Last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the surprise hit was a music documentary called ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL, the story of which can be summed up as “Spinal Tap in Real Life” (Stonehenge even makes an appearance). Anvil, who die-hard late-80s metal fans (and possibly no one else) will recall as precursors to Megadeth and Slayer (and contemporaries of the Scorpions and Whitesnake), never “made it” like many of their peers and acolytes- yet they have soldiered on, playing the rawk for 35 years. What happened? Is it just, as several interviewees suggest, the obvious problem that they are Canadian? The band, having been passed over yet again by major labels, despite a record produced by Chris Tsangarides, is self-distributing their new album This Is Thirteen. Check out the film to find out how many hankies a real metal band needs to make a record- Metallica has nothing on these guys.