Absolva is a classic Metal band, based in Manchester, UK and featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition.
Absolva were formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton and Martin McNee (both of Fury UK) and joined by Tom Atkinson (Vice) and Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury). The band came to be when Fury UK were put on ice due to Chris' brother Luke landing the bass player's job in Iced Earth.
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