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    Concerts: Backyard Babies, Heavy Tiger, Junkstar; Glasgow ABC2 23rd November 2015
    Concert Reviews

    A cold, wet Monday night may not be the most obvious setting for a blast of rock n' roll debauchery, but with three howlin', bubblegum chewin', punk rock spewin' bands from Stockholm, Sweden, hell bent on ripping the Glasgow ABC2 stage apart, that's exactly what we got. Backyard Babies have been gone too long, but with a mighty Four By Four comeback album, the foursome were as hungry and hard hitting as you could imagine. Add in energy packed sets from Junkstar and Heavy Tiger and the heat was seriously turned up to rid a rather damp, but hugely enthusiastic Glasgow crowd of the early winter blues.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 25 2015 @ 17:26 CST

    News: Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Black Star Riders hit the UK and Ireland in December!
    Heavy Metal 10 arena dates confirmed for December

    Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Black Star Riders have confirmed a UK tour for December. The three bands will team up for 10 dates in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

    Def Leppard have just launched their much lauded self titled album, of which singer Joe Elliott states, "It sounds like Def Leppard, but it sounds like Def Leppard stretching their wings a little bit." While Whitesnake are set to highlight their excellent, recent The Purple Album opus, of which mainman David Coverdale says, "I took a little time to think about it, I spoke to my musicians and everybody was incredibly positive, so it was all systems go" for an album which rethinks Coverdale's time in Purple and utterly Whitesnake-ises it.

    Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders launched their second album, The Killer Instinct, earlier in the year, before setting the UK alight with a superb co-headline tour with Europe. Expect Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and the boys to make the co-headliners work extremely hard for their money, as they perform old classic and new classics!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 19 2015 @ 14:38 CST

    News: Inglorious premiere 'Until I Die' music video
    Heavy Metal British classic hard rock band INGLORIOUS have launched the official music video for their forthcoming single Until I Die.

    The single is taken from the eponymous debut album released by Frontiers Music SRL on Friday 19 February 2016. Watch the video HERE .

    Fans can pre-order the album from either iTunes or Amazon, and get a fre grat track of the song Breakaway, plus the new single Until I Die.

    INGLORIOUS are being championed by Queen's Brian May who recently told the band, "You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant - very Classic! "The musicianship is stunning. Good luck with it all - I'm sure you will do great. Amazing vocals, by the way!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 19 2015 @ 14:17 CST

    News: Original DIO members reunite to form The Last In Line

    Original DIO Members Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain Reunite To Form New Band With Vocalist Andrew Freeman

    On Friday 19 February, Frontiers Music SRL will release one of the most highly anticipated Hard Rock releases of 2016: the debut album from LAST IN LINE, "Heavy Crown". Formed by three original members of DIO including Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell (guitar), Vinny Appice (drums) and Jimmy Bain (bass) and named after DIO's 1984 studio album "The Last In Line", the band are on a mission to bring classic hard rock to fans who can't get enough of the real thing. The album will be released on CD, CD/DVD (including a bonus track) and digital formats. Pre-order the album HERE .
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 17 2015 @ 17:07 CST

    News: Foreigner's European Tour begins at London Palladium 7th June
    General Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, FOREIGNER will rock across Europe and Israel for a massive summer 2016 Tour. A formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, the band will belt out full electric performances of their biggest anthems at some of Europe's greatest venues starting at London's Palladium on Tuesday 7th June, followed by dates at Belgium's Graspop, Cologne's Tanzbrunnen, Tel Aviv's Caesarea Amphitheatre, and many more.

    Tickets for FOREIGNER'S London Palladium concert go on sale Friday 20th November at 9am GMT from Live Nation
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 16 2015 @ 17:49 CST

    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 Satan, Voodoo Hill, Arkentype, Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom, Chateau, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nazareth, Frank Zappa, Flying Colors, and a couple of new reissues/Forgotten Favorites from Gentle Giant !

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 16 2015 @ 15:10 CST

    News: Cinematic Prog Metal act DemiAura releases album, debuts show with Fates Warning
    Progressive Metal Jonathan Gabriel Jr. writes:

    Innovative new Cinematic Progressive Metal band DemiAura recently did a digital release of their very first full-length instrumental/soundtrack album on October 13th, 2015, and is now available on their website at:

    The album also features a dynamic show of multi-instrumentalism amongst the group, prominent in drummer Keith Heaney's Octapad piece "Astral World," lead guitarist Bobby Chavez performing all bass parts in the recordings, and keyboardist Jonathan Gabriel Jr. writing and performing all instruments in "Wind Of Deliverance."
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:46 CST

    News: Phoenix & Dragon Recruits hard-hitting new Drummer to complete solid lin
    Progressive Metal Teddy Arunski writes:

