ANVIL: Upcoming new album, "Hope In Hell"!

Their albums are considered as landmarks among a musical genre which is otherwise successively losing its identity. After "Juggernaut Of Justice" (2011),  Canadian cult metal act ANVIL are back with their new studio recording "Hope In Hell". Guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner and their new bassist Sal Italiano are in top form, highly dynamic and full of energy from the first to the last note.“We’re really proud and already love the new album just as much as our early releases from the beginning of the eighties, because 'Hope In Hell' sounds like Anvil live on stage: natural, honest, unvarnished, never over-produced and straight from the heart.”  

Which is hardly surprising since "Hope In Hell" was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took Anvil around the globe. “We hadn’t expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought outJuggernaut Of Justice”, Kudlow confesses. “Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to 'Juggernaut Of Justice' and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material.”

Anvil are proud to present the kind of album their fans will love: no concessions to short-lived trends, no modern frills but traditional metal with lots of classic rock music elements. “What we do is totally timeless”, says the frontman. “We’ve never tried to change our sound or experiment with trends and fashions. We live in our own world and have maintained our individuality and own identity”. Like "Juggernaut Of Justice", "Hope In Hell" was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Airbourne, Alice Cooper) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California, and brilliantly mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Malmsteen, Sepultura). These are the first cuts featuring Anvil‘s new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago. “We’re really happy with Sal, his style is powerful and amazingly imaginative. It’s a little as if we’d enlisted Steve Harris”, enthuses Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, who composed the whole album together with drums legend Robb Reiner.

"Hope In Hell" will be available in Germany on May 24th, Europe on May 27th and North America on May 28th through SPV / Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition Digipak including 2 bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl including 2 bonus tracks and as download. “The album’s flair reminds me of the beginnings of classic heavy metal in the most positive sense of the term”, says Kudlow. “I grew up in the seventies, and I still like what I listened to back then. You can always rely on Anvil, we don’t write our music for the radio and we don’t want to break any records. Some media criticise our uncompromising attitude, but we’re proud of never having betrayed our ideals and having remained faithful to our roots”.


Tracklisting: 
Limited Edition Digipak:
1.Hope in Hell 04:43
2.Eat Your Words 03:41
3.Through with You 04:47
4.The Fight is Never Won 04:27
5.Pay the Toll 02:48
6.Flying 04:50
7.Call of Duty 03:53
8.Badass Rock n Roll 04:35
9.Time Shows No Mercy 04:36
10.Mankind Machine 04:13
11.Shut the Fuck Up 03:38
12.Hard Wired 03:08 (bonus track)
13.Fire at Will 04:03 (bonus track)

Jewel case version:
1.Hope in Hell 04:43
2.Eat Your Words 03:41
3.Through with You 04:47
4.The Fight is Never Won 04:27
5.Pay the Toll 02:48
6.Flying 04:50
7.Call of Duty 03:53
8.Badass Rock n Roll 04:35
9.Time Shows No Mercy 04:36
10.Mankind Machine 04:13
11.Shut the Fuck Up 03:38

Double Gatefold LP, coloured orange vinyl:
LP 1
Side 1

1. Hope In Hell 04:43
2. Eat Your Words 03:41
3. Through With You 04:47

Side 2
1. The Fight Is Never Won 04:27
2. Pay The Toll 02:48
3. Flying 04:50

LP 2
Side 1

1. Call Of Duty 03:53
2. Badass Rock N´Roll 04:35
3. Time Shows No Mercy 04:36

Side 2
1. Mankind Machine 04:13
2. Shut The Fuck Up 03:38
3. Hard Wired 03:08 (bonus track)
4. Fire At Will 04:03 (bonus track)



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