Anvil have parted ways with bassist Sal Italiano.
Anvil part ways with bassist Sal
New man Robertson returns band to all-Canadian line-up
The band have brought in road crew member Chris Robertson as his replacement, prompting frontman Steve 'Lips' Kudlow to say he is thrilled that the band is 100% Canadian once again.
Lips tells M.E.A.T that being Canadian is "the heart of Anvil."
Robertson – the fifth person to hold the bass playing role in Anvil – regularly filled in as the band's rehearsal bassist as well as a member rod the road crew, so the transition has been an easy one, the band say.
Former Iron Maiden tribute band bassist Italiano joined Anvil as a replacement for Glenn Five in 2013.
Anvil's last album was 2013's Hope In Hell. There band's career was rejuvenated by the 2008 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil.