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Formed in 2007 in New York City, Black Metal troupe BLACK ANVIL released their debut album Time Insults the Mind on Monumentum/Reflections Records in September 2009, and later that year signed to renowned independent label Relapse Records. After a re-release of their acclaimed 2009 debut, BLACK ANVIL unleashed their first proper full-length Triumvirate in September 2010. Recorded with engineer ‘General’ George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Dream Theater) at Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) Diamond Drop Studio on Long Island, NY, Triumvirate received critical acclaim and was hailed as an “all-around monster metal album”. Pitchfork even stated, “Black Anvil’s an amazing live band… and their songwriting’s as strong as their stage presence.”

Triumvirate was followed in 2014 by Hail Death, a 70-minute journey of intensity that further established BLACK ANVIL as a modern Black Metal powerhouse and was praised by publications including Noisey, Pitchfork, Stereogum, MetalSucks, and many more. Constantly bringing their live ritual to the masses, BLACK ANVIL have participated in numerous high profile tours with Black Metal legends such as Mayhem, Watain, Inquisition, Urfaust and Marduk plus dates with Aura Noir, Nachtmystium, Immortal, Eyehategod, Cannibal Corpse and many others. Additionally, the band has appeared at various festivals including the Scion Rock Fest, Beyond The Gates in Bergen, Norway and the renowned Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands.

Now, BLACK ANVIL return with As Was, the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014’s Hail Death. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity BLACK ANVIL have always been known for, As Was seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, As Was is a stellar representation of modern Black Metal, and of BLACK ANVIL’s continuous progression and songcraft. Featuring cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).

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  • Relapse Records Podcast #47: January 2017 w/ Black Anvil Happy 2017! The Relapse Records Podcast is back and better than ever for the new year. January’s episode highlights new and upcoming releases from OBITUARY, IRON REAGAN, THE OBSESSED, KING WOMAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE and THE DRIP! We also welcome a new host, Nick, who will take over the job of captivating the masses. Our special ...
  • BLACK ANVIL Share ‘As Was’ Full Stream via Noisey “Packed with evil riffs, vicious grooves and an uncharacteristic abundance of soaring clean vocals…Black Anvil return to primordial chaos on ‘As Was'” – Noisey New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has shared a full stream of the As Was full-length prior to release this Friday. Listen to over 50 minutes of thought-provoking, modern black metal alongside an ...
  • BLACK ANVIL Premiere New Song “Ultra” From The ‘As Was’ Full-Length New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has premiered the closing track off the forthcoming As Was full-length. Listen to “Ultra” now via Soundcloud HERE. Listen to the previously released title-track “As Was” HERE. Also view the artistic video for “May Her Wrath Be Just” now via YouTube HERE. January 13th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of ...
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