modified version of ANVILacclaimed documentary, “Anvil! The Anvil Story”received the first offer in conjunction with Beyond the festival On September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, where ANVIL Also presented, along with surprise appearances from musical guests, including anthrax guitar player Scott Ian. This was followed by a question-and-answer session with ANVIL confrontation leader Steve “Libs” Kudlow and drummer Rob ReinerProducer Rebecca Wildham and the director Sasha Gervasisupervised by Steve O From “Donkey”.
In a recent interview with SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”And the Rainer And the Kudlow They were asked about the fact that although the film was a huge critical success, it failed to position ANVIL In front of a much larger audience than was the case before the original release of the film.
“Well, that would never happen,” rob explained. “what or what I was We achieved what we wanted: The band is [now] Our mysterious daily work. [We haven’t had to work a regular job] In 15 years. So we just make a great living out of the band. This is a success for us.”
added lip: “We are not a pop band.”
when you host Eddie Trunk He pointed out that “no one iron maid“which is still able to play arenas and stadiums all over the world, lip He replied: “Yes, but iron maidI was Pop band, because they were all over the radio in 1982… I’d say ‘I run to the hill’ It was on the radio every 10 minutes [back in those days]. “
rob He went to admit it ANVIL It is still essentially an underground metal band with limited commercial appeal.
“There was a break [with the people who saw the film]He said “there are movie people, and there [are] Film People Who Are Music People. This is what we tested. So it was not the case across the board. People stopped at the movie.
In the movie I say lip, I tell him, “Man, I want this band to get up.” The band rose compared to the movie,” rob He pointed out. “We can definitely become more popular.”
added lip: “We’re not a radio-guided band—we never were, we never aspired to be. That wasn’t what it was about. It’s about metal—metal is something underground. The higher off the ground, the less…less is more. Really climb above the ground; then you end up unloved.”
continued rob: ” MOTÖRHEAD He is a great role model for us. So whatever you want to look at it… lemmy He did that, that was great.”
lip He said, “What we’re saying is that it’s not a commercial success. They haven’t sold millions and millions of copies of their records. Anything that represents real metal isn’t really going to do that, in my opinion.”
the benefactor “Anvil! The Anvil Story” It will be released in theaters this fall and on digital later this year via The virtuous city side by side Portobello Electric Company. The remake of the movie will arrive just in time to celebrate its thirteenth anniversary and will feature a reimagined image and sound, as well as a new exclusive finale interview with jervasiM Kudlow And the Rainer Managed by the former MTV Host Matt Penfield.
“The Anvil! The Anvil Story” It was selected as one of the best documentaries of 2009 by a large number of film critics associations across the continent, including critics in Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto and Las Vegas, as well as International Documentary AssociationThe Online Film Critics Associationand the National Association of Film Critics. It also made the year-end top 10 lists in publications such as The New York TimesAnd the Washington PostAnd the NEWSWEEKAnd the village sound.
“The Anvil! The Anvil Story” It was the screenwriter’s directorial debut jervasi It was produced by yeldham (“Kite Runner” And the “Motorcycle Diary”). The movie follows Kudlow And the Rainer and separated them, ANVILwho released one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982 “metal upon metal”. The album influenced an entire musical generation of rock bands, including MetallicaAnd the the killerAnd the anthraxwho all went on to sell millions of records. ANVIL, on the other hand, took a different path – straight into obscurity. The film was both entertaining and poignant, coming after their latest quest for fame and fortune that was out of reach for them.
ANVILhis last album, Impact imminentarrived in May via AFM Records.