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An Interview with Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot

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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 Pentagram, Ghost, Kadavar, Chris Caffery, The Sword, Nile, Jimi Hendrix, and Orchid, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Fields.

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 02 2015 @ 13:23 CDT
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    News: GHOST STORMS OFFICIAL CHARTS WITH 'MELIORA'
    Heavy Metal GHOST ANNOUNCE UK LEG OF EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR!

    PREPARE FOR THE FULL GHOST EXPERIENCE…


    "It's safe to say that Meliora is going to be showing up in a lot of Best of 2015 lists come December" - SEA OF TRANQUILITY
    "Ghost is back cracking skulls" – NOISEY
    "Their slickest album yet… irresistibly grandiose" – UNCUT
    "Black-souled retro doom-pop, as heavy as Metallica, as melodically sophisticated as ABBA" – CLASSIC ROCK
    "Melodically spun nightmares dripping in riffs and solos" – METAL HAMMER
    "Hymn-like hooks that shine like a diamond sceptre" – THE QUIETUS
    "Ear candy-like hooks that last for days" – TOTAL GUITAR

    Children of the world, you have served Ghost well…

    'Meliora', the third sacred psalm to be released, has seen magnificent chart positions all around the world, going straight to Number 1 in both Sweden and Finland, and landing at Number 8 in the USA, making it one of the strongest rock releases of the year.

    In the UK, meanwhile, Ghost achieved a Top 25 album debut for the very first time.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 01 2015 @ 17:26 CDT
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    News: TWINGIANT ANNOUNCE MIDWEST TOUR DATES
    General Phoenix Arizona's TWINGIANT are pleased to announce that they will be embarking on a tour of America's Midwest in October. The tour, which is dubbed "Bringing the Devil Down to the Midwest", will consist of 8 dates. The tour is in support of the band's album Devil Down, which was released on vinyl, cassette and digital formats in February 2015. The album can be purchased on vinyl and digital at this location
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 01 2015 @ 17:16 CDT
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    News: Novatia
    Progressive Rock Novatia writes:

    The Dutch Progressive Rock band Novatia is releasing their EP 'Remind you of Yourself' on September 25th. You can find it here: http://novatia.bandcamp.com/ or https://play.spotify.com/album/1X6mXCTKTMyDe2SN8nYRqx or on any of the other digital streaming music platforms.

    www.novatia.nl
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 01 2015 @ 09:19 CDT
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    News: Ghost Horizon
    Heavy Metal Dan Stollings writes:

    Ghost Horizon, the atmospheric black metal duo based out of Phoenix, AZ, will soon be releasing their debut 5-track EP, Astral Possession. The band has their eyes set on a release date for the EP in the winter of 2015/16.

    Ghost Horizon is Thom Knudsen (vocals, percussion, synth), and Daniel Stollings (guitars, bass).
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 01 2015 @ 09:18 CDT
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    News: New album from Arizona prog band With Our Arms to the Sun
    Progressive Rock Michael Mazur writes:

    Progressive art rock band With Our Arms to the Sun is the second act to sign with the new-launched Fade to Silence Records.

    With Our Arms to the Sun is a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape dominated by pop formatted bands. The Arizona desert-based foursome crafts a brand of cinematic conceptual music that aims to evoke emotion and inspire thought in listeners. The band's free-flowing style is not easily pigeon-holed, appealing to fans of not just one genre, but to people in general who appreciate music as expression.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 01 2015 @ 09:17 CDT
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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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    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!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 04 2015 @ 06:13 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 Symphony X, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett, Al DiMeola, Graveworm, Armed Cloud, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Deathblow, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Whitesnake.

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    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!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jul 08 2015 @ 18:31 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!

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    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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    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

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    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)


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    Sunday, February 22

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


    Wednesday, February 18

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    Wednesday, February 11

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    · Devil Down with Twingiant - An interview with guitarist Nikos Maxis (0)


    Saturday, February 07

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    Saturday, January 03

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


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    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)


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