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Absolva confirmed for Bloodstock and reveal artwork for new release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British metallers Absolva have just been confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air, making it their second Bloodstock appearance two years running. The band originally appeared on  the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage at last year’s Bloodstock, shortly after their formation and a successful string of Irish and Scottish tour dates as special guests to Iced Earth.

This year, Absolva will be playing the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Friday 9th August before they dash to Belgium on Saturday 10th August for Summerrock. The band have also revealed the artwork for their upcoming Beyond Live CD and DVD release.

 

Absolva were born in May 2012, in the wake of Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton joining Iced Earth, and from inception the new band earned a reputation as an inspiring live act. Following the 2012 Bloodstock and Iced Earth shows, the band released debut album Flames Of Justice in November to critical acclaim and set about a rigorous touring schedule with a 16 date European Tour towards the end of the year, followed by a further 33 date European Tour early in 2013. The later tour included 8 shows as special guests on the Michael Schenker Temple of Rock and Lovedrive Reunion Tour. Absolva‘s impact on the British and European scene has therefore been immediate.

Absolva online:

http://www.absolva.com
http://www.facebook.com/absolva

 

Absolva announce Beyond Live European Tour, plus live DVD and CD release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British metal trio Absolva have announced their upcoming European Tour which will promote the Beyond Live DVD and CD release scheduled for September. The live release will feature the band’s sell-out headline show recorded at Wizzfest in Belgium earlier this year as well as some backstage footage and special bonus features.

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 the band’s home town of Manchester, the band played 3 shows as special guests with Iced Earth followed by a memorable performance at Bloodstock Open Air. The 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 8 shows as special guests on the Michael Schenker Temple of Rock and Lovedrive Reunion Tour. So far, with 53 shows under their belt in the 10 months from July 2012 and a debut album which has earned undoubted critical acclaim, Absolva has made an immediate mark on the British and European metal scene.

The tour schedule confirmed so far as the following:

31st August – UK, Burnley, Sanctuary
6th September – UK, Newcastle, Trillians
14th September – Belgium, Hamme, Rock Fest Hall
15th September – Belgium, Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest
19th September – UK, Ipswich, Railway
20th September – UK, Bromsgrove, Rock and Metal Circus
21th September – UK, St.Helens, Pool Saloon
5th October – Norway, Trondheim, Rock Heaven
12th October – UK, Leeds, Full Moon Dog Festival
16th October – UK, Manchester, Ritz (special guests with Queensryche)
17th October – UK, London, Barfly
18th October – France, Arras, Blue Devils Bar
19th October – Netherlands, Nijmegen, Rockcafe Backstage
20th October – Netherlands, Tilburg, Little Devil
25th October – Germany, Muhlhausen, Kulturfabrik
26th October – Germany, Berlin, Blackland
27th October – Czech Republic, Litvinov, Attic Rock Club
1st November – Poland, Tychy, Underground,
7th November – Netherlands, Eindhoven, The Rambler
8th November – Germany, Herdorf, Rattenloch,
9th November – Belgium, Namur, Magick

Further dates to be added soon. Prior to the above tour dates Absolva will play these summer festivals:

15th June Belgium, Wervik, Skull Fest
10th August Belgium, Erpe-Mere, Summerrock
17th August UK, Wakefield, Fox Fest
24th August UK, Stoke, SCARfest

The live DVD and CD will be available with a special pre-order fanpack option – more details soon. Following the Beyond Live tour, Absolva will enter the studio in November and December to record a second studio album for release in 2014.

Absolva online:

http://absolva.com
http://facebook.com/absolva