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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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    News: BRUCE SOORD RELEASES ALL THIS WILL BE YOURS ON 25 OCT 2019
    Progressive Rock Bruce Soord, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman for internationally renowned experimental rock outfit The Pineapple Thief, has confirmed the release of his second solo album. Entitled All This Will Be Yours it will be released through Kscope on 25th October 2019...

    Oh this path falls away from you.... On this path there’s just one thing I must do....

    LISTEN TO “THE SOLITARY PATH OF THE CONVICTED MAN”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 19 2019 @ 21:45 CDT
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    News: DOWN ‘n’ OUTZ ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM
    General Down ‘n’ Outz, the project headed up by Def Leppard frontman and 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Elliott, are set to release their third studio album in late 2019.

    The band, competed by The Quireboys' Paul Guerin(Guitar), Guy Griffin(Guitar) and Keith Weir(keyboards), plus Share Ross(Bass, ex Vixen) and Phil Martini(drums, Wayward Sons), take a different approach on “This Is How We Roll” to previous album. The album only features one cover version (The Tubes “White Punks On Dope) - alongside eleven original Joe Elliott penned tracks.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 16 2019 @ 00:10 CDT
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    News: GHOST TO RELEASE PREQUELLE EXALTED
    Heavy Metal GHOST TO RELEASE PREQUELLE EXALTED LIMITED DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION - Package to Include a Treasure Trove of Exclusive Extras Including Two Ghost Rarities.

    GRAMMY-winning Swedish rock band GHOST is known for special, limited edition items that have been tied to its various album releases - an 8-track edition of Ceremony & Devotion, and for Prequelle, a 7-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single “Rats,” offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for Prequelle's special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition. On September 27, Ghost will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album and world tour: the Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Prequelle Exalted, with only 5000 sets produced. Head HERE to pre-order
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 16 2019 @ 00:02 CDT
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    News: The Wildhearts announce new mini album
    General The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of the Diagnosis mini album on October 4th through Graphite Records. This six track mini album, features five brand new songs and is released as a limited edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10’’ (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10” and CD. All 3 physical formats will also include an exclusive bespoke inner gatefold comic strip illustrated by the award winning Hunt Emerson, who last worked with the band on the Earth Vs’ cover and their classic logo.

    The Diagnosis mini album follows the success of Renaissance Men, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, which gave the band’s classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny, their highest chart entry since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, when it debuted at number 11.

    To coincide with the Diagnosis announcement The Wildhearts have unveiled a new video for Renaissance Men
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 13 2019 @ 00:23 CDT
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    News: Frank Marino-Live at The Agora Theatre Blu-ray/DVD
    General Recorded live at The Agora Theatre in Cleveland Ohio in 2010. This EPIC 6-hour live performance is now available and presented in an elegant box set which includes both the Blu-Ray and DVD formats in each box.

    You will receive 4 discs (1 BluRay-1080HD-Disc in its own separate case and a 3-DVD-720SD-set in its own separate case), a 180 page book that delivers an in-depth chronicle of his journey, from his early beginnings right up to this performance, as well as being filled with pictures that span Frank Marino’s career. The last 20 Chapters are written by Frank Marino in his own words and invite the reader to share intimate details about Frank’s experiences, the making of this project, his personal feelings and his outlook on his life and career. You will have a front-row-seat to witness the awe-inspiring man himself in the highest quality picture and sound as never seen before, while he delivers an incredible 58 tracks, many of which were rarely, if ever, played live.

    Click here to order the Blu-ray/DVD set

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Aug 03 2019 @ 13:13 CDT
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    News: HELLOWEEN - First live single/video Pumpkins United & start preorder
    Heavy Metal HELLOWEEN | RELEASE FIRST LIVE SINGLE/VIDEO 'PUMPKINS UNITED'; REVEAL FORMATS, TRACKLIST AND START PRE-ORDER OF 'UNITED ALIVE'

    Everyone is clued in: From October 4th, 2019 we can all revisit the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR every night without even leaving the couch. What is served, is no less than the greatest hits from 30 years and a breakneck trip through the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire - a 14 month metal quake, featured on the cover of almost every metal magazine including the world’s biggest metal magazine, Japan´s BURRN!, which dedicated an unbelievable four cover stories to this tour. In other words: clear the ring for the next round of PUMPKINS UNITED madness!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 23:37 CDT
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    SoT Video: Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa at Bethel Woods 7/30/2019
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a review of last night's Joe Bonamassa concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY (original Woodstock site)

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:12 CDT
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    SoT Video: Forgotten Favorites-Rare, Obscure, and Some Not So Rare Hard Rock, Prog, and
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he shares some new '70s rarities he's added to his collection as well as some more recent things he's accumulated in the genres of hard rock, prog, jazz-fusion, and heavy metal.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:11 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Pink Floyd
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest host Mike Antonelli from The Brewery at Orange County Hops as they discuss their favorite 10 tracks each from British legends Pink Floyd.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 02 2019 @ 12:10 CDT
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    News: Michael Monroe announces new album One Man Gang
    General MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES HIS DIRTY AND DANGEROUS NEW ALBUM 'ONE MAN GANG' - OUT 18TH OCTOBER 2019 VIA SILVER LINING MUSIC - PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE FROM AUGUST 9TH AND RELEASES VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK

    WATCH ‘ONE MAN GANG’ VIDEO
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 30 2019 @ 20:36 CDT
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    News: TESTAMENT+EXODUS+DEATH ANGEL-THE BAY STRIKES BACK UK/EURO TOUR
    Heavy Metal 2020 is set to be an unforgettable year for British and European thrash metal-heads - three legendary pioneers of the genre have announced that they will be touring throughout next spring. Hitting the road will be no other than the Bay Area's very own TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL - who have all teamed up to bring the catchily dubbed 'The Bay Strikes Back' tour to our shores!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 18:50 CDT
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    News: Pure Reason Revolution reunite!
    Progressive Rock Pure Reason Revolution reunite; sign to InsideOutMusic for release of first new studio album in nearly 10 years.

