ANVIL TO RELEASE ‘JUGGERNAUT OF JUSTICE’ SOON
June 13, 2009
Anvil hold press conference ahead of Headlining Tuborg stage at Download
27 years ago, rock legends Anvil arrived at Donington to play what was then known as Monsters of Rock festival. Since then, Rob, Glen and Lips have been on the road pretty much non-stop, have been dropped by countless record labels, (and then outlived every one of them), and are now back, headlining the Tuborg Stage at Download 2009.
“We always hoped we’d come back to Donington,” said Rob. “Our first memories of here are mud and rain – but playing here back in ’82 was one of the highlights of our career.”
“We didn’t choose Download,” said Lips. “Download chose us, and it’s an honour and a privilege to be back.”
And Anvil really are back. With new rockumentary Anvil! The Story Of Anvil released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, and a new album out soon, the band are embarking on a new phase of their career.
“The new album we’ve got coming out is called Juggernaut Of Justice,” said Lips. “We’re not sure on a release date, but it’s already been written and recorded. We’ve just been playing all over the US to sold-out crowds, which has been amazing.”
Tonight is going to an incredible treat for fans of the heavy-metal rockers. Don’t forget, this is the band that has influenced the likes of Slayer and Metallica, and they’re still rocking hard after over 31 years on the road. Lips says he can “hardly hear a thing anymore”, but his lack of hearing hasn’t compromised the band’s sound.
“Expect lots of fun. Loads of old classics, and a few new songs too. Yeah, it’s gonna be a lot of fun…” said Lips. Looking forward to it, boys!