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An Interview with Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot

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    News: Teramaze to release new album via Mascot Label Group
    Progressive Metal Melbourne, Australia's Progressive Metal ensemble, Teramaze, signs to Music Theories Recordings which is a part of the Mascot Label Group. The band's first release for the label, Her Halo, will hit stores on October 30, 2015.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 18 2015 @ 09:25 CDT
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    News: SAXON TO LEVEL A 'BATTERING RAM' ON OCTOBER 16th
    Heavy Metal Legendary British heavy metal quintet's 21st studio album boasts a clinically 'heavy' echo of their glorious NWOBHM sound

    Saxon have never dealt in half-truths or incomplete missions.

    With Sacrifice they filled your heads with heavy metal thunder, and now Saxon want nothing more than to crush them with their very own, hand-crafted, not-safe-for-children brand new album, Battering Ram.

    Not. A. Problem.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 13 2015 @ 16:10 CDT
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    News: SUPERNAL ENDGAME announces line-up changes
    Progressive Rock Supernal Endgame Announces Lineup Changes

    Atlanta, GA – August 13, 2015 (10T Records) –John Eargle, Jett Cheek, and Rob Price of Supernal Endgame have announced that bassist and videographer Tom More and guitarist John Crafton have decided to step away from the band.

    "For more than five years, [multi-instrumentalist] Tom More has 'held down the low end' for us on his 'restrung lefty' Rickenbacker," Rob stated. Tom also played keyboards with the band, and is a drummer and songwriter in his own right, with a solo project ("Self-Evident Truths") and a soundtrack ("El Negocio") to his credit.

    "Tom is not only a great musician (and a convincing Neal Morse look-alike)," John added, "but is a talented videographer as well. The recent promo interview videos we've posted are his work. He not only brought us his expertise as a musician, but has also been a positive source of ideas with a drive to excel that will serve him well in his future endeavors. We wish him the best in his audio and visual pursuits and hope to work with him on video projects in the future."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 13 2015 @ 16:03 CDT
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    News: THRESHOLD to release 'European Journey' 2-CD live album in November
    Progressive Metal British progressive metal heroes THRESHOLD have revealed the first details for their upcoming new double-live-album 'European Journey'.It was recorded at various venues across Europe during November 2014, in support of their current studio album 'For The Journey'.

    'European Journey' contains 15 live tracks and will be released as a 2-CD digipak, out November, 13th.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 13 2015 @ 15:37 CDT
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    News: 3rdegree line up European and UK shows
    Progressive Rock 3rdegree, the superb Progressive Rock act signed to 10t Records, have announced a seven date European and UK tour, culminating in a performance at the ever popular Summer's End festival in Chepstow, Wales.

    Details of all the dates below...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 13 2015 @ 15:29 CDT
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    News: Irish Guitar Legend, Bernie Tormé, releases new album 'Blackheart' on 10
    Heavy Metal IRISH BLUES ROCK PSYCHEDELIC SHREDMASTER & GLAM PUNK SLEAZE ROCK FRONTMAN ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM AND UK TOUR

    Irish guitar legend, Bernie Tormé (Gillan/ Ozzy Osbourne/ GMT, is thrilled to announce the release of his new studio album 'Blackheart', on 2nd October 2015, followed by a 10-date UK tour in October and November.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 05 2015 @ 07:34 CDT
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    News: AndersonPonty Band
    Progressive Rock Glass Onyon PR writes:

    One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015 by the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, is scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! "Better Late Than Never" is the new album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 04 2015 @ 06:25 CDT
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    News: Sky Of Forever
    Heavy Metal Sky Of Forever writes:

    Sky Of Forever, a Finnish metal group featuring members from Stratovarius, Tracedawn and Helsinki City Theater, have released the first single from their upcoming debut album. The song "Divine" is available for streaming on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWgIRq7zeA.

    Sky Of Forever is a melodic metal act led by singer and songwriter Lauri Hannola. The group is currently recording their debut album, due out in early 2016.


    For more information about SOF, please visit:
    http://www.skyofforever.com
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 04 2015 @ 06:21 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest & final round of Led Zeppelin remasters/reissues; Presence, In Through the Out Door, and Coda!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 04 2015 @ 06:13 CDT
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    News: Whitesnake's Guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases New Album
    Progressive Metal JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 -- "DYING TO LIVE"

    Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages, is proud to announce the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album "Dying To Live" from his side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13 via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday October 16th.

    The new album features an all-star cast of rock musicians at the top of their game, including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and more!

    Read on to watch the official EPK for "Dying To Live"...

