are delighted to announce that the band has signed a new,
exclusive worldwide recording deal with
Uriah Heep are delighted to
announce that the band has signed a new,
exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sanctuary Records.
Heep will commence recording their first new album for nine
years since 1998ís ĎSonic Origamií, during March/April and
going into pre production rehearsals in February.
The as yet untitled album - which will be Heepís 21st
official studio album - is
scheduled for release during late summer and will feature at
least ten new tracks, produced by
Mike Paxman played guitar, wrote and recorded with singer
Tzuke' from the late seventies, co-writing many
her early successes including the single 'Stay With Me 'Till
and the album 'Welcome To The Cruise'. Mike went on to tour
Judie's band until the mid-eighties, producing, writing and
on a further 12 albums.
Having developed a preference for the studio over the stage,
and Judie's partner Paul Muggleton established Big Ocean
Surrey. Throughout the eighties they worked developing and
albums with a series of artists of varying styles, including
albums with Nick Kamen including the single 'I Promise
achieved #1 in six territories worldwide, the album 'Under a
Southern Sky' and the single 'I Got You' with Australia's
Norton, 'Independent Love Song' and the album 'Naked' with
group 'Scarlet', albums and tracks with UK jazz band 'First
singers 'Francis Rufelle', 'Jimmy Nail' and Germany's
Anders' and many others, as well as writing and producing
film and TV.
Since 1997 Mike has made five albums with UK rock band
including 2002's Heavy Traffic, widely acclaimed as putting
'rock' back into Quo's studio output. He has most recently
the audio for their recent Live DVD 'Just Doin' It',
released in November 2006.
Mike says he saw Uriah Heep at the very first gig they
the name Uriah Heep at Salisbury Tech College on March 20th
he was there at the beginning! He says he is honored to be
work on the new studio album and he promises to make it a
Comments Uriah Heep manager Simon Porter
about the new deal before deciding that Sanctuary is the
home for the band at this moment in time.
They know the band
and have done an extremely good on marketing the back
More importantly, they are extremely enthusiastic about the
can't wait to get their teeth into a new album. I also
Mike Paxman will add a 'back to basics with a 21st century
approach to the recording process which will result in a
return to the classic Heep sound from which the success of
was originally built'.
Comments Mick Box
'We are very pleased to be able
to make this
announcement as we have been waiting for this as much as the
There is much excitement in the Heep camp and we hope to put
month world tour planner around the new album. We are
have Mike Paxman wear the producer's hat as he has a varied
producer's record which we think will benefit our music. He
already spent some time with Phil and I going over the songs
already written and there is a good buzz with what we have
and we have been exchanging ideas to get the best out of
Trevor is presently finishing off the building of his home
and will bring his songs to the table too. I am presently in
Australia and then will be moving on to New Zealand on a
holiday with my family. I return mid January and Mike and I
arranged to meet up and make the important choice of studios
to use. He has investigated this already and we have had
about this but we just have to find the right studio we feel
help us get the results we are looking for and then book it.
can see there are exciting times ahead and I want to thank
every one of you reading this for your continued support and
that in the end we will have a new CD.
Onwards and upwards 'Appy Days!
Comments Jonathan Richards -
Sanctuary Records are delighted to continue their
association with Uriah Heep and are very much looking
forward to releasing their brand new album in 2007. It has
been both an honour and privilege to work with the band and
their rich recorded legacy over the years and we're eager to
continue our partnership into the new millennium with new
music from one of the UK's greatest hard rock bands.