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Absolva is a classic metal band, featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition. Formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton & Martin McNee (both of Fury UK), joined by Tom Atkinson (Vice) & Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury).

Chris & Martin had featured together especially since October 2007 as part of successful classic metal trio Fury UK, a band which clearly established itself at the forefront of the UK scene. From inception to May 2012, Fury UK, signed to Rocksector Records, released 3 albums, 1 EP & 1 DVD. The band also toured UK & Europe extensively as a headline act, played Bloodstock, Hammerfest & PPM Festivals, & toured as guests with Iced Earth, Saxon, Y&T, Michael Schenker & Blaze Bayley. When Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton (brother of Chris) joined American powerhouse metallers Iced Earth, Fury UK was put on hold whilst Chris & Martin decided to form Absolva. For background info on Fury UK visit www.furyuk.com

Chris Appleton's reputation as an outstanding lead guitarist is well-recognised but a key part of the newly-formed Absolva is the twin lead guitars inspired to an extent by the likes of Iron Maiden & Thin Lizzy. The second lead guitarist, Tom Atkinson - lead guitarist in Manchester band Vice - was immediately recruited. After a run of auditions Dan Bate of Midlands-based band Point Blank Fury was chosen as the ideal man for the bass guitar role & so Absolva was ready to be announced to the world on 23rd May 2012.

Doors 7:00PM, age 14+


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