• Black Stone Cherry - KENTUCKY

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    KENTUCKY

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    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

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  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

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Image: Metal On Metal, Anvil, Pitriff, News, Interviews, reviews30 years ago today (April 15, 1982) Canadian legends ANVIL released their second studio album Metal On Metal recorded by Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY) at Phase One Studios in Toronto, Ontario. Not only did the album change the face of Canadian metal, it's power resonated around the world with molten metal tracks such as 'Mothra', '666', the instrumental 'March Of The Crabs' and the anthemic title track which was featured on the November 14th, 2010 episode of The Simpsons titled Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life.

Since it's release, Anvil has recorded 12 studio albums, one live album, and two greatest hits compilations. Anvil is ready to hit the road again in 2012.

2012 Anvil tour dates:

April
20 - Metal Open Air 2012 - Sao Luiz, Brazil
28 - Keep It True XIV - Lauda-Königshofen, Germany

May
17 - Rockpile - Toronto, ON
18 - The Mansion - Kingston, ON
20 - Bar-Coop L'Agitee - Quebec, QC
23 - Underworld - Montreal, QC
24 - Grim's Roadhouse - Imperial, PA
25 - The Crossroads - Garwood, NJ
26 - Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD
27 - Sweet Carolines - Winchester, VA

July
27-29 - The Icelandic River Rock Festival - Geysir, MB

August
10 - Skogsrojet Festival - Skogsröjet, Sweden
12 - Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, UK