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An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn!

Newest Interviews:
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    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.

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    News: Galahad - Late Spring News update
    Progressive Rock Welcome to the latest Galahad news update. In spite of the very strange times in which we live at the moment, we have been far from idle, so we just thought we’d send out an update to let people know what has been happening in the World of Galahad, together with information relating to future plans, releases etc..

    Several Galahad members have been keeping themselves busy writing and posting music on social media etc.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 23 2020 @ 15:15 CDT

    News: LONELY ROBOT announce new album Feelings Are Good
    Progressive Rock Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), is set to release its fourth album ‘Feelings Are Good’ on July 17th, 2020, a fresh start following the conclusion of the ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’.

    John comments: “‘Feelings Are Good’ is a bit of a departure from the first three Lonely Robot albums or ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’ as it has now lovingly become known. On ‘Feelings Are Good’, I wanted to explore more personal themes and the songs are very much about individual experiences and narratives that I believe had been the cornerstones, good and bad, to my life. The long tall and short of it is that we’re back on planet Earth, and I have a personal lyrical axe to grind!”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 16:32 CDT

    News: SIMON COLLINS new signing to Frontiers Music Srl
    Progressive Rock SIMON COLLINS new signing to Frontiers Music Srl

    Prog musician to release BECOMING HUMAN in autumn 2020

    Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of the multi-talented Simon Collins for the release of his new album, ‘Becoming Human’, which is anticipated to be released in the autumn of 2020. Further information about the record will be made available over the summer months.

    Collins has been grappling with heady subjects while writing the album. He can spend hours discussing astronomy, cosmology and quantum physics, while he also loves a good conspiracy theory. However, the rollercoaster that we all face as we become human is the central focus of the album, and it is ultimately a conversation about surrender, renewal, uplift and mortality.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 16:24 CDT

    News: Progressive rock act Notion Blue release The Son, the Liar and the Victor
    Progressive Rock Gabriel Chase writes:

    Connecticut-based prog rock trio "Notion Blue," comprised of Max Barbi (keys, synthesizer, vocals), Luke Chase (guitar, bass, vocals) and Gabe Chase (drums, percussion, vocals) released their debut concept album "The Son, The Liar, and The Victor" on Bandcamp on Friday, April 24. "The Son, the Liar, and The Victor" is a prog concept album in the tradition of Dream Theater's "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory" and Neal Morse Band's "Similitude of a Dream" and it explores the life and times of Johnny Barbi, bandmate Max's brother, who died unexpectedly in 2018.

    The album can be streamed or downloaded in full here:

    Additionally, "The Son, The Liar, and The Victor" will be available on Itunes, Spotify, and other major streaming platforms on May 12.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 10:53 CDT

    Interviews: An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn!
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Bill Kielty (vocals / guitars) of O Zorn! The band’s first full-length album, Your Killer was released in March 2020.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, May 04 2020 @ 23:42 CDT

    News: Armored Saint releases Isolation (Live from Isolation) video-digital
    Heavy Metal Armored Saint releases "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" video and digital single - a live re-recording of the classic track "Isolation"!

    Today (May 1st), Armored Saint has released a new video for their digital single "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" - a live re-recording of the classic track, "Isolation", which appeared on 1987's Raising Fear. This new version was recorded and filmed in April 2020 while all of the band members were quarantined at their homes in Los Angeles, CA. Watch and listen to "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" now HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 01 2020 @ 21:26 CDT

    News: Alcatrazz - Announce New Album 'Born Innocent'

    New Single“Polar Bear” Video

    ALCATRAZZ will release their brand new full-length, Born Innocent, via Silver Lining Music on July 31st; pre-orders now available HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 01 2020 @ 21:10 CDT

    News: Epic Tantrum and Ioannis DangerousAge Graphics Giveaway Contest
    Progressive Rock Epic Tantrum have a new album called Abandoned in the Stranger Room.

    The cover of the album was designed legendary graphic designer Ioannis of DangerousAge Graphics who has also designed covers for King Crimson, Dream Theater, Saga, Uriah Heah, The Allman Brothers and many more.

    Sea Of Tranquility, Epic Tantrum and DangerousAge have come up with an amazing giveaway for you to get copies of the album and win a limited edition autographed litho.

    See below:

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, May 01 2020 @ 19:12 CDT

    Progressive Rock Lunatic Soul’s, talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Mariusz Duda, has been busy during this current lockdown period and is ready to reveal exciting news on a new Lunatic Soul album and the follow up to 2018’s highly praised Under The Fragmented Sky, that will be released later this year on Kscope.

    Hello Everyone,

    I hope you are all safe and sound, and that you are taking a good care of yourselves, both physically and mentally. These are tough times, filled with fear of what the future might bring us, of how our lives will change, because they surely will. But I also believe that together we can cope with everything.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 30 2020 @ 15:13 CDT

    News: Within Temptation announce forthcoming single 'Entertain You'
    General WORLDS COLLIDE EUROPEAN TOUR - SEPT 2020 Including The O2, London.

