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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunners whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, with their initial albums released neck-to-neck with the foundational metal records of Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath. They stand out from their early 70s contemporaries by their deeper progressive roots, a taste for the psychedelic, and the very heavy presence of the Hammond organ (to an even greater extent than Deep Purple).

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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunners whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, with their initial albums released neck-to-neck with the foundational metal records of Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath. They stand out from their early 70s contemporaries by their deeper progressive roots, stylings, a taste for the psychedelic, psychedelic and fantastical, and the very heavy presence of the Hammond organ (to an even greater extent than Deep Purple).


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their debut album is a grab-bag of various sub-genres of rock, mostly because Ken Hensley joined the band after the material was written. Once Hensley took on main songwriting duties, the following string of albums have a much more coherent sound.


Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunners whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, having been beaten to the punch of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath by a year or two.

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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunners whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, having been beaten to with their initial albums released neck-to-neck with the punch foundational metal records of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath Music/BlackSabbath. They stand out from their early 70s contemporaries by their deeper progressive roots, a year or two.
taste for the psychedelic, and the very heavy presence of the Hammond organ (to an even greater extent than Deep Purple).


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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ken Hensley took the lead vocal on some of their most popular songs, including "Lady in Black" and "Look at Yourself".

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ken Hensley took the lead vocal on some of their most popular songs, including "Lady in Black" and "Look at Yourself". According to Hensley, David Byron refused to sing "Lady" due to disliking the song, and was unavailable with throat issues for "Look".


%%* ProgressiveRock: Of the harder-rocking variety- they're almost an UrExample of ProgressiveMetal.

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%%* ProgressiveRock: Of the harder-rocking variety- they're almost * ProgressiveMetal: Their hard rock-inspired take on progressive rock could be considered to be an UrExample of ProgressiveMetal.this.


%%* HeavyMithril: One of the earliest exponents of this style.

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%%* * HeavyMithril: One Their early 70s' catalogue has plenty of the earliest exponents this. Generally their most explicitly fantastical songs ("The Wizard", "Lady in Black") were softer, folksier ones. They did have their share of this style.fantastical metal songs too, though ("Rainbow Demon", "Pilgrim", "Magician's Birthday").

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* CoolOldGuy: Three of the five band members are over 60 as of September 2020.


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* ConceptAlbumAmbiguouslyHuman: It's not clear if the "lady in black" in the song of the same name is a human or some kind of divine being, though her wisdom and appearing to the narrator in his hour of greatest need would suggest the latter.
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* AnAesop: "Lady In Black" ends with the message that evil cannot overcome evil.



* HeavyMithril: One of the earliest exponents of this style.

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* %%* HeavyMithril: One of the earliest exponents of this style.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: As mentioned above under AmbiguouslyHuman, it's unclear if the "lady in black" from the song of the same name is a goddess who appears in people's hour of need and counsels them or just a woman with good advice who appeared at a good time.



* ProgressiveRock: Of the harder-rocking variety- they're almost an UrExample of ProgressiveMetal.

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* %%* ProgressiveRock: Of the harder-rocking variety- they're almost an UrExample of ProgressiveMetal.


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That's my heart in your hand.''

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That's my heart in your hand.''"''


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their harder-rocking material is in the 4-6 range. They also have a variety of softer material that's lower on the scale, too.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their harder-rocking material is in the 4-6 46 range. They also have a variety of softer material that's lower on the scale, too.


Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunner whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, having been beaten to the punch of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath by a year or two.

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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunner [[LongRunners whose debut was released in 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first HeavyMetal bands, having been beaten to the punch of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath by a year or two.





* IAmTheBand: A bizarre example. Mick Box, the lead guitarist, is the only original member still in the band to this day. For a time they were a simple revolving door band after all of the original members left, with Box as the only constant member. However, the line-up that he formed in 1986 lasted 21 years and would still be together today, had ill-health not forced a change in drummers.

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* IAmTheBand: A bizarre example. Mick Box, the lead guitarist, is the only original member still in the band to this day. For a time they were a simple revolving door band RevolvingDoorBand after all of the original members left, with Box as the only constant member. However, the line-up that he formed in 1986 lasted 21 years and would still be together today, had ill-health not forced a change in drummers.


* ''Living the Dream'' (2018)[[note]]Forthcoming; its release has been scheduled for 14 September[[/note]]

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* ''Living the Dream'' (2018)[[note]]Forthcoming; its release has been scheduled for 14 September[[/note]]
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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunner whose debut was released in 1970]], with 21 albums under their belt. They are considered one of the first metal bands, having been beaten to the punch of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath by a year or two.

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Uriah Heep are a British ProgressiveRock band [[LongRunner whose debut was released in 1970]], with 21 albums under their belt. 1970]] and are still active today. They are considered one of the first metal HeavyMetal bands, having been beaten to the punch of actually creating it by Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath by a year or two.



* ''Totally Driven' (2015)[[note]]More re-recordings of older songs[[/note]]

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* ''Totally Driven' Driven'' (2015)[[note]]More re-recordings of older songs[[/note]]

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!!Studio discography:
* ''...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble'' (1970)[[note]]The US version was a SelfTitledAlbum with a different cover and a track substition ("Lucy Blues" was replaced by "Bird of Prey")[[/note]]
* ''Salisbury'' (1971)[[note]]Once again, the US version had a different cover and a track substitution ("Bird of Prey" was replaced by "Simon the Bullet Freak")[[/note]]
* ''Look at Yourself'' (1971)
* ''Demons and Wizards'' (1972)
* ''The Magician's Birthday'' (1972)
* ''Sweet Freedom'' (1973)
* ''Wonderworld'' (1974)
* ''Return to Fantasy'' (1975)
* ''High and Mighty'' (1976)
* ''Firefly'' (1977)
* ''Innocent Victim'' (1977)[[note]]Yet again, the US version had a different cover[[/note]]
* ''Fallen Angel'' (1978)
* ''Conquest'' (1980)
* ''Abominog'' (1982)
* ''Head First'' (1983)
* ''Equator'' (1985)
* ''Raging Silence'' (1989)
* ''Different World'' (1991)
* ''Sea of Light'' (1995)
* ''Sonic Origami'' (1998)
* ''Wake the Sleeper'' (2008)
* ''Celebration'' (2009)[[note]]Mostly re-recordings of earlier hits, with two new songs[[/note]]
* ''Into the Wild'' (2011)
* ''Outsider'' (2014)
* ''Totally Driven' (2015)[[note]]More re-recordings of older songs[[/note]]
* ''Living the Dream'' (2018)[[note]]Forthcoming; its release has been scheduled for 14 September[[/note]]


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* SomethingBlues: "Lucy Blues" from ''...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble''.



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