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Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve “Lips” Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums) and Chris Robertson (bass). To date, the band has released sixteen studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica.
The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie, Sacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon.
Appearances at major heavy metal festivals, including Download, Loud Park and Hellfest, and independent music festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, also followed the release of the film. Reviewers described Anvil as a pioneering hair metal band that was popular in the 1980s but then faded into obscurity in the 1990s, while refusing to stop playing, recording and gigging. Anvil’s antics on and off stage, the setbacks they suffered, and their determination to keep going have been compared to the fictional band Spinal Tap.
Don is best known as co-host of VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed the program one of the 50 Best Reasons To Watch TV! He also co-hosted Beer Money, a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet NY). He is currently co-hosting a new rock web-series with former Fox News correspondent and fellow rock fan, Juliet Huddy, on BlondeandCrossbones.com.
Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson’s 2 stand-up CD’s Live & Hilarious and Hell Bent For Laughter on Metal Blade Records hit the Top 20 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts and his third for the label, Communication Breakdown dropped April 21, 2017. He is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks and Coldcock Whiskey. Jamieson’s proudest moment is becoming an Emmy Award-Winner for his work on HBO’s Inside The NFL. Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.
From Santa Cruz, California, ARCHER NATION is a young touring trio determined to deliver genuine and unrelenting hard rock and heavy metal music to fans everywhere. Keyhan’s unique drumming, David’s masterful bass duties, and Dylan’s captivating blend of shredding and singing make for an exciting modern take on the genre while paying homage to the heavy metal inspirations that drive them.
ARCHER NATION has worked hard to climb the rock and roll heap with no intention of slowing down as they continue to push towards greater heights, having already toured extensively in over 20 countries, and performed alongside some of the genre’s biggest acts.
DJ DANNY SIGELMAN
Danny Sigelman is a DJ, writer, musician, and artist who has worked for Radio K, KFAI, 89.3 The Current, China Radio International, Secret Stash Records, and the Dakota Jazz Club. His fascination with music and pop culture forges his insight in reviewing live music. Danny lives in Minneapolis. Follow him on Twitter: @paper_sleeves