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Blaze Bayley – December Wind

If I could describe Blaze Bayley in one word it would be passionate, point proven by his second release of 2018 December Wind. The album is a stripped down acoustic release via Blaze Bayley Recordings on November 9th consisting of thirteen songs that run a gamut of emotions that include …

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Absolva – Defiance

Guitars GUITARS GUITARRRRRRS! I’ve never heard an album so drenched in axe work since The Power Of Rock And Roll by Frank Marino way back in 1981 as British heavy metallers Absolva launch a 180gm vinyl format of Defiance that is packaged in a gatefold cover and printed inner sleeves. …

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Blaze Bayley – The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III)

If you could get an O.B.E for sheer determination then Blaze Bayley would have a drawer full by now. Currently on a fifty three date European tour, he has just released his tenth solo album The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III) via Blaze Bayley Recordings, the third …

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Luke Appleton – How Does It Feel To Be Alive?

Somehow between fulfilling his duties with Absolva and Iced Earth, Luke Appleton has written and recorded a four track EP titled How Does It Feel To Be Alive?, due for release via Rocksector Records on March 3rd 2018. Produced by his brother Chris Appleton at their studio in Manchester it …

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Wizz Wizzard release free single

Belgian classic metal band Wizz Wizzard have released a free single, Wonders Of The World’, taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Where The River Runs Cold’. ‘Wonders Of The World’ is a full metal version of a song originally released on the acoustic album ‘Restless’ by Chris Appleton (Absolva / …

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Chris Appleton – ‘Restless’

Chris Appleton Restless Cover Web

Chris Appleton is perhaps best known to PM readers as the lead vocalist with his band Absolva, as well as the lead guitarist with former Wolfsbane/Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley’s touring band.  To others, he might just be familiar as the brother of Iced Earth’s Luke Appleton.  He’s also part …

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Chris Appleton, Absolva – Interview July 2014

.@louelladeville_ @planetmosh interview with Absolva frontman .@ChrisAppleton88 I didn’t get chance to do a live interview with Chris Appleton at the Absolva gig on 31st May 2014 so Chris kindly took the time to answer our questions by e-mail. Find out what Absolva have got in store, the pranks they …

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Wizz Acoustic – Rock Lives On EP

Wizz Wizzard, frontman of the band of the same name has had an interesting career starting out as a radio DJ at the tender age of 12. Wizz was one of Flanders best known Pirate DJs in the early 80’s. He then went on to front bands Sunrise (garage rock), Final …

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Absolva @ Voodoo, Belfast – Friday November 30th

It confounds me. No, it really annoys me. Actually, it makes me really fucking angry. OK, I know there’s a recession on and all that, but for four damn fine bands – including one who have travelled since the wee small hours to play the gig – to play to …

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Absolva – Flames of Justice

Absolva are a new band, having only formed in May 2012.  Despite this they’re already releasing their first album.  The band was formed by Chris Appleton and Martin McNee – two thirds of Fury UK, after their band mate and brother of Chris, Luke Appleton left to join Iced Earth.  …

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Iced Earth – The Limelight, Belfast – August 8, 2012

Heavy metal is supposed to played loud and proud not wrapped in cotton wool: but, unfortunately, the long awaited first visit to this part of the world by the Floridian power titans (one of three dates as part of their build up to Bloodstock) was plagued by an absolutely atrocious …

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Interview with Chris Appleton of Absolva

When Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton was recruited to the ranks of US power metal titans Iced Earth, it seemed an appropriate time for his brother Chris and band-mate Martin McNee to take some time out themselves and embark on a new project. As their new band Absolva – completed …

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