Over the weekend, I went to see Avil! The Story of Anvil, a surprisingly affecting documentary about a Canadian heavy metal band. Anvil, it seems, had a modicum of success in the early 1980s and were influential on a number of bands that went on to become much more successful metal acts. But instead of riding the hair band wave of success, Anvil sort of slipped into obscurity. And yet they kept playing and, indeed, have kept on playing right up to today. Here’s one of their early music videos:
Definitely worth checking out the movie if it’s playing somewhere near you.