)]
11. “Kicked” [feat. Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)]

Guitarist Jeff Waters had the following to say about reworking the album with Lombardo and Block:

“Dave was in my favorite band ever (Slayer) and continues to evolve and play in many diverse bands, like Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle and many other projects. It was an honor to be on the same record as Lombardo. And he uses the ‘Reign In Blood’ ride cymbal!! Yes! The ACTUAL ride cymbal we hear on that classic record.

Stu has been the vocalist that I have (publicly) wanted to be Annihilator’s singer, ever since I heard him in the Canadian band Into Eternity, but I never got the opportunity to get him! He is the next generation of amazing vocalists that is grabbing the microphone from such icons as [Bruce] Dickinson and [Rob] Halford. And our paths SHOULD have crossed a long time ago, but we are here now!

So I got a hold of them both and they both loved the tunes and both said ‘FUCK YES’! And I said to Stu, ‘You’ve got three takes’, so there’s blemishes and warts and fuck-ups everywhere. And I said the same to Dave, ‘get it done’. And watching pros do this is mind-blowing because you don’t have the best sounds, but you have the best players.”

“Metal II” will be released ahead of an extensive reissue campaign covering 18 records and long-lost rarities.

Anvil To Play Virtual Concert In July

Anvil will be livestreaming a concert from L’Anti Bar in Quebec City, QC on July 4. Tickets for the virtual show can be found HERE. Drummer Robb Reiner told The Metal Voice the following:

“Nobody will be there just Camera’s , we are going to smash Covid In Canada…make sure to join us and ‘Rock That Shit'”.

Def Leppard, Misfits, Rancid, Nightwish, Etc. Set For 2020 Domination Mexico Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Domination Mexico festival. The event will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico on May 1-2 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Def Leppard, Rancid, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys, Krokus, Beast In Black, Scar Symmetry, Power Trip, After The Burial, Anima Inside, Bokassa, Dischord, Ego Kill Talent, El Chivo, Intronaut, Lack Of Remorse, Nunca Digas Muere, Qbo, Serpyants, Shiraz Lane, Split Heaven, Thrashock, Three Maze Stone, and Tygers Of Pan Tang.

May 2: The Original Misfits, Nightwish, Blue Öyster Cult, Testament, UFO, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Clutch, Resorte, Cenotaph, Agora, Angelus Apatrida, Anvil, Douchebagz, Exxocet, Finntroll, Floatsam And Jetsam, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Lethal Creation, Marko Hietala, Rivers Of Nihil, The Anchor, The Warning, Uncured, and Unidad Trauma.

Anvil To Release New Album “Legal At Last” In February

Anvil have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Legal At Last” on February 14. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“Legal At Last” Track Listing:

01. “Legal At Last”
02. “Nabbed In Nebraska”
03. “Chemtrails”
04. “Gasoline”
05. “I’m Alive”
06. “Talking To The Wall”
07. “Glass House”
08. “Plastic In Paradise”
09. “Bottom Line”
10. “Food For The Vulture”
11. “When All’s Been Said And Done”
12. “No Time”

Robb Reiner commented:

“Legal At Last is mainly about two things. We celebrate the legalization of the Anvil bong because Canada changed its marijuana laws last year, which means we no longer sail close to the wind all the time. That’s why the album title announces that Anvil are legal at last. Our fans have always known that, but the public at large treated us like criminals for a long time.”

Steve “Lips” Kudlow added:

“Legal At Last is our way of telling the public: ‘It’s okay, Anvil are okay, you’re allowed to like us at last!’”

Tour Dates:

26.02.2020 – FR – Colmar
27.02.2020 – FR – Lyon
28.02.2020 – FR – Savigny Le Temple
29.02.2020 – FR – Vaureal
01.03.2020 – NL – Den Bosch
04.03.2020 – UK – Edinburgh
05.03.2020 – UK – Derby
06.03.2020 – UK – Buckley
07.03.2020 – UK – Bradford
08.03.2020 – UK – Milton Keynes
09.03.2020 – UK – Manchester
11.03.2020 – NIR – Belfast
12.03.2020 – IE – Dublin
13.03.2020 – UK – Nuneaton
14.03.2020 – UK – Halifax
15.03.2020 – UK – Bridgewater
17.03.2020 – UK – Swinden
18.03.2020 – UK – Bristol
19.03.2020 – UK – Brighton
20.03.2020 – UK – Southampton
21.03.2020 – UK – London
22.03.2020 – UK – Machynlleth
24.03.2020 – NL – Leiden
25.03.2020 – DE – Essen
26.03.2020 – DE – Siegburg
27.03.2020 – BE – Lens
28.03.2020 – BE – Bilzen
29.03.2020 – DE – Regensburg
30.03.2020 – CH – Frauenfeld
31.03.2020 – DE – Mannheim
01.04.2020 – DE – München
02.04.2020 – DE – Stuttgart
03.04.2020 – CH – Luzern
05.04.2020 – DE – Saarbrücken
06.04.2020 – DE – Hannover
07.04.2020 – DE – Aschaffenburg
08.04.2020 – DE – Berlin
10.04.2020 – NL – Corneel
11.04.2020 – NL – Roermond
12.04.2020 – DE – Osnabrück
14.04.2020 – DE – Hamburg

