Canadian metal legends ANVIL performed at the Bugera Amplifier Lounge at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 26. The performance was followed by an autograph signing session with the band's founding members, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums).Dan Gallagher, VP Instrument Amplification Division - MUSIC Group, said: "We are pleased to announce that we have signed Steve 'Lips' Kudlow to an endorsement agreement and are proud to make him the newest member of the Bugera amplifier artists roster for 2013. He's a rock legend, a great human being, and the perfect front man for our product line." ANVIL has just completed recording its new album, "Hope In Hell", at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, FILTER, ATREYU, ALICE COOPER). Due in late spring/early summer via The End Records in North America and SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, the CD will mark the recording debut with the band of bassist Sal Italiano who replaced Glenn Gyorffy (a.k.a. Glenn Five or G5) in January. Marlette previously worked with ANVIL on last year's "Juggernaut Of Justice", which was made available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), double gatefold LP in blue vinyl, standard version and a digital download.
On September 24, 2012, Steamhammer/SPV re-released three albums from ANVIL, all featuring new booklets containing new liner notes from guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner plus new photos.
"Back To Basics" (2004) and "Still Going Strong" (2002) are available again as a high-class "2 in 1" double digipak CD, while 2007's "This Is Thirteen" opus was re-released as a digipak CD, as well as a double gatefold LP, both with an exclusive bonus track.