    Jon Courtney & Chloë Alper have reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to 8 years at the recent Midsummer Prog Festival in the Netherlands, and performing their debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in full. They comment: “The festival & crowd reaction was incredible. We were touched that people had travelled from Canada, Russia, Italy, Spain, UK & many more countries. The tracks are exciting as ever to play & it's encouraging to see the material still has relevance & connects.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 18:40 CDT
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    News: New Model Army release evocative new single 'Never Arriving'
    General NEW SINGLE ‘NEVER ARRIVING’ - WATCH THE VIDEO or STREAM IT HERE

    FROM HERE NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 23RD VIA EAR MUSIC PRE ORDER HERE

    UK & EUROPEAN TOUR THIS AUTUMN
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 18:12 CDT
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    News: Wayward Sons-Joke's On You & The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be
    General WAYWARD SONS - New Single: “Joke’s On You” Release Date: 26thJuly 2019 Watch video here

    UK And European Tour Dates July, August, October and November 2019

    New Studio Album, “The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be”, Due 11thOctober 2019

    Following the critically acclaimed release of 2017 debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come”, Wayward Sons return with a new album, “The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be”, on the 11thOctober 2019 on Frontiers Music Srl.

    The album will be released on CD, Vinyl and Digitally and pre-order links are http://radi.al/WaywardSonsTruth

    There will also be a limited orange vinyl available from the band’s store: http://store.waywardsonsband.com/and the label’s U.S. and EU stores: http://radi.al/FrontiersMusic

    A new single, “Joke’s On You”, is released on the 26thJuly 2019. The band also tour across the UK and Europe throughout July, August, October and November 2019.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 17:52 CDT
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    News: BMG & MOTORHEAD EMBARK ON EXCITING LEGACY JOURNEY
    Heavy Metal DELUXE COLLECTOR’S BOX-SET 1979, AND SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY INDIVIDUAL DELUXE REISSUES OF OVERKILL & BOMBER TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 25th 2019

    PREORDERS PLUS WATCH A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, LIVE VERSION OF ‘BOMBER’ CLICK HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 17:35 CDT
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    News: THE IDES OF MARCH - PLAY ON
    General THE IDES OF MARCH - PLAY ON: 55TH ANNIVERSARY NEW STUDIO ALBUM ON CD & DOUBLE VINYL OUT 16 AUGUST 2019

    Brand new studio album from rock icons The Ides of March, celebrating their 55th anniversary

    The CD has 14 fresh songs, drawing on the wide variety of genres the Ides have mastered over their experienced career, plus the classic original single release of Vehicle

    The double vinyl gatefold edition features seven extra vintage tracks, including Vehicle, Superman and L.A. Goodbye

    The eight-man group includes the four original members who came together in 1964: Jim Peterik (guitar), Larry Millas (guitar), Bob Bergland (bass) and Mike Borch (drums)

    Special guests include Mark Farner (Grand Funk), Blues superstar guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cathy Richardson (Jefferson Starship), David Pack (Ambrosia), Bo Bice (Blood Sweat & Tears), Paul Shaffer (David Letterman’s Band) and Tom Toad Doody (The Cryan Shames)
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 21:56 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review- Celeste 'Il Risveglio del Principe' & Savoy Brown 'C
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest releases from classic Italian prog act Celeste and legendary British blue rock icons Savoy Brown.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:46 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review: The Aristocrats 'You Know What?' CD
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest release from the instrumental supergroup The Aristocrats, 'You Know What?', featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Marco Minnemann.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:45 CDT
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    SoT Video: New releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco, IZZ, Metaphor, Nik Turner, and more
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews new releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, IZZ, Metaphor, Skanska Mord, Scott Henderson, Nik Turner, Stratus Luna, Quantum Fantay, Le Rex, Ed Palermo's Big Band, Ape Shifter, and Ruphus!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:43 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Thursday, July 18

    · 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)
    · What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Supertramp (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Testament w/special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Rolling Stones (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Doors (0)


    Monday, May 06

    · The Wildhearts, Massive Wagons, Towers Of London; Edinburgh 4th May 2019 (0)


    Tuesday, April 23

    · Eden’s Curse, Mob Rules, Degreed - G2, Glasgow, 21st April 2019 (0)


    Sunday, April 14

    · Third Time's a Charm for French Metal Act Stonecast with I, Earther (0)
    · Mastord Unveil Trail of Consequence (0)


    Thursday, April 04

    · Top 10 Songs: Dio (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Bachman- Turner Overdrive (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Jimi Hendrix (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Moxy (0)


    Monday, March 25

    · Riverside: SWG3 Glasgow, 23rd March 2019 (0)


    Saturday, March 23

    · The Pineapple Thief, O.R.k: Glasgow St Luke’s 21st March 2019 (0)


    Friday, March 15

    · Top 10 Songs: Saga (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Max Webster (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Who (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Soundgarden (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Iron Maiden (0)


    Sunday, March 10

    · Top 10 Songs: Alice Cooper (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: April Wine (0)
    · Review: Queensryche- The Verdict! (0)
    · Forgotten Favorites-Obscure '70s & '80s hard rock, prog, and met (0)


    Friday, March 01

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Questions and Answers 2/23/2019! (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Blue Oyster Cult (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Blue Oyster Cult (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Spooky Tooth (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Todd Rundgren's Utopia (0)


    Tuesday, February 19

    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Zappa (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Whitesnake (0)


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