Absolva is a classic metal band, based in Manchester, UK, an inspired & modern take on British melodic hard rock & heavy metal. Formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton & Martin McNee (both of Fury UK), together with Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury).
Chris & Martin featured together since October 2007 as part of classic rock/metal trio Fury UK, a band at a new forefront of the UK scene. From inception to May 2012, Fury UK released 3 albums, 1 EP & 1 DVD.
They also toured UK & Europe extensively as headliners, 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.
A wave of expectation saw Absolva’s debut show at SOS Festival in July 2012, closely followed by 4 shows in August with Iced Earth – Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow & Bloodstock Open Air.
Debut album “Flames Of Justice” was released in November 2012, along with a 16 date headline tour including London Underworld, a Manchester album launch & various shows in the UK & Europe.
The “Flames Of Justice” Tour : Part Two took place February-May 2013 & totalled 33 shows including UK & European headline shows plus Hammerfest, plus 8 European dates as special guests on the Michael Schenker Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion Tour.
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