Rock Legends ANVIL Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime PledgeMusic Fan Opportunities

This Isn’t Your Average Crowdfunding Campaign…

Rock Legends ANVIL Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime PledgeMusic Fan Opportunities


Join ANVIL in the Studio, Attend a Live Rehearsal, Appear as a Guest on the New Album Anvil Is Anvil & More – Contribute Here:

Canadian cult metal act ANVIL is back! Striving to bypass the labels that have stood between the band and fans for years, ANVIL is creating their new record Anvil Is Anvil with a direct-to-fan approach in mind. Recently, the band teamed up with PledgeMusic to assure that fan connection, but unlike other crowdsourcing campaigns put forth by bands in the hopes of amassing a recording budget, ANVIL’s campaign strives to do so while truly providing fans with unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and personal, one-on-one opportunities that they will never forget.

ANVIL’s 2009 movie documentary, The Story Of Anvil made them famous the world over. Their albums are considered landmarks among a musical genre. Their 2011 release, Juggernaut Of Justice, and their 2013 release, Hope In Hell, were powerful and unrelenting.

Anvil Is Anvil will be their most potent yet, and feature guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner, and new bassist Chris Robertson in top form. Featuring no concessions to short-lived trends and no modern frills, the brand new ANVIL record will feature traditional metal at its finest with massive classic rock elements – a sound that ANVIL fans love and deserve.

ANVIL and PledgeMusic are offering fans a chance to get up close and personal with the band, access exclusive content and be a part of a truly unique fan-to-band experience. With every pre-order, pledgers will get the AccessPass which will give them exclusive looks at behind the scenes videos, photos and messages from the band. Fans will also have several once in a lifetime opportunities to purchase:


  • In person or Skype drum lesson with Robb
  • In person or Skype guitar lesson with Lips
  • Guest back-up vocal appearance on the new record
  • One of Lips’ amps
  • The opportunity to attend a live rehearsal
  • A day in the studio with the band
  • Signed limited edition CD with bonus tracks
  • Signed drum head
  • Exclusive Pledger T-shirt
  • AMPU (Anvil Metal Pounders Union) deluxe lifetime membership and signed CD
  • Signed set list
  • Signed drumsticks
  • Handwritten lyric sheets


To pledge, please visit


Guitarist and vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow  statesm “We are proud to announce to our fans that they can keep in personal touch with the band and be directly involved in the process of creating the next ANVIL album. This will be the first time that we’ve used a pre-sales platform and we are fully confident that getting closer to our fans through making the album will take the making of it and the final album to somewhere fantastic. Considering that almost anyone aware of ANVIL knows our long and sometimes brutal history, we’re hoping you would be honored to help and prove us right in our belief in you… and we promise another top notch ANVIL recording that we can enjoy for many years into the future.”



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Cleveland band MourningWagon leaks new live track “Whatcha Don’t Know”


The super star band MourningWagon from the greater Cleveland area leaks this exclusive live track recorded at the legendary Beachland Ballroom.

MourningWagon has grown over the years into one of Cleveland strongest all original bands. Please give these guys some love and listen to this exclusive live track and please follow them on Facebook and on Twitter. They are great guys and all in it for the love of music and the occasional flasher and free chicken wings.

MourningWagon – Stephen Homan, Shannon Henkel, Michael Strong, Dom Rini


Michael Strong (drums/vocals), Shannon Henkel (guitars/backup vocals), Stephen Homan (bass/vocals), and Dom Rini (guitars)

MourningWagon – official | fb | twitter | reverbnation | contact


Label: Empty Casket Rcords Inc.

Manager: Michael Strong

Bio: Veterans of the rock trenches of Cleveland, we’re doing it for the love of music. And the promise of free, cheap beer. Plus the occasional flasher. We like winking at your ladies and drinking your beer. And all you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride!!!!

Alice Cooper rocks the “Q”

Alice Cooper Cleveland (Photo by Dom Rini)
Alice Cooper – Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (Photo by Dom Rini)

August 18, 2015 Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH

Show review – by Domonic Rini

It was indeed a night of intensity. Well why not? It marked the return of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper. Alice brought to Cleveland his band and whole stage setup for his intense theatrical presentation of the Alice Cooper show. Armed with musical genius’ bandits and he left a path of destruction by displaying his characters with the songs. It was really cool to see how great performers he has in band.

Ryan Roxie - Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena - (Photo by Dom Rini)
Ryan Roxie – Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena – (Photo by Dom Rini)

With Nita Straus and Ryan Roxie in the band it really provides alot of depth to the band’s look and feel.

Nita Strauss - Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena - (Photo by Dom Rini)
Alice Cooper and Nita Strauss – Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena – (Photo by Dom Rini)

It was a great show, a sort of shortened set but it was like show of greatest hits and kept the crowd standing through the entire show. It was nice to see such a great turnout.

