Rock and film circles have been buzzing about Anvil! The Story of Anvil ever since the movie premiered at Sundance. The ’80s hard rock outfit is perpetually cited as crucial forerunners to modern metal superheroes (check the enthusiasm from Lars Ulrich and Lemmy Kilmister in the clip above), and with the arrival of this new film portrait, the band’s stock is on the rise again. The theatrical premiere is April 10 in the New York and L.A. It will roll out nationwide after that. We’re psyched to present the film’s trailer above.
“The film follows Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner and their band, which released one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982’s Metal on Metal. The disc influenced an entire musical generation of rock bands, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, who all went on to sell millions of records. Anvil, on the other hand, took a different path—straight to obscurity. The film is both entertaining and touching as it follows the group’s last-ditch quest for the fame and fortune that has been so elusive to them.”
Michael Moore says it’s the best documentary he’s seen in years, and the London Times says it’s “possibly the greatest film yet made about rock and roll.”
We’re happy announce a handful of special advance dates where the movie will be screened and the band will play. Get the entire list after the jump.
THE ANVIL EXPERIENCE
April 6 – The Blender Theatre at Gramercy- NYC
April 12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, Ca
April 14 – El Corazon – Seattle, Wa
April 16 – The Paladium – Worcester, Ma
April 17 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, Pa
April 21 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, Mi
April 22 – Metro – Chicago – Il