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17 December 2013

British Metal trio Absolva announce their first UK tour dates of 2014 which will coincide with the release of a brand new studio album.

Special guests on all these shows will be labelmates Babylon Fire, who performed an eye-opening set at LesFest in Scotland and an acclaimed performance at Wizzfest as part of a very successful 2013.

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The band commented: "We're still working on further bookings but wanted to get the listings so far out to you as soon as possible. As you can see the opening show is London & the finale is a hometown show in Manchester.

"The tour will promote the release of our brand new studio album on 5th May. Some of the songs on the new album you already know well from the setlist during 2013 but we're really looking forward to playing you the brand new songs. More details of the album coming soon after Christmas."

Absolva was born in May 2012, in the wake of Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton joining US powerhouse Iced Earth, and from inception the new band earned a reputation as an inspiring live act.

Following a debut show at SOS Festival in hometown Manchester, the band played 3 shows as special guests with Iced Earth followed by a memorable performance at Bloodstock Open Air.

A debut album 'Flames Of Justice' was released in November 2012 and promoted with a 16 date European Tour including a special show at London Underworld.

A further 33 date European Tour was completed February-June 2013 which included a highlight set at Hammerfest in N.Wales plus 8 shows as special guests on the Michael Schenker Temple of Rock and Lovedrive Reunion Tour.

A 25 date UK and European Tour followed towards the end of 2013 when the band released a live CD and DVD entitled "Beyond Live", which was a live recording at a sell-out show in Belgium earlier this year. Meanwhile, a brand new studio album has been recorded and is set for release on 5th May.

Confirmed May 2014 tour dates so far:
May 1st: London, The Garage
2nd: Birmingham, Asylum 2
3rd: Burnley, Sanctuary
10th: Carlisle, Brickyard
11th: Wakefield, Snooty Fox
16th: Great Yarmouth, The Oakwood
17th: Brighton, Green Door Store
23rd Grimsby, Yardbirds
24th: Selby, Riverside
31st: Manchester, Sound Control

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