Monday, 27 July 2009

VR Tour : upcoming shows

Hi everyone, quick update on the upcoming shows as part of the VR Tour. These are going to be a blast :-

30th July : Bootleggers, Kendal. 24 Finkle St. LA9 4AB.

1st Aug : Bridge Rats MCC "Rat Pack Rally", Halifax. With Decadenze. SOLD OUT.

2nd Aug : Sawyers, Kettering. With Core Of Nation (Sweden). 44 Montagu St, NN16 8RU.

4th Aug : Axe & Cleaver, Boston. With Core Of Nation. 16 West St, PE21 8QH.

5th Aug : The Purple Turtle, Camden Town, London. With Praying Mantis & Core Of Nation. 65 Crowndale Rd. NW1 1TN. BUY TICKETS £5.

6th Aug : Grand Central, Manchester. With Core Of Nation & Exit State. 80 Oxford St, M1 5NH.

8th Aug : The Bulldog Bash, Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston Airfield, CV37 8LL. EMAIL US AT band@furyukdotcom TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND. MOTORHEAD & UFO HEADLINING.

We're also glad to add a return to Oswestry for our listings for October. The Ironworks on 23rd October. More details later on.

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Thanks a lot. See you out there very soon!


Fury UK

Fan site

We're proud & very grateful to Gawain Williams for setting up a Fury UK Fan Site at Facebook. Big big thanks to Gawain & to all other members/contributors.


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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Photo from SOS Festival 2009

We'd like to thank Pedro from Bitchin Rock Photos for this fantastic photo from SOS Festival 2009. Great memory from a great day. Click on the image to see it full-size.


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Friday, 17 July 2009

Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland : 5th December

We're to play a gig in Pratteln, Switzerland on 5th December, as guests of Blaze Bayley (former-Iron Maiden vocalist who we've just finished a UK tour with). This is an awesome opportunity again for which we're extremely grateful to Blaze & his crew. Check out the venue at or - a fantastic looking place with a stage graced by many great names like Cradle of Filth, Devildriver, Doro, Arch Enemy, House of Lords, Kamelot, Kansas, Magnum, Michael Schenker, Mr.Big, Queensryche, Sonata Artica, Stratovarius, Tesla, Thunder, Uriah Heep, Turisas, Candlemass, Y&T & the list goes on.

This video of Blaze Bayley was taken at Z7.

Can't wait!


Fury UK

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

London : 5th August : with Praying Mantis & Core Of Nation

We play the Purple Turtle, Camden Town, North London, on 5th August. Looking forward to this, always a blast at the Turtle, great sound, people & atmos.

Full line-up :-

Praying Mantis New wave of British heavy metal legends, originally from the mid-1970s. Currently riding a crest given their recent comeback album "Sanctuary" which is receiving great reviews including Classic Rock magazine.

Fury UK - that's us! You know all about us don't you? By the way, our album's doing OK too! ;)

Core of Nation Our metal brothers from Stockholm, Sweden. Our labelmates at Rocksector Records, who released their debut official album last year entitled "Machine World". We've shared a stage (& the occasional beer) before & they're a great band & great blokes.

Advance tickets are priced at £5, or £7 on the door. Available from Ticketline.

Hope to see you all there.


Fury UK

Monday, 13 July 2009

"VR" released today!

Today's the day - our new album "VR" is officially released. The press reviews so far are almost universally good/great. The reaction from fans has been superb - thank you! We're proud to finally get the album out there. We recorded it back in January & it took this long time to line everything up to get to release date. Big thanks to our label, Rocksector Records, for grafting behind the scenes to help us make this happen.

Have you got a copy? If not we currently suggest as both HMV & Play have sold out on pre-orders. They'll be getting the album back in but for the time being Amazon have stock available. Here's a link :-

Also, the new "VR" T-shirts are now available from the band's website at Here's an image to give you a good idea what they look like, with Mark Wilkinson's amazing album cover design on the front, then the band name & album track listing on the back. Hope you like!

Thanks a lot.


Fury UK

Hobbits return!

Yes, we're delighted to announce we return to Hobbit's, Weston-Super-Mare on Friday 21st August. We had a great night there in May as part of the Blaze Bayley tour & now we're set to return. More details soon.

Newcastle gig cancelled

We're sorry to say our gig at Trillians, Newcastle on 7th August has been cancelled due to the venue closing down for a re-fit. We hope to arrange an alternative date at Trillians later in the year.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

SOS Festival / end of the Blaze Bayley Tour

Hi again & what a last few days we've had. We were of course down in Plymouth at the White Rabbit where we played the last "conventional" date with Blaze Bayley on the UK tour, then travelled through the night back to Manchester for the truly final &
20th date of the tour : SOS Festival on Saturday. Now this one was special. At Radcliffe Civic with a fine audience totalling 300+ we rocked out alongside some other excellent bands including our labelmates Decadenze & Nightvision, & of course Blaze Bayley. Immense thanks to Blaze for having us on this tour. He's influenced us in various ways & we believe we're definitely a better band for it. A fantastic opportunity & a pleasure. Very sad that the tour ends but it was in fine style. The atmosphere & sense of occasion at SOS was truly awesome. A packed house, great bands & great excitement. Big thanks to the organisers, our label Rocksector Records, & to all the fans for their huge support - especially those of you that have bought & received the new album "VR" in the past few days. Official release date is tomorrow
(13th July) but in addition to those of you who bought the album at SOS we understand at least one of the big retail stores got the album out to you a few days early & so far the feedback has been excellent.

More photos uploaded to our myspace at but meanwhile here's a taster :-

More news coming soon of course as we continue hitting the road almost straight away as our "VR" tour begins on Wednesday at MFN Club, Shipley Gate, Nottingham. No rest for the wicked!


Fury UK

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

New track posted on our MySpace

We've added a second track from the "VR" album to our MySpace profile. "The Hostage". Check it out at

Don't forget also you can download a free mp3 of the title track "VR" at the website

Finally of course, the album is ready for pre-order at


Fury UK

Monday, 6 July 2009

Link to buy tickets for Swindon show

We play Swindon, The 12 Bar, on 27th August. Some people have told us they couldn't find a direct link on the venue website in order to buy tickets. Well, here it is :-

CYA there!


Fury UK

Confirmed for Wizzfest in Belgium

With the promise of some high quality Belgian beer & not least the opportunity to play Belgium for the first time, we're delighted to announce we're to play Wizzfest in 2010. 20th February in Aalter, East Flanders. Cracking little line-up of bands, including Verax who are also travelling over from the UK & the headline band Wizzard, from Belgium, who coincidentally are touring the UK this month. Looking forward to this already - the home of Stella Artois & so much more....

Confirmed for Mosh4Dosh charity event @ The Rigger

We're proud to be confirmed as the headline band on the Saturday of this event which is for an extremely worthy cause - the Douglas MacMillan Cancer Hospice. There's some great bands playing over the entire weekend. We play 24th April (2010!) & it'll be great to return as we're long overdue at the excellent Rigger which holds happy memories for the band as one of the very first support gigs we played with Blaze Bayley dating back to early 2008 (if we remember rightly). Ticket details to be available soon.

VR Tour extended .... again!

We've updated the gig schedule at to show the latest info & it's somehow fitting that the final date of the VR Tour will be the gig which was the opening night of the Blaze Bayley tour - Hark To Towler, Bury. So, needless to say we expect one hell of an end of tour party! There will be one or two more dates to add, including a return to Hobbits, Weston-super-Mare which we hope to confirm in the next couple of days but meanwhile here's the rundown :-

