Sunday, 31 August 2008

All Access Mag Review

Theres a great New Salvation Review up at All Access magazine... heres a slice of it... the link is below to read the full review....

.....Chris shreds your ear drums with a solo that sounds like Dave Mustaine and Randy Roads battling for musical supremacy.
To top off the awesome single there are also two marvellous b-sides as well, the first is "Manslaughter" which vocally, delivers like Machine Head's classic "Davidian" if James Hetfield had bellowed the chorus. This track also highlights Martin's skills as a drummer; all I can say is that the kit he recorded with must be battered and bruised as he has the precision and skill of both Lars Ulrich and Nicko Mcbrain. This track really has the potential to be a future Fury UK classic.

Our Next gig is "Rock of Ages fest" in Birmingham next weekend , all proceeds to Cancer Reserch and only a few tickets left. Get in touch with us or ticket web for tickets in u fancy comin down. We are playing on the Sunday but will be there all weekend. 20 quid for a full weekend pass and 20 awesome bands, including Tygers of Pang Tang and Pete Ways (UFO) Waysted( WE WILL BE) should be a gud un!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Gig Weekend 22nd - 24th August

This last weekend was my debut to the pub scene in Fury UK, and i must say i really enjoyed myself. It was an eventful and quite scary weekend at times haha.

The first gig on the 22nd August at The Stocks in Walkden was the first pub gig for me in this band. The crowd was good, and it was also a very good and different place. We were introduced to some new fans who have been following the band for a while, so we were pleased to meet all 5 of them for the first time. They were also good headbangers and i didnt mind joining in with the fun. : ) Over All a really good and successful gig. Made some new friends and had fun.

The next night was on saturday 23rd August at Whittles in Oldham. We have been there once b4 but only to have a jam night there, and see what the place was like, and we really liked the atmosphere and the people were very nice. Our debut at Whittles, and im sure it wasnt our last, we all really enjoyed ourselves and the crowd loved us. Later on we were getting chatty to some of the locals, and a few of the girls thought i was a bit posh, haha thats something ive never been called a " Posh Rocker ". Haha well they did have a bit to drink. Hehe

Finally on Sunday 24th August was at the Old Market Tavern in Altrincham. But unfortunately that day was not the best for me or Chris because that morning we recieved news that our grandmother passed away. We were crushed. But we felt we had to carry on with the gig later that night and do our job and dedicate the performance to our grandmother. We played a good set and we gained some new fans. Also this was my first time ever playing at the Old Market Tavern and i loved it. :D

Thanks people for reading this blog, i`ll be back soon with another.

Cya later


Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Bloodstock 2008

Well this is my first blog , and im looking foward to what im about to say haha.

Last weekend Fury UK were playing at Bloodstock Open Air. We all had a very hard and tiring weekend, but also was a blast for my first performance in Fury UK.

Firstly on friday 15th August, we all awoke early in the morning to travel for about 2 or 3 hours to Derbyshire. We thought we wud get there nice and early, to be ready for Saturday, and to chill out and watch some of the bands. There was alot of amazing bands playing on
Friday such as Opeth and Helloween. Those 2 were my particular favourites on Friday night.

The next morning, we had a really big lie in. We all stayed up till a ridiculous hour on Friday, so it was only good manners to have a really big sleep. Eventually myself and the manager went for a wander and saw this band called Cloudscape who were pretty good. I enjoyed there set very much. Later on the time had come when our set was only minutes away. Me, Chris, & Martin were backstage awaiting to be announced on to the stage. I couldnt wait, i was nervous but also excited. Finally the time had come, we were announced on stage and begun our first notes, i could feel the intensity of the music, and the atmosphere, and i was blown away by the responce from the crowd. I loved every minute of it. After our set, we packed all the gear in the van, and celebrated ....Fury UKs first gig with the new line-up. After the show we met with fans and also had some pictures taken, then later on we had some interviews with some radio people, such as Total Rock, & Rock 24/7 who were really kwl guys. Then later on, we entered main stage and watched Iced Earth, which for me was heaven, beacause Iced Earth happen to be one of my biggest influenes in music.

We met up with our friend Angel of Metal, who also hosts her own radio show.

There was lots of really big rides and a huge fair going on at Bloodstock, lots looked really fun but i didnt have the guts to go on any haha. Also if any1 goes to Bloodstock in the future never go in the toilets, you will feel sick if you go any where near the toilets. Just a quick tip for any festival you happen to go to. Plus we had lots of Jager, with a big jager stall where we all got lots of free merchandise, only if u flirt with the Jager girls, so i had to put myself threw the horror of flirtin with 2 hot Jager girls :) yummy.

The next and final day of Bloodstock with live bands performing came, and we decided to treat ourselves and have another long lie in. Unfotunately sunday wasnt the best days for me, because for sum strange reason the band members and our roadie decided to tie me up haha. That was my initiation to Fury UK haha. But it was hilarious haha, and i enjoyed every second of it. We managed to catch more or less all of the bands that were playing on Sunday like Overkill & legendary Nightwish who were immense, loved there set.

Suddenly the time had come, where it was Monday morning and we all had to set off home.

But this was a weekend none of us will forget.

Thanks guys for reading my first blog hope uve enjoyed it as much as i have, cya round.


Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Bulldog Bash

The last 14 days have been a whirlwind, not much sleep, loads of laughs, lots of great music and good company. The Bulldog bash was my first Bulldog festival, very well organised i must add( well the Hells Angels have been doing this for 22 years so i expected it to be run like clockwork, and it was a credit to them). Loads of great Bikes and bikers, fairground, stalls and bands.( i wont mention the strippers)!LOL

Mud Glorious Mud was the quotation for the weekend, lots of rain and mud but we had loads of fun!

Anyway guys u did a great job and the crowd were very impressed, loads of pics coming sooon!!

So sorry ADAM called it a day after this great gig, but to go out on a high is something to be said i suppose! Luke, Chris' bro, has stepped in a short notice to take the bass reigns and im sure will be an awesome replacement ,(good looking too,reminds me of a young Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy).

Ok so u brothers go kick some ass out there!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Welcome Luke

Luke's first official rehearsal with the band took place 11th August. The new bass player settled in instantly & the hard work he's already put in learning the songs was apparent from the start. There was a different vibe to the band which we're sure will work well. We're really pleased with this start & it looks good for an awesome gig at Bloodstock this coming weekend. We play the Lava Stage at around 6.15 pm on Saturday. Hope to see you all there!!!!

Fury UK

Monday, 11 August 2008

The Reaperman leaves....

We have to announce that for personal reasons our bass player Adam Cropper, also known as The Reaperman, has decided to leave the band. Adam, who has been a pleasure to work with during these past 10 months leaves with our respect & thanks for his part in a very important period for the band. We were gutted to receive his resignation & although we understand his decision to leave & it was probably the right thing to do, his part in the band's development will not be forgotten. From what Adam has told us he expects to put his music career on hold for the time being but in any case, we wish him every success & happiness with his work & life both in & out of the world of music.

Although the timing was not expected, we had an inkling this may happen which means we're in a very lucky situation that we have a new bass player able to step in at least on a temporary basis .… Luke Appleton, brother of our lead vocalist/guitarist Chris. As a very capable bass player in his own right & a big supporter of Fury UK we know that Luke already knows much of the band's setlist which means we have no worries about asking him to pick up the reins immediately. This means that Luke's first gig with the band will be Bloodstock. Welcome Luke & thank you for stepping in.