    Symphonic Progressive Metal band Phoenix & Dragon are back and has recently undergone another lineup change as talented new drummer Seth Gibson takes previous drummer Max Wieden's place to complete the band's current lineup. Wieden is pursuing a college career in music and has played and toured with the band since the summer of 2014.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:45 CST

    News: Dominique Leone
    Progressive Rock Dominique Leone writes:


    Artist: Dominique Leone
    Album title: San Francisco
    Release Date: November 10, 2015
    Styles: Quirky, poppy, proggy
    URL: Official Site
    Stream: Album Stream

    Hi there. My name is Dominique Leone. You might know me from writing about music. Or maybe you know my music, or have seen me play. Or maybe you don't me at all—no matter the case, I want to tell you about my new album.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:44 CST

    News: Peter Hammill's new solo performance
    Progressive Rock Lobsang Kedrub writes:

    Peter Hammill next solo performance at teatro Lara, Madrid, day 14th of december ( 2015 ) fresh new info from his twitter.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:43 CST

    News: The Neptune Power Federation - New album
    Heavy Metal Mike Foxall writes:

    The Neptune Power Federation album "Lucifer's Universe" will be released on November 14. Ten tracks of dirty retro rock and roll fuelled by space hallucinogens and Satan's wet dreams. A cauldron full of rusted fuzz pedals, occult manifestos and half remembered 70s riffs whipped into a malevolent ear broth to be imbibed by devil worshippers and acid casualties alike. It even comes with a companion piece graphic novel that dwells and expands upon the psychedelic concepts explored by this most unholy of albums.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:43 CST

    News: <b>Thrash/death band NAHUM releases their new album and official video rig
    Heavy Metal MuSick Attack Produc writes:

    And The Chaos Has Begun!

    We have just entered the last era. It grows from mankind and destroys it; its roots are getting strength from a pile of dead. That raging chaos does not win, it only destroys everything. It disintegrates and at the same time grows and attacks everything as mould, as fire. The last days have begun!

    Listen to the album:
    Get the album here:
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 13 2015 @ 07:42 CST

    News: RHINO'S REVENGE release Black Widows single. UK headline tour
    General In a rare break from his day job as the bass player with Status Quo, John 'Rhino' Edwards releases Black Widows, the first single from his new solo album Rhino's Revenge II, on December 18.

    The thunderous Black Widows is a socio political tale about Chechen suicide bombers and contains the prophetic line "what's over there is coming over here".

    To accompany Black Widows the band have created a live video which can be viewed HERE .


    Rhino's Revenge have also announced a 10 date UK tour in February 2016 with support coming from Eddie & The Hot Rods and Nine Below Zero.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 12 2015 @ 17:13 CST

    News: Hey! Hello! Announce Headline December UK Tour
    General Hey! Hello! embark on their first ever headline tour in December, following their hugely successful dates with The Wildhearts, in September.

    Hey! Hello! have been creating their first studio album as a band and these shows will give audiences the first opportunity to hear the new music. The tour starts in York on December 10th and culminates with the band playing the Forum in London on December 17th.

    Here is teaser for Hey! Hello!s forthcoming video Automatic Love

    Hey! Hello! describe themselves as 'Hyper energetic, ultra positive and heavily melodic' with a punk spirit and a take-no-shit attitude while coming armed with a trick full of great tunes.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 12 2015 @ 16:13 CST

    News: ALICE COOPER and RICK WAKEMAN to headline Stone Free Festival
    General Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2016 at The O2, London featuring

    RICK WAKEMAN performing 'The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table' for the first time since 1975

    and many more to be announced

    November 11th, London: Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to announce STONE FREE FESTIVAL, a major new festival for the UK bringing a wealth of artists and events together under one roof in June next year. Taking place at the world's number one music and entertainment venue, The O2 in London, STONE FREE FESTIVAL will feature two 12-hour days of the very best in classic rock music and deliver a host of live performances spread over multiple stages, including many other must-visit events throughout the weekend.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 11 2015 @ 18:15 CST

    News: Bloodstock M2TM Metal 2 The Masses 2016 launch
    Heavy Metal The UK's premier metal festival launches 'Metal 2 The Masses' 2016

    Metal 2 The Masses; offering venues, promoters and bands a chance to be part of the Bloodstock Festival experience.

    Amust4music Ltd, along with Hobgoblin Ale, are bringing the biggest initiative possible to track down the best breaking metal bands along with upping the ante on some of the biggest ever prizes up for grabs.

    Metal 2 the Masses co-ordinator Simon Hall said "Year on year the M2TM has proven itself to be a platform that provides Metal bands with an opportunity to be seen. Not only to network at a club level, but also on a Nationwide scale as short tours are often emerging on the strength of the experience. This is great for the bands, but also we're looking for this to be support to venues up and down the UK who desperately need it at a smaller club level. The 2015/2016 initiative is already proving to be a success with regions filling up shows at a rapid rate"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 10 2015 @ 18:25 CST

    News: BlackWolf Sophomore album preview shows
    Heavy Metal Previous Classic Rock Magazine 'Best New Band' award nominees & Planet Rock 'Presents' Headliners, BlackWolf are back; this time as a part of a series of shows previewing their entire brand new sophomore album live.

