ANVIL Drummer Robb Reiner - "Here’s How I Encompass The Upcoming Record: Hello 1981 To 1983!"
drum legend Robb Reiner is featured in a new interview with Geeks Of Doom.
An excerpt is available below:Geeks of Doom
: Hope In Hell will be album number 15 and I take it you’re very happy with it?
"Absolutely!…It’s an incredible evolution from the last
album even though it has the same feelings perhaps in some ways, except
Lips and me always felt like we came very, very close in getting it
right on the last album, but we didn’t get it completely right. With
this album I think we absolutely got it right this time. I love the
album; the production is beyond stellar and the performances are
incredible."Geeks of Doom:
On Juggernaut Of Justice there were some new elements
to the Anvil sound – 'Swing Thing' for example was a metal jazz track.
Is there anything like that that we might expect this time out?Robb Reiner:
"No, not like that. That was a one time thing, 'Swing
. Some people say it was a very ambitious thing, but we wanted to
do that for many years and just finally decided then, let’s just do this
metal jazz thing! It’s cutting edge and we could have done another one,
we actually could make a whole album of that kind of stuff. But that
wouldn’t really be an Anvil album, would it? To do another one in the
same world as that one, it wouldn’t work. It was a one time thing so
this album is completely nothing like 'Swing Thing'.
Geeks of Doom: So it’s more straightforward, with the Anvil riffs?
Robb Reiner: "Yeah. Here’s how I encompass the upcoming record: Hello 1981 to 1983!"
Go to this location for the complete interview.Anvil
will release their new album, Hope In Hell, on May 28th in
North America, May 27th in Europe, and May 24th in Germany via SPV /
Steamhammer. The 13-song effort will be available in four different
formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, jewel
case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP, and as a download.
A new teaser for the album has been released and can be viewed below: