Two Ton Anvil was founded and formed by Reed McCallister. Reed created a heavy, yet marketable project/releases for work on other TV/film/video/radio projects, trailers, and commercials as well. Reed also does background music, scores, highlights - you name it. Reed has extensive touring and publishing experience. Reed's been involved (and still is) in several musical and band projects. Studio musician for hire with access to a very nice state of the art studio.


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Currently playing a multitude of regional shows while going in and out of the recording studio for the new release. Two Ton's latest album 'COMING HOME', was released on September 11, 2012. It is available at a number of musical websites. Look for us on your favorite one! If you need any mastering or recording rates or use our services as guitar/bass/vocals/keyboards.
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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 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 websites. The 2 TWO TON ANVIL releases are available for download now featuring 27 songs and also available for physical purchase at Best Buy,, 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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over 30 days ago to TWO TON ANVIL

Off the chain Metal. the kind that if you can't feel this you have to be in a coma. i like the whole arrangement. PEACE. THE MACK MAN OUT.

over 30 days ago to TWO TON ANVIL

Thank you so much for your positive review of Kalimba Love. PEACE. THE MACK MAN OUT.

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over 30 days ago to TWO TON ANVIL

Hey Two-Ton thanks for a nice review of "Radiation Mountain" !!

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over 30 days ago

N.P. Jeff. It was our pleasure!! Cheers

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