Two Ton Anvil

Two Ton Anvil

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandMetalHard Rock

Two Ton Anvil's a heavy yet marketable melodic vocally driven band with sonic riffs and catchy hooks. Their music ranges from fast tempo hard rock/metal to mid-tempo heavy groove tunes.

Biography

Dark Star recording artist’s Two Ton Anvil is lead and fronted by vocalist/guitarist founding member Reed McCallister who formed TWO TON ANVIL in 2008. The Two Ton Anvil project is some of the most marketable music the band has ever created. Reed added friend and bassist Glenn Christon and completed the band with drummer Paul O'Neal and guitarist Dave Janusz.

Combining several metal genres like mid tempo heavy groove with some fast metal there’s no doubt that tunes like "Victims," "Ballbreaker," and "Timebomb" are catchy tunes that will keep you listening. Maybe you want the speed of "Murder Cage" or the melodies of "Reach;" but whatever type of metal music you're looking for - these guys have it. The band has a meaty sound with huge vocals and catchy melody hooks that are guaranteed to hold your attention! The band has consistently held multiple spots in the top ten lists of various websites claiming the sought after #1 spot in several categories. 

​The band was featured in www.indiestop10.com as an official featured artist in an interview with host Mike Cameo. In addition, the band has also been listed and showcased for many months in the years between 2008 and 2016, on Indie's Top 10 podcasts and over 3 dozen internet sites on the World Wide Web.

Not only has Two Ton Anvil been slowly making a name for themselves in local Chicago music scene but also have shared the stage with national acts such as Five Finger Death Punch, 

Bury your Dead, In this Moment, Another Black Day, Kittie, Dirge Within, Texas and Texas Hippie Coalition among others. 

With the debut of their self-titled CD in stores now and their second CD 'Coming Home' released 9/11 of 2012, the band has enjoyed success on their first world television premiered video -"Corruption"-, which was also released as a single on national radio airwaves along with "Ballbreaker" from the 'Coming Home' CD. Two Ton Anvil has been touring all over the Midwest with more coast-to-coast event scheduling in the works. With Dark Star Records behind the group, good things are certain to happen for this hard working group of dedicated musicians.

Two Ton Anvil has music for purchase on all of the major download sites such as iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, CD Baby, etc., and of course through the Dark Star Records and the band's own TwoTonAnvil.com websites. The 2 TWO TON ANVIL releases are available for download now featuring 27 songs and also available for physical purchase at Best Buy, DarkStarRecords.com, and at the MEDIA / MUSIC section of this website.  The band is currently finishing up the new release in the studio which will be available for pre-order in early Fall 2016 with the official release date early 2017.

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Lyrics

Victims

Written By: Chubb/Ericson

Life’s filled with illusions - Expectations swell our brains
Pop culture’s influence - Breed a sea of hopeless fame
Shallow, no doubt, walk around like your gods gifted stain
Pompous no question - You deny that you’re so vein

CHROUS:
We’re all just victims in a world that’s so untamed
Our pride it moves us as we struggle day by day
Homeless, no friends, lost your job so the money’s scarce
Bounce back resilient - It’s a testament as to how You’re strong and brave - STRONG AND BRAVE

Invisible cushion - your security’s at stake
Handed your pink slip - Here’s a check with severance pay Stand tall, speak out, step aside cuz you’re in my way
Fearless, no question - it’s your duty to betray

BRIDGE:

We rise and fall but we’re not afraid
To get back up and move on from past mistakes~
We’re growing every day

Enemy

Written By: Ericson


Do we realize what we’ve created? Well here it is~
Move in deploy destroy devastate
Send our children to fight!

LOST IN MY MISERY I FEEL SO ALONE
FIGHTING MY ENEMIES SO FAR FROM MY HOME
ENEMY TO ME

Indecisiveness will kill us tonight so we’ll
Move in deploy destroy devastate annihilate use up move out
Build up-lost inside we try to realign ourselves

LOST IN MY MISERY I FEEL SO ALONE
FIGHTING MY ENEMIES SO FAR FROM MY HOME
INSIDE I’m BLEEDING I’m NEEDING SOME HELP
FIGHTING MY ENEMIES I CAN’T FIND MY WAY

Seems I’m losing my mind I feel so empty inside
Who decides who lives & dies?
Now’s my time to shine!

ENEMY TO ME

Glass Houses

Written By: Ericson/Chubb


The jealousy’s a product of your god damn misery
Go praise the ones who’s kissing ass the ego builds with ease
Predictable a common word your arsenal’s so weak
We laugh at what you write a fool is what you’re meant to be

CHROUS:
DON’T THROW STONES FROM YOUR GLASS HOUSE
BITTERNESS HAS MADE YOU WEAK
DON’T THROW STONES FROM YOUR GLASS HOUSE
REALITY’S BECOMING BLEAK

Our foundation withstands the pressures that can
dig real deep
You’ve chipped away but failed hard a tiny piece
you see
Can’t stand to watch us grow we have no room
for sympathy
Embrace the warmth but know it’s hard your such
a stubborn breed

BRIDGE:
Driven by your weakness
Legend in your own damn mind
Get a grip & face it
Pride is hurt ya can’t deny
Spewing hate so shameless
The truth it stings your so unkind
Had a shot but blew it
The time is NOW, stuck in the past
TOO LATE!!!!!!!!

