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    News: YES Announces UK Tour The Album Series 2020
    Progressive Rock 9th October 2019: YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, have announced a 8-date UK tour for May and June of 2020. The Album Series 2020 Tour will feature their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. An extensive European tour will be announced soon. This tour follows their 2018 highly successful #YES50 Anniversary tour and again features the line-up of Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar and backing vocals), Jon Davison (vocals) and Jay Schellen (additional drums and percussion).

    The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. The second will feature Relayer, the seventh studio album by YES, and one of the band’s most distinctive. Relayer marked a slight change in direction as Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman on keyboards bringing an edgier, avant-garde feel to the album. This was perfect for the opening track Gates Of Delirium, almost 22 minutes in length, with its battle scene featuring the keyboard of Moraz and Steve Howe’s guitar. The battle gives way to the beautiful closing ballad Soon, a prayer for peace and hope.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 09 2019 @ 13:35 CDT
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    News: Gentle Giant Unburied Treasure Limited Edition 30-Disc Box Set Available Dec
    Progressive Rock Madfish proudly present the ultimate box set of Gentle Giant music. Highly regarded in the prog-rock world for the 12 albums they released between 1970 and 1980, this comprehensive set sees the band’s catalogue augmented by 15 new concert albums: seven never previously released, seven never previously officially released and one never previously released on CD. The 30-disc total also includes two posthumous live/outtake albums and a Blu-ray bonus disc. Also included are books, posters, replica promotional items and much more.

    Watch the boxset trailer: https://youtu.be/xlGEKIAyVJo
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 01 2019 @ 23:59 CDT
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    News: Cats In Space understand what Noddy & Roy Wood were up to in 1973!
    Progressive Rock “There has not been an uplifting and joyous Christmas song for decades, so we feel it is about time Cats in Space resolved this travesty and put the ‘merry’ back into Christmas!”

    Yes, it had to happen! Cats in Space are releasing a Christmas song, and one to put a warm glow and furry, fuzzy feeling inside each and every one of us this Yuletide.

    “My Kind Of Christmas” written by Greg Hart, Mick Wilson and Steevi Bacon is one of those classic ‘kitchen sink productions’ that was the tradition back in the glory days of the 70s festive season. All the classic ‘Cats trademark sounds’ have united, been gift wrapped, and presented in a power packed tune destined to be an ‘evergreen’ song for years to come. Yes, there are bells, whistles, huge vocals, guitars galore and even a Children’s School choir in this epic mini-masterpiece.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 01 2019 @ 12:40 CDT
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    News: THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ANNOUNCE CONCERT ALBUM HOLD OUR FIRE
    Progressive Rock THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW CONCERT ALBUM HOLD OUR FIRE ON 15TH NOVEMBER, CAPTURING THEIR PERFORMANCE OF UK #1 ROCK ALBUM DISSOLUTION

    REVEAL FIRST TRACK "THREATENING WAR”

    FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICA TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER WITH GAVIN HARRISON

    Following the release of their latest studio album Dissolution, through Kscope, The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, announce their new concert album Hold Our Fire captured during their 16-date European headline tour in September 2018. The new album is due for release on 15th November, ahead of their debut North America tour in November / December.

    LISTEN TO "THREATENING WAR (LIVE)” HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 30 2019 @ 18:32 CDT
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    News: CHAOS THEORY FESTIVAL ADD ZU, TEETH OF THE SEA, FURIA, VASA, end.user AND MORE
    Progressive Rock CHAOS THEORY FESTIVAL ADD ZU, TEETH OF THE SEA, FURIA, VASA, end.user AND MORE - SATURDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2020 AT THE DOME/BOSTON MUSIC ROOM, LONDON

    London-based independent promotion collective Chaos Theory who celebrate their 10th anniversary with Chaos Theory Festival on Saturday 29th February 2020 at The Dome and Boston Music Room have added more bands to the already impressive line-up. Italy’s hard hitting instrumentalists Zu will headline the festival with an exclusive UK performance. Chaos Theory founder Kunal Singhal comments... 'We can't believe how lucky we are to be able to work with so many groundbreaking musicians under one roof! Several of us at Chaos Theory have been fans of Zu for most of our lifetimes and, after their phenomenal sold out show in London last August, it's a huge honour to present their UK exclusive performance at The Dome in February.'

