SouthSounds will be winding down on Sunday night. However, a legion of metal bands are preparing to end the weekend with a showcase of furious sounds with legendary metal trio Anvil acting as headliner.

Many metal icons of the ’80s, ’90s and beyond consider Anvil a major influence. Hailing from the icy lands of Canada, Anvil exploded on the world scene with their own brand of thrashing speed metal.

However, they quickly faded into obscurity before being rediscovered by many through the 2008 rockumentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil.” Since then, the band has traversed the globe and reacquainted themselves with old fans while making new ones.

Anvil will be joined by a cavalcade of supporting bands. Fresh from their SouthSounds appearance, Tanks will bring their intense noise rock to the mix. Local groups D.R.E.A.D. and Broken Paradym will complete this show with a serving of Azalea City metal.


Anvil, Tanks, D.R.E.A.D., Excessum, Broken Paradym
Date: Sunday, April 13, with doors open at 7 p.m.
Venue: Alabama Music Box, 455 Dauphin St., www.alabamamusicbox.net
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 day-of, available at Alabama Music Box and through its website