ANVIL: New Re-Releases To Feature Liner Notes, Photos

On September 24, Steamhammer/SPV will re-release three albums from the legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL, all featuring new booklets containing new liner notes from guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner plus new photos.

"Back To Basics" (2004) and "Still Going Strong" (2002) will be available again as a high-class "2 in 1" double digipak CD, while 2007's "This Is Thirteen" opus will be re-released as a digipak CD, as well as a double gatefold LP, both with an exclusive bonus track.

"Back To Basics / Still Going Strong" track listing:

CD1 - Back To Basics

01. Fuel For The Fire
02. Keep It Up
03. Song Of Pain
04. You Get What You Pay For
05. The Chainsaw
06. Can't Catch Me
07. Go Away
08. Bottom Feeder
09. Cruel World
10. Fast Driver

CD2 - Still Going Strong

01. Race Against Time
02. In Hell
03. Holy Wood
04. Still Going Strong
05. Don't Ask Me
06. Waiting
07. White Rhino
08. What I'm About
09. Sativa
10. Defiant

"This Is Thirteen" track listing:

CD

01. This Is Thirteen
02. Bombs Away
03. Burning Bridges
04. Ready To Fight
05. Flying Blind
06. Room #9
07. Axe To Grind
08. Feed The Greed
09. Big Business
10. Should'A Would'A Could'A
11. Worry
12. Game Over
13. American Refugee
14. Thumb Hang (bonus track)

ANVIL's latest album, "Juggernaut Of Justice", was released in Europe on June 20, 2011 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), double gatefold LP in blue vinyl, standard version and a digital download.

In an interview with MusicFrenzy.net, Lips stated about the departure of the band's longtime bassist Glenn Gyorffy (a.k.a. Glenn Five or G5) and the addition of Sal Italiano, "It's so much more a relaxed, comfortable feeling on the stage. Sal steps back for me to do the front thing rather than trying to compete with it, or be a distraction to it. It's comfortable — it makes it very comfortable when everybody realizes what it all is and there's no bad vibes, which is… I mean, vibes between the members is everything and the ill feelings that we had around us are gone."

Italiano is a member of the Long Island, New York IRON MAIDEN tribute band LIVE AFTER DEATH and original progressive metal act THE NIGHTMARE STAGE, as well as a former member of the acclaimed '80s heavy metal group CITIES.

Glenn Five joined ANVIL in 1996 and has appeared on seven of the band's albums, including "This Is Thirteen" and the group's latest release, "Juggernaut Of Justice", on which he wrote and sang the song "This Ride".

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