ANVIL CHORUS Interviewed On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

Aaron Zimpel and Thaen Rasmussen of the influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS were interviewed on the August 8, 2010 edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show with Mike "The Big Cheese". You can now listen to the program using the audio player below.

ANVIL CHORUS' latest album, "The Killing Sun", came out last September via Rockadrome Records.

Nearly three decades after the group's formation and a couple years after their recent reformation, this legendary underground band unleashed its full-length debut. Led by guitarist Thaen Rasmussen and vocalist/bassist Aaron Zimpel, the group's CD featured a 16-page color booklet with liner notes written by San Francisco metal legend Ron Quintana (KUSF radio, Metal Mania fanzine) and cover art by Mark Devito (MOTÖRHEAD), packed with lyrics, photos and memories.

"The Killing Sun" track listing:

01. Deadly Weapons
02. Red Skies
03. Phase to Phase
04. Man Made Machines
05. After Time
06. Death of a Dream
07. Blue Flames
08. Tales
09. The Blade
10. European
11. Such is Life
12. Once Again

Musicians featured on the recording include:

Aaron Zimpel - Vocals, Bass, Synthesizer
Thaen Ramussen - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Bennett - Drums
Phil Bennett - Keyboards, Piano, Hammond B3
Doug Piercy - Guitar ("Deadly Weapons", "Red Skies", "Man Made Machines", "Death of a Dream", "Tales", "Blade", "Once Again", "Such is Life")

Additional musicians:

Carlos Hernandez - Guitar (Death of a Dream)
Mark Bradley - Piano (Once Again)
Jon Simon - Keyboards (Once Again)


Aaron Zimpel - Vocals, Bass, Synth
Thaen Rasmussen - Guitar, Vocals
Carlos Hernandez - Guitar
Steve Kilgore - Drums

Video footage of ANVIL CHORUS' July 25, 2010 performance at the 2010 edition of the Tidal Wave free outdoor metal festival at John McLaren Park's Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco, California can be viewed below.


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