Face of Adversity
Fury UK was formed originally by Chris Appleton back in 2002 in Manchester, UK. After a few line-up changes the band has developed an ever-increasing reputation for captivating live performances inspired by Chris' guitar work & a selection of hard rock compositions with fantastic ingredients such as hooks, time changes, key changes, big solos & meaningful lyrics. A band with riffs, attitude & a bedrock rhythm section. If you like your rock & metal in an old school vein but with a modern twist, you've come to the right place. Influences are diverse but centre on 70s hard rock, early 80s British heavy metal, with just enough progressive & modern elements to make the sound relevant & contemporary. Artists that have inspired Fury UK, although not necessarily outwardly obvious in the band's sound, are Iron Maiden, Metallica, Rush, Steve Vai, Black Sabbath, Joe Satriani. Through a small number of demo releases & a busy gig schedule the band furthered it's' reputation up to 2007 when the first official album release 'Face Of Adversity' arrived via Rocksector Records. This is a diverse collection of songs, reflecting the diverse influences of the band members at the time. Unfortunately it was that diversity that perhaps was the undoing of that line-up & a change was enforced with effect from October 2007. Fury UK then took a more channelled hard rock / metal sound. Live performances have taken on a new energy particularly worthy of the old school metal influences & a new EP 'Salvation' was released in February 2008. The band has a good number of songs in the background from previous demos & brand new material which it is planned to record & release on a new album during the first half of 2009.