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    News: LITTLE CAESAR SIGNS TO GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS
    Heavy Metal
    New album 'Eight' coming March 16, 2018
    First single 'Time Enough For That' drops February 5

    US rock n roll survivors, Little Caesar have signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records for the release of their new album Eight in March.

    Little Caesar fuse no-nonsense hard rock that harks back to 70's giants such as Bad Company and Humble Pie with an aching ZZ Top groove and overlay it with classic R&B melodies to produce some mighty fine straight up good time rock and roll!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 23 2018 @ 14:34 CST
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    Interviews: Interview - Ryan Hamilton Touring with Traitors & being So Glad about EP
    General

    Every now and again an artist arrives on the scene who seems to have such a roll of momentum behind them that everywhere you turn, they are there. Rarer still is the feeling that the songwriter and musician in question deserves the attention that's coming their way. Ryan Hamilton is one such artist and whether through his band, Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors, his increasingly respected podcast, his upcoming album with Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright, or through the live shows - both solo acoustic and full band electric - that are finding more and more loyal Traitor followers joining the throng, Ryan is leading from the front and deserving every piece of hard fought favour and fortune coming his way. Ahead of a new EP and upcoming UK tour from The Traitors, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid spoke to Ryan to ask him about, well, everything, starting with a rather bizarre coughing related injury…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 18:37 CST
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    News: KINO return with new album Radio Voltaire
    Progressive Rock Kino have announced the release of their new album 'Radio Voltaire', arriving 13 years after the band's much-loved debut 'Picture' back in 2005. Out on the 23rd March 2018, it sees John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot) & Pete Trewavas (Marillion) teaming up once more, with Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums & John Beck (It Bites) guesting on keyboards.

    Recorded at the end of 2017, writing began at the end of that Summer. "We actually began the writing process in late August" says John Mitchell. "Pete had a few tunes and so did I, and we went from there." Mitchell and Trewavas were both a crucial part of the original band more than a decade ago, with the former providing lead vocals and guitar parts, while the latter played his trademark bass lines and also contributed backing vocals.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 14:45 CST
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    News: MARILLION EXPANDS BRAVE
    Progressive Rock Deluxe Edition Sets On CD/Blu-ray And Vinyl Feature Newly Remastered Versions Of The Double-Album Expanded With Unreleased Concert Recordings And More

    Available On March 9 From Rhino

    Order Here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 14:31 CST
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    Interviews: Vhaldemar Unleash Against All Kings
    Heavy Metal

    Speed metal, thrash, progressive, black and power metal collide on the latest release from Spanish act Vhaldemar, titled Against All Kings. Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi recently caught up with vocalist Carlos Escudero to discuss this dramatic new release, the past, present, and future of the band, and the music scene in Spain.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 18:03 CST
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility for views on the latest releases from Corrosion of Conformity, Mastodon, Greta Van Fleet, Weedpecker, Elder, Earth Witch, Eloy, Pendragon, and a Forgotten Favorite from Taste!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 07:03 CST
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    News: Einvigi: New single and video
    Heavy Metal Einvigi: New single writes:

    Einvigi is a Finnish post/folk metal band founded in early 2014 by Petteri Granberg. His ambition is to make music that combines influences from ancient Finnish mythology, the atmosphere from the Finnish symbolistic art as well as the roots of Finnish folk and heavy music. Granberg assembled the band from his old friends and the group started to work on their sound with a slow but steady pace.  The single "Yön Kuningatar", Queen of the night in english, is Einvigi's powerful interpretation of the grandeur of Finnish melancholy. Single will be released 11. January by Village Records and it is available at youtube, Spotify, iTunes and so on. link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqAPNrDYQfg POINTERS: - Einvigi has been assimilated to bands such as Alcest and Moonsorrow by the Folk-metal.nl website - Earlier releases: Self titled 4 song EP released in 2017
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 07:01 CST
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    News: River Of Souls
    Heavy Metal River Of Souls writes:

    After receiving many very positive reviews on their debutalbum "The Well Of Urd", Dutch deathdoom outfit RIVER OF SOULS will release a 3-track EP titled 'THE NIHILIST' on January 24th. It's the first recording with drummer Mike Klaassen.

