ANVIL: 'Back To Basics' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 U.S. release date for the new ANVIL album, "Back to Basics". The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong", "Back To Basics" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and features artwork by Christoph Schinzel (a.k.a. Stripe) of ARTWÖRKS – GraphikDesignLayout. The initial run of "Back to Basics" will also feature a bonus live DVD, "Live At Wacken 1998", featuring such frenzied standards as "Five Knuckle Shuffle", "Smoking Green", "Old School", "Winged Assassins", "Forged In Fire", "March of the Crabs", "Metal On Metal", "666", and "Mothra".

In addition to issuing the group's latest studio album, Screaming Ferret Wreckords will soon be releasing seven classic titles from ANVIL — discs that defined and secured the band's status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength Of Steel" (which featured such classics as "Concrete Jungle", "Straight Between The Eyes", and "Mad Dog", the song that yielded a quite humorous video that received recurrent airplay on MTV's original "Headbanger's Ball" program), 1988's "Pound For Pound" (featuring "Blood On The Ice" and "Toe Jam"), 1989's "Past & Present Live" (a live set capturing such seminal ANVIL anthems as "Forged In Fire", "Metal on Metal", "March of the Crabs", and "Mothra"). Screaming Ferret Wreckords is also releasing a number of titles that never received a proper United States release, including 1991's "Worth The Weight", 2001's "Plenty Of Power", 2002's "Still Going Strong", and the special 1999 "Anthology of Anvil", the perfect introductory piece to the manic, semi-insane world of ANVIL.


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