Heavy As An Anvil

The music industry is unpredictable. Some times bands, who appear to be headed toward stardom make it. But usually the ride to the top ends abruptly and often right out of the gate.  Anvil formed in 1973 and appeared to be headed toward heavy metal glory but it never happened. The Canadian headbangers, who will play Sunday at the TLA, never enjoyed the spoils of fame but there is ‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil,’ an incredibly entertaining DVD. The groups ups and mostly downs is fascinating. It’s not as funny as ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ but it’s brilliant on another level since it’s a documentary, not a ‘mockumentary.’ The Anvil story is real. Anvil is working on a new album and appeared on ‘The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.’ Anvil is one of the best metal bands you never heard of.

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