    The EP was mixed and mastered by Freek Philippi (Fruit of the Original Sin, Meglamancha) and recorded, co-mixed and produced by River of Souls' guitarist Paul Beltman.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 07:01 CST
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    News: Steve Greene
    General Steve Greene writes:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Friday, January 19 marks the release of the digital version of Steve Greene's (Voyag3r) debut solo album Electronic Dreams For A Holographic Existence. The physical versions (vinyl LP, CD and Cassette) will be available on January 26.

    "To celebrate the release of Electronic Dreams For A Holographic Existence, I did a sort of 'found footage' / Koyaanisqatsi homage to the track The Great Barrier", Greene says.

    https://youtu.be/pRcHVM3LLxw

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 06:59 CST
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    News: Def Leppard - Full Catalogue Debuts On Digital Platforms–UK & EIRE Tour
    General FULL CATALOGUE OF DEF LEPPARD'S DIAMOND, PLATINUM & MULTI-PLATINUM ICONIC ALBUMS MAKE STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD DEBUT TODAY ACROSS ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

    DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCES UK & EIRE HEADLINE TOUR PLAYING THE SEMINAL "HYSTERIA" ALBUM IN FULL PLUS OTHER SONGS FROM THEIR CATALOGUE THROUGHOUT DECEMBER 2018

    Sheffield, UK (January 19, 2018) – On 19th January 2018 around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard debut their full recording catalogue worldwide via https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/Digital. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock's most enduring and influential bands.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 14:22 CST
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    News: DREAM CHILD: Craig Goldy, Wayne Findlay, Simon Wright, Rudy Sarzo, Diego Valdez
    General Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the formation of a brand new band featuring legends of the hard rock/heavy metal scene, DREAM CHILD! Check out the amazing group's lineup:


    Craig Goldy: Guitars (ex-Dio, Giuffria)
    Wayne Findlay: Guitars and Keyboards (ex- MSG)
    Simon Wright: Drums (ex-AC/DC, Dio, Operation: Mindcrime)
    Rudy Sarzo: Bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio)
    Diego Valdez: Vocals (Helker)

    Craig Goldy says, "[t]he band Dream Child was conceived during a brainstorming session with Serafino (President of Frontiers) and I one day while discussing other matters. I had been listening to my favorite bands a lot recently, Deep Purple and Rainbow's "Rising" album, among others in that style and had noticed that many people who also love those bands often have the very same comments as one another: "They don't make music like that anymore!" Even though I said that in passing, Serafino asked me a question that would forever shape my future. He simply asked, "Well, can you?" and I said....."YES!!!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 15:53 CST
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    News: Sparks announce 3 UK shows in May 2018
    Progressive Rock Tickets will go on general sale at 9AM (GMT) on Friday 19th January.

    Ticket link


    Tuesday 22nd Glasgow O2 ABC
    Wednesday 23rd Leeds O2 Academy
    Thursday 24th London O2 Kentish Town Forum.

    Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, kick off 2018 by announcing 3 UK shows in May. "We're extremely thrilled to continue the celebration of Hippopotamus live in concert with all our UK fans. The joy you expressed last year was overwhelming. Bring on 2018!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 15:00 CST
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    News: THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO BURN IT DOWN IN 2018
    Heavy Metal THE DEAD DAISIES announce new Album "BURN IT DOWN" via Spitfire Music / SPV on Friday, April 6th, 2018

    2018 WORLD TOUR will Bring the Heat to a Town near you!! Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) joins The Dead Daisies

    "BURN IT DOWN" is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham's finest, blended with the early works of Boston's best, "Burn It Down" will do just that: Burn down everything in its path until there is nothing left standing.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 06:35 CST
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    News: STEVE HACKETT – launches live clip of 'El Niño', Live in Birmingham
    Progressive Rock On Friday, January 26th 2018, Inside Out Music will release 'Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham', the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett. Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett's recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is a must-have for any prog fan. All video formats include 5.1 Surround Sound and various extras.

