ANVIL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on ANVIL's official web site, the veteran Canadian metal band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Saturday, October 14:

MEGADETH
MINISTRY
ANGRA
ANTHRAX
ARCH ENEMY
BACKYARD BABIES
DRAGONFORCE
NAPALM DEATH
OPETH
ANVIL
FIREWIND
FLYLEAF
KORPIKLAANI
ZEROMIND

Sunday, October 15:

SLAYER
DIO
IN FLAMES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
MASTODON
HATEBREED
LAMB OF GOD
AS I LAY DYING
UNEARTH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WITHIN TEMPTATION
BLOODSIMPLE

For more information (in Japanese), visit the official festival web site.

As previously reported, the cover artwork for ANVIL's upcoming album, "This Is Thirteen" (or "TIT" for short), along with the lyrics to five of the album tracks, have been posted on the band's official web site. Check them out at this location.

ANVIL recently re-teamed with producer Chris Tsangarides for the first time since 1983's classic "Forged in Fire" album to record their new CD. The recording sessions took place at Tsangarides' Dump Studios in England and were filmed for an upcoming feature drama-documentary covering ANVIL's return to the metal scene.

Regarding the documentary footage — which was filmed and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who worked as writer on the Steven Spielberg-directed movie "The Terminal" (2004) — ANVIL mainman Steve "Lips" Kudlow told Total Rock in April, "There's been some moments I wished that [the cameras] weren't there. I even had to say, 'You've gotta shut the thing off right now because I'm gonna lose my temper and I don't think that needs to be on film.' [Laughs] [It's very easy to forget that the cameras are there] and you could say things that you really shouldn't say. I went in and I started talking about my sister-in-law and I shouldn't have been — just making fun of her name and it went to film and I shouldn't have done that, 'cause if she ever sees that, she'll know that I said that. Just silly things that aren't gonna mean anything to anybody else but me."

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