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. Around 1978 this band was reforned into the "Lips" band. 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.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title
Attic Records / Viper RR 9776
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ANVIL - Backwaxed (1985, Holland)

Anvil Backwaxed is a classic heavy metal album that showcases the raw power and energy of Anvil's music. The album's tight musicianship, aggressive guitar riffs, and high-pitched vocals make it a must-listen for any heavy metal fan. The album's success helped establish Anvil as one of the leading bands in the heavy metal scene and solidified their place in the world of rock history.

Attic Records MET 12002
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ANVIL - Make it up to You 12" Maxi (1983, France)

Anvil's 12" maxi single "Make It Up to You" holds a special place in the band's history and in the hearts of their fans. The release marked a departure from their traditional heavy sound and showcased the band's versatility. It also marked the end of Anvil's contract with their long-time record label and signaled a new era for the band. Today, the release remains a coveted collector's item among fans of vinyl records and a testament to Anvil's enduring influence in the world of heavy metal music.

ATTIC Records LAT 1130
Anvil - Metal On Metal
ANVIL - Metal On Metal (1982)

ANVIL's "Metal on Metal" is a classic album in the heavy metal genre. The album's high-energy, heavy sound and iconic tracks have made it a favorite among metal fans. The album's impact on the genre can still be felt today, with many bands citing ANVIL as an influence. "Metal on Metal" is a testament to the power of heavy metal and the influence that ANVIL has had on the genre.

Roadrunner RR 9618 thumbnail of front cover ANVIL - Strength Of Steel (1987, Holland)

Anvil Strength of Steel is a must-listen for fans of classic heavy metal. With its hard-hitting riffs, catchy choruses, and impressive musicianship, the album showcases Anvil at the height of their powers. Although it may have been overlooked upon its initial release, the album has since become a beloved classic and a testament to the enduring power of heavy metal music.