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    News: Anneke van Giersbergen announces new band VUUR
    Progressive Metal Renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen has announced the formation of a brand new band under the name of VUUR, created as a vehicle for the heavy progressive metal side of her career.

    Watch an introduction to VUUR here.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 02 2016 @ 15:10 CST
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    News: Tim Bowness announces new album Lost In The Ghost Light
    Progressive Rock Tim Bowness announces the release of his fourth solo album, 'Lost In The Ghost Light'. Released on 17th February 2017, through InsideOutMusic, the album has been mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson and is unlike any in his back catalogue.

    Bowness utilises a core band comprising Stephen Bennett (Henry Fool), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Hux Nettermalm (Paatos) and Andrew Booker (Sanguine Hum), and is also joined by guests including Kit Watkins (Happy The Man/Camel), Steve Bingham (No-Man) and the legendary Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull). Andrew Keeling (Robert Fripp/Hilliard Ensemble/Evelyn Glennie) arranges for string quartet and flute on three of the album's songs.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 02 2016 @ 15:05 CST
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    News: The Room Live DVD Pre-orders
    General Hi Room-mates Just a very quick note to let you know, pre-orders for our live DVD are now open. You can find the DVD along with some very special offers in our brand new web store.

    Pre-order here.

    While stocks last, we have hand signed A5 flyers for the original Oct 23rd show. We have also reduced the price of one of our T-shirt styles and created a £20 DVD and T-shirt offer!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 02 2016 @ 15:01 CST
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    News: MARILLION Marbles In The Park
    Progressive Rock To personally thank their committed, loyal global fan base for their support, Marillion invented the "Marillion weekends" back in 2002. Over three nights at these events the band allow their fans to dive even deeper into the 'Marillion' world by meeting the band face-to-face and enjoying three different shows with different setlists consisting of full records played from start to finish, fan favourites and rarities.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 02 2016 @ 14:54 CST
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    News: Pain of Salvation Announce In the Passing Light of Day European tour!
    Progressive Rock Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation are pleased to announce their first European tour in support of their upcoming studio album "In the Passing Light of Day", which will be released on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic.

    Here is a list of the band's live-shows announced so far:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 02 2016 @ 14:33 CST
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    News: Marillion announce first ever show at Royal Albert Hall
    Progressive Rock Historic first ever performance at the iconic London venue.

    Marillion have confirmed they will play a special show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 13th October 2017.

    Tickets go on sale at midday on Monday 5th December.

    The legendary five-piece, whose illustrious back catalogue spans almost 40 years, released their 18th studio album 'F E A R' in September 2016 – the record entered at No.4 in the official UK charts and saw their highest chart position since 'Clutching At Straws' nearly three decades earlier.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 30 2016 @ 16:26 CST
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    News: MAGNUM 'THE VALLEY OF TEARS-THE BALLADS' ALBUM 6TH JAN
    General Renowned not only for their powerful rock songs, but also for countless moving ballads, British melodic hard rock icons Magnum have lined up a very special release for the beginning of 2017. 'The Valley Of Tears – The Ballads', featuring remixed, remastered and / or re-recorded versions of ten of their most accomplished ballads, will be released as a digipak CD, download and stream on January 6th on Steamhammer / SPV.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 30 2016 @ 16:18 CST
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on the latest releases from Glenn Hughes, Metallica, Testament, Epica, Dark Tranquility, Anciients, Graham Bonnet Band, Pretty Maids, Langfinger, Lucifer's Friend, and Forgotten Favorite from UFO!

    See more about this release on our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Nov 30 2016 @ 07:21 CST
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    News: AYNSLEY LISTER BACK ON TOUR IN THE UK
    General FIRST UK TOUR DATE AFTER THE EUROPEAN TOUR – THE PUTNEY HALF MOON ON THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER.

    Award-winning blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister is back on tour in the UK again after playing 20 shows in Europe. Aynsley kicks off the second part of his UK Tour on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Putney Half Moon.

    Aynsley Lister's 41-date UK and European tour dovetails the release of his eighth studio album 'Eyes Wide Open'.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 29 2016 @ 11:38 CST
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    News: KISS - ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
    Heavy Metal TOUR ADDS Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic and the UK to Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Holland.

    KISS, America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, are pleased to announce further Arena shows across Europe in May 2017. Having already announced Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Holland, KISS now add Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic and the UK.

    Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they return for the first time since 2015's series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 29 2016 @ 04:33 CST
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    Concerts: Hard Rock Hell X @ Pwllheli, Wales 10, 11, 12 November 2016
    Heavy Metal For the past decade Hard Rock Hell has built a stellar reputation of being the very finest indoor festival in Europe. Top quality organisation, a superb atmosphere and a cross –genre mix of bands old and new ensures the metal hordes are prepared to make the pilgrimage to a North Wales holiday camp year after year. For the tenth anniversary there was the usual mix of returning favourites, veterans and up and coming newcomers with Bernie Marsden, Living Colour, SOiL, Graham Bonnet, Last In Line and Molly Hatchet just a handful of the artists on the bill.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Mon, Nov 28 2016 @ 03:56 CST
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    News: GHOST ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE TOUR DATES
    Heavy Metal Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced the UK/ European leg of their Popestar headline tour - a 29 city run that will start with six rituals in Great Britain.

    These dates mark the bands return to UK shores following their extremely special seated show last March at London's legendary Palladium – the world famous theatre situated in the heart of the West End.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Nov 26 2016 @ 18:32 CST
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    Concerts: Delain @ O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK 11/08/2016
    Heavy Metal A decade since they first burst onto the Symphonic metal scene with Lucidity, Dutch rockers Delain are continuing to make their mark. Latest release Moonbathers has made a strong showing on the album charts across Europe and is bring accompanied by another lengthy tour that saw them stop off at Birmingham's O2 Institute to perform another highly energetic set in front of an expectant audience.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Wed, Nov 23 2016 @ 08:20 CST
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    News: HAKEN announce 10th Anniversary European tour; 'Aquarius' & 'Vis
    Progressive Rock London-based progressive metal band Haken celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2017, hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album 'Affinity'. Coinciding with this, the band will go out on a headline tour of Europe in March & April, with tickets on sale this Wednesday at 10am UK time. InsideOutMusic will also be reissuing the band's first two albums, 'Aquarius' & 'Visions', on the 3rd February 2017 in new remastered 2CD editions, as well as vinyl for the very first time.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 21 2016 @ 17:54 CST
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    News: THE SWAMP BORN ASSASSINS invite you to 'SMELL THE MUD'!
    General Carnivora Records announce debut album, 'Smell The Mud', and album launch show from Scotland's finest, The Swamp Born Assassins.

    Buy the album here, from the 3rd December.

    Get Tickets for The Swamp Born Assassins album launch show, 3rd December 2016, Glasgow Audio, here.

    Born and raised 18 months ago in the swamps of the Bearsden Reservoir on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, The Swamp Born Assassins are just as deadly as their name suggests. Coming to life as the trio of Charlie Moffat (vocals/harmonica), David Nimmo (guitars) and Steven Craven (drums), the band quickly realised that if they truly wanted to 'Smell The Mud', then the mystical talents of a bassist and lead guitarist were required.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 21 2016 @ 17:46 CST
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    News: Black Star Riders, New Album, Heavy Fire 3rd Feb + 2017UK & Eire Tour
    Heavy Metal Nuclear Blast are pleased to announce the release of Black Star Riders third studio album, "Heavy Fire", in February 2017. The band will support the album with a full UK and Eire tour in March 2017.

    The band previous album, "The Killer Instinct", was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to score multiple radio playlists. A solid year of worldwide touring culminated in December 2015 in an UK arena tour alongside Def Leppard and Whitesnake.

    Watch the lyric video for "When The Night Comes In".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Nov 19 2016 @ 13:45 CST
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    News: DEVILSTAR Melodic Hard Rockers' debut SHE'S ALWAYS ON THE RUN
    Heavy Metal Mighty new Midlands melodic hard rockers Devilstar, who have already been confirmed to play at the Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in North Wales on Saturday 11th March 2017, are set to unleash their debut single, 'She's Always On The Run', on November 25th. The video can be viewed at HERE.

    Taken from their debut album, 'Rhapsody In Motion', set for release in March 2017, 'She's Always On The Run' is a superb introduction to this talented new outfit, comprised of former members of Hanging Doll, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Uli Jon Roth Band, Anger Rising and Vampires Rock.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Nov 19 2016 @ 11:37 CST
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    Interviews: Molly Hatchet: Still Beatin' The Odds After Forty Years
    Heavy Metal Proudly waving the flag for kick-ass Southern Rock going on four decades, Molly Hatchet show no signs of stopping anytime soon. The band has just made a whistle stop trip to the UK that saw them headline indoor festival Hard Rock Hell along with shows in London and Wolverhampton. Sea of Tranquility's Dean Pedley sat down with guitarist, songwriter and band leader Bobby Ingram to talk about the bands longevity and their enduring appeal.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Nov 18 2016 @ 03:49 CST
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    News: Wacken Metal Battle USA news coming to NYC, Boston, Philly
    Heavy Metal For over a decade at the world's largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes. For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia (more may be announced). The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd - 5th.

