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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
14 October - Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
15 October - Löwensaal, Nuremberg, Germany
17 October - Hessenhalle, Giessen, Germany
18 October - Karl Rau Halle, Heidenheim, Germany
19 October - Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
21 October - Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
22 October - Jolly Joker, Braunschweig, Germany
24 October - Halle Gartlage, Osnabruck, Germany
25 October - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
27 October - Small Arena, Pardubice, Czech Republic
28 October - Lokoomotiva, Pliizen, Czech Republic
29 October - The Novesta, Zlin, Czech Republic
31 October - Rock Café, Tallin, Estonia
01 November - Ice Hall (K Team event), Helsinki, Finland
02 November - Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
04 November - Forum Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania
05 November - Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
06 November - Gasometer, Viena, Austria
07 November - Stadtsaal, Burghausen, Germany
08 November - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
09 November - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy
11 November - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
13 November - Atak, Enschede, Holland
14 November - P3, Purmerend, Holland
16 November - The Junction, Cambridge, England
17 November - The Duchess Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York, England
18 November - Academy 2, Manchester, England
20 November - Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
21 November - Holmfirth Picturedrome, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England
23 November - Astoria, London, England
28 November - Club Sidia, Olomouc, Czech Republic
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:

- The 2008-2009 "Wake The Sleeper" World Tour has just started! The first gig happened last Friday in Germany, where Uriah Heep played with Thin Lizzy as the opening act. Great news about the new setlist: the *whole* WTS album is being performed live (yes, *all* 11 songs!) plus the usual selection of Heep classics, so be sure to attend a concert next to you!

- Details about the (very cool!) "Wake The Sleeper - World Tour Art" can be seen here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wts/WorldTourArt1.php . Order the signed and numbered limited edition art print of the "Wake The Sleeper" cover art (signed by Ioannis and the band) and receive the limited edition print, signed and numbered by Ioannis of the official "Wake The Sleeper World Tour Art". This is only limited to 100 prints and is on a first come basis.

- Don't forget to vote for Uriah Heep for "Album of the Year" at Classic Rock Magazine in the UK! Just go to http://competition.futurenet.com/classicrock/ and click on the "Album Of the Year" icon to vote. Also, "Wake The Sleeper" has been nominated for "2008 CD of the Year" voting on Kweevak.com in the USA. Everyone can vote via this direct link and voting runs through 11pm EST on November 4, 2008: http://www.kweevak.com/index.php#CYA .

- The Dutch Heepy frenzy! As announced already here, before the November 13th gig in Enschede, Holland, the Dutch Heep Army invites you for the traditional "Heep In" pre-show party: http://www.uriahheepholland.com . Some special events planned, including the "Lady in Black" song contest: http://members.home.nl/uriahheep/libbokaal.htm .

- "Wake The Sleeper" press & fans reviews - updated all the time:
** "Blabbermouth" review: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/showreview.aspx?reviewID=1490
** About.com: http://classicrock.about.com/od/artistsnz/fr/heep_sleep.htm?nl=1
** WTS review on "Rockpages" in Greece: http://www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=1320&type=2&lang=EN&sub=C (English version) and: http://www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=1320&type=2&lang=GR&sub=C (Greek version).
** WTS chosen the "Album of the Month" by the German magazine "Eclipsed": http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Eclipsed%20Magazine%20September%202008%20Germany/album/index.html (thanks to Thomas Friesenhagen for the info).
** Press reviews: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtspressreviews.php
** Fans reviews: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtsfanreviews.php

- Brand new interviews with Heep singer Bernie Shaw (for "Hard Rock Nights"): http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/interview-with-uriah-heeps-bernie-shaw/ and Heep's axeman Mick Box (for UltimateGuitar.com): http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/uriah_heep_the_passion_and_the_energy_is_still_there.html .

- New article: Russell Gilbrook tips his hat to Lee Kerslake's drum talent! Check it out here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Russell%20Gilbrook%20-%20Lee%20Kerslake%20001.jpg .

- Another cool article covering the now legendary prison gig in Germany: http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/uriah%20heep%20get%20set%20for%20another%20odd%20german%20show_1075081 .

- Authorized Uriah Heep Merchandise can be found through the following links:
** Uriah Heep Official Store: http://www.uriah-heep-shop.com/
** Wake the Sleeper Special Collector’s Edition Artwork: http://www.dangerousage.com/uriahheep/

- Please find on the following link a translation of the WTS lyrics to Italian: http://www.thewizplace.it/wake%20the%20sleeper%20testi%20in%20italiano.htm (thanks to Enrico "The Wiz" Fusco for the hard work!). Also thanks to Enrico, some Heep trivia available here: http://www.thewizplace.it/heepsteria.htm .

- Hoax or not? Sarah Palin allegedly would have mentioned about Uriah Heep while accusing Barack Obama of having a "Satanic agenda"... Curious? Check it out here: http://classicheep.blogspot.com/2008/10/obamas-ties-to-uriah-heep-issue-in.html .


- OTR featuring John Lawton have just released their first album on October 10th. Called "Mamonama", the CD is already available at http://www.johnlawtonmusic.com or through Lion Music's website: http://www.lionmusic.com/shop/O/OTR.htm (plus several other online retailers like Amazon, CD Universe, Disk Union Japan, etc.). For more info, please visit http://www.otr-band.co.uk and http://www.lionmusic.com/cd/otr.htm (now available a link to download a 10-minute sampler of OTR's music). Some reviews are already online, for example: http://www.rentrock.nl/otr/otrreviews.htm and http://metalaustria.me.ohost.de/otr.htm . Order your copy now and please send your review to info@rentrock.nl .

- The new "The 27s" book is now tentatively announced for an October 27th release. The makers promise "some fun things in there with Gary Thain". More details here: http://www.the27s.com/ .

- Breaking News! Read here the official press release announcing the new Ken Hensley International Academy Of Contemporary Songwriting: http://www.geocities.com/~wonderworld/message01_08.html .

- Now available at the "Universal Wheels" website a number of interesting updates for Heepsters, including exclusive interviews with Eric Singer (Alice Cooper/Kiss) and Robin George (David Byron Band/Phil Lynott/Damage Control), as well as reviews on new albums from The Byron Band ("One Minute More, featuring some previously unreleased stuff), Alice Cooper (new disc + concert), Asia and Uriah Heep. Check everything out here: http://www.travellersintime.com/UniversalWheels/Index.html . Thanks to Kevin Julie.

- Through the following link, the Colombian band "Nash" can be seen playing a great version of Heep's "Weep In Silence": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X79Mm4LiSks (from 1:30 on...).

- Tons of photos, videos, reports and messages from Heepvention 2008 can now be checked here: http://heepvention.ning.com/ .

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