Sunday, August 26, 2007


Hi, Heepsters! The WAKE THE SLEEPER edition!



Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!

Aug 24 - Seepark Linzgau, Pfullendorf, Germany
Aug 25 - Stadtsaal Feldkirchen, Feldkirchen, Austria
Sept 8 - Cover Festival, Plock, Poland

All details, tickets info, phone numbers: newa/livedates. php

Important message from Uriah Heep manager Simon Porter:

"As a result of the purchase of Sanctuary Records by Universal Records, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the September release of the forthcoming Uriah Heep album, 'WAKE THE SLEEPER'.

The album is now most likely to be released in late January of next year and we are currently discussing release options with Sanctuary/Universal. We know that fans will be bitterly disappointed, as indeed the band are by this news, but it would be commercial suicide to release such an important album for the band during a transitional takeover period between record labels. Quite simply, it would be a case of the album being released just for the sake of it without any cohesive promotion or marketing campaign in order to give the album the best shot that it richly deserves. Releasing later in the year would additionally mean that we would be fighting for racking space on the shelves with all the major Christmas releases. Quite apart from being the first new Heep studio album in a decade (as it will be in 2008), we truly believe that 'Wake The Sleeper' is one of the band's Top Three albums ever and hope that fans understand this decision. Believe me, it will ultimately be worth the wait! In the meantime, we can reveal the final track listing to be as follows:

Wake The Sleeper- Overload-Tears Of The World-Light of a Thousand Stars-Heaven’s Rain- Book Of Lies-What Kind of God-Ghost Of The Ocean-Angels Walk With You-Shadow-War Child

We all thank you for your continued support and look forward to reawakening the sleeping giant in 2008!

Best regards,

Simon Porter"

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