    On May 8, 2020, Within Temptation will release their brand new single ‘Entertain You’. The dramatic new song is a surprisingly fast follow-up on the band’s seventh studio album RESIST - an album which exceeded all expectations.

    RESIST was released on February 1st 2019 and debuted in several Top 10 charts worldwide becoming the band’s first album to ever reach a #1 position in the official German charts. And now, just a year later, brand new material is ready to be shared - a testament to the renewed creativity and vigour at the heart of the band.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 30 2020 @ 15:03 CDT

    News: Steve Howe - Love Is Release date 31st July
    Progressive Rock 29th April 2020: Legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release Love Is on 31st July through BMG Records. Love Is is Howe’s first solo album since the all-instrumental Time in 2011 and has a balance of five instrumental tracks and five songs.

    The album will be available as CD - gatefold digi-sleeve with 12 page booklet and LP - Black vinyl 180gm with gatefold sleeve, liner notes and lyrics.
    Link to Steve Howe Official store pre-orders
    Link to Amazon pre-orders
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Apr 29 2020 @ 17:40 CDT

    News: JEFF SCOTT SOTO Loud & Live In Milan new digital live album Out Today
    General JEFF SCOTT SOTO - LOUD & LIVE IN MILAN 2019, digital live album out 27.04.20 (Frontiers)

    stream or download here

    Hear a track from the album EYES OF LOVE

    Jeff Scott Soto has released a surprise live album on all digital platforms today, which was recorded exactly one year ago at the sixth edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan. The performance will also be released later in 2020 on physical format as a bonus disc on Jeff's forthcoming new solo album, ‘Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)’, which he has co-written and co-produced with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 27 2020 @ 14:54 CDT

    News: Marillion's Steve Rothery launches Video, La Silla from new album Revontulet
    Progressive Rock Marillion guitarist, Steve Rothery releases the video of La Silla, the first track taken to be taken from his forthcoming album Revontulet which will be released later in the year.

    Steve Rothery Says: "The Crowdfunding campaign won't launch until September, but i thought it would be nice to release something in the current situation...."

    You can watch the video HERE

    La Silla is now available to purchase form Rothery's bandcamp page. Rothery will launch a crowdfunding campaign for Revontulet on September 28 from his website.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 27 2020 @ 14:41 CDT


    We need to save our venues. And we need to do it now. London, Monday 27th April - Music Venue Trust has announced #saveourvenues, a new national campaign to save hundreds of grassroots music venues at imminent risk of being closed down - permanently.

    Without these independent venues the live music scene in the UK will die. These grassroots venues play a crucial role in the development of British music, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills. These venues also play a vital role in the cultural and economic vibrancy of any village, town or city.

    Currently 556 venues are at risk including The Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent. “We're extremely proud to be a grassroots music venue. These spaces are pipelines for talent and absolute lifelines for the communities they serve and the talents therein. We cannot allow them to be consigned to the past. UK music culture as we know it will simply not exist without these spaces, so it is vital to protect them” said Danni Brownsill, the venue’s chief booker and promoter.

    Artists will be performing ‘at home’ gigs in support of their local venues, chosen from a list of venues currently in crisis which can be found at the campaign website Each venue will have their own fundraising page with a clear target of the funds it needs to raise to stay afloat throughout this difficult period. Once a target is reached any excess revenue will go to the central #saveourvenues fund to help the wider grassroots music venue community.

    How can music fans get involved?
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 27 2020 @ 11:02 CDT


    London experimental metal 4-piece Asian Death Crustacean will be releasing their debut album, Baikal, this summer.

    The forthcoming album combines their breadth of influences in extreme progressive metal, electronic/ambient music and the London underground jazz scene into an exploration of the themes of metamorphosis and self-transformation.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 24 2020 @ 18:50 CDT

    Progressive Rock A message from Plastic Noose mainman, solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, drummer and percussionist extraordinaire, Alan Emslie.

    I hope I find you well?

    "I've been working on 20 remixes from the Plastic Noose project for a few months now and I'm very happy and proud to release the album, PN-50 (Best of Plastic Noose 2010-2020). Being a self employed musician at this difficult time, I fully realize how tough things are financially for so many people and the thought of spending money on new music is absolutely not a priority. With this in mind I'd like to offer PLASTIC NOOSE - PN 50 for free on bandcamp from today (23rd April) until the end of May 2020. I hope you enjoy the music" - Alan Emslie, Plastic Noose.

