Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the 2009 documentary following the cult Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, is receiving a theatrical re-release this fall and will also be hitting digital streaming services later this year.
Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the acclaimed documentary shed light on one of the hardest-working metal bands that never made it during the 1980s. Formed by singer/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, the band has trudged forward for decades despite a lack of commercial success, as earnestly depicted in the film.
In fact, it was the documentary itself that gave Anvil their biggest career boost to date. Featuring interviews from Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Lemmy Kilmister, Slash, and more, the film put Anvil on the radar of metalheads who were perhaps previously unaware of the band’s existence.
The re-release will update Anvil! The Story of Anvil with restored audio and video to bring it up to modern standards. It will also feature an 18-minute epilogue interview with Gervasi, Lips, and Reiner moderated by former MTV host Matt Pinfield.
A special public screening is set for September 22nd at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the documentary. The evening will feature a live performance by Anvil, surprise musical guests, and a Q&A moderated by Anvil superfan Steve-O of Jackass fame.
Anvil, meanwhile, are still going strong, having released their 19th studio album, Impact Is Imminent, this past May.
Below you can watch the teaser for the restored version of Anvil! The Story of Anvil.