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The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie, Sacha Gervasi.Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon.Appearances at both major heavy metal festivals, including Download, Loud Park and Hellfest, and independent music festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, also followed the release of the film.Reviewers described Anvil as a pioneering hair metal band that was popular in the 1980s but then faded into obscurity in the 1990s, while refusing to stop playing, recording and gigging.The original members were brothers David Henman on guitar and Ritchie Henman on drums.
In mid-1977, April Wine was booked to play a charity concert at the famed El Mocambo Club in Toronto, Ontario.
They recorded and released their debut album April Wine in September 1971.
The album spawned their first single, "Fast Train", which received fairly steady airplay on radio stations across Canada and established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter.
His addition gave April Wine a powerful three guitar attack that would become synonymous with their hard rock sound.
Also, with Brian on board to cover guitar duties, it allowed Myles Goodwyn to switch to keyboards for the band's long list of popular ballads.Co-headliner on the bill was a band called "The Cockroaches," who turned out to be The Rolling Stones.