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    General This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album "from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)" on November 17. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected.

    The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never before seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the most successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like "O Tannenbaum", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "Feliz Navidad", reminding the listener of a dark movie score. Besides covering classic carols, "from Spirits and Ghosts" also features a 12th track, the brand new original "Together". This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 07:16 CDT

    News: BLIND GUARDIAN Announce re-issues of complete catalogue from 1988 to 2003
    Heavy Metal The seminal progressive power metal pioneers from Krefeld Germany, Blind Guardian, have announced that their entire back catalogue from 1988 to 2003 will be re-released on October 27th via Nuclear Blast. Records 'Battalions Of Fear', 'Follow The Blind' and 'A Night At The Opera' are all 2017 remasters, whilst the remaining albums are 2007 remasters – except 'Live' which is being released as the original master.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 20 2017 @ 08:26 CDT

    News: UK Prog Ensemble CAIRO Releases Debut Album Say
    Progressive Rock "Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…" - Steve Hackett

    London - Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project CAIRO combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados. CAIRO has released their highly anticipated debut album "Say" available now on Heavy Right Foot Records via Cherry Red, and is available from all popular retailers around the world.

    Watch the promotional video
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 19 2017 @ 12:50 CDT

    News: Joe Satriani announces the releease of 'What Happens Next' on January 12

    G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11TH Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

    "Beyond the Supernova" Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 19 2017 @ 06:13 CDT

    News: Saxon Announce Deluxe Anthology of their first 9 albums Decade of the Eagle
    Heavy Metal BMG are proud to announce the release on 17th November of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.

    Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band's first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time Saxon notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles. These 4LP (180g vinyl) and 2CD deluxe editions are in a gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover. They also include new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 19 2017 @ 06:04 CDT

    News: PUNKY MEADOWS New Video & Single Feat. Frank Dimino, Felix Robinson of ANGEL
    General Punky Meadows is from one of the most striking Hard Rock band of the 70's, ANGEL, and on September 18th, Punky Meadows will release the new single, "LOST AND LONELY."

    The track features three members of Angel - guitarist Punky Meadows, vocalist Frank Dimino, and bassist Felix Robinson, as well as Punky's band members Danny Farrow, Charlie Calv and Bob Pantella, who all performed on the song.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 06:17 CDT

    News: As Lions support Alter Bridge + reveal new video


    Following the announcement of their November UK headline tour, As Lions have now been confirmed as the main support to hard rock titans Alter Bridge on their European tour in October.

    Frontman Austin Dickinson explains, "We are absolutely over the moon to be a part of this tour. Alter Bridge are a phenomenal band; I am extremely excited to shred these stages up with a fine group of gentlemen whom we look up to. To anyone heading down to the shows: it will be one to remember. See you in the pit."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 15 2017 @ 09:43 CDT

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode 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 looks at new releases from Anubis Gate, Serious Black, and Ektomorf, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Night Sun!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 13 2017 @ 09:30 CDT

    News: Half Past Four Plays the UK
    Progressive Rock Half Past Four are excited to announce two UK shows this October.

    Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 – Summer's End Festival The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow, UK. Sharing the stage with bands such as The Tangent, Frost and IAMTheMorning

    Summer's End

    Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 – The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, UK. Opening for German band Karibow

    The Robin
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 12 2017 @ 17:25 CDT

    News: Redemption announces Tom Englund as new vocalist
    Progressive Metal As just announced at ProgPower USA 2017 this past weekend (September 8th), Redemption is confirmed to headline next year's edition of the festival, with new vocalist Tom Englund (Evergrey)! This new line-up including Englund, Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass) and Chris Quirarte (drums) has finished recording Redemption's seventh full-length album, Long Night's Journey into Day - the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. Fans can anticipate this upcoming album in early 2018.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 12 2017 @ 15:25 CDT

    News: Marillion Announce 7 Date UK Tour in April 2018
    Progressive Rock September 11, 2017: Prog rock giants MARILLION announce 7 new UK dates in April 2018 on the back of their October show at The Royal Albert Hall, which sold out within four minutes of going on sale, and The London Palladium in November, which also sold out in record time.

