British hard rock legends and progenators UriahHeep release the second single “Hurricane”, taken from their twenty-fifth studio album Chaos & Colour, set for release January 27th, 2023 via Silver Lining Music.
The anthemic and epic “Hurricane” carries an underlying historical and mythological theme. Co-writer and drummer Russell Gilbrook explains: “Simon (Pinto) and I wrote the song about how our ancestors looked at storms and how these can be interpreted as being messages from the Gods… Their power is awesome and a great inspiration for a rocking track!”
Chaos & Colour second single, “Hurricane”, is accompanied by a lyric video available to watch at this location.
Founding member Mick Box comments: “Music and lyrics are of paramount importance to me… I used to hate those ‘80s MTV million dollar videos as they created such a visual image that all calls to imagination were lost because you didn’t have to think. I think the power of music and lyrics are that they do certain things to certain people.”
Watch/Listen to the recently released “Save Me Tonight” here.
Chaos & Colour is an album which bristles with explosive classic rock guitars, supreme harmonies, and Heep’s famously generous keyboard foundation. “One Nation, One Sun” is a journey of soaring balladic contemplation, “Fly Like An Eagle” takes the listener on a journey of meditation, whilst “Closer To Your Dreams” is a battle cry for all rockers to get out there and do it, with Shaw imploring that “So many have tried but slipped away/Now it’s time for you to have your say.” During the entire album, Bernie Shaw’s timeless vocals sit expertly beside the band’s phenomenal artistry (Mick Box – guitar, Phil Lanzon – keyboard, Russell Gilbrook – drums, Dave Rimmer – bass), rounding out exceptional performances throughout.
Produced by Jay Ruston, and engineered by Pieter Rietkerk, Chaos & Colour is a superb album of quality hard rock from the pioneers of the genre who continue to create top class material. Old fans will be reinvigorated whilst new fans will surely find Chaos & Colour an exceptional discovery. In this, their 53rd pioneering year as a band, Chaos & Colour sees Uriah Heep throwing down more life, light and energy than peers 40 years their juniors.
“It sounds exactly as one would hope some of hard rock’s greatest architects to sound, 50 years in: committed, passionate, bursting with ideas and absolutely not interested in stopping any time soon” – Classic Rock
“It’s incredible how the album songs can sound so fresh and urgent and at the same time so timeless to already be
considered classic” – Rock Hard
“You know you’re onto a winner when you get goosebumps at the start of the first song. Huge riffs and even bigger melodies that you will be humming for days” 10/10 – My Global Mind “Chaos & Colour Chaos ranks alongside Uriah Heep’s best work for many a year. Class is permanent, and in Chaos & Colour, Uriah Heep show once more that they are the classiest of acts.” – Metal Talk
“Uriah Heep are on an immaculate, impeccable level of creativity – still after almost 54 years. Chaos & Colour could have been also named Glory & Gold!” – Metal Hammer
“A lush load of hard rock, tangy, lively riffs, epic organ, powerful grooves and most important hooks like total earworms. A feast for fans!” – Rock Hard
“Heroes of the rock Olympus! Not only one thumb up for the album but two thumbs up”- Hardline
Chaos & Colour is available to pre-order in Black and Coloured Vinyl configurations, as a standard CD Digipak, a Deluxe CD packaged in a hardcover book with Uriah Heep’s Chaos & Colour signature patch and in digital formats.
MICK BOX – Lead Guitar / Vocals PHIL LANZON – Keyboards / Vocals BERNIE SHAW – Lead Vocals DAVE RIMMER – Bass Guitar / Vocals RUSSELL GILBROOK – Drums & Percussion
Produced by Jay Ruston
Engineered by Pieter Rietkerk
Recorded at Chapel Studios UK
Mixed by Jay Ruston at TRS West, Sherman Oaks, California
Additional Engineering by John Douglass
Mastered by Paul Logus