This album "ANVIL - Backwaxed" includes five previously unreleased tracks  


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Album Information:

Anvil Backwaxed is the third studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, released in 1985. The album was produced by Chris Tsangarides and released under the Attic Records label. Anvil Backwaxed was a commercial success and established Anvil as one of the leading bands in the heavy metal scene. The album is characterized by its aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and high-pitched vocals.

Anvil Backwaxed is a masterclass in heavy metal music. The album's sound is characterized by its aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and high-pitched vocals. The band's tight musicianship and powerful energy make each song an unforgettable experience. The guitar work, in particular, is exceptional, with plenty of memorable solos and riffs that will get any metalhead's head banging.

Lyrically, the album covers a range of topics, from the struggles of living in a big city to the complexities of relationships. The lyrics are often tongue-in-cheek and humorous, but they also deal with more serious themes, such as insomnia and the thrill of danger.

Music Genre:

Canadian Heavy Metal / Hard Rock

Album Production information:


The album: "ANVIL - Backwaxed" was produced by: Anvil and Chris Tsangarides

  Christopher Andrew "Chris" Tsangarides is a British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer. He is best known for his work with many heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tygers of Pan Tang.

 During the 80s and up to the 90s, Tsangarides became famous on the hard rock and heavy metal scene for the quality of his job and for having produced signature albums, like Anvil's Metal on Metal in 1982, Thin Lizzy's acclaimed final studio release Thunder and Lightning in 1983 and the Grammy nominated Painkiller by Judas Priest in 1990. He worked in those years with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan and produced also Bruce Dickinson's first solo album Tattooed Millionaire (1990).

Album photography: Patrick "Flash" Harbron

Record Label Information:

Attic Records / Viper RR 9776

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Holland
Track Listing of: "ANVIL - Backwaxed"

The Songs/tracks on "ANVIL - Backwaxed" are

    Side One:
  1. Pussy Poison
  2. Back Waxed
  3. Steamin
  4. You're a Liar'
  5. Fryin Cryin'
    Side Two:
  1. Metal on Metal
  2. Butter Bust Jerky
  3. Scenery
  4. Jackhammer
  5. School Love
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  ANVIL is a Canadian heavy metal band that was formed in 1978. Despite being one of the pioneers of the heavy metal genre, the band has never received the recognition it deserves, and its members have struggled to make a living from their music. Despite this, ANVIL continues to produce music and tour, and has a dedicated fanbase that appreciates the band's raw and energetic sound.

 ANVIL was formed in Toronto, Canada, by Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals and guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums). The band's early music was heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Motorhead, and they quickly established themselves as one of the leading lights of the heavy metal scene in Toronto. Over the years, ANVIL has released several albums, including "Metal on Metal" (1982), "Forged in Fire" (1983), and "This is Thirteen" (2007).

 One of the things that sets ANVIL apart from other heavy metal bands is the band's DIY ethos. Throughout their career, the members of ANVIL have been completely self-sufficient, handling everything from writing and recording the music, to booking their own tours, and even producing their own merchandise. This independence has allowed the band to maintain complete control over their sound and image, and has helped them to maintain their unique identity in an industry that is often dominated by big record labels and media conglomerates.

  Another factor that has contributed to ANVIL's longevity is the band's energetic and powerful live performances. Despite their lack of mainstream recognition, ANVIL has built a loyal fanbase by playing hundreds of shows across the world, and delivering explosive performances that are known for their raw energy and high-octane excitement. Whether they are playing to a packed arena or a small club, ANVIL always gives it their all, and their fans appreciate the band's dedication to their craft.

 In recent years, ANVIL has received a significant boost in recognition and popularity due to the documentary "Anvil: The Story of Anvil" (2008). The film, which was directed by Sacha Gervasi, provides an in-depth look at the lives and careers of Lips and Robb, and gives viewers a glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of the band. The film was a critical and commercial success, and has helped to introduce ANVIL's music to a new generation of fans.