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    News: Laurence Jones - 'Give Me Your Time' - Music Video
    General Laurence Jones, often labelled as "the future of the blues" announced the release of his album The Truth on Friday 9th March 2018, today. To coincide with the exciting news, the 25-year old released the official music video for his single Give Me Your Time.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Dec 08 2017 @ 10:28 CST
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    News: New Album from Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa!
    General Grammy winning Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa are back with their new duet album 'Black Coffee' which will be released on 26th January 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group

    It has been 4 years since Grammy nominated and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Since then, they have both been on fire, both in the studio and live. So, the time was perfect to reunite for another collection of ten soul gems that encompass Hart's breath-taking vocals and Joe's masterfully expressive playing.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Dec 07 2017 @ 16:13 CST
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    News: New Prog Super-Group: The Sea Within
    Progressive Rock The Sea Within - a new progressive rock super-group formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin (Yes Symphonic, Camel) & Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, UK, Joe Satriani) - have announced they will release their as-yet-untitled debut album in Spring 2018 through InsideOutMusic.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Dec 07 2017 @ 06:32 CST
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    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he looks at new releases from Europe, VUUR, Cats in Space, Gregg Allman, Green Cathedral, and Forgotten Favorites from Orange Peel and Eloy!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 06 2017 @ 07:35 CST
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    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he looks at new releases from Bigfoot, Greg Koch, Allen Hinds, Wonderland Park, Simon Phillips, David Ian, Anthony Phillips, Don Ellis, Albert Mangelsdorff, and a Forgotten Favorite from Uriah Heep!

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    News: ØMNI, Angra's 9th studio album released 16 Feb 2018
    Heavy Metal 2018 marks the beginning of yet another era in Angra's history.

    26 years on, the band shows motivation and strength like never before. Not even the sometimes uncertain trajectory was able to take away the focus, determination and inspiration of the quintet led – and founded – by Rafael Bittencourt, and formed by Felipe Andreoli (bass), Fabio Lione (vocals), Marcelo Barbosa (guitar) and Bruno Valverde (drums).

    "ØMNI" is Angra's 9th studio album, the result of months of intense dedication, blood and sweat. It will be released on February 16th, 2018 on earMUSIC.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Dec 05 2017 @ 15:01 CST
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    News: WISHBONE ASH THE VINTAGE YEARS (1970-1991)
    General Limited Edition Deluxe 30CD Box Set Available April 2018

    Authorised by all of the original band members

    In April 2018, Madfish celebrate Wishbone Ash, one of Britain's most enduring and best-loved rock acts, by releasing a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years. Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material.

    Following decades of being starved of unreleased material from the true vintage years from Wishbone Ash, fans will soon be able to enjoy the long-awaited, remastered anthology from this esteemed and influential band in its pure quality in both musical and printed content.

    Check out the trailer for the box set here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 15:47 CST
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    News: Wishbone Ash's Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone
    General Wishbone Ash's Twin Barrels Burning and Raw To The Bone Given First Official and Remastered Definitive Edition Re-release!

    Each album is available on 2CD and Picture Disc LP with extensive bonus materials, just in time for Christmas!

    These are the FIRST OFFICIAL re-releases of Twin Barrels Burning from 1982 and Raw to the Bone from 1985 in decades and DEFINITIVE EDITIONS with all new 2017 REMASTERS. Both albums feature new liner notes by rock journalist Dave Ling, including new interviews with all the surviving members and archive quotes from the late Trevor Bolder.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 15:31 CST
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    News: Rick Parfitt: Posthumous debut solo album Over And Out
    General RICK PARFITT

    Debut solo album "Over And Out" to receive posthumous release on March 23rd, 2018 via earMUSIC

    When the awful news broke on Christmas Eve 2016 that legendary rocker Rick Parfitt had passed, fans around the world were devastated that one of rock's most iconic performers had been silenced. However, unknown to almost anyone, Rick had in fact virtually completed his first solo album whilst undergoing a period of recuperation after his heart attack in July. That album, poignantly titled 'Over And Out' will now be released on 23 March 2018 through earMUSIC.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 15:21 CST
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    News: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Band release first single + official video
    Heavy Metal Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70s with his characteristic guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history writing hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom' during his time in UFO, as well as composing SCORPIONS classics such as 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday', among others. His playing has proved influential for several generations of guitar players.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 15:14 CST
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    News: Saxon unleash Thunderbolt!
    Heavy Metal SAXON ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THUNDERBOLT' SET FOR RELEASE 2nd FEBRUARY 2018 VIA MILITIA GUARD (SILVER LINING MUSIC) and unleash the new video for "Thunderbolt"

    THUNDERBOLT TOUR PART 1 UK & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED

    SAXON isn't wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Battering Ram' in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).