    They’ll be joined by one of the UK’s most adventurous psychedelic rock outfits in the form of Teeth of the Sea alongside influential Polish black-metal band Furia. Scottish post-rockers VASA will also return for their 1st London show in well over a year. Rounding off the latest announcement are Yorkshire based black-metal band Ante Inferno alongside two solo performances from Bong members Mike Vest with his Lush Worker project and David Terry. U.S breakcore legend end.user will also perform at the official Towards Collapse takeover afterparty.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 27 2019 @ 15:38 CDT
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    Interviews: Electric Mary - interview - Video for “It’s Alright” - Tour
    General Following the recent announcement of the upcoming European segment of their ‘Gimme Love’ worldwide tour, Melbourne’s most explosive classic rock quintet ELECTRIC MARY have released a brand new music video for their latest single, ‘It’s Alright’! Taken from their fourth studio album ‘Mother’, which was released in February of this year via Listenable Records, ELECTRIC MARY’s latest single release is a gospel laden chant for the future with a heavy rock groove from the past. Simultaneously, ‘It’s Alright’ carries an important message of hope for the downtrodden…

    ELECTRIC MARY’s ‘Gimme Love’ tour will bring the band back to Europe for the first time in three years, celebrating their latest studio release ‘Mother’ - an album that received high praise upon release from the likes of Classic Rock, Planet Rock and Fireworks Magazine. The Tour also sees the band sharing stages with rock legends Y&T and Skid Row.

    And singer Rusty Brown spoke to Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid to tell us more…
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 20 2019 @ 19:41 CDT
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    News: RIVERSIDE Announce 2CD+DVD edition of Wasteland & Digital EP
    Progressive Rock Polish progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce a special edition 2CD+DVD version of the “Wasteland” album, scheduled for release on November 29th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

    The ”Wasteland - Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Mix” 2CD+DVD will be released as Digipak format with Slipcase and includes a DVD bonus disc of “Wasteland” as Hi-Res Stereo 24bit version and as Surround Mix (4.1), plus 3 video clips. This special edition also contains 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions on a separate CD. Here is the exact tracklisting for the 3-Disc release:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 20 2019 @ 19:16 CDT
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    News: LONG DISTANCE CALLING launch live clip of On The Verge
    Progressive Rock German instrumental-rock group LONG DISTANCE CALLING recently announced their first ever live album ‘STUMMFILM - Live from Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show)’, scheduled for release on the 1st November 2019 through InsideOutMusic. Filmed during a special run of dates in early 2019, it saw the band performing seated shows in some very special locations for a stunning audio-visual experience.

    Now the band are pleased to launch the second clip from the album, for the track ‘On The Verge’. WATCH IT HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 20 2019 @ 19:07 CDT
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    News: Cats In Space: September Rain - New Single Out Now!
    Progressive Rock Cats in Space are back with another smash hit song out now! The song ‘September Rain’ is a brand new recording of the track that first appeared on the chart hit album ‘Scarecrow’ in 2017. It is also the first release to feature new lead vocalist Mark Pascall who joined the band in May this year. A video to accompany the song will coincide on the same day.

