ANVIL To Perform At U.K.'s 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods'

March 31, 2009

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will appear at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony, which will be held June 15 at Indigo2 in London, England's O2 Arena . ANVIL will perform on the main stage of the annual awards bash, which is owned by Future's Metal Hammer magazine. The event celebrates the great and good from the international world of rock and metal as well as playing host to several of the loudest bands on the planet to an audience of frothing and frenzied kids. Also scheduled to appear is Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, with more acts to be announced.

ANVIL members Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums),along with director Sacha Gervasi, were on hand at the Apple Store in New York City on Wednesday, March 25 to show clips from their acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", and answer questions from fans. The free event was hosted by XM's Boneyard host Eddie Trunk, who also has a long-running radio show, "Friday Night Rocks", on New York's Q104.3 FM. Trunk's "That Metal Show" co-hosts, Don Jameson and Jim Florentine, shared stories about their experiences meeting ANVIL, and FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) asked questions and hung out with the band.

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Lips and Reiner rere recently interviewed by U.K.'s Rock Sound TV about "Anvil! The Story of Anvil". Watch the five-minute chat below.

VH1 has acquired the exclusive rights to "Anvil! The Story of Anvil". VH1 will handle the television and DVD release and distribute the film theatrically in association with Abramorama. The world television premiere on VH1 this summer and the subsequent DVD release of the film follow a network-wide, multi-platform promotional campaign supporting the theatrical film release April 10, 2009 in New York and Los Angeles followed by a national roll-out.

Timed to the release of the film in April, VH1 Classic will serve as the exclusive presenter for the band's U.S. tour. "VH1 Classic Presents: The Anvil Experience" will cover seven markets and upcoming dates, venues and ticket information will be available immediately on the film's website and At each tour stop, the film will be played immediately followed by a short performance by the band.

Tour dates:

April 06 - New York, NY - Blender Theater
April 12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
April 14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
April 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
April 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
April 21 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
April 22 - Chicago, IL - Metro

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