Anvil Sign to End Records, Prep New Anthology and Studio Album
Published Nov 24, 2010It turns out that Anvil, the weirdest and most unexpected comeback success story in Canadian metal history, aren't content to just sit back and rest on their storied past. While that past was good enough to be made into a kick-ass rock doc, the band are still looking ahead and have announced that they have signed to a new record label, who will release a new anthology before the band's latest studio disc drops next year.
Anvil have signed to the End Records, home of fellow Canuck longhairs Voivod, and an eclectic roster that also includes bands as diverse as Danzig, Badly Drawn Boy and the Lemonheads. The End will be releasing Anvil's new album, Juggernaut of Justice, in spring 2011.
Sometime before the new album is released, the label will be releasing "the definitive Anvil anthology," according to a press release. The still-untitled anthology will contain "classics old and new, with some surprises, and will showcase the band's entire career spanning back to 1978."
Meanwhile, Anvil are currently hard at work on Juggernaut of Justice, which they are recording at Foo Fighter Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Northridge, CA with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Airbourne). The group are planning a 2011 world tour in support of the new album, which follows up 2007's This Is Thirteen.