Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Who's Online
There are currently 81 guests online.

Google Ads

Welcome to!

Featured CD

Power Quest
Sixth Dimension

Click here for our review

We are always publishing up to the minute progressive rock, metal, and jazz-fusion reviews, news, interviews and in-depth concert reviews.
- Please bookmark - and bring your friends.
- Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter at SeaOTranquility.
- Check us out on FACEBOOK.
- We now even have a YOUTUBE channel, so subscribe and watch our weekly video blogs.

New Headlines

This Month's Featured Article:
An Interview with Anthony Phillips

Newest Interviews:
  • Anthriel
  • Metal Church
  • Katre
  • Anthony Phillips

    Newest Concert Reviews:
  • Riverside
  • Metal Church
  • Rob Zombie
  • Steve Hackett

    Newest Staff Blog:
  • Favorite Bands You Ask?   By Pete Pardo

  • We're Looking for Experienced HEAVY METAL & PROG Writers

    Currently, Sea of Tranquility is accepting resumes and sample work from experienced heavy metal & prog writers. If you have experience writing for either print magazines or internet webzines, specifically for any form of heavy metal (black metal, death metal, power metal, metalcore, progressive metal, etc), and progressive rock, we want to hear from you! Also, must be willing to accept digital download promos as the format for review.

    Click Here for More Information.

    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!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    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

    General AFM Records have released the first ever Live DVD by Eden's Curse entitled 'Live In Glasgow - The Official Bootleg DVD' as part of the 'Revisited' 10th Anniversary package.

    'Live In Glasgow', which is the 'Live With The Curse' live album recording show, features over 18 songs and 100 minutes of music recorded during the 2014 Symphony Of Sin tour. Filmed at The Classic Grand, in the bands spiritual home of Glasgow, Scotland, it was shot in pro HD quality and mixed by the group's long time producer Dennis Ward ( Unisonic, Pink Cream 69).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 06 2017 @ 15:20 CDT

    News: H.E.A.T. announce UK & European tour dates
    General To dovetail the release of their fifth studio album, H.E.A.T will tour the UK and Europe throughout November. The celebrated Swedish rock band will release their long awaited new album "Into The Great Unknown" on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC. The European leg of the tour will start in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

    After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 06 2017 @ 14:56 CDT

    YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour


    YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

    The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March - #YES50.

    On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band's classic hits but performances of sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales from Topographic Oceans, which was the first Yes album to top the UK album charts. YES will also play some European shows. Watch this space for more dates.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 05 2017 @ 17:43 CDT

    News: BIGFOOT UK tour announcement + Tell Me A Lie single
    Heavy Metal BIGFOOT UK TOUR 2017 + 'Tell Me A Lie' new single included on self-titled debut album out 13.10.17 on Frontiers

    Watch "Tell Me A Lie"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 04 2017 @ 15:18 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!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    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!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

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

    Past Articles

    Tuesday, August 15

    · Why Iron Maiden are Still the Kings of Heavy Metal! (0)

    Tuesday, August 01

    · Doing the Slow Dance with Anthony Phillips (0)

    Sunday, July 30

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

    Wednesday, July 12

    · Progressive Metal Upstarts Anthriel Score Big with Transcendence (0)

    Saturday, July 01

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

    Saturday, June 24

    · The Insane Prices of Concert Tickets These Days (0)

    Thursday, June 22

    · Metal Church, Comaniac, Glasgow Audio June 21st 2017 (0)

    Wednesday, June 21

    · Steve Hackett @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 05/01/2017 (0)

    Monday, June 19

    · Metal Church interview with singer Mike Howe (0)

    Saturday, June 17

    · An Interview with Katre lead guitarist, Hasan Koc (0)

    Sunday, June 11

    · Rob Zombie, Glasgow Academy 9th June 2017 (0)

    Saturday, June 10

    · The Unity interview with drummer Michael Ehré (0)

    Saturday, June 03

    · The Best Hard Rock & Metal Comes From Sweden! (0)
    · The Yes vs Yes Feud. The State of the Prog Legends Here in 2017 (0)

    Wednesday, May 31

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Gregg Allman (0)

    Wednesday, May 24

    · A Tribute to Chris Cornell (0)
    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)

    Sunday, May 21

    · Riverside, Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, 19th May 2017 (0)

    Sunday, May 14

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

    Tuesday, May 09

    · A Genesis Reunion Without Gabriel & Hackett? Who Cares... (0)

    Sunday, May 07

    · Christian Metal Act Choirs of Veritas Discuss Their New Concept Album (0)
    · Cryonic Temple's First Concept Album- Into The Glorious Battle! (0)
    · Sweden's Latest Hard Rock Sensations...Troubled Horse (0)

    Sunday, April 30

    · Why Deep Purple Are Still Relevant, and the Blackmore vs. Morse Debate (0)

    Tuesday, April 18

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Allan Holdsworth (0)

    Sunday, April 16

    · Quadrus Unleashes the Concept Album Entropia! (0)

    Wednesday, April 12

    · Is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Just a Load of Crap? (0)

    Thursday, April 06

    · The 'RANT' video series featuring SoT Publisher Pete Pardo (0)

    Saturday, April 01

    · Last in Line Storm The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 3/31/2017 (0)

    Saturday, March 25

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

    Monday, March 06

    · From Mu to Meek - an interview with Barry Cleveland (0)

    Monday, February 20

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

    Sunday, February 19

    · Mayhem, Inquisition, & Black Anvil @ Rock Fantasy's 31st Anniv. Party (0)

    Wednesday, February 15

    · Soto, Bigfoot, Vanadine – Edinburgh Bannerman's 14th Feb 2017 (0)

    Friday, February 03

    · Fates Warning wins our Reader's Poll for Best Album of 2016! (0)

    Wednesday, February 01

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late John Wetton (0)

    Tuesday, January 31

    · Rock Music Legend John Wetton Dies (12th June 1949 – 31st January 2017) (0)

    Saturday, January 14

    · Sabaton, Accept, Twilight Force – Glasgow Academy 11th January (0)

    Sunday, December 25

    · The Best Albums of 2016! (0)

    Saturday, December 24

    · Rick Parfitt 1948 - 2016 (0)

    Sunday, December 18

    · Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist, and Arkona in Salt Lake City 11/21/2016 (0)
    · A Few Words with Tommaso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse (0)

    Saturday, December 17

    · Edensong interview with guitarist and vocalist James Byron Schoen (0)

    Tuesday, December 13

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

    Friday, December 09

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Greg Lake (0)

    Saturday, December 03

    · Alter Bridge, Volbeat, Gojira: Glasgow Hydro, 1st December 2017 (0)
    · An Interview with Burn Your World Bassist Ross Hagen (0)

    Wednesday, November 30

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

    Monday, November 28

    · Hard Rock Hell X @ Pwllheli, Wales 10, 11, 12 November 2016 (0)

    Older Articles

    © 2004 Sea Of Tranquility
    For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
    If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
    Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content © Sea of Tranquility

    SoT is Hosted by