Uriah Heep have always been a regular visitor to Finland and this current tour was no exception. The band released its 23’rd studio album titled INTO THE WILD last summer and since then the band has been actively supporting the album around the globe. It seems that there’s still plenty of demand for these U.K. veterans in Finland when both of the band’s concerts, Helsinki and Tampere, were practically sold out in a short amount of time. It was time to catch up with the legendary Uriah Heep today.
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: Nail On The Head, I Can See You, Into The Wild, Money Talk, Trail Of Diamonds, Lost, Believe, Southern Star, I’m Ready, T-bird Angel, Kiss Of Freedom.
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 here:
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
REPORT AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN
ADDITIONAL REVIEWS BY JARNO HUOVILA
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However, it is time for the annual march to Sweden Rock. This is the ninth time in a row that Metal-Rules.com has made a vist to the mighty Sweden Rock festival! All in all over 70 bands had been booked for the Sweden Rock festival that turned out to be nothing but an utter blast from the beginning to the end! The bill of Sweden Rock 2009 covered everything from extreme metal ala Immortal to classic rock ala Journey and of course everything between. Therefore, there was at least something for everyone who attended. As a tradition the whole festival was once again sold out when approximately 35,200 people and all the bands and crews etc at the area every day. As mentioned in the first sentence, this is the ninth time in a row when Sweden Rock has been featured on the site Metal-Rules.com, so it is quite logical for us to give a real in-depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock. We are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Enjoy or die !!! Read the rest of this entry »