Re: Hello Guillaume!
- --Salut Elaine,
> I was glad to meet you too Guillaume, but I though you were older!I had a 24 years old young boy who knew all the songs, banging his
head and longhaire just beside me. I was so happy that Anvil was
known by the youngers.
--Well, I'm not *that* young (I'm 33)...Been a metalhead since I'm
I understand your point of view, but let me explain something. Anvil
(and Catdeli) spent a part of the afternoon to get the stock at the
second floor. Drums, amplificators, etc. It's very heavy that kind of
material. This stairs are not very large...I know it cos I fell
enough in those, when I was younger. I think they had to take the
stock down in the street after the show, then up in the truck...8 or
9 hours on the road. Maybe? Now, the moron in that story is the bar
owner. He has been lucky that I got a bit drunk (I love everybody
when I'm drunk), because everybody knows my character on this board.
First, he didn't open the bar's doors before 9 o'clock, he let the
people under the rain. He didn' t promote at all (Anvil has been
absent during 18 years from QC city).
Let me tell you that Anvil played for us Sunday night, not for the
money. I know it very well. This man had a large budget to make
publicity and he didn't. Instead, he charged 8$ at the door, + 1$ for
your wet coat.
--You're right, it's a shame it had so little advertising...And to
leave the outdoor light closed until 9PM may have turned a some
potential fans down thinking the show was cancelled or so...Not a
very smart move by the owner of the club... I know Anvil are not in
it for the money, but because they love that music.
If the doors had been open before, maybe the show would have been
longer because the band could have started at 10:30. As we began to
have fun, drinking "a bit", the videos changed...Instead Exodus,
Razor etc. the VJ decided to pitch us some Def Leppard, Poison
and .... sorry I don't remember the rest. Just before an Anvil show,
I expect ot hear good power metal not hair bands!
--Well, the videos shown didn't bother me (even if I don't care at
all for Def Lep and Poison)...I prefer to have hair bands I think
than death/black/extreme metal...Anyway, at most shows I go, the
music played before, in between the bands and after suck most of the
It's up to us to tell people: "Next time Anvil will come around,
don't miss that!!!". We can't count on "CHOI FM", that is paid by the
Dagobert to announce crap adds about Metallica's cover bands. We
can't count on "Le Voir" that is more interested to announce adds for
Gays (Young cuty male looking for a tough hairy guy) than writing
about an Anvil show, a band from our own country that kicks ass since
over 20 years! It's a chance we have Tony's site and the WEB.
--You're right here. CHOI doesn't care for 80s metal bands, save for
Maiden and Ozzy. As for the "Voir", they're not even worth
mentioning...I never read that crap anymore.
My opinion is that Anvil is the only band that represents Metal
actually. Rough and melodic: as it's supposed to be. There's only one
kind of metal for me.....and it's the one that appeared in the 80's.
--The 80s produced quality metal bands, that's for sure ands it's a
fact. But come one...Saying that Anvil is the ONLY band that
represents heavy metal actually is not true. There are loads of
metal bands, young and old, that used to and still play pure fucking
heavy metal the way it's meant to be played , i the 80s metal
spirit. Anvil are excellent, but not alone, especially in Europe.
Some older ones (still very active): DIO, SAXON, SINNER, U.D.O.
(sounds just like his former band Accept), ANTHEM (from Japan), JAG
PANZER, RUNNING WILD, GRAVE DIGGER, TAROT, TIERRA SANTA (from Spain),
Some newer ones: TAD MOROSE, BLAZE, BRAINSTORM, SYMPHORCE, DEEDS (or
DIRTY DEEDS), HANKER (my fave metal band from Quebec), DREAM EVIL,
FIREWIND, MYSTIC PROPHECY, ICED EARTH, IMPELLITTERI, LORDI, SEVEN
WITCHES, HAMMERFALL, NOCTURNAL RITES, PEGAZUS
--The list could go on and on (cause I named them just fromthe top of
my head)...Metal is sadly still very 'underground', but it still
produces some fine metal bands. With the internet, it's easier to
find some. Now if only we could get more worthy heavy metal shows
here in Quebec, Canada, that would be great...
- Yes, yes, let me also add how great it was to join with the Quebec
Metal Horde this weekend at the AnViL concert in Quebec City! The
Academy was well represented on this night. I had a blast meeting you
all, chatting about favorite bands and hoisting some ales in honour
of AnViL. I got into town on Saturday and found out that the club was
only a few blocks away from my hotel-excellent! Sunday was warm(?)
and sunny and everybody was out in the streets; a festival, for sure!
As I strolled along, I passed the club and saw Lips and G5 outside
waiting for the others to arrive with the gear. Ivan was driving and
had Robb as navigator, so they zipped into a "Police Only" parking
spot! Now we all hurried to unload the gear before the constables
arrived. I was doing ok, the drums were not heavy but then I got
ahold of one of Lips' guitar amps...BIG mistake! The heaviest amp I
have ever moved~~I almost had a stroke climbing the long flight of
stairs to the bar.
We all witnessed another superb show from the guys, of course.
They make the hardest stuff look so easy. Excuse me while I pitch my
drumsticks across the room. After seeing Mr. Reiner in action again,
I surrender! This was an enthusiastic bunch there to see them, long-
time fans mixing with the new arrivals, seeing the band in top form
on this night! All gathered around to get stuff signed and a lot of
pics were taken. A big family? Sure! A return to QC in the future? A
Quebec MetalFest this Summer? Let's all keep our fingers crossed for
that to happen.
Guillaume(not a Tesla fan? Come on! ;D), Tange(you rocked-nice
posters!), Guy(photographer par excellence!) and Tom(speaking English
for me-thanks!) very nice to meet you all and let's do it again soon!
Now I'm off to get my photos developed, no digital cam for me yet.
I will post them tomorrow!