Metal on Metal | Night & Day | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Metal on Metal

If Spinal Tap notched the volume up to 11, then then Anvil! The Story of Anvil just cranked it up to 12. In his debut rockumentary, writer/director Sacha Gervasi follows Anvil, a Canadian power metal group that peaked in the early ’80s. Once upon a time, the mall-haired rockers filled out bills for bands like the Scorpions and Bon Jovi. Despite heavy praises from luminaries like Lars Ulrich, Slash, and Lemmy from Motörhead, the record sales never came, and Anvil’s career stayed firmly planted on the ground.

Fast-forward 20 years, and Anvil is mounting their comeback tour: a laundry list of shows in dingy clubs and one-room dive bars. While the world may have forgotten about Anvil, the founding members, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner, have not. With a passion that’s fueled by emotion, naiveté, and relentless drive, they pound the pavement with the hopes of reclaiming the fame that once could’ve, should’ve been theirs.

Enjoy 90 minutes of pure rock Monday night at 6 at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $5 to $9. Call 954-525-FILM, or visit
July 23-27, 2009

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lindsey Quinn Arroyo

Latest Stories