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Anvil: Were They The First Thrash Band?

anvil forged in fire

Anvil: Were They The First Thrash Band?

Way back a long time ago, before Anvil was best known for a movie made about them: Anvil was in a tremendously influential, “proto-thrash” band. Musicians like Lemmy, Slash, Scott Ian and Lars Ulich considered them to be a big influence.

While Anvil’s sound was more of traditional heavy metal, they did play louder and faster than most bands did at the time.

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Listen and Decide, If You Haven’t Heard Anvil (You Probably Haven’t).


Side one


No. | Title | Length
1. “Forged in Fire” 4:45
2. “Shadow Zone” 4:00
3. “Free as the Wind” 5:38
4. “Never Deceive Me” 3:35
5. “Butter-Bust Jerky” 3:20

Side two

No. | Title | Length

6. “Future Wars” 3:11
7. “Hard Times – Fast Ladies” 3:49
8. “Make It Up to You” 3:31
9. “Motormount” 3:43
10. “Winged Assassins” 3:46

Anvil Is:
Steve “Lips” Kudlow – vocals, guitar
Dave Allison – guitar, lead vocals
Ian Dickson – bass, backing vocals
Robb Reiner – drums

GET THIS ALBUM ON VINYL ON EBAY WHILE YOU CAN