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CD/DVD Releases: Uriah Heep's ''Wake The Sleeper'' To Be Released August 26

Posted on Friday, June 20 @ 20:14:16 UTC by nightowl

British rock legends Uriah Heep will release their first studio album in almost ten years, Wake The Sleeper, in the U.S. on August 26 via Noise/Sanctuary Records[*]. Recorded in 2007, Wake The Sleeper was produced by Mike Paxman (Status Quo, Judie Tzuke).

The live arena has been vital to the longevity of Uriah Heep. So in addition to album sales of over 30 million worldwide the band have toured in 52 countries and established themselves as consummate live performers. The band has a series of impressive firsts including being the first British rock band to play Russia in December 1987.

This is the band's first album without their long-standing drummer Lee Kerslake who sadly had to leave the band due to ill health in January 2007. Filling the drum stool for the very first time is the hugely well respected Russell Gilbrook (Tony Iommi, Van Morrison, John Farnham, and Lonnie Donnegan).

*this press release as published on UH's website states Universal Music, which owns Noise/Sanctuary Records

Current band lineup is:

Mick Box - guitar, vocals
Trevor Bolder - bass, vocals
Phil Lanzon - keyboards, vocals
Bernie Shaw - lead vocals
Russell Gilbrook - drums, vocals

Wake The Sleeper track listing:

01. Wake The Sleeper
02. Overload
03. Tears Of The World
04. Light Of A Thousand Stars
05. Heavens Rain
06. Book Of Lies
07. What Kind Of God
08. Ghost Of The Ocean
09. Angels Walk With You
10. Shadow
11. War Child

Uriah Heep's progressive heavy metal made the British band one of the most popular hard rock groups of the early '70s. Formed by guitarist Mick Box and vocalist David Byron in the late '60s, URIAH HEEP released their debut album Very 'eavy... Very 'umble in 1970. Since then the band have released 20 studio albums and played to millions of fans across the globe.

Uriah Heep remain one of British rock's most consistent and long-standing acts with album sales of over 30 million worldwide. Wake The Sleeper will be Uriah Heep's 21st studio album.

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