Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of URIAH HEEP’s ” Live in Armenia” 2CD+DVD package on September 23rd in Europe and September 27th in North America.
In October 2009, Uriah Heep released their 40th Anniversary ‘Celebration’ album, containing new studio recordings of 12 of their most successful, classic tracks, plus two brand new songs. This recording heralded an exciting new phase for the band, taking their classic sound right into the future.
The band hit the road to celebrate 40 years at the top and opened new frontiers in Eastern Europe, Australia, South Africa, Japan and America. The band has played 53 different countries in total. The band’s motto has always been “if the people cannot come to see and hear Heep music, we will take it to them” and based on that when the band was invited to play for the first time in Armenia, they did not think twice and went for it. So when the band agreed they were approached by TV and film crews to document this concert which shows an epic performance and an incredibly strong and powerful audience reaction.
“It was unique because it was a first for us, and the fact that our music meant so much to so many people, was just wonderful” says Mick Box. “It cannot get any better than that. There were some technical problems to overcome, as we played on hired equipment, but the emotion of the night won through, and if asked, we would indeed go back and play again”.
Uriah Heep, who indisputably invented Hard Rock in conjunction with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, have sold in excess of 30 million albums since their inception in 1969. From their early incarnation as The Gods and Spice, through record breaking tours, gold and platinum selling albums, timeless chart scaling anthems and a fiercely dedicated fan base of worldwide proportions, Uriah Heep can rightly claim to be one of the greatest U.K. Progressive Heavy Rock bands of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
“Live in Armenia” will be exclusively released in a glossy digipak 2CD+DVD package and on a limited 2LP gatefold sleeve version (including only the audio portion). Full tracklisting is below:
CD1: Wake the Sleeper; Overload; Tears of the World; Stealin’; Book of Lies; Gypsy; Look at Yourself; What Kind of God; Angels Walk With You; Shadow.
CD2: July Morning; Easy Livin’; Sunrise; Sympathy; Lady In Black.
DVD: Wake the Sleeper; Overload; Tears of the World; Stealin’; Book of Lies; Gypsy; Look at Yourself; What Kind of God; Angels Walk With You; Shadow; July Morning; Easy Livin’; Sunrise; Sympathy; Lady In Black.
Dvd Stereo mix 2.0 – Screen 16:9; format: NTSC Region Free / Length 100 mins.
Enjoy a DVD trailer following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynz8GlxDiOg
* Trevor Bolder – bass guitar, vocals
* Mick Box – guitar, vocals
* Russell Gilbrook – drums, vocals
* Phil Lanzon – keyboards, vocals
* Bernie Shaw – lead vocals
Produced by Mike Paxman
Uriah Heep’s new song, “Nail On the Head” is from the band’s new album, “Into the Wild” due out on April the 15th 2011 in Europe and on May the 3rd 2011 in North America.
Check out the video clip below!
Frontiers Records has scheduled the release of URIAH HEEP’s forthcoming studio album “Into the Wild” on April 15th in Europe and May 3rd in North America.
Produced by Mike Paxman (Status Quo, Asia) the new album will include the following songs:
The cover art was designed again by the renowned Greek-American artist Ioannis (LYNYRD SKYNYRD, STYX, SAGA etc). A videoclip for “Nail on the Head” is going to be shot in the coming days and will be added to the album as a special interactive tool.
The band has also recently posted a new video recording diary which can be seen below :
European and Australian tour dates have been announced already and can be found on the band’s official websites. The first leg of the US tour was also recently announced:
6/14/2011 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse
6/15/2011 Chattanooga TN Riverbend Festival
6/17/2011 Kettering OH Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
6/18/2011 Annapolis MD Rams Head on Stage
6/19/2011 Falls Church VA State Theater
6/20/2011 Sellersville PA Sellersville
6/22/2011 New York BB King Blues Club
6/23/2011 Foxborough MA Showcase Live
6/24/2011 Jim Thorpe PA Penn’s Peak
6/25/2011 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Play House
6/27/2011 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall
8/12/2011 Three Forks MT Rocking the Rivers Festival Site
8/14/2011 Rochester MN Mayo Park
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of URIAH HEEP, the legendary British Hard Rock band for the release of their 23rd studio album in April 2011.
Following the completion of their 40th Anniversary Tour, the band started the recordings in January 2010 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England. The confirmed title of the album is “Into the Wild” and it will include 11 brand new songs, including some epic additions to the band’s huge catalogue of rock classics.
Guitarist and founding member Mick Box said: “We are delighted and excited to be joining the Frontiers roster. We see it as a really fantastic move and we are now fully immersed in recording process and hope to deliver the album they want, we want and the fans want. ‘Appy Days”
The band has recorded a video recording diary and the first chapter can be seen following this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcWWsBIv1wU
Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of Hard Rock music’s milestones “Very ‘eavy… Very ‘umble” and have since sold in excess of 30 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour in the world, playing in over 53 countries and the band’s live setlist features hits from the 70s and 80s, such as “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise” and their monster hits “Easy Livin’”, “July Morning” and “Lady in Black”, as well as new material.
