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Tag: Uriah Heep

(Album Review):  “50th Anniversary of Paranoid” by BLACK SABBATH
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(Album Review): “50th Anniversary of Paranoid” by BLACK SABBATH

PRE-ORDER THE ‘PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION’ HERE:   Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts.   PARANOID:  SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of...
(Concert Review)  URIAH HEEP Live at Club KD in Plzen, Czech Republic (1/30/2020)
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(Concert Review) URIAH HEEP Live at Club KD in Plzen, Czech Republic (1/30/2020)

It was a wild rocking night in Plzen, Czech Republic as Uriah Heep took the stage in front of a packed house.  It was amazing to see such a legendary band do it's thing on this night. The band sounded just as fresh as they did when "Easy Livin'" was at its peak.  The lights went off and the drummer went into a quick drum solo before the band kicked into "Grazed By Heaven".  This band has been around for 50 years and they still sound like they are at their peak. The organs and electric guitars blended together masterfully as the band kicked into "Too Scared To Run".  The people were raucous as shows in this part of Europe don't come around as often, therefore there was a deep sense of appreciation for the concert that sometimes other parts of Europe take for granted.  They closed off the ...
We Nerd Out Vol. 109:  Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!
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We Nerd Out Vol. 109: Bands MADNESS TO CREATION Covered in 2019! Year End Playlist!

I want to share this playlist with you.  Honestly, I thought we hit the pinnacle when we shot Warped Tour.  If you would've told us we would've covered Blink 182, Tool, Godsmack(twice) and New Kids On The Block in the same year, I would've been dreaming.  As the editor of Madness To Creation, I want to personally thank the following photographers/reviewers who made this incredible year possible: Will Wight, Crios Valentino, Kim Casper, Bryan Bardes, Amber Lyons, Kelz Bailey, Michelle Barron, Emily McDermott, Shawn Doyle, Mike Victorick, Ian Storck, Christopher James Ryan, Eva Dang, Holly Royle, Mark Dean, Derrick Climer, Richard Lepre, Evan Zwisler, Glenn Fernetti, Chris McCormick, Megan Jane Earp, Shannon Myers, John Nelson, and William Zimmermann, and Katie Hovland Madness To Creat...
(Concert Review)  URIAH HEEP Live at The Paramount in Huntington, New York (5/14/2019)
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(Concert Review) URIAH HEEP Live at The Paramount in Huntington, New York (5/14/2019)

It is no secret that Judas Priest were the premiere band leading the charge of the NWOBHM movement of the late 70's and 80's.  Fans couldn't help but be enthralled with the piercing voice of Rob Halford or their epic arrangements.  Judas Priest packed The Paramount in Huntington on May 14th with Uriah Heep playing the role as direct support band. Uriah Heep certainly showed that they still have it after all of these years.  From their harmonies to their pulsating arrangements, it is no secret that Uriah Heep is pretty much one of the best kept secrets in hard rock history.  You can't help but get on your feet and sing to songs such as "Easy Livin'", "Too Scared to Run", and "Sunrise".  Uriah Heep did what a direct support band should do and that is whet the ol' appetite for the legendary ...
ELIZA AND THE ORGANIX Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on “Present Future Dreams” and What’s Next!
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ELIZA AND THE ORGANIX Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on “Present Future Dreams” and What’s Next!

Contributor's Note:  If you're looking for some soulful rock in the depths of Brooklyn, look no further.  Eliza and the Organix is a dynamite rock group that can rock and goove with the best of them.  I think the only think better than their ep, is seeing them live so go check them out! To me, your music feels somewhere between Anderson Paak and The 13th Floor Elevators, who are some of your biggest musical influences? That’s really interesting. I didn’t recognize either of those names, so I had to do some googling. I’ve heard the 13th Floor Elevators before but didn’t know their name. I can hear a connection between our music and theirs for sure. I also get asked pretty often if I’m into Fiona Apple or The Pretenders, because of Chrissie Hynde. I think my all-time biggest influ...