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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 Nio', 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 Nio' 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.

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    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

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    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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    Thunder: Announce new live release Stage across multi-formats
    On 23 March 2018, Thunder will release a brand new live set 'Stage' through earMUSIC. 'Stage' features hits from right across the band's career and includes fan-favourite classics like 'Backstreet Symphony', 'Low Life In High Places' and 'Love Walked In' and bringing things right up to date with tracks from the 2017 Top 3 UK Chart Album title track Rip It Up' and 'She Likes The Cocaine'. Thunder are of course a noted and globally in demand live act. 'Stage' was captured at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 24th 2017 during the UK Tour; the band also played Europe, North America & Asia, across Germany with Alice Cooper, at Planet Rock's 'Rockstock' and are preparing to fly to Japan for some January 2018 dates. This is a band that knows how to rock a crowd!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 14:40 CST
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    SoT Video: The Metal World Mourns the Loss of Fast Eddie Clarke at Age 67
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    Sadly, the classic trio of Motorhead are all gone. It has been reported that Fast Eddie Clarke, lead guitarist of both Motorhead & Fastway, passed away today after a bought with pneumonia. He was just 67 years old. This comes shortly after the deaths of Lemmy & Phil Taylor back in 2015. Sea of Tranquility gives their condolences to Clarke's family & fans on this sad day.

    Click here to watch our video tribute to Fast Eddie Clarke
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 08:38 CST
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    News: Joe Satriani What Happens Next released this Friday
    General JOE SATRIANI'S ALBUM "WHAT HAPPENS NEXT" RELEASED THIS FRIDAY

    G3 UK TOUR WITH JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI & ULI JON ROTH STARTS ON APRIL 24TH Pre-order the album here https://lnk.to/WHN

    World-renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will release his new studio album What Happens Next this Friday January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satriani is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990's The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Satriani going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 09 2018 @ 19:26 CST
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    News: DEAD CITY RUINS sign with AFM Records & Tourdates with Audrey Horne
    Heavy Metal Australian rockers Dead City Ruins sign with AFM Records!

    Frontman Jake Wiffen comments: "It has been a wild ride for DCR (Dead City Ruins). To be honest there has, like all bands, been so many highlights and so many pitfalls that have at times completely consumed me and I'm sure all members of this band. Finally, after so much hard work and risk, so much sacrifice and dedication, we can announce that we have signed to AFM Records out of Hamburg Germany. With this final piece to our puzzle, I feel we have locked down what all bands require to be successful. Besides the hundreds of other things needed within a band to facilitate the best chance of success, number one being the ability to not kill one another, these three things are most important: Manager, Label and Booking.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 09 2018 @ 19:17 CST
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    News: W.E.T. To Release Earthrage March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl
    General W.E.T. is built around the talents of Robert Sll (the "W" from Work of Art), Erik Mrtensson (the "E" from Eclipse) and Jeff Scott Soto (the "T" from Talisman) with Eclipse guitarist Magnus Henriksson and drummer Robban Bck. W.E.T. will release their third album, "Earthrage" on March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video, "Watch The Fire" can be seen HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 05 2018 @ 15:06 CST
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    News: JUDAS PRIEST FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FIREPOWER
    Heavy Metal Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - 'Firepower,' which can be pre-ordered via the link HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 05 2018 @ 14:55 CST
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    News: LP
    General Andreas Galinos writes:

    LP's chamber music is sombre, minimalistic yet elegant, often bordering on folk and ambient drone. It combines the aesthetics of black metal, Balkan folk polyphonic singing, the harmonic and rhythmic power of Igor Stravinsky and Bela Bartok, the micro-polyphony and developing stillness of Gyrgy Ligeti & Giacinto Scelsi, and the dark music of Univers Zero and Art Zoyd.

    ROTTING CHRIST's singer Sakis Tolis recites words of wisdom and illumination, infusing the drone crescendo of "The Greater Holy Assembly" with mystical furor, while Bjrn Aldrahn Dencker (URARV, THE DEATHTRIP, ex-DDHEIMSGARD) gives voice to Death itself and delivers a spine-chilling theatrical performance throughout the mysterious "Stibium (Triumph of Death)", wonderfully interlacing his pungent vocals with the enigmatic musical thread orchestrated by LP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyzxPz6_7Jk
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Dec 31 2017 @ 07:12 CST
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    News: Steve Greene Solo Album
    General BCM writes:

    Voyag3r's Steve Greene Challenges the Nature of Reality on Solo Debut Sci-Fi Synth Album Electronic Dreams for a Holographic Existence

    Electronic composer and producer Steve Greene (Voyag3r) releases his first solo album, ELECTRONIC DREAMS FOR A HOLOGRAPHIC EXISTENCE, on Jan. 26, fresh off Voyag3r's inclusion on Lakeshore Records' THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS companion album. Pre-orders for Greene's sci-fi-infused synth album open on Jan. 5 on vinyl via Bellyache Records, and in digital stores (including Bandcamp) and on CD and cassette via Battle Chamber Music.

    The all-hardware, all-analog instrumental, synthesizer-driven album recalls the iconic work of composers such as Vangelis (BLADE RUNNER), Tangerine Dream (THIEF, RISKY BUSINESS), and John Carpenter (ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, HALLOWEEN).

    ELECTRONIC DREAMS FOR A HOLOGRAPHIC EXISTENCE could be a score for a film-not-yet-made, based on a lost Philip K. Dick story, that tackles the big question of humanity's relationship with technology, and if we're deeper into a technology-driven false reality than we think we are.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Dec 31 2017 @ 07:09 CST
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    SoT Video: The History of UFO!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a look at the history, family tree, and discography of legendary British hard rock act UFO!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 27 2017 @ 21:10 CST
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    SoT Video: Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 2
    General Join Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo for a rundown of his Top 10 Albums of 2017!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Dec 25 2017 @ 12:41 CST
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    SoT Video: Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 1
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guests Stephen Keeler, Nicholas Franco, and Ryan Skow as they discuss their Top Albums of 2017, live from Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Dec 25 2017 @ 12:39 CST
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    SoT Video: The History of Whitesnake!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a look at the history, family tree, and discography of Whitesnake!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 11:12 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


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