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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
July 6 - Lovely Days Festival, Saint Polten, Austria
July 7 - Open Air, Peine (near Hanover), Germany
July 13 - Masters of Rock Festival, Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 14 - Rock 'N' Rowlit, Parainen, Finland
July 15 - GuilFest, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK
July 20 - Tall Ships’ Races, Kotka, Finland
July 21 - Open air, Breitenbach, Germany
July 26 - Keitelejazz, Äänekoski (north of Jyvaskyla), Finland
July 27 - Club Umpitunneli, Tornio (north of Oulu), Finland
July 28 - Vauhtiajot, Seinäjoki, Finland
July 29 - Piata Centrala, Open Air, Zalau, Romania
July 29 - Il Molo, Tarracina (near Rome), Italy
Aug 10 - Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway
Aug 24 - Seepark Linzgau, Pfullendorf, Germany
Sept 8 - Cover Festival, Plock, Poland
All details, tickets info, phone numbers: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php

- Recording news, by Mick Box!
"Well I can finally report that we have finished the mixing of the new CD. We found that a good way of doing this was to let Mike Paxman go in the studio for a few days at a time and get most of the mix down with a guy called Mark 'Tufty' Evans. The CD was mixed in it's entirety at Tufty's studio in Wispington Studios, Berkshire, UK. Tufty is someone Mike has known for a long time and he specialises in just mixing. The template for the mixing became Mike and Tufty getting it all together and then the band received CD's of the mixes in the post and made their comments to Mike who then went back in and tweaked them to everybodies satisfaction. Except for me and Bernie who could not wait and we drove up there in my car every Friday to pick ours up. It was a long hard haul of a drive each time to get there on a busy Friday afternoon but well worth it as the journey back we rocked out in the car listening to the mixes which made the return journey so much sweeter and less painful. It was a good way of working because we had the luxury of being able to play the CD on a variety of Hi Fi and Low Fi systems and add comments. The end result is that they all sound FANTASTIC. The Mastering will be completed shortly with any luck. Mike has someone he wants to work with on that and all of his decisions thus far have been spot on so we are happy to go with it. As for the cover we are getting ever closer and I am presently compiling all of the text and lyrics to send to Ioannis in the USA.
'Appy days!

- Ioannis is the artist chosen to make the cover and general artwork for the upcoming Heep CD. To see more from him check out his website at http://www.dangerousage.com/ .

- Some nice live pictures of The Heep available on the following links:
*** Bospop 2005 - http://www.rentrock.nl/uriahheep/bospop2005/album/index.html
*** Arrow Rock 2006 - http://www.rentrock.nl/uriahheep/arrow2006/album/index.html

- Recording engineer/producer Max Norman was interviewed by KNAC.com and told very interesting stories about several bands with which he played during his long career. Among such stories there are some nice comments about Uriah Heep, as well as Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley regarding the time they worked with Ozzy. The complete interview is here: http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=5637 .

- Trivia time... recently in Germany a cyclone was reported to be arriving. Its name? "Uriah"! The young presenter at the SAT1 channel added: "After all, it's not easy livin'!". Examples of printed articles about "Uriah" on two German newspapers can be found here:
*** "WAZ" (June 26th): http://www.heeprena.de/SOT/Presse/sturmtief-uriah.jpg
*** "Hamburger Abendblatt" (June 27th): http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2007/06/27/762311.html
Thanks to Ingrid Geisler and Renate Fischer for the info.


- Heepvention 2008 updates available at http://www.heepvention2008.com and http://www.johnlawtonband.com/ .

- John Lawton is currently travelling and performing in several different countries. His wife Iris has been keeping a "video journal" just for fun and the first clips can be seen through the following links.
*** Faroe islands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YLJJtAdONo
*** July Morning fest in Bulgaria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTH_7Yga1bU (John performing "July Morning" on July 1st at 5:32am!!!)
*** The day after the July morning fest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FzsRRt8dJs

- Now available at the Ken Hensley website ( http://www.ken-hensley.com ) are links to several positive reviews on his new outfit "Blood On The Highway", as well as photos from the latest concerts featuring songs from the album. Check the "News" section for everything. Also, the Esperanza Street charity foundation website is now up and running and donations can be already done through PayPal and Internet Banking. More details at http://www.esperanzastreet.org .

- Another Heep tribute band in Europe: "Uriah Heep Revival", from the Czech Republic. More details here: http://www.inheadmusic.cz .

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