ANVIL's Documentary Makes Unlikely Noise At SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Marc Weisblott of Eye Weekly reports: ANVIL have just flown home from the Sundance Film Festival, where "Anvil!: The Story of Anvil" — a documentary about the Toronto speed-metal band's tenacity — has been screening to packed theatres all week, in time for a Friday night gig at the Bovine Sex Club.

But frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow can't quite make it to the phone right now.

"Delta Airlines just shredded his guitar," reports director Sacha Gervasi on the phone from Park City, Utah. "He's just sick about it — and probably shouting at the top of his lungs at them as we speak."

Rather than waiting to hear the reverberations from Pearson International Airport, best to catch up with the filmmaker, who first met Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner — who formed the band in 1978 under the name Lips, before changing to ANVIL upon signing to Attic Records — at London's Marquee Club following a concert in Sept. 1982, when Gervasi was 15 years old. ANVIL were building momentum with their album "Metal on Metal", touring the festival circuit in Europe and Japan, and making fans who grew up to be ANTHRAX, METALLICA, MEGADETH, Slash and SLAYER.

Read the entire article at Eye Weekly.

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