A short while ago the book Decades: Uriah Heep In The 1970s was published by Velvet Thunder writer Steve Pilkington via Sonicbond Publishing, telling the eventful take of the band's first decade in existence. We present here an exclusive sample chapter of the book for anyone to get a feel for what it contains. The..
Steelhouse Festival was delighted to get the greenlight to go ahead for this year's event. This news was truly something positive for the summer and a reward for the Steelhouse family for their patience, understanding, sticking with us and wanting the festival to move forward. Covid will, of course, still have an affect and the travel restrictions have meant that..
On 24th September 2021 BMG will release Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks box set. British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and certainly oneof the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock. Uriah Heep, UK, circa 1975. (Photo..
Now then , cast your mind back to a Velvet Thunder review last Autumn of the Italian retro-rock band Witchwood, described in those pages as an imagining of Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull playing together on the same stage. That perfectly captured the sense of the band, enough for me to rush out and invest!..
In terms of 'great band names to conjure with down the years', it's probably a fair bet that Toe Fat isn't going to get many votes. And that's only from the people who are aware that they existed, which is a pretty restricted pool to start with. However, this bizarrely named band have their own..
Whatever else 2020 can be said to have been, it has truly been a tragic year in the Uriah Heep world. Only a few short weeks ago saw the passing of the great Lee Kerslake, a giant of a man and half of one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock history, but now we..
Having already brought us a box set rounding up the first three solo albums recorded by Ken Hensley for Bronze Records back in the '70s (see review), Cherry Red have now turned their attention to a period rather closer to the present day, with this five-disc box containing four very different albums, all of which..
British rock icons Uriah Heep are thrilled to announce an extensive UK tour in November 2020 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Uriah Heep’s longevity is a testament to the band’s excellent music, prolific song-writing and tireless efforts. The mighty Heep are cut from the same cloth of legends; their career spans over 50 years and..
Most people, outside dyed-in-the-wool Uriah Heep fans, probably won’t even be aware that Heep keyboard man Ken Hensley had a solo career running concurrently with his tenure in the band – but so he did, as this new collection of the albums he recorded for the Bronze label between 1973 and 1981 proves. And not..
PHOTOGRAPHS: SHEFFIELD: Chris Walkden, LONDON: Graeme Stroud The eighth installment of the ongoing HRH Prog festival came in an intriguing format: the same identical weekend line-up simultaneously in two cities, London and Sheffield, but with the days reversed, so that the Saturday line-up in London played on Sunday in Sheffield, and vice versa. That's a..