    Posted by Greg Stewart on Wed, Jul 29 2015 @ 15:25 CDT
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    News: Three of the UK's best upcoming bands hit Edinburgh in September
    General

    Hot on the heels of announcing UK tours with Dan Reed Network and Electric Boys, and as the backing band for Love/Hate frontman Jizzy Pearl,one of Scotland's hottest rock acts, THE KING LOT, unveil a headline gig at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms on September 24th.

    As if that wasn't enough to set temperatures rising, also on the bill are Welsh fire-starters Fireroad and Glasgow's Mason Hill.

    For tickets head to

    Skiddle

    or

    The King Lot
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 29 2015 @ 14:53 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Symphony X, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett, Al DiMeola, Graveworm, Armed Cloud, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Deathblow, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Whitesnake.

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jul 27 2015 @ 21:13 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Lucifer, Between the Buried and Me, Ozric Tentacles, Yes, Lucifer's Friend, Jeff Beck, Four Sticks, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Armored Saint.

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jul 15 2015 @ 18:30 CDT
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    Concerts: AC/DC @ Wembley Stadium, London, England 07/04/2015
    Concert Reviews Malcolm has gone, Phil Rudd is banged up and Beano and Angus may be creaking a little bit more with each passing year but the rules remain the same. Every five years or so AC/DC put out a new album, tour the globe with a slightly different set list and dust off the bell, the cannons, the duck walk and the inflatable Rosie. Their solitary English date of 2015 on the fourth of July proved no exception as the biggest tour of the year rolled into London and laid waste to all in its path.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Sun, Jul 12 2015 @ 04:29 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Sideburn, Architects of Chaoz, Perzonal War, Exxiles, George Kollias, The Rolling Stones, Iron Savior, and Robin George, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Steel Mill. In addition, Pete also shows you how to make a gourmet sandwich!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jul 08 2015 @ 18:31 CDT
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    News: 3RDegree Release "Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1" plus FREE Download, Europe
    Progressive Rock 10T Records is thrilled to announce the release of the brand new CD from 3RDEGREE, entitled "ONES & ZEROS: Vol. 1." It is available immediately through 10T Records' online store in multiple formats, both physical and digital. It will be available through all major mainstream online and retail outlets (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) on its official street date of August 18, 2015.

    "ONES & ZEROS: Vol. 1" is the band's third studio album since coming to the consciousness of the worldwide prog rock press in 2008 with "NARROW-CASTER" and their fifth overall. While the band's follow-up release, 2012's "THE LONG DIVISION," had some over-arching political themes, "ONES & ZEROS: Vol. 1" is 3RDegree's first full-fledged concept album.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 07 2015 @ 16:28 CDT
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    SoT Video: Legendary Yes bassist Chris Squire dies
    Progressive Rock

    Chris Squire, founding member of legendary progressive rock icons Yes, and one of the most influential bassists in rock, died after a recent battle with leukemia. He was 67 years old. All of us at Sea of Tranquility mourn his passing-he was one of the greats. RIP Chris!

    Click here to watch our video tribute to Chris Squire!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jun 28 2015 @ 11:16 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo, along with special guests Chris Caffery of Trans Siberian Orchestra/Savatage, Steve Keeler of Rock Fantasy, and Ken Pierce from PiercingMetal, for his views & opinions on the latest releases from Unleashed, Korpiklaani, Helloween, The Vintage Caravan, Pat Travers, Agnostic Front, Deep Purple, Armored Saint, and more!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jun 25 2015 @ 06:46 CDT
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    Interviews: KAMELOT find their Haven. An interview with Thomas Youngblood
    Heavy Metal

    Changing singers is one of the biggest challenges a band can ever face. So you have to admire US power/symphonic metal outfit Kamelot for successfully introducing a new frontman to their line-up not once, but twice. The 2012 album Silverthorn introduced the marriage between frontman number three, Seventh Wonder singer Tommy Karevik, and his new band to the world in fine style. However with Haven, this veteran act may well have offered up one of the defining moments of their career and the band's one ever present member, guitarist Thomas Youngblood, was more than happy to tell Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid all about it…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 19 2015 @ 18:25 CDT
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    Concerts: Ricky Warwick/Damon Johnson, Bannerman's Edinburgh 31st May 2015
    Heavy Metal

