January 15, 2014
2013 was a great year for Fury, we started off by releasing our first record with new guitarist Jake Beesley… and it was a record. Our Warrior’s Prayer vinyl was received really well and we’ve been lucky enough to be able to post out our vinyls to the UK, Europe, America and Japan… and we only have a few left. If you’d like one head over to www.furyofficial.bigcartel.com
We were also very lucky to play Bloodstock which has been a dream for the band since we first started attending as fans in 2006. Being able to talk to industry buffs back stage has given us a great insight in to the way things are run and it has opened up a lot of doors so a big thank you to festival organiser Simon Hall for putting us on the bill!
We’ve also played some really good key gigs, including some of these:
- The prestigious O2 Academy in Birmingham a couple of times
- The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton
- The Asylum in Birmingham
- Our local favourite venue The Marrs Bar in Worcester
- Hard And Heavy 6 in Wales
- Bloodstock Festival in Derby
- Rock Diabetes in Bristol
- Damaged Stock in Nottingham with Evil Scarecrow
- BBC Introducing in Malvern
- The Headbangers Balls tour finale
Other highlights include having the local Premier League Rugby team The Worcester Warriors use our music as their run out tune, meeting Bruce Dickinson and giving him our music, meeting Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, having Judas Priest’s KK Downing coming to watch one of our gigs and having a photo with Chris Jericho backstage at Bloodstock!
Martin didn’t want to be in this photo because he thought Julian was going to Chicken Wing Chris Jericho!
A great honour for me to meet Iron Maiden’ Bruce Dickinson
So a hard year to beat!
But it’s already looking good for 2014. We’ve been invited back to Hammerfest that we played back in 2012 as a stand in band. We’re playing the main stage on the Thursday night so this really is a great honour for us.
We’re also booked to play Les-Fest 14. We met the guys back stage at Bloodstock last year and luckily they came along to watch us play and offered us a slot. It’s going to be our first trip over in to Scotland so we’re very excited.
And because we know we’re going to have such a wicked time in Scotland we’re going back to play at St.Johnstone’s football stadium for our friend’s wedding. It will be messy!
Currently we are trying to get ourselves on a tour with a bigger band and we are looking at our options in Europe.
We are also just about to jump in to the studio to start work on our first full album which we are really excited about. We have a lot of great songs that we want everyone to hear.
So here is a toast to 2014! Bring it on!