    Watch the teaser

    This will be the first time BlackWolf have performed their yet-to-be-released second album, produced by Toby Jepson (The Virginmarys, Saxon, The Answer, Toseland) and mixed by Stephen Harris (U2, Foo Fighters, Kodaline) in its entirety. After spending the last three years on the road supporting the likes of The Temperance Movement, Blues Pills, The Answer, The Union, Von Hertzen Brothers & Winger plus many more, BlackWolf are back headlining shows in both Bristol and London:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 10 2015 @ 18:24 CST


    Scottish singer, songwriter and ex-Marillion frontman FISH is currently on the Farewell To Childhood tour in Europe, playing Marillion's 1985 chart-topping album Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time.

    He started the tour in Liverpool last week and returns to the UK for a string of sold out shows in December, with only a handful of tickets remaining for the opening night at Bristol's O2 Academy and Sheffield's City Hall, which has been upgraded from the Ballroom due to overwhelming demand. The eight-date tour of the UK also includes two nights at London's Islington Assembly Hall and ends with a homecoming show at the O2 ABC Glasgow on December 13th.

    Celebrating the breadth of his musical career, FISH has also begun the release of re-mastered albums from his extensive back catalogue of solo full-length releases, with eight planned for release by Spring 2016. Albums to be re-released include; Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990), Internal Exile (1991), Songs from The Mirror (1993), Suits (1994), Sunsets on Empire (1997), Raingods with Zippos (1999), Fellini Days (2001) and Field of Crows (2004),
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 10 2015 @ 18:16 CST

    General Following the recent announcement of Joe Bonamassa's live DVD, Blu-ray and album, Live At Radio City Music Hall, and 2014's critically acclaimed studio album Different Shades of Blue, the internationally renowned guitarist has re-scheduled his recently postponed Bournemouth BIC concert to Sunday 20 March 2016.

    In addition to the re-scheduled Bournemouth BIC concert, Joe Bonamassa will perform two new dates - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (Saturday 19 March) and Plymouth Pavilions (Monday 21 March). Tickets go on sale to the general public from the venues at 9am on Friday 13th November. Tickets will also be available online to purchase from,, and
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 10 2015 @ 15:33 CST

    News: Taylor's Universe news
    Progressive Rock Marvel of Beauty are happy to announce the release of a new CD album by Taylor's Universe. This compilation is NOT an album of previously released material - but a collection of reworked versions of some of Robin C Taylor's favourite tracks from recent years - as said, reworked with the purpose of making the material sound, just as Mr. Taylor wanted it to sound in the first place. It's always time for improvements, and this special album is meant to be THE album to start with for curious listeners, who never got the chance to explore, what Taylor's Universe has to offer. Regular fans of the group, will - hopefully - also concider the album worth adding to their collections, as it contains quite a lot of new and fresh ideas!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 09 2015 @ 10:06 CST

    Past Articles

    Sunday, October 25

    · Riverside; Glasgow ABC2 October 23rd 2015 (0)

    Tuesday, October 20

    · Wolfsbane, Vantage Point, Die No More; Edinburgh 18th October 2015 (0)

    Saturday, October 17

    · Chris Caffery of TSO/Savatage joins Pete Pardo on What's Hot with SoT (0)

    Tuesday, October 13

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

    Sunday, October 11

    · Wishbone Ash at Towne Crier, Beacon, NY 9/20/2015 (0)

    Monday, October 05

    · Spock's Beard, Synaesthesia, Special Providence; Glasgow 1st October 2015 (0)

    Sunday, October 04

    · Teramaze guitarist Dean Wells discusses their new CD Her Halo (0)

    Thursday, September 24

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

    Sunday, September 20

    · King Crimson @ Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK – Monday 14th September 2015 (0)

    Thursday, September 10

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

    Saturday, September 05

    · The Scaramanga Six - An interview with Steven Morricone (0)

    Wednesday, September 02

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

    Tuesday, August 04

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

    Monday, July 27

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

    Wednesday, July 15

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

    Sunday, July 12

    · AC/DC @ Wembley Stadium, London, England 07/04/2015 (0)

    Wednesday, July 08

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

    Sunday, June 28

    · Legendary Yes bassist Chris Squire dies (0)

    Thursday, June 25

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

    Friday, June 19

    · KAMELOT find their Haven. An interview with Thomas Youngblood (0)

    Saturday, June 13

    · Ricky Warwick/Damon Johnson, Bannerman's Edinburgh 31st May 2015 (0)

    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

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

    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

    · The Answer / Bad Touch / Picture Books - Glasgow Garage - 13th March 201 (0)
    · 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)

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