    Submissions for Metal Battle USA will begin October 21st and end on December 2nd at 11:59pm EST.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 17 2016 @ 15:22 CST
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    News: Vangelis Announces the release of Delectus his Deluxe 13 CD Career Box Set
    Progressive Rock Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3rd February of a new 13-disc box set entitled "Delectus," featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work. The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and Polydor, recently signed by Universal and remastered for the first time ever under the legendary composer's own supervision.

    Presented in a lavish box with an essay and a plethora of rare photographs, the discs are housed in two die-cut, gatefold disc holders within a rigid 242mm square slipcase, and accompanied by a 64-page book illustrating a period of his prolific career of the iconic Maestro.

    "I always welcome remastering my old work for two basic reasons" - explains Vangelis - "firstly, I get the opportunity to bring the sounds to today's standards, secondly, it gives me the chance to go through the experiences and memories of the time."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 16 2016 @ 14:30 CST
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    Past Articles


    Wednesday, November 16

    · HARD ROCK HELL 11 - ONWARDS & UPWARDS TO THE ELEVENTH COMING (0)


    Tuesday, November 15

    · ROCK CANDY RECORDS ANNOUNCES U.S LAUNCH (0)
    · Jon Lord Gemini Suite (2016 Reissue) (0)
    · ANTHRAX announce UK headline Tour - to play AMONG THE LIVING in its entirety (0)


    Friday, November 11

    · '2112' AT 40: RUSH CELEBRATES THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CLASSIC (0)
    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Sunday, October 30

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Explore the Doom, Hard Rock, and Proto-Metal Sounds of Blues Funeral (0)


    Wednesday, October 19

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, October 10

    · Oddland-Nothing 'odd' About this Prog-Metal Powerhouse! (0)


    Thursday, October 06

    · Ace Frehley At The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA 9/27/2016 (0)


    Monday, October 03

    · RIP, Sea of Tranquility Founder James Bickers, 9/29/2016 (0)


    Saturday, October 01

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Wednesday, September 21

    · Sea of Tranquility reviews the Black Sabbath remasters! (0)


    Saturday, September 17

    · Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPA (0)


    Monday, September 05

    · The New Era of Legendary Southern Rock Act Blackfoot (0)
    · Black Sabbath At The Mohegan Sun Arena Connecticut 8/27/2016 (0)


    Sunday, September 04

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Tuesday, August 30

    · Diamond Head @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/18/2016 (0)


    Monday, August 29

    · Queensryche @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/26/2016 (0)


    Friday, August 05

    · Carcass, Crowbar,(Ghoul),Night Demon@ The Complex, Salt Lake City, 7/20 (0)


    Wednesday, August 03

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Saturday, July 09

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, July 04

    · Joe Bonamassa – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 3rd July (0)


    Wednesday, June 29

    · Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow @ Genting Arena, Birmingham 06/25/2016 (0)


    Friday, June 24

    · ZZ Top @ O2 Academy, Birmingham 06/23/2016 (0)


    Friday, June 17

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, June 06

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Tuesday, May 31

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Friday, May 20

    · Frost*: An interview with Jem Godfrey (0)


    Sunday, May 08

    · Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 05/06/2016 (0)


    Thursday, April 28

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Thursday, April 21

    · HAKEN interview with keyboard player Diego Tejeida. (0)


    Tuesday, April 19

    · LONG DISTANCE CALLING an interview with guitarist Flo Füntmann (0)


    Sunday, April 17

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Tuesday, April 05

    · HRH Prog 4 @ Pwllheli, North Wales 03/18 & 03/19 2016 (0)


    Friday, March 25

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Sunday, March 13

    · Sea of Tranquility's Tribute to Keith Emerson (0)


    Friday, March 04

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Sunday, February 28

    · Vocalist Nathan James Explains the Hard Rock Majesty of Inglorious (0)


    Wednesday, February 17

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, February 15

    · Symphony X + Myrath + Melted Space, The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 02/12/2016 (0)


    Sunday, February 14

    · The Who @ SSE Arena, Wembley, UK 02/13/2016 (0)


    Friday, February 05

    · The Cadillac Three @ 02 Institute, Birmingham, UK 02/04/2016 (0)


    Thursday, February 04

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, February 01

    · Magic Pie wins our Readers Poll for Best of 2015! (0)


    Sunday, January 24

    · Sea of Tranquility Talks With Wishbone Ash Founder Andy Powell (0)


    Monday, January 18

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Monday, January 11

    · Sea of Tranquility's Tribute to David Bowie (0)


    Monday, January 04

    · Sea of Tranquility's Tribute to Lemmy (0)


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