ANVIL ( Canada ) Album Gallery & Record Collector Information

The Canadian Heavy Metal band "Anvil" started in 1973 as the band called "Gravestone". Around 1977 the name was disbanded and "Steve Kudlow" formed a band called "Lips" which was then renamed into "Anvil" in 1981.

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On the discography listing below you will find ANVIL ( Canada ) vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record company's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles. This information can help you to identify which particular release of the album you own.

A brief history of the Anvil band is: Gravestone is a Canadian band formed by "Steve 'Lips' Kudlow" and "Rob Reiner" in 1973. After the termination of the "Gravestone" band, "Steve 'Lips' Kudlow" formed the "Lips" band in 1978. The band changed it's name from "Lips" into "Anvil".

LIPS - (Real name: Steve Barry Kudlow), started his musical career in 1973 in the band "Gravestone", together with Rob Reiner (Drums). Around 1977 Gravestone was disbanded and Steve Kudlow with Rob Reiner, Dave Allison, Ian Dickson formed the LIPS band. After releasing their first album "LIPS - Hard 'n' Heavy", they changed the band-name into "Anvil" and released the same album with "Anvil" as bandname.

  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.

Index of ANVIL Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
ANVIL - Backwaxed 12" Vinyl LP
ANVIL - Backwaxed  album front cover vinyl record

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.

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ANVIL - Make it up to You 12" Vinyl Maxi-Single
ANVIL - Make it up to You album front cover vinyl record

In the heart of the 1980s heavy metal explosion, Canadian band Anvil took a daring leap with their 12" maxi-single, "Make It Up To You." Released in 1983, this rare French pressing showcases a band pushing the boundaries of their sound and exploring new musical territories.

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ANVIL - Metal On Metal 12" Vinyl LP
ANVIL - Metal On Metal album front cover vinyl record

"Metal on Metal" is ANVIL's and was released in 1982. The album is considered one of the band's best works and a classic in the heavy metal genre. The album features ten tracks that showcase ANVIL's signature sound, with heavy guitar riffs and powerful drumming.

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ANVIL - Strength Of Steel 12" Vinyl LP
ANVIL - Strength Of Steel album front cover vinyl record

The album's opening track, "Strength of Steel," sets the tone for the rest of the record with its hard-hitting riffs and driving rhythms. The song's chorus, "We are the strength of steel," serves as a rallying cry for Anvil's dedicated fanbase and showcases the band's commitment to delivering high-energy

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