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    News: Download AISLES new album for free!
    Progressive Rock 'Hawaii', the fourth album by acclaimed Chilean prog rockers is available for free on Bandcamp. The band will tour Europe in October supporting their new studio effort.

    'Hawaii', the stunning new studio album by Aisles is now available now on for free on Bandcamp (https://aisles.bandcamp.com/album/hawaii) until September 30th. The album was released via Presagio Records on CD and digitally on July 29, while the vinyl edition will arrive in November. 'Hawaii' is a two-disc concept album about human colonies established in space after the destruction of the Earth. Its twelve tracks explore the dilemmas and challenges that the individual and the human spirit would face in this futuristic scenario. Regarding the theme and sound of the album, guitarist and producer Germán Vergara states: "Without a doubt it's our most profound work so far. With 'Hawaii' we dug deep in search of a concept that could really move us. Our objective was to write music that would emotionally and mentally take us to the place where the events in the album occur: Space".
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 26 2016 @ 14:12 CDT
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    News: RIVERSIDE – release statement on future of band
    Progressive Rock ...and "Eye Of The Soundscape" pre-order launch.

    Polish prog masters RIVERSIDE have released a statement regarding the future of the band and you can find the full text below:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 23 2016 @ 16:06 CDT
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    SoT Video: Sea of Tranquility reviews the Black Sabbath remasters!
    Heavy Metal Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest Warner Brothers/Rhino reissues/remasters from Black Sabbath, covering all the original albums from the original line-up!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 21 2016 @ 18:06 CDT
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    News: Second album by Sand (Sam Healy of North Atlantic Oscillation) out 30/SE
    Progressive Rock Sam Healy (of No writes:

    Following the critical success of his debut solo album 'SAND' in 2013, North Atlantic Oscillation frontman Sam Healy has announced a release date for its follow-up, A Sleeper, Just Awake.

    The new album comes out on September 30, 2016, on Vineland Music. Its organic production, introspective themes and spacious arrangements are a marked change from the frenetic psychedelia of NAO's last record (2014's The Third Day), but fans of the band are unlikely to be disappointed.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Sep 17 2016 @ 09:59 CDT
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    Concerts: Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPA
    General A recent evening (Sept. 8th) at SPAC in Upstate New York featured three Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees on the stage. For this music lover it was a first seeing all three bands.

    It was a humid and rainy evening that certainly made enjoying the show on the lawn more difficult. We felt fortunate to be under cover. We had good seats and I was grateful for that.

    Read on for Keith Hannaleck's full concert review!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Sep 17 2016 @ 08:36 CDT
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    News: Prog Legends Gong To Release New Studio Album "Rejoice! I'm Dead!"
    Progressive Rock Their first album since the death of Daevid Allen - Released on Madfish September 16, 2016!

    Some say it couldn't, or shouldn't, be done. How could Gong exist without Daevid Allen? A few minutes into listening to the title track of their brand new album, "Rejoice!", aspersions will be cast aside. It is undeniably Gong
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 15 2016 @ 14:15 CDT
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    News: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER REISSUE THREE MORE CLASSIC ALBUMS
    Progressive Rock 'Trilogy', 'Brain Salad Surgery' and 'Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends' are the next three classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer albums released by BMG on September 30th, 2016. This important event is part of an on-going comprehensive re-issue campaign that spotlights ELP's nine studio albums as well as their live recordings and compilations. All ELP albums have been re-mastered and are available in a variety of formats including high quality CD, freshly cut vinyl LP and HD digital download. At the special request of Greg Lake, the LPs are presented on 140 gsm vinyl to endure a superior, high quality sound.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 12 2016 @ 13:25 CDT
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    News: Armored Saint launches PledgeMusic campaign for new live album
    Heavy Metal Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, Saints Will Conquer - until now.

    After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush - vocals, Joey Vera - bass, Phil Sandoval - guitar, Jeff Duncan - guitar, Gonzo Sandoval - drums), and releasing subsequent albums, La Raza (2010) and Win Hands Down (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church - and even Queensryche in November/December 2016 - on the road. Of all of these performances, the band recorded their 2015 Wacken festival set as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with the intention of giving fans another live release that holds up to Saints Will Conquer.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 09 2016 @ 15:24 CDT
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    News: THE NEAL MORSE BAND - THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM - THE NEW ALBUM
    Progressive Rock THE NEAL MORSE BAND "THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM" - THE NEW ALBUM

    PRE-ORDER NOW FROM RADIANT RECORDS

    WORLDWIDE TOUR STARTS 15th JANUARY 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN

    The journey of Neal Morse has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band. Morse has forged many relationships over the years with his other bands, Spock's Beard, Flying Colors, and Transatlantic. However, the most compelling and fruitful efforts have been those with drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, ex-Dream Theater).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 09 2016 @ 15:13 CDT
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    News: ALTER BRIDGE - Release New Lyric Video For "My Champion"!
    Heavy Metal Heroes push us to excel. Their will, courage, and sacrifice can bring out the best in the world around them. Fittingly, on their fifth full-length album, The Last Hero, hard rock juggernaut ALTER BRIDGE pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. Today a brand new video has been unveiled & premieres worldwide.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 08 2016 @ 12:39 CDT
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    News: Glenn Hughes announces new album "Resonate"
    General GLENN HUGHES – "RESONATE" – THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM

