Ola Mazzuca

Ola Mazzuca

Philip H. Anselmo is a true original, raw and at his core

“Be it that gnarly scream, outspoken attitude or empowering stage presence, Philip H. Anselmo can do it all. The multifaceted musician from NOLA is everyone’s favourite frontman of aggression; from shaping sub genres in Pantera to forming the supergroup Down, Superjoint Ritual and many side projects in between.”

Ola Mazzuca interviews Philip H. Anselmo on the eve of his solo debut peformance in Toronto

Anvil: No longer bottom feeders with success that’s well deserved

“This is a mutual strength for Kudlow and Reiner, who are sons of Holocaust survivors. Kudlow believes that “no matter how much money you make, there is never a means to an end” as it is not something one can derive satisfaction from.

Being thrown into a heavy metal abyss in the 80s without a producer, manager or financial support, the band needed extra assistance, but faced challenges with a resilient independence.

“We didn’t have all of that but we still had to survive,” Reiner says. “Through struggle, we enjoyed it.””

Hellbound contributing writer Ola Mazzuca interviews Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner from Canadian metal legends Anvil about how endurance, never giving up and sticking to their guns has helped the Toronto band regain the success they so rightfully deserve. All photography by Frank Mazzuca.

Staff Picks: Favourite Canadian Metal Songs

To celebrate Canada’s birthday today we has asked all the Hellbound contributors what their favourite Canadian metal songs of all time were and to write a paragraph or two why. Here is what they told us, along with youtube links to all the songs in question so you can enjoy them too.

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL!