Welcome to the phenomenon that is Fury UK! A unity of spirit, determination & skill has transported this classic metal trio into one of the frontrunners in the British metal scene. They closed 2011 with a 35 date European Tour across 18 different countries including 32 shows as support to the mighty Americans Iced Earth. Earlier tours with Saxon, Michael Schenker, Y&T & Blaze Bayley, plus performances at Bloodstock & Hammerfest festivals & albums since 2007 had already projected the band into focus.
Metal Hammer (review of Hammerfest 2010) "it's always good to discover a new favourite band at festivals and Fury UK seem destined to fit that bill for plenty of people. Their stirring old-school metal sidesteps retro cliché and goes for the jugular with lashings of blistering lead work and planet-sized tunes"
Based in Manchester, Fury UK are influenced by the likes of Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Iced Earth, Dream Theater, Saxon, Metallica & Rush. The amazing reaction to live gigs is a measure of this band & all the more impressive for being delivered within the dynamics of a 3 piece….
Chris Appleton lead vocals & lead guitar
Martin McNee drums
Luke Appleton bass guitar & backing vocals
In 2007 Fury UK signed to Rocksector Records & later that year the debut album "Face Of Adversity" was released. The EP "Salvation" quickly followed in 2008, plus a breakthrough appearance at Bloodstock Festival the same year. Fury UK’s 2nd full album entitled "VR" (July 2009) gained further excellent reviews & full UK tours with Blaze Bayley & Michael Schenker Group. Late in 2009 Fury UK made debut appearances on foreign soil, touring with Blaze Bayley in Greece & at Switzerland’s prestigious venue Z7.
By the beginning of 2010 the band was being hailed by Metal Hammer in its’ Hot List for the year & played Hammerfest where the line-up included Iced Earth & Saxon amongst other big names. 2010 saw the band grow in stature & the 3rd album “A Way Of Life” released in September was welcomed with open arms by a surge in the band’s fanbase, & critical acclaim followed….
Classic Rock (album review) "Increasingly lauded as a gloriously fiery live act, Fury UK are students of metal's old school, & yet there is a sizzling, life-affirming freshness in every second of A Way Of Life.... one of the most exciting British metal albums of recent times"
Powerplay (album review) "Jaw droppingly good production.. loud, crisp & beautifully balanced.. riffs & hooks galore.. the clean vocals come into their own during the big choruses.. top notch musicianship.. more than a hint of Megadeth"
Big Cheese (album review) "Brilliant riffage.. spectacular vocals.. dynamic hooks & infectious material"
Soon after the 3rd album release a full UK tour with American hard rockers Y&T was undertaken which cemented 2010 as a landmark in the band’s development. During that year Fury UK also played further dates overseas when they headlined Belgium’s Wizzfest & returned to Switzerland later in the year.
2011 has seen the band continue it’s hard work ethic by hitting the road with 2 relentless tours which included 32 dates with Iced Earth & 12 dates with British metal legends Saxon, a perfect platform for Fury UK to continue it’s excellent progress.
Finally a few words from 2 seasoned & respected pro's..
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth onstage in Germany.... "this is the best support band we've ever had"
Dave Meniketti of Y&T in an interview with Midlands Rocks…. "an exciting young bunch.. one of the best responses of any opening act that we’ve had in the UK for a long time.. they get out there & kick ass"