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11th July 2012


Classic British Metal band Absolva are pleased to confirm the first of their tour dates for the periods July-August and October-November 2012.

Absolva was formed in the wake of Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton joining American power Metallers Iced Earth. Fury UK frontman Chris Appleton and drummer Martin McNee put Absolva together with Tom Atkinson of Vice and Dan Bate of Point Blank Fury. Fury UK had released three full albums, one EP and one DVD between October 2007 and May 2012, whilst also touring UK and Europe extensively, including support tours with Iced Earth, Saxon, Y&T, Michael Schenker and Blaze Bayley.

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A full Absolva album entitled 'Flames Of Justice' is planned for release on Rocksector Records in October.

Absolva is shaping up to be a little heavier than the music of Fury UK albeit retaining the classic British theme and focus will include twin lead guitar harmonies likely to draw some comparison to the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy.

Similarities with thrash bands such as Megadeth and Metallica will also feature, together with Chris Appleton's trademark influences such as Joe Satriani. With Chris having become known for his exceptional guitar skills, the scope and appeal of the addition of a second talented lead guitarist provides a mouth-watering prospect.

The headline tour dates include an album launch event in hometown Manchester, plus a showcase headlining event at London Underworld, all of which follow on from the band's initial shows at SOS Festival this month & support appearances with Iced Earth in Ireland and Scotland in August.

The tour schedule so far is as follows...

22nd Manchester, SOS Festival

7th Dublin, Button Factory (special guests with Iced Earth)
8th Belfast, The Limelight (special guestswith Iced Earth)
9th Glasgow, King Tut's (special guests with Iced Earth)

27th Manchester, Radcliffe Civic Hall (album launch event)

2nd Newcastle, Trillians
3rd Grimsby, Yardbirds Club
7th Sheffield, Corporation
8th Bristol, The Croft
9th London, Underworld
10th Birmingham, Asylum 2


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