15th : MFN Club, Shipley Gate
16th : King Edward VII, Blackpool
24th : Whittles, Oldham
25th : Old Isaacs, Atherton
30th : Bootleggers, Kendal
1st : Bridge Rats MCC "Rat Pack Rally", Halifax
2nd : Sawyers, Kettering
4th : Axe & Cleaver, Boston
5th : Purple Turtle, Camden Town, London
6th : Grand Central, Manchester
7th : Trillians, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
8th : The Bulldog Bash Biker Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon
27th : The 12 Bar, Swindon
29th : HA Club, Cadishead, Manchester
4th : Yardbirds Club, Grimsby
5th : Hall Cross Rock Bar, Doncaster
12th : The Cricketers, Shaw, Oldham
19th : Hark To Towler, Bury, Gtr Manchester



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Bideford & Oswestry

Travelling as we do, we get used to putting a few miles in, but last weekend was quite a biggie. Setting off from our native Manchester early on Friday morning we made our way down to Bideford, Devon. Felt a bit like going on holiday really, especially when we arrived to find Bideford is a very nice little seaside town, with the hot sunny weather adding to that summer holiday feeling. After squeezing our van down some very small cobbled streets we got into the venue (Palladium Club), greeted by promoter Ray & set about the usual load-in & soundchecks, with one eye on the tennis semi-final as Andy Murray made his exit from Wimbledon. We're not really into tennis but the locals seemed engrossed so we entered into the spirit.

The local support band was Hailing Star who did a fine job, also bringing a bus-load who shouted & supported their guys' set with great passion & enthusiasm, & rightly so. So we had our work cut out & glad to say we had a great response from their fans & the excellent support from Blaze's fans that we've been grateful for on this tour. Thanks everyone for the support & promoter Ray for the great welcome. On the way back to the Travelodge we were hooked in by a local kebab-house & Martin tucked into some pretty hot chilli sauce on his 'bab.... let's just say, there were repercussions the next day ;)

Leaving the seaside in ultra-hot conditions again, we made our way to Oswestry, very close to the border of England & North Wales, to play the outdoor Rock n Ride Music Festival (formerly known as Oswestry Music Live). Another long trip & we arrived around 3pm, with our headlining set-time planned for 4.30pm. It was cloudy when we arrived (no, this isn't a weather forecast but just setting the scene!), & within 20 minutes or so the heavens opened & the band playing before us (called Queensbury) took the stage in a torrential downpour. The festival square had all but emptied which was extremely unfair on Queensbury who'd made the long trip up from Swansea but on the other hand you couldn't blame everyone 'cos it really was bouncing down. Queensbury made the best of a very difficult situation (great singer by-the-way), & we started to prepare for our set, thinking this was going to be a wash-out. However, we were blessed as the rain stopped, the clouds parted & the hot sun came streaming through again. The square filled up as we got started & ended up a really good gig. Thanks to Keith for booking us, looking after us, thanks to all who supported us & to Liz from the Golden Lion who very kindly guided us to her pub (very cool place) & fed us free of charge. Big thanks also to our labelmates Decadenze for sharing their drum kit & very sorry we didn't arrive in time to see your set a little earlier in the day - we bad! Thank you Oswestry & thank you God for blessing us with sunshine!

We have a few days now before we travel down south again, to play the White Rabbit, Plymouth on Friday & then back up North of course for the amazing-looking SOS Festival in Manchester on Saturday. Have you got your tickets yet? - here's the place to go to get your tickets

Hail! people of the UK! We're very happy to be getting around the country & to meet so many of you. Big thanks to you all.


Fury UK

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Latest 9/10 review of "VR"

"VR, a true metal gem that brings Dream Theater and Iron Maiden to mind, with tempo
changes galore, galloping bass lines, harmonized guitars, and well..just class .... Outpost (possibly the best power ballad I've heard in years!) ....If you like traditional metal with a contemporary edge, with great songs played by talented and passionate musicians then you'll love this album! Check it out, buy it, and support a great British band. 9/10" (Glitzine)

For the full review click HERE


VR Tour extended : Swindon date added

We're very pleased to say we'll be returning to The 12 Bar, Swindon on 27th August. That is one of our favourite gigs from the Blaze Bayley tour so to include that on our forthcoming VR Tour is excellent for us.

Tickets just £3 in advance / £5 on the door. Visit the venue website HERE where ticket purchase details will be available later on today.


Fury UK