They’re probably not rockstars.
They might not sell out arenas or even big venues.
They might not have a
luxurious tour bus or fly first class.
But they began their career in the 80’s!
And that’s the biggest luck a band can have!
There are many great newer bands
formed in the 90’s or the 2000’s and they’re good... but they're not legends!
A band like Anvil has seen this music style through 3 decades.
They're luck because they have
played with some of the biggest acts and can boast having been there for a long
Moreover, Anvil can proudly say that they have never quit, they’ve always been
They’re part of Metal history, even if they’ve never had the glory of
some other bands.
Lips is a good frontman, but he’s definitely more a guitar player than a
He doesn’t really teases the audience with his speeches, but he does it
with his playing.
He made the audience scream during his solo, especially when playing with his teeth! … and of course he
played some notes with his dildo too!
That was one of the greatest moments of the
On the negative side… there was a drum solo.
C’mon! Anvil had just 40 minutes
to perform on this festival! 40 minutes to convince the audience!
They have more than 10 albums and they were
playing in France for the first time... Robb Reiner is great but, honestly… who needs
a drum solo on an afternoon festival performance?
In the audience there were some die-hard fans who
were singing every song, as well as several curious folks who discovered the band after the movie.
And I'm sure they also conquered new fans at the Hellfest!
hope they won’t take another 30 years to come back, and I can’t wait to see an
Anvil come back for a headlining show in a club!