    The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory. "This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt. It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it's finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!" says Biff Byford
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 14:22 CST
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    News: MYLES KENNEDY - reveals track list and cover artwork of his first solo album
    General Myles Kennedy, one of rock music's most distinct voices, is set to release his debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger on March 9, 2018. The album will be released worldwide via Napalm Records.

    The acclaimed singer/songwriter known for his work with Alter Bridge as well as with Slash and the Conspirators recently completed the highly anticipated record.

    The album is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 01 2017 @ 14:11 CST
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    News: NIGHTWISH Announce 2CD compilation Decades for March
    Heavy Metal Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his very first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. Today, 20 years later - with over 2,000 shows under their belts and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled 'Decades', on March 9th 2018. This release will be accompanied by a 9-month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show - a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, NIGHTWISH will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That's why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 28 2017 @ 13:46 CST
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    News: King Crimson Uncertain Times European Tour 2018
    Progressive Rock King Crimson Uncertain Times European Tour 2018

    King Crimson has announced the "Uncertain Times" European tour for 2018. The ensemble will visit Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy, France and UK.

    Pre-sale VIP tickets will go on sale on 23rd November from the band's website where fans can also find recordings and photographs of recent shows. General tickets will go on sale on 1st December.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 24 2017 @ 17:24 CST
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    News: Steve Hackett to Host Exclusive Fan Launch Screening
    Progressive Rock Steve Hackett to Host Exclusive Fan Launch Screening of Wuthering Nights : Live in Birmingham on 15th January

    Tickets Go Onsale on 24th November

    Steve Hackett will host an Exclusive Fan Launch for his new DVD, Wuthering Nights : Live in Birmingham on 15th January 2018. There will be a Q & A with Roger King and Steve followed by a screening of the full concert in 5.1 surround sound. The Launch will take place at Everyman King's Cross, 14-18 Handyside Street, Kings Cross, London, NIC 4DN. Tickets for the event are £17.50 each (plus booking fee) and will be available from 10.00am on Friday 24th November from www.everymancinema.com Doors open at 7.00pm Q & A will start at 7.30pm.

    Watch the trailer for the DVD
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 24 2017 @ 17:16 CST
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    News: THE 69 EYES LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL SINGLE CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK CITY
    Heavy Metal Christmas time has come and even Helsinki Vampires THE 69 EYES are ready to celebrate! Today, the Finns launch their music video for their new digital single 'Christmas In New York City'. The video is filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous work with THE 69 EYES, HIM, NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS

    Check out the festive video
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 24 2017 @ 17:04 CST
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    SoT Video: A Tribute to the Late Malcolm Young of AC/DC
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo for a tribute to the late, great AC/DC founder/rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away this week at the age of 64. RIP Malcolm, you were one of the greats!

    Click here to watch the YouTube video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 23 2017 @ 09:07 CST
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    SoT Video: An Interview with Lion Music Recording Artist Jim Ledford!
    Progressive Metal Join host Pete Pardo for another episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he visits with new Lion Music recording artist, guitarist, composer Jim Ledford, to discuss his brand new instrumental guitar album Red Hot Legato!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 23 2017 @ 09:05 CST
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    News: Gandalf's Fist showcase new lineup with Xmas release
    Progressive Rock Gandalf's Fist have announced the promotion of both live session musicians, Ben Bell and Keri Farish, to full band members and a new Christmas single to celebrate the event.

    The Xmas single, "Winter's Mourning", was written, recorded and mixed during November, and showcases new members Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Fusion Orchestra 2) on keyboards and Keri Farish on vocals. Both have been instrumental in Gandalf's Fist's explosive live performances headlining HRH Prog V Festival's second stage and their own headlining gig, "Fistival", in August 2017.

    Gandalf's Fist front man, Dean Marsh, commented:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 22 2017 @ 17:56 CST
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    Concerts: King Crimson Turn Back the Clock at The Egg in Albany, NY 11/8/2017
    Progressive Rock

    Now close to 50 years in existence, the legendary progressive rock band King Crimson (who, let's be honest, started this whole 'prog' thing in the first place back in 1968) are still going strong, back once again with a tremendous new line-up and wowing audiences worldwide with a wide selection of songs from their back catalog, heavy on material from their first few albums. Perhaps with the recent passing of both Greg Lake and John Wetton, leader/founder Robert Fripp has decided to pay homage to the two 'fallen angels' by revisiting the classic era catalog, sprinkled of course with songs from the post 1980's line-ups. What we were treated to at The Egg in Albany (one of the coolest venues you'll ever see) was magical, savage, and jaw-dropping, as Crimson played a set-list for the ages for the near 1000 in attendance.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Nov 11 2017 @ 07:18 CST
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