Former URIAH HEEP Tour Manager Dies

Legendary progressive rock veterans URIAH HEEP have issued the following update:

"It is with much regret that we inform you of the death of Peter Gibbs. Peter was the tour manager during the 'High And Mighty' era (1976) of URIAH HEEP's history and is listed on this album as the tour manager on the rear sleeve. Pete lived in Eyemouth in 'the borders' of Scotland and England. Our deepest condolences go out to Peter's friends and family."

URIAH HEEP released its first studio album in almost ten years, "Wake The Sleeper", in the U.S. on August 26, 2008 via Noise/Sanctuary Records.

Recorded in 2007, "Wake The Sleeper" was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS QUO, JUDIE TZUKE).

URIAH HEEP's progressive heavy metal made the British band one of the most popular hard rock groups of the early '70s. Formed by guitarist Mick Box and vocalist David Byron in the late '60s, URIAH HEEP released their debut album "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" in 1970. Since then the band has released 20 studio albums and played to millions of fans across the globe. URIAH HEEP remain one of British rock's most consistent and long-standing acts with album sales of over 30 million worldwide. "Wake The Sleeper" is URIAH HEEP's 21st studio album.

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