    Cats' guitarist/songwriter Greg Hart, says, “We always felt that September Rain should have been a single first time around, and after Mark auditioned this tune so incredibly well we all felt it was perfect timing to re-record it and make it special. We know the fans will love this even sparklier new version. It will also be the purrr-fect introduction to something very special we have planned soon after…”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 13 2019 @ 18:41 CDT
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    News: Flying Colors Present Video For
    Progressive Rock Flying Colors have presented a lyric video for “Love Letter” from their forthcoming third studio album titled THIRD DEGREE -COMING OCTOBER 4.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 12 2019 @ 15:56 CDT
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    News: THE WILDHEARTS & BACKYARD BABIES co-headline UK & German 2020 tour
    General The Wildhearts and the Backyard Babies announce a 7 date co headline UK tour, with The Wildhearts closing and CKY opening. The UK tour starts at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Tuesday 28th January and concludes at O2 Institute in Birmingham on Tuesday 4th February. Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th. Preceding the UK dates, The Wildhearts are also playing 4 shows in Germany with the Backyard Babies & The Bones.

    "I'm surprised we haven't done this already but it's finally happening a tour with The Backyard Babies. Its gonna be full on and we are sharing a bus, what could possibly go wrong? Come out and see us, dance, drink, sing and have your faces torn off.... ROCK! " - CJ Wildheart.

    “This will be a bad ass tour. We’ve been talking about touring with The Wildhearts since the early 2000s. Finally it happens! If you don’t like loud guitars, great songs, amazing riffs and High energy Rock N’ Roll music.... Well, just don’t buy a ticket.” - Dregen / Backyard Babies.

    “CKY is beyond stoked to return to the UK with the legendary Backyard Babies and The Wildhearts! The rock and roll runs deep on this batch of shows. Don’t miss it!” - Jess Margera / CKY.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 11 2019 @ 18:40 CDT
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    News: Gone in April releases new album Shards of Light
    Progressive Metal Gone in April’s highly anticipated third album, Shards of Light, is now out! With the release of the album, the Canadian-American band also premieres the music video "Empire of Loss" taken from the new album.

    When pressed to pick a genre, Gone in April refuses to settle. The new album combines the dramatic choirs and strings of symphonic metal, the aggressive growls, drums and fretless bass of death metal, the fast-paced guitars of power metal, the energetic melodies of folk metal, and why not, a hint of progressive metal.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 09 2019 @ 19:56 CDT
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    News: Rock Legends Angel Return With New Album Risen Oct 4
    General Los Angeles, CA - Legendary rock band Angel are releasing their new album Risen on October 4th on Cleopatra Records. The album will have 17 solid tracks featuring 15 brand new songs written by original members Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino along with current member Danny Farrow and a remake of the classic track “Tower.” They describe the songs as very diverse ranging from Heavy to very Melodic with real strong hooks featuring many elements of the classic Angel sound. This album will appeal to all Angel fans of every era and previous albums.

    “I am very proud of this album and Angel fans will LOVE it! It really kicks ass and is very diverse with songs that will satisfy every Angel fan and take you on a musical journey! The band played their asses off! Play it from top to bottom, you will not want to miss a beat.” - PUNKY MEADOWS

    “This is an album that will take you on a journey to many different roads, all exciting. Enjoy it and play it loud!!!” - FRANK DIMINO
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 09 2019 @ 18:46 CDT
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    Concerts: S.O.T.O., StOp sToP, Scarlet Aura; Edinburgh 4th September 2019
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    With three albums under their belt S.O.T.O., the band led by singer Jeff Scott Soto who you might know from Sons Of Apollo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, W.E.T, Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey (I could go on…) are now a fully established outfit and one keen to stand on their own two feet, rather than the extensive catalogue of their frontman. Tonight in Edinburgh they were joined by the eclectic blend of Bulgarian classic/power metal quartet Scarlet Aura and the tongue (and much else) in cheek party sleaze rock of StOp sToP, who hail from Barcelonigham…. or maybe not. Something for everyone? Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was there to find out.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Sep 07 2019 @ 14:41 CDT
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    News: MARILLION: AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT 4CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition
    Progressive Rock MARILLION: AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT 4CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition Of the Band’s Acclaimed Eighth Studio Album Includes New Mixes, Unheard Studio Outtakes, Unreleased Live Tracks, Plus A New Documentary And Interviews With The Band About The Album Available On 1st November.