    Teaming up with Scott Gorham in first Thin Lizzy and subsequently Black Star Riders seems to have led to a real rejuvenation for one time The Almighty main-man Ricky Warwick and ex-Alice Cooper and Brother Cane guitarist Damon Johnson. The pair not only make up two thirds of the BSR guitar attack – and Warwick sings – but they have also played a huge role in the song writing team which has resulted in two lauded albums. So when BSR had a couple of weeks of downtime between a tour and some festival shows, the obvious thing for the pair to do was put their feet up and relax. However never a duo set for the obvious, some impromptu acoustic shows were hastily booked, social medialy promoted and, amazingly given the short time between announcement and the shows, well attended. Hence the utterly rammed Bannerman's in Edinburgh was the third night of a nine leg tour, the pair supported by Don Mercy of punk band Yorkshire Rats, who provided a short set.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 13 2015 @ 18:35 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Friday, June 05

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


    Saturday, May 30

    · Assassins and Symphonies, an Interview with Mike LePond (0)


    Tuesday, May 26

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


    Sunday, May 24

    · Civil War Show There's Life After Sabaton with Gods and Generals (0)


    Saturday, May 16

    · Sirenia Score Big Yet Again With 'The Seventh Life Path' (0)
    · Graveyard, Clutch, Mastodon, at The Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah, 5/2/2015 (0)
    · Delain, Sabaton, and Nightwish—In the Venue, Salt Lake City, Utah 4/22/2015 (0)


    Tuesday, May 12

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


    Saturday, May 09

    · FM, Romeo's Daughter, No Hot Ashes; Glasgow Classic Grand 6th May 2015 (0)


    Monday, May 04

    · Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish Talks About Endless Forms Most Beautiful (0)


    Saturday, May 02

    · Brian Remaley of Brian's Backyard BBQ Guests on What's Hot with SoT! (0)


    Tuesday, April 28

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


    Saturday, April 25

    · The Heroes and Villains of FM - An interview with Steve Overland (0)


    Sunday, April 12

    · A Spark In The Tangent - an interview with Andy Tillison of The Tangent (0)
    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Tuesday, April 07

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    Saturday, April 04

    · Corrosion Of Conformity @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK, 3/9/2015 (0)


    Friday, April 03

    · Toi-ing Around with Andy Carr of The Toi (0)


    Sunday, March 29

    · Guitarist Vinnie Moore discusses the new UFO album Conspiracy of Stars (0)
    · Steve Keeler, owner of Rock Fantasy, guests on What's Hot with SoT (0)
    · HRH AOR 3 @ Pwllheli, North Wales 03/13 & 03/14 2015 (0)


    Saturday, March 28

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    · Year of the wolf! An interview with BlackWolf frontman Scott Sharp. (0)


    Sunday, March 15

    · Dan Brown from The Wherehouse guests on What's Hot with SoT (0)


    Wednesday, March 11

    · Venrez, The King Lot, Rank Berry, Static Rock; Glasgow Audio 9th March 2015 (0)


    Monday, March 09

    · 36 Crazyfists / All Hail The Yeti / Shvpes @ Rescue Rooms Nottingham UK 13/02/15 (0)
    · Queen & Adam Lambert @ Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield UK 27 Feb 2015 (0)
    · Black Label Society / Black Tusk / Crobot @ Rock City Nottingham, 18th Feb 2015 (0)


    Sunday, March 08

    · TSO/Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery guests on What's Hot with SoT (0)


    Saturday, March 07

    · Europe, Black Star Riders: Glasgow ABC March 5th 2015 (0)


    Sunday, March 01

    · Now And Ven - An interview with Venrez frontman Ven… (0)


    Tuesday, February 24

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


    Sunday, February 22

    · 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Die Off, and Wolvhammer @ Area 51 in SLC, Utah (0)


    Wednesday, February 18

    · 10cc @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham UK 02/16/2015 (0)


    Wednesday, February 11

    · Please Come Home… An interview with the Lonely Robot, John Mitchell (0)
    · Devil Down with Twingiant - An interview with guitarist Nikos Maxis (0)


    Saturday, February 07

    · Amon Amarth / Huntress / Savage Messiah @Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK 1/19/2015 (0)


    Thursday, January 29

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    Sunday, January 25

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    Saturday, January 24

    · Blaze Bailey Acoustic Showcase – Castle Rock Studios, Cheshire, UK 1/10/2015 (0)


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    Thursday, January 15

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    Saturday, January 03

    · Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo's Top 12 of 2014 (0)


    Sunday, December 28

    · Settle into the COMFORTZONE - an interview with Rikard Sjöblom of Beardfish (0)


    Sunday, December 21

    · Motorhead, The Damned & The Bosshoss at NIA, Birmingham UK 11/6/2015 (0)


    Wednesday, December 17

    · Joe Elliott's Down N Outz, Vega, at Glasgow Garage, 16th December 2014 (0)


    Saturday, December 13

    · Prog Meets Jazz-Fusion Meets Avant-Garde Meets Black Metal...Murmur! (0)


    Sunday, November 30

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