    PLASTIC NOOSE - PN 50 at bandcamp

    The album is also available on Apple Music, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer, etc but only free on bandcamp.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 23 2020 @ 15:56 CDT

    News: DEVIN TOWNSEND - live streamed fundraising shows in aid of healthcare worker
    Progressive Rock Music fans across the world are missing the thrill of going to live concerts, and Devin Townsend is here to help. Devin is hosting live concerts in his home studio this month, each one raising money for healthcare workers around the world. The first took place this past weekend in support of Vancouver’s General Hospital, selling close to 2000 tickets, and raising nearly 50,000 dollars. Devin has put together an impressive 4-camera rig for these streams, controlled using nothing more than an Xbox controller. You can watch a recording HERE

    The second will be in support of the NHS in the UK, and the third will be in support of hotspot hospitals in New York. Shows will last around 50 minutes, with different setlists each time. The top donors for each show will receive signed merchandise from Omerch, album goodies from InsideOut as well as several high-end products from a number of Devin’s gear companies such as Mooer, Fractal, Toontrack, Dunlop and |Fishman to name a few. All ticket buyers will also receive a (somewhat tidied-up) remixed version of the show’s audio recording.

    Saturday April 25th - Noon PDT / 20:00 BST / 05:00 AEST
    Saturday May 2nd - Noon PDT / 20:00 BST / 05:00 AEST
    Get your tickets here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 21 2020 @ 17:36 CDT

    News: Cats In Space Exclusive New Single This Is London, Supporting The NHS
    General With the current Coronavirus situation throughout the world, CATS IN SPACE are releasing their anthemic rock song ‘THIS IS LONDON’ in support of the NHS and the amazing work they are doing on our behalf. The song was originally released on the ‘My Kind Of Christmas’ CD last year, but now the band are launching the tune along with ‘IF I WERE YOU’ on digital platform ‘Spotify’ for the first time.

    To run alongside this will be a limited ‘fans edition’ exclusive CD featuring both songs, of which a percentage of the sales will go direct to the NHS via their website.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 21 2020 @ 17:31 CDT

    News: Joe Bonamassa - "A Conversation With Alice" (New Single)
    General This weekend sees the surprise launch of Joe Bonamassa’s official music video for his new single “A Conversation With Alice.”

    Recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in January 2020, “A Conversation With Alice” is the first single taken from Joe’s forthcoming studio album released later this year.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 19 2020 @ 23:09 CDT

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Be Bop Deluxe
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the short studio discography of British art/glam/prog rockers Be Bop Deluxe.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Apr 17 2020 @ 11:34 CDT

    Past Articles

    Friday, April 17

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Van Der Graaf Generator (0)
    · New Song 'Bloom' from Solo Artist ITAYIL (0)

    Wednesday, April 01

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dream Theater (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Symphony X (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Camel (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: UK (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Saxon (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dixie Dregs (0)

    Tuesday, March 10

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Iron Maiden (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Judas Priest (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Nevermore (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Between the Buried and Me (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (0)

    Wednesday, February 26

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Alice Cooper (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Savatage (0)
    · Review: King Crimson 'Audio Diary 2014-2018' (0)
    · Review: Martin Barre 'Live in NY' CD/DVD (0)

    Saturday, February 01

    · Opeth & Rival Sons tied in our readers poll for Albums of 2019! (0)

    Thursday, November 07

    · Electric Mary, Edinburgh Bannerman’s, 4th November 2019 (0)

    Saturday, October 26

    · A Tribute to Ginger Baker (0)
    · Review- Angel 'Risen' (0)
    · Review- Opeth 'In Cauda Venenum' (0)
    · Review- Nocturnus A.D. 'Paradox' (0)
    · Review- Vinnie Moore 'Soul Shifter' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Beatles (0)
    · An Interview with Frank Marino! (0)

    Friday, September 20

    · Electric Mary - interview - Video for “It’s Alright” - Tour (0)

    Saturday, September 07

    · S.O.T.O., StOp sToP, Scarlet Aura; Edinburgh 4th September 2019 (0)

    Friday, August 02

    · Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa at Bethel Woods 7/30/2019 (0)
    · Forgotten Favorites-Rare, Obscure, and Some Not So Rare Hard Rock, Prog, and (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Pink Floyd (0)

    Thursday, July 18

    · Review- Celeste 'Il Risveglio del Principe' & Savoy Brown 'C (0)
    · Review: The Aristocrats 'You Know What?' CD (0)
    · New releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco, IZZ, Metaphor, Nik Turner, and more (0)
    · Concert- A Royal Affair w/Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer, and John Lodge at Bethel W (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Pat Travers (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Ted Nugent (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Megadeth, with special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: 10cc with special guest Jeff Young (0)

    Sunday, June 23

    · Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts 20th June 2019 Edinburgh Bannerman’s (0)

    Monday, June 10

    · Unsung Heroes - An Interview with Toby Jepson (0)

    Saturday, June 08

    · An Interview with Ale Gasso of Heavy Trio Thunderclap (0)

    Sunday, May 12

    · Cats In Space, Jimi Anderson Group; Glasgow Oran Mor 9th May 2019 (0)

    Saturday, May 11

    · Concert Review: Dream Theater, Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ 4/10/2019 (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (0)
    · Review: Lance's King's 'ReProgram' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Renaissance (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: James Gang (0)
    · Top Live Tracks from Classic Live Albums-The Honorable Mentions (0)
    · Top 20 Songs: Classic Live Album Tracks (0)

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