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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

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Himself - Original Bassist, Anvil
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Herself - Robb Reiner's Sister (as Droid Reiner)
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At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. Written by Anonymous

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At fourteen, they made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it.


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$34,651 (USA) (10 April 2009)

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$666,659 (USA) (18 September 2009)
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Director Sacha Gervasi was once a roadie for Anvil. See more »

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Steve 'Lips' Kudlow: I hear even the mayor of Transylvania is going to be there!
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Blood on the Ice
Written by Steve 'Lips' Kudlow (as Kudlow), Robb Reiner (as Reiner), Allison,
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Must see for those who dare to dream
18 May 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Anvil is a story not everyone can relate to, it takes balls to do what Anvil has done over this last 30 years, and that is never to give up.

When I first saw the trailer in the apple site I was really intrigued about the fact that Lars Ulrich, Scott Ian, Lemmy, Slash and all these guys that I consider my heroes were talking so highly about Anvil.

Truth be told, being born in 1983 I never heard of them until now and was very moved by their perseverance and loyalty to their cause which is the music.

Being an independent rock musician in a foreign country, this movie didn't give me anything more than hope and a well placed push to have faith in what I am doing.

The documentary is one of the best I've seen in my life and it really talked to me.

If you have a dream, go see, buy or rent "Anvil! The story of anvil" it will show you that nothing is impossible when you put your heart in it.

Even when it looks like everything is against you.

Two thumbs up, five stars, 4 thumbs up, 10 stars No matter the scale, this documentary gets the highest.

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