Uriah Heep play up to 250 shows a year to a total audience of 150,000 people and a full tour in support of the new release has been already announced:
31.03.11 Brisbane – Tivoli, Australia
01.04.11 Sydney – Enmore, Australia
02.04.11 Melbourne – Palais Theatre, Australia
12.04.11 Weert – Bosuil, Netherlands
14.04.11 Ebersbach – Kulturhaus, Germany
15.04.11 Worpswede – Musichall, Germany
16.04.11 Flensburg – Roxy, Germany
17.04.11 Osnabruck – Rosenhof, Germany
18.04.11 Hamburg – Fabrik, Germany
20.04.11 Aalen – Stadthalle, Germany
21.04.11 Unna – Stadthalle, Germany
23.04.11 Leipzich – Haus Auensee, Germany
24.04.11 Erfurt – Thuringenhalle, Germany
25.04.11 Filderstadt – Filharmonie, Germany
26.04.11 Aschaffenburg – Colossaal, Germany
27.04.11 Pratteln – Z7, Switzerland
29.04.11 Zug – Collierhalle, Switzerland
30.04.11 Appenweier – Stadthalle, Classic Rock Night Germany
06.05.11 Oldenburg – Kulturetage, Germany
07.05.11 Lichtenfels – Stadthalle, Germany
10.05.11 Munchen – Muffathalle, Germany
11.05.11 Memmingen – Kaminwerk, Germany
12.05.11 Wien – Gasometer, Austria
13.05.11 Leoben – Stadthalle, Austria
14.05.11 Temitz – Stadthalle, Austria
16.05.11 Saarbrucken – Garage, Germany
17.05.11 Nurnberg – Hirsch, Germany
18.05.11 Simbach – Lokhalle, Germany
19.05.11 Giessen – Hessenhalle, Germany
20.05.11 Oberhausen – Turbinennhalle, Germany
21.05.11 Morbach – Stadthalle, Germany
23.05.11 Wroclaw – Eter, Poland
24.05.11 Praha – KD Vitavska, Chech Rep
25.05.11 Katowice – Mega club, Poland
27.05.11 Gunzberg – Market place, Germany
28.05.11 Karlsruhe – Radio, Ettlingen open Air Germany
29.05.11 Zwolle – Hedon, Netherlands
30.05.11 Zoetermeer – Boerderij, Netherlands
31.05.11 Ulft – Drufabriek, Netherlands
28.07.11 Vallemaggia – Vallemaggia Blues Festival, Switzerland
05.08.11 Bad Krozingen – Kurpark, Germany
Mick Box – guitar, vocals
Trevor Bolder – bass, vocals
Bernie Shaw – lead vocals
Phil Lanzon – keyboards, vocals
Russell Gilbrook – drums, vocals
Uriah Heep will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night February 18, 2009 at 8:30pm Pacific Time / 11:30pm Eastern Time.
Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Mick Box and Bernie Show from the band at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com This show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon after broadcast.
Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg 3-4-5-6 June 2009
22 of 75 bands confirmed – tickets on sale now at www.swedenrock.com!
Saturday evening, during the Sweden Rock Kick Off party in Stockholm, the first 22 bands confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival were announced. At the same time, limited edition 4-day tickets were released. These tickets will only be available until January 31st and the price is the same as last year: 1990 SEK plus advance fee. 1-day, 3-day and regular 4-day tickets will be on sale from February 1st.
In other news for next years festival, is that the Rock Stage sound system will be upgraded to Festival Stage standards, the number of water closets on the festival ground will be increased by 50 percent, and an extended collaboration with Visit Blekinge will provide visitors better service for booking accommodation and ground travel.
Bands confirmed so far:
In Flames (S) – Will bring the biggest stage production in the bands history and perform a “special” setlist. Additional surprises are to be expected. This will be the bands only show in Sweden next summer.
Heaven & Hell (UK/US) – Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio on vocals. The first Black Sabbath studio album in 14 years will be released in March – under the name Heaven & Hell to avoid confusion with the still active Ozzy Osbourne fronted version of the band. This will be their only show in Sweden.
Dream Theater (US) – The prog metal masters have decided to start the European tour at Sweden Rock Festival. This will be their only show in Scandinavia in 2009.
Europe (S) – The most successful rock band in Swedish history. Headlined SRF 2004. Will release a new album in May.
Foreigner (US) – Have sold more than 50 million records but only played in Sweden once before, in 1991. This will be their only show in Sweden in 2009.
Hammerfall (S) – The new line-up featuring original bass player Fredrik Larsson and Poodles/Talisman/Great King Rat axeman Pontus Norgren will bring a super sized stage show, exclusive to Sweden Rock Festival!
Motorhead (UK/S) – The Sweden Rock Festival “house band” are once again bringing their full stage show including the “Bomber” plane ligting rig.
Lita Ford (USA) – She put her career on ice in 1997, but now she is back! This will be her only show in Scandinavia.
Uriah Heep (UK) – Recently released their first studio album in ten years.
Marillion (UK) – The only show in Scandinavia in 2009.
Amon Amarth (S)
Riot (USA) – The “Thundersteel” and “Privilige of Power” line-up reunited, exclusively for Sweden Rock Festival!
Blackfoot (USA) – The only show in Sweden this summer.
Forbidden (US) – The only show in Sweden.
The Outlaws (USA) – The only show in Scandinavia.
The Tubes (USA) – The only show in Scandinavia.
Seventh Wonder (S)
Another 50 bands will be added to the line-up!
More information about all bands confirmed so far, about our tickets and the festival in general can be found on our website, www.swedenrock.com.