Do ANVIL have a Hope In Hell? Yes, and it's set for release in May! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 22:15



Two years after their current release, 'Juggernaut Of Justice', Canadian metal legends ANVIL are back with their latest studio album. 'Hope In Hell'.


'Hope In Hell', an impressive metal recording featuring 13 haunting songs, is set for release on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany on SPV/Steamhammer and will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download.


These are the first cuts featuring the band's new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago.


"We're really happy with Sal. His style is powerful and amazingly imaginative," says Anvil guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow, who composed the entire album along with drummer Robb Reiner. "It's a little as if we'd enlisted Steve Harris."


'Hope In Hell' was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took Anvil around the globe. "We hadn't expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out 'Juggernaut Of Justice'," Kudlow confesses. "Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to 'Juggernaut Of Justice' and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material."


Like 'Juggernaut Of Justice', 'Hope In Hell' was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Airbourne) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Sepultura).