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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views and opinions on the latest releases from Obscura, Yob, Orange Goblin, the new Judas Priest book from Martin Popoff, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Lou Gramm's early band Black Sheep!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 14 2018 @ 14:59 CDT
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    Dan Reed Network release new album Origins on Nov 23
    General DAN REED NETWORK RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘ORIGINS’ ON FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER PRE-ORDER THE 'ORIGINS' ALBUM & BUNDLES HERE

    Dan Reed Network are ecstatic to follow up their UK November Tour announcement with details of their brand new studio album Origins, released on Friday November 23rd, 2018 via Dan Reed’s own ‘Zero One Entertainment’ Label.

    Origins follows DRN’s hugely successful comeback album Fight Another Day (2016). Physical pre-orders for Origins are available from Friday 10th August directly from the Dan Reed Network website. All orders will receive a digital version of the first single Fade To Light as a free download.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 14 2018 @ 00:15 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 3: The Underground
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another look at underground & obscure prog albums from the 1970s!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Aug 13 2018 @ 11:51 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 2: The Underground
    General Join host Pete Pardo for Part 2 of his look at the top progressive rock albums of the '70s- this time, he discusses the more obscure bands & albums of the genre.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 12 2018 @ 10:46 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest album from Norwegian black metal titans Immortal, 'Northern Chaos Gods' !!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 12 2018 @ 10:44 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he looks at new releases from MoonJune Records, including CDs from Dwiki Dharmawan and Dialeto, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Bloodrock!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Aug 06 2018 @ 23:23 CDT
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    News: SLASH New Single Driving Rain Taken From New Album Living The Dream Out Sep 21st
    General SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS NEW ALBUM ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ DUE OUT 21stSEPTEMBER 2018 THROUGH SNAKEPIT/ROADRUNNER RECORDS

    PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY, 25thJULY WITH EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 26 2018 @ 20:19 CDT
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    News: FROST* re-sign with InsideOutMusic for new album/catalogue reissues
    Progressive Rock FROST*, the band masterminded by producer, keyboard player & vocalist Jem Godfrey, has announced that they have re-signed with long-time label partner InsideOutMusic (who this year celebrate their 25th anniversary).

    This new deal will encompass several forthcoming releases, including 2 new studio albums, a live album (filmed at 2017’s sold out show in London), as well as reissues of the bands back catalogue. Jem had this to say: “InsideOut have been a long suffering supporter of Frost*. Unwaveringly supportive even when I was lobbing as many toys as I could find out of my pram. As time has passed, I’ve grown up and come to realise what a luxury it is to have a record company of this calibre covering your back. Many bands don’t have that luxury so I’m absolutely raring to go with the new album and the one beyond that.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 26 2018 @ 20:09 CDT
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    News: Blue Öyster Cult announce UK tour
    Heavy Metal PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

    Iconic New York hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult have announced a UK tour for February 2019, which includes a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 22nd February.

    Over their four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time, with a repertoire including the hits ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Burning For You’.

    Following their highly-acclaimed performance at last year’s Stone Free Festival, which saw the band play their eponymous debut in full, Blue Öyster Cult will play eight dates, starting in Norwich on February 21st and finishing in Manchester on the 1st March.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 26 2018 @ 20:06 CDT
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    News: Paul Carrack Announces These Days & UK tour
    General Paul Carrack returns with a brand new studio album and is ready to reach new heights with 'These Days’, released on 7th September on his own record label, Carrack-UK.

    In addition to the release of These Days, Paul will embark on an extensive 30-date UK tour for 2019, which begins on 18th January in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, and ends on 24th March at The Lowry in Salford.