Still Afraid

Written By: Ericson/Chubb

Wasn’t meaning
To meet someone great
Evokes a feeling
Hard to contain
Despite the distance
We’re not ashamed
Our bond is growing
Day after Day

CHORUS: There’s a reason
Fear won’t fade
Treading water
Stuck in place
Dead end decision
No room for gain
I can’t believe you’re still afraid of change
I’m still here and I wait

Emotions burning
I start to ache
I’ve got this feeling
Makes me afraid
A call seems to ease me
Just for the day
Trust is weary
It’s hard to break

CHORUS:

SOLO:

CHORUS:

Temptations

Written By: Ericson/Chubb

Patch is sacred. Honor the name
Respect is a given. You don’t disobey Prospects are given
An oath to maintain your brothers are fearless. They’ll die for the name

CHROUS:
Fascination leads to your fate
Loss of the freedoms. Begin to fade. Life time commitment. A bond
You’ll embrace. In your heart, burning a never ending flame. It’s just a sign Temptations Great

St. Peter’s burning. Hands are in pain
Prove your allegiance. Worthy of praise
Earn for the family. Financial gain. Strength in your image. Just grew insane.

CHROUS:

BREAK:

BRIDGE:

Strength in your image grew insane
It’s in your heart worthy of praise
Honor the name don’t disobey
An oath is given to maintain

CHROUS:

The Wicked

Written By: Ericson/Chubb

Praying on the weak at choice
Conscience - non-existing voice
Soulless side the evil ways
Deep inside the demons lay

Tendencies are growing urge you cannot contain so you
Hold the knife up to their throat to hear how they scream!

PRE CHROUS:

Adrenaline is flowing as your victim walks your way
Satisfy your urge and plunge the knife into your prey!

CHROUS:

THE WICKED THE WICKED THE WICKED WILL FIGHT
THE WICKED THE WICKED PROWL IN THE NIGHT – FIGHT!

Living out a double life
Secrets build a hellish side
Soulless side the evil ways
Deep inside the demons lay

Tendencies are growing urge you cannot contain so you
Hold the knife up to their throat to hear how they scream!

PRE CHROUS:

CHROUS:
FIGHT! FIGHT! OR DIE! FIGHT!

Two Ton Anvil

Written By: Ericson/Chubb

Your birth starts as a mission - you have no idea of your fate
Realize the obsession - grab an ax start making your name
Look up to your mentors - you will be there with them someday
Hard work dedication - build a life of fortune & fame

CHROUS:

Our Love and ambition - the things that make us great
Cuz we won’t stop ‘til the whole world knows our name
Work out the aggressions - Two Ton Anvil won’t break
We got to push on inspirations so damn great
Desire still remains……still remains……

Faced with competition - We throw it right in your face
Can’t fight the addiction - persevere through all we’ve made Combined force of a vision - run the show do things our own way Screw all that refused us – recognition’s what we have gained

CHROUS:

TWO TON ANVIL WON’T BREAK

What We've Made

Written By: Ericson/Chubb

Screaming, at the world we shift the blame
We’re living, in a time of battered state
Our media protects them No matter
what they say Demoralized no question
So they can earn there pay

CHORUS:

Fear & tension, we feel it day by day
But it’s clear we just don’t want to
change The future listens, to what we
have to say So lets rid the world of past
mistakes
TAKE BACK WHAT WE’VE MADE
BEFORE IT’S TOO DAMN LATE

Cheated, by politicians with no shame. Were speeding, down a path with no damn brakes
It’s time to raise some questions, relive the rise
in trade. Exploited by our neighbors, so profits soar INSANE!!!!!

CHORUS:

Fear & tension, we feel it day by day
But it’s clear we just don’t want to
change The future listens, to what we
have to say So lets rid the world of past
mistakes
TAKE BACK WHAT WE’VE MADE
BEFORE IT’S TOO DAMN LATE

SOLO:


Discography

Two Ton Anvil/Self Titled (2010 on Dark Star Records)
Coming Home (2012 Dark Star Records)

Set List

CD 1:
1.What We've Made
2. Corruption
3. Kings&Queens
4.Two Ton Anvil
5.Still Afraid
6.Temptations
7.Victims
8.Dead
9.Glass Houses
10.Enemy
11.The Wicked
12.Fuel My Hate

CD2:
1.Victory
2.Timebomb
3.Ballbreaker
4.Loyalty
5.Coming Home
6.Break Me Down
7.Reach
8.One Lie
9.Murder Cage
10.Honesty's Reality
11.Your Daze
12.The End
13.Coma

Covers (more upon request):

1. Realign: Godsmack

2. Bad Company: 5FDP style

3. Devil Man: White Zombie

4. Ace of Spades: Motorhead