    When released in June 1995, Marillion earned critical acclaim with Afraid of Sunlight �" the band’s eighth studio album and final release on EMI. The album peaked at #16 in the U.K. and introduced fans to the Top 30 hit, “Beautiful.”

    Parlophone will revisit this neo-progressive classic on 1st November with two versions of AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT: DELUXE EDITION, a 4CD/Blu-ray set and a 5LP collection, the audio will also be available the same day through digital and streaming services.

    WATCH THE TEASER VIDEO HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 03 2019 @ 22:25 CDT
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    News: JOE BONAMASSA ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ALBUM
    General TWO-TIME GRAMMY-NOMINATED ICONIC BLUES-ROCK GUITARIST JOE BONAMASSA ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ALBUM RECORDED AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FEATURING SONGS PERFORMED FROM NO. 1 ALBUM BLUES OF DESPERATION

    Released: 25 October 2019 Provogue/J&R Adventures

    PRE-ORDER NOW

    NEW VIDEO LINK Watch the Live Music Video for “This Train”

    Watch the Live Music Video for 'Mountain Climbing' here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 03 2019 @ 21:15 CDT
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    News: Anathema Announce Signing to Mascot Label Group
    Progressive Rock Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce the signing of Anathema, ahead of their performance at Space Rocks, London on 21st September.

    The Award winning Alternative Rock masters have released 11 studio albums of fearless and uncompromising beauty. Ever since their debut ‘Serenades’ in 1993, they’ve refused to be pigeonholed and have continuously evolved; all the way up to their most recent studio album, 2017s conceptual masterstroke ‘The Optimist’, which revealed some of the darkest, most challenging music they ever put their name to, as well as a series of live albums and compilations.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 30 2019 @ 22:40 CDT
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    News: ELECTRIC MARY announce ‘Gimme Love' European Tour Dates!
    General Following the release of their fourth studio album ‘Mother’ via Listenable Records in February of this year, Aussie rockers ELECTRIC MARY have confirmed dates and details of the upcoming European segment of their ‘Gimme Love’ worldwide tour!

    In the past, Melbourne’s most explosive classic rock quintet have well and truly cut their teeth on the live music scene, having shared the world’s stages with some of the most revered names in hard rock. From Whitesnake to Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Motorhead and more, even after 10 years on the road ELECTRIC MARY have consistently blown crowds off their feet with the delivery of one of the most high-octane stage shows of recent history. Now, the band have their sights planted firmly on European shores, intent to bring their latest material to the frontlines, whilst simultaneously treating fans and newcomers alike to a hand-picked selection of the heaviest songs from their extensive career.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 30 2019 @ 22:35 CDT
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    News: GONE IN APRIL Premiere If You Join Me From Upcoming Album Shards of Light!
    Progressive Metal Symphonic melodic death metal act Gone in April have released the first track of their upcoming album Shards of Light, scheduled to be released on September 6th, 2019.

    The Canadian-American ensemble created a story rooted in French Canadian folklore and gave it a spin of their own. They collaborated once again with skilled Norwegian director of photography Thomas Mortveit.

    Watch IF YOU JOIN ME
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Aug 25 2019 @ 21:54 CDT
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    News: HONEY WEST TO RELEASE VINYL EDITION OF BAD OLD WORLD
    Progressive Rock HONEY WEST, LATEST PROJECT FROM KING CRIMSON/FOREIGNER CO-FOUNDER IAN McDONALD, TO RELEASE COLLECTOR’S VINYL EDITION OF ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM, BAD OLD WORLD

    ‘Truly Perfect’ Collection to Arrive Amid 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Seminal King Crimson Debut, ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’


    “One of my favorite albums of 2017” - Goldmine
    “A mix of AOR and gentle prog riding a strong rock ‘n’ roll heart. … The music is a pure joy.” - Fireworks Magazine (UK)
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 22 2019 @ 21:57 CDT
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    Tuesday, April 23

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