Anvil Announce UK/Ireland Tour

Anvil have announced a UK/Ireland tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/04 Edinburgh, Scotland – Bannermans
03/05 Derby, England – Flowerpot
03/06 Buckley, England – Tivoli
03/07 Bradford, England – Nightrain
03/08 Milton Keynes, England – Craufurd Arms
03/09 Manchester, England – Academy3
03/11 Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2
03/12 Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
03/13 Nuneaton, England – Queens Hall
03/14 Halifax, England – Lantern
03/15 Bridgwater, England – Cobblestones
03/17 Swindon, England – Level 3
03/18 Bristol, England – Exchange
03/19 Brighton, England – The Haunt
03/20 Southampton, England – The 1865
03/21 Islington, England – O2 Academy
03/22 Machynlleth, Wales – Y Llew Coch & Y Plas

Anvil Planning To Record New Album In October

Anvil are planning to enter Soundlodge studios in October to record their new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2020. Steve “Lips” Kudlow told Heavy New York the following:

“We’re going in in October to record in Germany, in the same place with the same producers and everything as the last album. And we anticipate it to be absolutely amazing. From what I can tell, it’s very much another ANVIL album. We haven’t lost our direction at all, on any level. I know that it has the best fast stuff that we’ve ever done, and the best slow stuff, so that’s kind of a good thing. So there is relatable stuff that is attached to our ‘Motormount’, our ‘666’ and our ‘Forged In Fire’ and our ‘Metal On Metal’ — there’s stuff still attached to those original formats of songs, which is what makes ANVIL ANVIL. So I think that the fans will be particularly most delighted. Anybody who hated us before will still hate us, and quite frankly, I don’t give a shit. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Anvil Premiere “Bitch In The Box” Music Video

Anvil have premiered a new video for their song “Bitch In The Box.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Pounding The Pavement.”

On another note, the band also have the following dates booked:

02/02 Niagara Falls, ON – Seneca Queen Theatre
03/08 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
03/09 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
03/14 Kent,OH – The Outpost
03/15 Newport,KY – Southgate
03/16 Chicago,IL – Regggies
03/17 Westland,MI – The Token Lounge
03/20 Richmond,VA – The Canal Club
03/21 ‪Washington,DC‬ – Rock and Roll Hotel
03/23 ‪Tampa,FL‬ – The Brass Mug
03/24 Jacksonville,FL – 1904 Music Hall
03/27 Wichita,KS – Barleycorn’s
03/28 Denver,CO – Herman’s Hideaway
03/30 Phoenix,AZ – Joe’s Grotto
03/31 Las Vegas,NV – 172@The Rio
04/04 San Diego,CA – Brick By Brick
‪04/05 West Hollywood,CA – Whiskey a Gogo‬
04/‪06 Costa Mesa,CA – The Wayfarer‬
04/07 Oakland,CA – Metro Opera House
04/08 Arcata,CA – Jambalaya
04/12 Everett,WA – Tony V’s
04/13 Tacoma,WA – Jazzbones
04/14 Portland,OR – Hawthorne
04/18 Milwaukee,WI – Club Gibraltar
04/19 Iowa City,IA – Wildwood
04/20 ‪Minneapolis,MN‬ – Turf Club
04/24 ‪Philadelphia,PA‬ – Ardmore Music Hall
04/25 Brooklyn,NY – Saint Vitus
04/26 Portland,ME – Geno’s
04/27 Manchester,NH – Jewel
04/28 New Bedford,MA – The Vault
05/03 Drummondsville,QC – La Sainte-Pax
05/04 Sherbrooke,QC – Bar Le Magog
05/07 Quebec,QC – L’anti Bar & Spectacles
05/08 Jonquiere,QC – Salle le 4 Barrils
05/09 Montreal,QC – Petit Campus
07/‪03-06 Ballenstedt, DE – Rock Harz Festival‬
08/‪09-11 Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Festival ‬