ANVIL Premieres New Single, ‘World Of Fools’, Of Upcoming Album ‘One And Only’

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By the end of this month, on June 28, 2024, the Canadian cult metal trio ANVIL will release its brand new, 20th studio album, One And Only, via AFM Records. “Just when you thought ANVIL wasn’t heavy anymore,” says charismatic frontman, Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, and following previously-released, first album appetizers “Feed Your Fantasy” and “Truth Is Dying”, ANVIL are now presenting their latest, new single “World Of Fools”

When it comes to the most influential bands in the history of heavy metal, authorities on the subject regularly vote ANVIL among the top positions. The iconic group from Toronto, Canada, with its two masterminds, Lips and Robb Reiner, and bassist Chris Robertson, not only looks back at an impressive career with countless highlights – as well as a number of well-documented difficulties – but has also had a lasting influence on lots of internationally renowned musicians, from METALLICA to SLAYER and beyond.

Their forthcoming album, aptly entitled ‘One And Only’, proves that ANVIL are and will always be one of a kind and are continuing to shape the contemporary metal scene just as impressively as they did at the beginning of their career. How they achieve this? Thanks to their straightforward metal fuelled by cutting riffs and catchy hooks, which the musicians continue to celebrate with admirable effortlessness and great passion. “We’re more like our old selves than we’ve been in years,” comments Lips on the new album, adding: “We’ve dropped all our more modern aspects, particularly the 90s version of ANVIL. No sexual topics and no thrash speed songs like they featured on past albums.”

One And Only sees the band provide first-rate ANVIL entertainment: While Guitarist/vocalist Lips is considered to be one of the most creative and interesting storytellers of the metal genre, Chris Robertson and Robb Reiner keep the up the pace with their usual confidence, providing the perfect rhythm section for Lips. Although they have experienced the tough and frequently merciless side of the music industry on a number of occasions, ANVIL never lost their idealism, motivation and energy, which is immediately evident on One And Only.

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