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Anvil is a Canadian Heavy Metal band.
The roots of Anvil began in April 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada when Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner began playing music together. It wasn't until 1978 that the first lineup that was to become Anvil was formed: Steve "Lips" Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), Dave Allison (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ian Dickson (bass). Together they were known as LIPS.
In 1981 they released an independent album called HARD 'N HEAVY. Shortly after they were signed by Attic Records they changed their name to ANVIL and the independent album was released by Attic as their debut album.
*HARD 'N' HEAVY (1981) *METAL ON METAL (1982) *FORGED IN FIRE (1983) *BACKWAXED (1985) *STRENGTH OF STEEL (1987) *POUND FOR POUND (1988) *PAST AND PRESENT - LIVE IN CONCERT (1989)
They are next picked up by Maximum Records, an independent Canadian label that was formed by Helix's manager-at-the-time William Seip.
*WORTH THE WEIGHT (1991)
Once again they are signed. This time by Hypnotic Records in Canada and Massacre Records in Germany.