    RELEASED FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2016

    AVAILABLE ON CD, DELUXE EDITION (CD+DVD), VINYL AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER UK & EUROPEAN TOUR - WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 08 2016 @ 08:02 CDT
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    News: New CD from UK prog act Jadis
    Progressive Rock Gary Chandler and the rest of Jadis have a new studio album 'No Fear of Looking Down'. This will be the bands 8th studio album and it will be released in Digipak CD, Vinyl and MP3 formats. For a recording studio update video, please visit the link below.

    https://youtu.be/_QmQtVCgkEw
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 06 2016 @ 13:48 CDT
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    Interviews: The New Era of Legendary Southern Rock Act Blackfoot
    Heavy Metal The name Blackfoot should be no stranger to any fan of Hard Rock or Southern Rock, but this trailblazing '70s/'80s band has been somewhat quiet and shrouded in controversy for the last 15 or so years. With founder Rickey Medlocke joining Lynyrd Skynyrd full-time in the late 1990s, the band was left to their own devices, with a myriad of line-up changes taking effect over the years seeming to cloud their once legendary status. Cut to a few short years ago, when Medlocke decided to once again attempt to bring order to the Blackfoot camp, hiring a brand new set of young guns to pick up the mantle and take the band into a new era of Southern Rock greatness. Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo caught up with guitarists/vocalist Tim Rossi to talk about the brand new line-up, the hot new album Southern Native, the current tour, and what the future holds for the band known as Blackfoot.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 05 2016 @ 09:03 CDT
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    Concerts: Black Sabbath At The Mohegan Sun Arena Connecticut 8/27/2016
    Heavy Metal I thought I would never have the opportunity to see Black Sabbath live and it was likely they would never get back together to record again. Well I was wrong as both events happened and I can now check off another bucket list group. The improbable happened once again. What a great show I witnessed last evening at the Mohegan Sun. It is quite a facility and walking through the casino was very entertaining. It is like a little city contained in one building. It is very impressive.

    Read on for Keith Hannaleck's full concert review!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 05 2016 @ 08:45 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Pareidolia, The Dead Daisies, ELP, Deep Purple, Blues Pills, Beldam, Blues Funeral, Asia, Pluck and Rail, Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder, Magnolia, Damon Johnson, and a Forgotten Favorite from Kansas!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 04 2016 @ 09:21 CDT
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    News: BARISHI - Master Crossroads, Baron Cemetery
    Progressive Metal Season Of Mist announce the newly released track taken from the BARISHI's new album, 'Blood from the Lion's Mouth' - out Sept. 16th via SOM worldwide.

    Line-up
    Jonathan Kelley - Bass
    Dylan Blake - Drums
    Graham Brooks - Guitars
    Sascha Simms - Vocals


    Listen to the new track, below...



    Posted by Greg Stewart on Tue, Aug 30 2016 @ 18:02 CDT
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    Concerts: Diamond Head @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/18/2016
    Heavy Metal 2016 has seen a rush of activity in the Diamond Head camp with the release of an eponymous studio album and a significant bout of touring with North American dates still to come before the end of the year. Fresh from their set at Bloodstock the previous weekend this gig at the Robin is the closest they will get to a 'hometown' show and as such the presence of many friends and family amongst the crowd is recognised from the stage. The crowd were rewarded with a career spanning ninety minute set that ran right through from 'Shoot out the Lights' to several well-received songs from their critically acclaimed latest effort.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Tue, Aug 30 2016 @ 12:15 CDT
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    Concerts: Queensryche @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/26/2016
    Progressive Metal Decent indoor gigs are at something of a premium during August but following on from last week's appearance by Diamond Head this evening the Robin played host to Seattle's finest. And with just three dates on this visit to the UK Queensryche were met with a decent sized and vociferous crowd at the Bilston club, who in turn were rewarded with an excellent career spanning show. Taking the stage alone Scott Rockenfield climbed behind his kit with a single strobe light on his head and started up a beat, soon followed by guitarists Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren, bassist Eddie Jackson and last, but not least, vocalist Todd La Torre.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Mon, Aug 29 2016 @ 13:07 CDT
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    Concerts: Carcass, Crowbar,(Ghoul),Night Demon@ The Complex, Salt Lake City, 7/20
    Heavy Metal

    This will not be an ordinary review. Yes, I'll say familiar things about the excellent bands that played that night, how things sounded, and whether or not you should catch this tour as it continues across the country (and you should). Since Ghoul didn't make it to the show, however, I am forced to speculate as to the REAL reasons the band didn't make it to the venue on that July night. I can't confirm that the details of my account are correct; nevertheless, there were some strange events in town that night, occurrences that could be explained by Ghoul's mysterious absence from the venue. We'll see.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 05 2016 @ 07:30 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Fates Warning, Anderson/Stolt, Gojira, Erik Norlander, CIRCA, Heart, Blackfoot, Jerusalem, and a Forgotten Favorite from Golden Earring

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 03 2016 @ 08:31 CDT
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    · The Countdown to the Best of 2015 Part 2-Pete Pardo reveals his Top 12 CDs (0)


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