    Today sees the launch of a second clip taken from the release. Watch the band perform instrumental 'El Niño' here

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 06:27 CST
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    News: THE KRIS BARRAS BAND NEW ALBUM - THE DIVINE AND DIRTY
    General THE DIVINE AND DIRTY - RELEASED: 23 MARCH 2018 ON PROVOGUE/MASCOT LABEL GROUP

    Check out the brand new video for Hail Mary

    The Kris Barras Band will be releasing their new album The Divine And Dirty on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on 23 March 2018. Kris Barras isn't one to shy away from a challenge. As a former Mixed Martial Artist, the singer and guitarist has fought in front of 8000 people, lived it up in Las Vegas, dealt with bankruptcy, suffered a deep and personal loss, unleashed southern-fried blues fury on stages across Europe and been voted one of the best 13 Blues Guitarists in the World Right Now in 2017.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 15 2018 @ 14:07 CST
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    News: Kaipa SOLO Vinyl – 40 years Kaipa!
    Progressive Rock With this black vinyl release of Kaipa's 1978 album SOLO our series of 70s Kaipa Re-Issues ends. In time for the 40th anniversary of the band we had started with re-releasing Kaipa's debut album as Remaster CD in 2015. Now it is their third album SOLO that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018.

    1978: SOLO, the third album by Kaipa, is generally considered as their best and most mature Prog album. The band wrote melody driven compositions and they don't forget about the complex musical arrangements which are so much loved by Progressive Rock fans. Especially SOLO is often compared to Genesis in their period of A TRICK OF A TAIL and WIND & WUTHERING. That is correct, because SOLO has the same musical zeitgeist and can impress with a similar qualities of the songs.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 14 2018 @ 15:33 CST
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    SoT Video: Why It's Never Too Late to Discover New Music
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of the 'Rant' series, as he discusses why it's never too late to go out and discover (and HOW to find it!) new music from newer acts, brand new materials from legacy bands, or undiscovered groups from the golden era.

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 09:50 CST
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he gives a review of the new Frank Zappa 'Halloween 77' box set chronicling Zappa's stunning Halloween show from 1977

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 09:47 CST
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    Interviews: Journey Into Lovecraft-ian Worlds With US Black Metal Act Crafteon
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently spoke with Lord Mordiggian from Crafteon, a melodic black metal band with a deep interest in all things H. P. Lovecraft. The band's debut album, Cosmic Reawakening was released in August 2017.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 08:58 CST
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    News: Lance Lopez new solo album Tell The Truth
    General Out: March 2nd 2018 Provogue/Mascot Label Group

    "Texas has been known throughout the years to be the breeding ground for some of the baddest guitar players of all time...Lance is yet another one to carry on that Texas tradition..." BILLY F. GIBBONS - ZZ TOP

    "A very exciting and intense Blues Guitarist..." JEFF BECK

    "Lance Lopez got 3 standing ovations when he opened a show for me and I was among those standing..." B.B. KING

    You can check out the video for Cash My Check here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 14:46 CST
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    Survey
    What was the best 2017 CD in the list below?

    Accept : The Rise of Chaos
    Anathema : The Optimist
    Ayreon : The Source
    Bell Witch : Mirror Reaper
    Black Country Communion : BCCIV
    Black Star Riders : Heavy Fire
    Bubblemath : Edit Peptide
    Byzantine : The Cicada Tree
    Cats in Space : Scarecrow
    Chelsea Wolfe : Hiss Spun
    Communic : Where Echoes Gather
    Cosmosquad : The Morbid Tango
    Deep Purple : inFinite
    Enslaved : E
    Europe : Walk the Earth
    Fibonacci Sequence : Cinema Finis
    Greta Van Fleet : Black Smoke Rising Ep
    Iced Earth : Incorruptible
    Immolation : Atonement
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit : The Nashville So
    Jeff Scott Soto : Retribution
    Kadavar : Rough Times
    Knight Area : Heaven And Beyond
    KXM : Scatterbrain
    Mastodon : Emperor of Sand
    Overkill : The Grinding Wheel
    Pain Of Salvation : In The Passing Light Of Day
    Power Quest : the Sixth Dimension
    Riverdogs : California
    Roger Waters : Is This The Life We Really Want?
    Siena Root : A Dream Of Lasting Peace
    Sons Of Apollo : Psychotic Symphony
    Steve Hackett : The Night Siren
    Steven Wilson : To The Bone
    Styx : The Mission
    The Ruins of Beverast : Exuvia
    Threshold : Legends Of The Shires
    Troubled Horse : Revolution On Repeat
    Virgil & Steve Howe : Nexus
    Warbringer : Woe to the Vanquished


    [ Results | Polls ]

    Votes 340

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