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7 January 2014

British Metal trio Absolva have revealed the first song and video, 'Never Back Down', from their forthcoming album 'Anthems To The Dead.

This track, as well as others on the album, features special guests Doug Scarratt of Saxon on lead guitar and Luke Appleton of Iced Earth on rhythm guitar and harmony lead guitar. The album is set for release on 5th May 2014 to coincide with the band's UK tour dates.

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The video is available to watch below, available through the band's Youtube channel:

'Anthems To The Dead' will be Absolva's 3rd album release, following the debut studio album 'Flames Of Justice' released in November 2012, and the live CD and DVD 'Beyond Live' from September 2013.

Their history has been nothing short of prolific, having formed in May 2012, in the wake of Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton joining US giants Iced Earth.

A debut show at SOS Festival, plus 3 shows as special guests with Iced Earth were followed by memorable performances at Bloodstock Open Air and Hammerfest in the UK, as well as Wizzfest, Skull Fest, Metal Inferno and Summerrock festivals in Europe.

Absolva have subsequently toured the UK and Europe extensively, mainly as a headline act but also as special guests with Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock in France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

Absolva's modern take on the art of British Metal has attracted a legion of admirers in the press including here at MetalTalk, where they were voted among the best of 2013.

Further tour dates for the UK have also been confirmed and the current schedule is:

May 2014
1st: London, The Garage
2nd: Birmingham, Asylum 2
3rd: Burnley, Sanctuary
4th: Kendal, Bootleggers
9th: Newcastle, Trillians
10th: Carlisle, Brickyard
11th: Wakefield, Snooty Fox
16th: Great Yarmouth, The Oakwood
17th: Brighton, Green Door Store
18th: Swindon, Victoria
23rd Grimsby, Yardbirds
24th: Selby, Riverside
29th: Southampton, Joiners
30th: Ebbw Vale, Odin's
31st: Manchester, Sound Control
Europe dates to follow.


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