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1. Anvil is a Canadian heavy metal band who has influenced many musical groups including Slayer and Metallica. The band's history is chronicled in the 2009 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

The roots of Anvil began in April 1973 in Toronto, when high school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner began playing music together. They met through friend, guitarist and neighbour Marty Hoffman, but "musical differences" caused his departure after their first show. Read more on

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 18th, 2012

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Thrash Hits

Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Bloodstock Open Air announces first acts for 2012 – Anvil and Orange Goblin

September 1st, 2011

Bloodstock Open Air has announced the first two bands for their 2012 event – Canadian metal survivors, Anvil, and those stalwarts of British stoner metal, Orange Goblin. Errr…we don’t have much else to say about this right now other than “yes, that’s a solid pair of names to start off with”.

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 is taking place at Catton Hall from 09 August 2010 to 12 August 2010. For a limited time only, early bird four-day camping tickets for next year’s event are on sale for just £90 (plus booking fee). The offer runs out on December 15, after which prices are gonna go up, so now’s the time to break out your wallet and head on over to the Bloodstock website. if you’re planning on going to Bloodstock next year and you don’t care who else gets announced.