    ‘These Days’ is Paul's 17th album, a run that began way back in 1980, but which has been building real, independent momentum since he formed his record label in 2000 with the landmark 'Satisfy My Soul' album release.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 26 2018 @ 19:49 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT- No Sophomore Slump Here...Classic 2nd Albums
    General Join host Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility for another 'rant', as he looks at some stellar sophomore albums that were perhaps as good, if not better than their incredible debuts.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 24 2018 @ 18:37 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on the latest releases from Tremonti and Spock's Beard, as well as a revisit to the new album from Fernando Perdomo.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jul 21 2018 @ 15:35 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views and new releases from King Crimson, Mark Wingfield, Peter Erskine, Sacred Leather, Apostle of Solitude, and a Forgotten Favorite from Winterhawk!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jul 21 2018 @ 15:34 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on new releases from Circu5, Peter Banks, Martin Turner, B's Bees, Fernando Perdomo, Kaipa, Affasia, Godthrymm, Ted & Majella, and a Forgotten Favorite from Gillan!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jul 16 2018 @ 22:50 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest releases from Tremonti, Spock's Beard, and Fernando Perdomo!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jul 16 2018 @ 22:49 CDT
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    News: Symphony X Guitarist Michael Romeo Goes for Broke on His Daring First Real Solo
    Progressive Metal The adventurous and diverse History of the World, Part 1 is due out June 27th on Mascot Records

    Internationally acclaimed guitar hero Michael Romeo has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated first official solo album, War of the Worlds, Part I, on June 27th through Mascot Records. The wildly ambitious 10-song disc sees the founder, chief songwriter and prime mover of the progressive titans Symphony X furthering his reputation as one of the world’s preeminent axe slingers and composers of adventurous, multi-faceted orchestral metal.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jul 14 2018 @ 15:01 CDT
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    Concerts: Armored Saint and Act of Defiance at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 7/10/2018
    Heavy Metal Way back in 1991, American heavy metal act Armored Saint released Symbol of Salvation, their fourth album overall and to this day one of their most popular releases among their fans. It was also to be their last album written with original guitarist Dave Prichard, who died of leukemia in 1990 shortly before it was recorded, and also would be the start of an extended hiatus for the band that would last until 1999. Fast forward to 2018, and the band are doing a short tour playing Symbol of Salvation in its entirety for the first time ever. Along with Act of Defiance, Armored Saint would make the first stop of this tour at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo was on hand for the metal heroics.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 12 2018 @ 13:07 CDT
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    Interviews: Dark Horizon Discusses Aenigma, Their New CD for Underground Symophony
    Progressive Metal Dark Horizon is an outstanding Italian symphonic metal outfit first conceived in 1997 by keyboardist Alessandro Battini and guitarist Daniele Mandelli. In a first for this interviewer (Mark Antony Rossi) the entire band, Alex (keyboard) Luca (drums) Paolo (bass) and Daniele (guitar) fields my select questions with finesse and largesse.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jul 08 2018 @ 23:24 CDT
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    Concerts: Sons Of Apollo, Jay Wud, The King Lot; Motherwell 2nd July 2018
    Concert Reviews “How are we tonight Motherwell?” is not a question I thought I’d ever hear asked of an audience at a progressive metal show. And yet, here we were in the rather civilised Civic Centre in a small town not far from Glasgow in Scotland; and we’re not just revelling in some mighty fine music, but doing so in the presence of a supergroup! Featuring ex-and current members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Talisman, Black Country Communion and Guns N’ Roses, that the five men who make up Sons Of Apollo have also performed with everyone from Journey and Joe Satriani to Neal Morse and David Lee Roth (I could fill this review name dropping acts like Alice Cooper, KISS and WET, but let’s just get on with it), should give an indication that Motherwell was sure as hell rocked like it has never been rocked before. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was in this new Mecca of prog to find out more…
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 05 2018 @ 20:17 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT - Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 25 Songs of the 21st Century
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he voices his opinion on Rolling Stone's Top 25 Songs of the 21st Century

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jul 01 2018 @ 19:54 CDT
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    Thursday, May 03

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    Monday, February 26

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    Sunday, February 18

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    · RANT-Rock Biographies & Autobiographies Parts 1-3 (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Monday, January 29

    · Von Hertzen Brothers interview - War and Rebirth with Mikko Von Hertzen (0)


    Monday, January 22

    · Interview - Ryan Hamilton Touring with Traitors & being So Glad about EP (0)


    Sunday, January 21

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    Saturday, January 13

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    · Journey Into Lovecraft-ian Worlds With US Black Metal Act Crafteon (0)


    Thursday, January 11

    · The Metal World Mourns the Loss of Fast Eddie Clarke at Age 67 (0)


    Wednesday, December 27

    · The History of UFO! (0)


    Monday, December 25

    · Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 2 (0)
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    Thursday, November 23

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    Saturday, November 11

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    Wednesday, November 01

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    Sunday, October 29

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