|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM|
Brazil's Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mick Box of URIAH HEEP, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
The official video for "One Minute", the new single from URIAH HEEP, can be seen below. The track is available for download (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and legal streaming (Spotify, Deezer, etc.) on all digital platforms across the world. The new single is also available in a special version with German lyrics, called "Eine Minute".
"One Minute" is taken from URIAH HEEP's 24th studio album, and the first since 2011's "Into The Wild", "Outsider", which will be released on June 9 in the U.K., June 6 in the rest of Europe and June 10 in North America via Frontiers Records.
"We are very proud of our history," says URIAH HEEP founder/guitarist Mick Box, "but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, 'Outsider', is very much a rock album in true HEEP style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had."
From the opening chords of the album's hard-driving rocker "Speed Of Sound" to the more introspective closer "Say Goodbye", "Outsider" proves that URIAH HEEP has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach. The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (ASIA, STATUS QUO), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.
Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: "We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of. It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band."
After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of "Outsider", URIAH HEEP will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an international audience.
Check out the interview here:
Uriah Heep - One Minute (Official Video / New Studio Album / 2014):