I would be surprised to hear that the canadian metal bands of the
late 80's were not influenced or didn't listen to Anvil. When the
British invasion of metal band started with Iron Maiden Tour "Number
of the beast", they had Anvil to open their show. Were they another
metal band at this moment. Lee Aaron were not known enough at this
moment...Anvil was known in all the Province of Quebec
(Ontario...etc.). It's almost impossible for a canadian or american
musician that has started in the 80's to not know who is Anvil.