Tag Archives: Luke Appleton

Power metal Quest Fest – Asylum, Birmingham – 28th September 2019

This was my first time at Power metal quest fest. The first year was at the Roadhouse venue which just isnt practical for people using public transport, the second year clashed with another gig, but finally I made it to one. Now being held at the Asylum venue it’s an …

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SOS Festival Review 12-14 July 2019

SOS Festival delivered its biggest and best festival to date. Celebrating its 12th year, it took place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Organised by Lynne Hampson and her great team. Lynne has succeeded in creating an amazing family-friendly rock/metal festival. This year SOS Festival delivered one of the best they’ve …

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Absolva’s Chris & Luke Appleton Video Interview at SOS Festival 14 July 2019

So what has Absolva’s Chris and Luke Appleton been up lately? The brothers took five to chat to Planetmosh. From touring Europe together, we got up to date about their individual projects, and what music they have out right now and are planning. To find out more on what they …

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SOS Festival 2019 – Full Day by day Line-up announced

SOS Festival takes place each year at Longfield Centre, Prestwich. 2019 will be our 12th edition and with the bar set incredibly high in 2018. The work is on to deliver another killer line-up over three days, between 12 – 14 July 2019. The superb Quireboys who are celebrating 35 …

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Luke Appleton – Snake Eyes.

Following on from the 2018 E.P release of How Does It Feel To Be Alive, Luke Appleton has carried on with his wealth of songwriting on his full length album titled Snake Eyes, currently available via Rocksector Records. He has a few guest appearances that include his brother Chris who …

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Blaze Bayley – Live In France.

To say that reviewing Blaze Bayley albums kept me busy is an understatement as the hardest working artist I know of has just released his Live In France double album via Blaze Bayley Recordings which makes it 4 in 2 years in between a relentless touring schedule. The gigs I’ve …

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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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Lucky for some, BLOODSTOCK announces 13 more bands!

Bloodstock 2018 Poster

BLOODSTOCK’s countdown is hotting up, with just 9 weeks left to go! There’s still plenty of exciting things to reveal about 2018’s event though, including this stellar collection of thirteen more bands you’ll be lucky enough to see, if you’ve snapped up a ticket!   Your support for BLOODSTOCK’s regional …

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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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SOS Festival X – Prestwich 14-16 July 2017

2017 is the tenth year of SOS Festival, an annual affair organised by the team behind Rocksector Records. They showcase not only their own label acts but also some European bands that you might otherwise not get to see and they also give a platform to a whole host of …

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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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Iced Earth Interview: New Bassist Luke Appleton talks ‘living the dream’

Interview by Helena Rosendahl It’s always uplifting to hear about a young musician being plucked from obscurity and given the opportunity of a lifetime, especially when it’s free from the clutches of Simon Cowell and reality television. Manchester-born Luke Appleton is no exception. A hard-working musician from his early teens, …

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Luke Appleton interviewed at Hard Rock Hell VI, 30/11/12

I met up with Luke Appleton, bass player in Iced Earth at Hard Rock Hell VI to talk about life on the road with Iced Earth, their upcoming World Dystopia tour and Belgium Beer.  Oh and cake, there’s always room for cake.     http://www.icedearth.com/        

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