Guitarist Mick Box and bassist Davey Rimmer revealed that Uriah Heep will make a new studio album in 2021. The musicians talked in an interview with Sea Of Tranquility about the band recording the new tracks next february.
Uriah Heep’s bassist Davey Rimmer said about the new album:
“With this downtime [due to the coronavirus pandemic], I think it’s given us all a chance to think about the next album. I think ‘Living The Dream’ was such fun to make, and it went so well, and, as Mick will tell you, was a great experience to make. Now I’m really looking forward to going in and starting the next one, which I think we’re gonna start it early next year.”
Guitarist Mick Box said about the new Uriah Heep record:
“I think we’re planning to go in in February. Pre-production in January, recording in February. I think release is all down to the record company, I’ve gotta be honest. We never get a shout on that. They always seem to have some reason to release it at this time, that time, whatever time. But the good news is there will be a new album, and it will be released [laughs], which is great.”
Michael Frederick “Mick” Box was born 9 June 1947, in Walthamstow, East London, England. Besides being Uriah Heep’s guitarist, before the band he played with The Stalkers and Spice. That also had original Heep singer David Byron.
Over 51 years of existence, Uriah Heep released 24 albums. Twelve of the band’s studio albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany. Where the “Lady in Black” single was a big hit. They have sold over 45 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S