The two standout performers in the band other than Alice were Ryan Roxie and Nita Strauss. These two are a deadly force. “Nita with her gifted talents of making it look so beautifully dangerous while slinging her axe. Roxie with his rockstar persona and his eloquent and effortless looking playing really make it a treat to watch them perform.” They really make a concert photographer happy with their poses. Don’t get me wrong the other guys do a great job but my heart is fond of these two. Sorry!

Alice Cooper - Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena - (Photo by Dom Rini)
Alice Cooper – Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena – (Photo by Dom Rini)

If you ever get a chance to check out an Alice Cooper show you need to. It is one of a kind and very memorable.

Nita Strauss


    • Vincent Price Intro
    • The Black Widow
    • No More Mr. Nice Guy
    • Under My Wheels
    • I’m Eighteen
    • Billion Dollar Babies
    • Poison
    • Dirty Diamonds (with drum solo)
    • Go to Hell (with Alice’s snake Julius Squeezer)
    • Feed My Frankenstein
    • Ballad of Dwight Fry
    • Killer
    • I Love the Dead
    • School’s Out
Ryan Roxie

Alice CooperRyan Roxie | Nita Strauss

W.A.S.P. releases new track “RUNAWAY” to listen

WASPW.A.S.P. are back at it again for another release to drop on October 9th which will also mark the 15th record the band has surfaced. This one is predicted to show off the creative sides of the band and the still talented Blackie Lawless. “Golgotha

Named after the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified, Golgotha (which means “place of the skull”) continues their exploration of Biblical horror stories that W.A.S.P. employed on Babylon. ““There are times in any band’s career that somehow all things mesh together,” says Lawless. “Their experiences, influences, and personal timing bring them into a common space. This has happened with this record. Four years in the making has provided direction, but even greater reflection.”

“40 years ago I came to Hollywood as a teenager. Terrified and scared out of my mind, I had no idea what waited there for me. The song “Last Runaway” is an intensely personal account of what happened to me, not only then but over the years and the success that followed after. Be it a kid looking for success in the music business or any life challenging endeavor that someone would “Runaway” from in life, I’m certain that everyone can relate to this story one way or another. It’s another kid “chasing the dream” ………and trying to survive it in the process…we’ve all been there!!”

Golgotha is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore in North America HERE and Europe HERE.

W.A.S.P.’s ‘Golgotha’ Track Listing

1. “Scream”
2. “Last Runaway”
3. “Shotgun”
4. “Miss You”
5. “Fallen Under”
6. “Slaves of the New World Order”
7. “Eyes of My Maker”
8. “Hero of the World”
9. “Golgotha”

MourningWagon – opens set at Beachland Ballroom for Brimstone Coven (show review)

MourningWagon – pic from left to right – Stephen Homan, Shannon Henkel, Michael Strong, Dom Rini

MourningWagon show review for 7/31/2013 at the Beachland Ballroom Tavern

By: Jeremy Schindorff

NWO Metal Militia

MourningWagon is a groove metal band which hails from the nether regions of Zimbabwe… Ohio. With their chipper sound and “boy next door” rugged good looks, these fine young gentlemen would be a perfect fit to play your “Spring Fling” or a real happening “Sock Hop” at the local high school!
Ok, ok, enough bullshit….. MourningWagon is pretty much the polar opposite of the previous paragraph except for the “Groove Metal” part; they do that shit VERY well!
“An interesting fact about these cats would be that there is no actual frontman, rather they all partake in the lead role through different points during their set.”

Shannon Henkel (MourningWagon)

First off we’ve got Shannon Henkel on guitar. He is affectionately referred to as “Drinkie McGlugGlug” by the rest of his band mates. When not frantically molesting the neck of his guitar on stage, he would appear to take pride in being the “hydration specialist” of this foursome.

Stephen Homan (MourningWagon)

Next up you have Stephen “The Abominable” Homan on bass guitar. When he’s not on stage plucking & slapping with precision, he enjoys walking around the Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame and telling folks “Why yes, yes I am indeed Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

Michael Strong (MourningWagon)

To the rear of his brethren is the human tattoo, Michael “Deathstar” Strong on the pots and pans keeping shit real “steady like” and making sure that the three hooligans in the front are keep’n their shit on time.

Dom Rini

This leaves us with the obvious “Faceman” of the group, Domonic “Dom” Rini on the second guitar. One look at Dom’s “Ron Jeremy” like sex appeal and you realize that his excellent guitar skills are being far over shadowed by the fact that he is “MournigWagons” gimmick to draw the ladies in the door. But this band is a group of marketing geniuses that realize you have to utilize every tool in the shed……..and from what I hear…. Domonic is one BIG tool!
All kidding aside though, MourningWagon is no joke! They do interject some sharp witted humor into the show, but make no mistake, they can bring the heavy. A very hefty groove/sludge vibe with solid players on all four corners and a very tight knit comradely that many bands struggle to find.
If you see their name on a bill…check out that show, you’ll be glad ya did. Oh yeah, and buy some merch & support the scene!

MourningWagon : fb | twitter | reverbnation

Video courtesy of Jeremy Schindorff

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