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Since beginning in April 2012, Manchester (UK) hard rock / melodic metal band Absolva have carved out an enviable reputation as one of the hardest working bands around – instantly recognisable, delivering six highly-rated studio albums, and attracting critical praise from many sources.


Combining stunning guitar work with ear-worm choruses, they have an unmistakable sound of their own, refusing to be tied to a specific genre. This is a heavy metal band with melodic vocals and hard rock catchiness, singing principally down-to-earth about rolling with the punches, rolling your sleeves up and fighting back.


Absolva are perhaps best known for the impact of their live performances, connecting with the hard rockers who appreciate the melody whilst equally keeping faith with the metalheads. The band has toured extensively, including home territory UK, Europe and South America, whilst also impressing at festivals such as Planet Rockstock, Stonedead, Bloodstock, WinterStorm, Hammerfest and Burrfest in the UK, plus Headbangers Open Air (Germany), Rock The Coast (Spain), Metal Magic (Denmark), Chania Rock (Crete), Dark River Festival (Finland), Blast From The Past (Belgium) and more.


Band members

Christopher Appleton – lead vocals and lead guitar

Luke Appleton – lead/rhythm guitar and backing vocals

Martin Mcnee – drums

Karl Schramm – bass and backing vocals

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