This album "ABOMINOG" is the 14th album for British rock group Uriah Heep. It was the first album without keyboardist Ken Hensley. The album was critically acclaimed and fairly commercially successful album due, in part, to the band retooling and updating their sound to a contemporary heavy metal style.


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Album Description:

The 1982 Uriah Heep Abominog album is a classic heavy metal album that has been revered by fans for over four decades. The album's dark, ominous tone and powerful vocals have earned it a place in the pantheon of classic rock albums.

The Abominog album opens with the thunderous "Too Scared to Run", which sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song's driving guitar riffs and powerful vocals showcase Uriah Heep's raw energy and intensity. Other standout tracks include the haunting ballad "Prisoner" and the epic "Hot Persuasion", which features a soaring guitar solo that is sure to get your blood pumping.

One of the most interesting aspects of Abominog is how it blends different musical styles. The album features elements of heavy metal, hard rock, and even progressive rock, creating a unique sound that is unmistakably Uriah Heep. The band's signature use of Hammond organ and synthesizers adds a layer of complexity to the music, while the hard-hitting guitar riffs and pounding drums give the album its driving energy.

The album's cover art is equally impressive, featuring a monster-like creature with glowing red eyes and sharp teeth emerging from a sea of black. The artwork perfectly captures the dark, ominous tone of the album and has become an iconic image associated with Uriah Heep's music.

Abominog has been cited as a major influence on the heavy metal genre, particularly on the emerging New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in the early 1980s. The album's use of synthesizers and keyboards paved the way for bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to incorporate these elements into their own music. Uriah Heep's signature sound and powerful vocals also influenced a generation of metal vocalists, including Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

Music Genre:
  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 
Album Production Information:

The album: "URIAH HEEP ABOMINOG" was produced by: Ashley Howe

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Ashley Howe, Nick Rogers

This album was recorded at: Roundhouse Recording Studios, London 1981 , October-December 1981

Label & Catalognr Information:
Bronze S 204 532
Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:
  1982 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: URIAH HEEP ABOMINOG
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Peter Goalby – lead vocals
  • Mick Box – guitars
  • John Sinclair – keyboards, synthesizer, guitars, back-up vocals
  • Bob Daisley- bass guitar

    Explore the extraordinary career of Bob Daisley, the bass maestro behind some of heavy metal's most iconic albums. From his groundbreaking work with Ozzy Osbourne to collaborations with Rainbow, Uriah Heep, and more, discover the stories, the riffs, and the enduring legacy of a true rock legend.

  • Lee Kerslake – drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "URIAH HEEP ABOMINOG"

The detailed tracklist of this record "URIAH HEEP ABOMINOG" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Too Scared to Run
  2. Chasing Shadows
  3. On the Rebound
  4. Hot Night in a Cold Town
  5. Running all night (with the Lion)
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. That's the Way that is
  2. Prisoner
  3. Hot Persuasion
  4. Sell Your Soul
  5. Think it Over
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