Introducing ‘Absolva’ – Fury UK lads form new band
In the wake of Fury UK completing their tour commitments this week and with bassist Luke Appleton due to join American powerhouse metallers Iced Earth in June, Chris Appleton & Martin McNee introduce their new band – Absolva.
Apparently Absolva is in similar vein to Fury UK, playing classic British metal but with the addition of a second lead guitarist enabling the exploration of twin lead guitar sounds inspired by the likes of Iron Maiden & Thin Lizzy. The band line-up is completed by Tom Atkinson from Manchester metalheads Vice & Dan Bate from the Midlands-based Point Blank Fury.
The full line-up is as follows:
Chris Appleton : lead guitar & lead vocals
Martin McNee : drums
Tom Atkinson : lead guitar & backing vocals
Dan Bate : bass guitar & backing vocals
Absolva will be making a debut live performance as special guests at this year’s SOS Festival, in Radcliffe, North Manchester on 22nd July, closely followed by 3 shows in August as special guests with Iced Earth in Ireland & Scotland.
Chris Appleton has this to say about today’s announcement.. “We’re happy & relieved to have settled the line-up so quickly. Tom Atkinson was a natural choice & already known to me as a talented lead guitarist. For the job of bassman we held auditions & Dan Bate proved to be the outstanding choice with the right skills but also a great attitude. Fury UK isn’t dead but goes on long-term hold & for me now, Absolva is the main focus. It rattled our world when we heard that Iced Earth wanted Luke but we knew how we wanted to handle things & Absolva is exactly that”
For more information please visit www.absolva.com