English metallers ABSOLVA have announced via their official Facebook page that bass player Dan Bate has left the band. The statement can be read below:
With sincere regret we have to announce that Dan Bate has left Absolva with immediate effect. This situation had not been anticipated but has been discussed in detail & sadly we’ve accepted Dan’s explanation that he feels unable to commit himself 100% to the band going forward & therefore has no choice but to reluctantly give up his position as bassist.
Although we’re more than a little shocked at this turn of events, the situation has been entirely amicable & we have nothing but good to say about Dan & his period with the band. The past 2 years have seen him working hard, playing some incredible shows & we’ve had many laughs together where his wit & humour have been especially welcome during long hours on the road. In this period he’s grown significantly as a musician. We’re very sad to see him depart & we thank him wholeheartedly for all his contribution to the music & work of Absolva. We wish Dan every success & good fortune with all that he does in future.
Regarding the future for Absolva, it’ll come as no surprise to many of you that Luke Appleton will be stepping in as bassist on the forthcoming tour dates both in Scotland & in Europe. Anyone interested in an audition for the full-time position as bassist should email email@example.com
Thanks for your continued incredible support. See you out there!
British metal trio ABSOLVA reveal their first song and video “Never Back Down” from the forthcoming “Anthems To The Dead” album. This song and others on the album feature special guests Doug Scarratt of SAXON and Luke Appleton of ICED EARTH. Check out the video below:
The album is due for release on 5th May to coincide with the bands UK tour. For more details check out ABSOLVA‘s website at this location.
“Anthems To The Dead” will be the third album release by the band, following the debut album “Flames Of Justice” and the live CD and DVD “Beyond Live”, released in September 2013.
Chris Appleton: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Martin McNee: Drums
Daniel Bate: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
English metallers ABSOLVA will play their last show of the year , this Thursday 17th October at the Camden Barfly in London. Guest on the bill are DRIVEN, MOTHERLOAD and CASINO 13.
The band have been touring Europe and the UK with their “Beyond Live” set to promote the release of the live DVD, recently released.
The show will consist of a full 75 minute set from ABSOLVA. Doors open at 7pm and the stage times are listed below:
Absolva : 21.45-23.00
Driven : 21.00-21.30
Motherload : 20.15-20.45
Casino13 : 19.30-20.00
For tickets go to: http://www.seetickets.com/event/absolva/barfly-camden/716629/
For more information check out the events page on facebook at this location or ABSOLVA‘s official facebook page at this location.
Interview by David Pearce
Metal Shock Finland’s Dave Pearce caught up with Chris and Dan of ABSOLVA at Hammerfest 5 not long before they had to play the Second Stage and here is what they had to say about their influences, about their style of music, the music business and what they have been up to since the release of their album “Flames Of Justice” and their up and coming tour.