Anvil are back in the UK and HRHMag’s Pete Key caught up with the guys at The Flowerpot in Derby.

The eighteen date tour sees the band out in support of its latest release “Legal at Last” … a reference to the bands home country of Canada’s recent relaxing of its Marijuana laws.

The unassuming rockers took to the stage minus any fanfare and got down to the business of pummeling the packed venue for an hour and a half, starting off with a colossal “March of the Crabs” with Lips playing from the middle of the crowd.

Steve ‘Lips’ Kudrow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums – lots of ’em) and bassist Chris Robertson are clearly enjoying Anvil’s deserved, if long-awaited, success and there are plenty of laughs to accompany the music. Grab a show if you can, you won’t be disappointed. Here’s some of the action from Derby!