    MARILLION'S music is more than prog, it's musically-experimental and yet-emotional. Within the genre it has a uniquely soul-baring aspect which sets the band apart and has elicited an almost religiously zealous following. After nearly 40 years, the band has evolved into a vibrant and international musical force, flourishing seemingly outside of fashion and mainstream media exposure. Since their formation, they have had 19 Top 30 singles, four of which made the Top 10.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 11 2017 @ 15:59 CDT

    News: Mark Gus Scott Will Not Forget 9/11, A Remembrance
    General MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 - NEW YORK: On this somber day in American History, the latest pop-classical solo effort from Mark Gus Scott reinforces the mantra, "We Will Not Forget!" His latest video shows Mark performing an emotional version of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" amongst numerous iconic New York City and Washington DC landmarks in a story-telling fashion that Mark, (a New York resident at the time of the 9/11 attacks), relays to his son, Brandon Michael Scott. The video also marks Brandon's directorial debut as a filmmaker. "Ave Maria" is the first single from Mark's forthcoming holiday album entitled "Christmas Miracle," to be released on Thanksgiving 2017. All proceeds from "Ave Maria" will be donated to the Hope 4 Kids International (H4KI) charity for which Mark, an international spokesperson, is a contributor and partner of H4KI.

    Please check out the video here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 11 2017 @ 15:31 CDT

    News: Status Quo Live At The NEC, 1982 show in full for the first time
    General Status Quo release "Live At The NEC", on 20 October 2017 via UMC on 2-CD and 3-LP editions [Cat Nos 5777089, 5777092 respectively]. This release represents the first time that the full version of the band's thunderous set in 1982 has been made available. Recorded on May 14th 1982, the show existed in two recorded parts, one album released on Universal and the other broadcast on the BBC. This release combines the two shows into one set for the first time. The show features, of course, massive songs like 'Caroline', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Whatever You Want', 'Rockin' All Over The World' and many many more.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 11 2017 @ 15:23 CDT

    News: AIRRACE single & album out in 2018 co-headlining UK tour with Lionheart
    General UK CO-HEADLINING WINTER TOUR WITH LIONHEART + new single 'Eyes Like Ice'

    lyric video

    Italian rock powerhouse label Frontiers Music srl have announced the re-signing of Airrace for a new album to be released in 2018. An opening salvo from the record arrives today (11th September) with a single entitled 'Eyes Like Ice', a lyric video for which is also available.

    One of the UK's pioneering AOR bands, the group will play the Rockingham 2017 event in Nottingham on 22nd October, before hitting the road with kindred spirits Lionheart for a pre-Xmas co-headlining tour.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 11 2017 @ 15:13 CDT

    News: Marillion Living In F E A R Announcement Trailer

    October 13th 2017 will see Marillion playing the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time (a show that was sold out within 4 minutes from the announcement!) performing their magnificent TOP 5 chart album "F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)", but also celebrating a very special live version of their epic "Living In F E A R" – a powerful song about peace and reflection, a song with a more generalized look at fear that seems to characterize our times, and particularly the response it creates.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 08 2017 @ 14:15 CDT

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode 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 looks at new releases from Riverdogs, Mr. Big, Masterplan, Orden Ogan, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Quantum Fantay, Harvey Mandel, Neil Rambaldi, Snafu, Peter Panka's Jane, Blackmore's Night, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Forgotten Favorite from Thin Lizzy!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 30 2017 @ 08:39 CDT

    Interviews: The Dark Metal Sounds of Spain's Totengott
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Nacho Void, the bass player for the Spanish heavy metal band Totengott, to discuss their terrific new album Doppelganger. Read on for the full interview!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 27 2017 @ 07:41 CDT

    Interviews: The New Player on the Prog-Metal Scene...Until Rain
    Progressive Metal

    Inure is the third release for this Greek outfit that describes itself as an alternative progressive metal band. Formed in 2008 in Thessaloniki, Greece – Until Rain released two well received albums that explored progressive fusion and punk and now with its first release with major label Sensory Records they have steered towards progressive metal with a strong touch of symphonics and a new powerful vocalist. This interview was conducted with Lef Germenlis, keyboard player and lyricist.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 20 2017 @ 06:44 CDT

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode 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 looks at the latest from Accept, Alice Cooper, Discipline, Prospekt, Until Rain, Damnation's Day, Blues Funeral, Machine Mass, Haiku Funeral, Jackyl, The Rick Ray Band, and a Forgotten Favorite from Lana Lane!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 20 2017 @ 06:35 CDT

    SoT Video: Why Iron Maiden are Still the Kings of Heavy Metal!
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo and his special guest Ryan Skow for the latest in the Sea of Tranquility 'rant' series, as they discuss why Iron Maiden are still completely relevant here in 2017 and at the top of the metal mountain. Up the Irons!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 10:01 CDT

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