Contact Us

Classic Vinyl: Uriah Heep’s “Demons and Wizards” [AUDIO]

Uriah Heep’s progressive/heavy metal fusion, massive keyboards sound, and strong vocal harmonies made them one of the classic heavy metal bands of the 1970s.  “Demons and Wizards” was their most successful album in the United States, and both critics and fanss consider the album as “definitive” and a “crowning achievement” which according to, “solidified Uriah Heep’s reputation as a master of gothic-inflected heavy metal.”

While the title, sleeve and songs like “Rainbow Demon” and “The Wizard” suggested that the band was working medieval myth into their songs, a straight-forward, hard-rocking approach was also obvious.  There was also quite a bit more to the cover than meets the eye at first.  Play the audio below to hear Sam explain this classic vinyl cover, and why you’ll never look at it the same again.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards


Subscribe to 103.7 The Hawk on

Check out the other editions of “Classic Vinyl”

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.