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    News: Marillion keyboardist Mark Kelly to publish autobiography
    Progressive Rock Marillion, Misadventures & Marathons: The Life & Times Of Mad Jack will be published on 20th January 2022 by Kingmaker Publishing.

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    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 25 2021 @ 18:29 CST

    News: Marillion An Hour Before It’s Dark - 4 Mar 2022- first single out now
    Progressive Rock Listen to 'Be Hard On Yourself' HERE

    earMUSIC is delighted to announce the release of Marillion’s 20th studio album “An Hour Before It’s Dark” on March 4th, 2022. A first peak into the album is available as of now with the single “Be Hard On Yourself”.

    "An Hour Before It's Dark" - Whether it's the last hour you were allowed to play outside as a child before you had to go home, a reference to the fight against time in relation to the climate crisis or the last minutes in a person's life, Marillion once again put their finger on the pulse of time. Be it social, political, or personal issues, Marillion have never minced words and have always found a way to combine them with their own unique sound, known for incredible songwriting, melodies and top-notch musicianship, while swimming against the tide, not bending to norms and limitations.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 19 2021 @ 22:13 CST

    News: Cats In Space: announce Christmas release - I Believe In Father Christmas

    Band announce new Christmas release - their version of the timeless classic ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’

    Fresh on the furry heels of their successful ‘Dive Into Atlantis’ tour, CATS in SPACE believe that December is set to be epic!

    They are pleased to announce details of their new Christmas release - their version of possibly the greatest Christmas tune ever, the timeless classic ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ originally recorded by Greg Lake.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 19 2021 @ 21:47 CST

    News: Kalandra release the new original track My Kingdom (Kingdom Two Crowns...
    Progressive Rock Kalandra release the new original track “My Kingdom (Kingdom Two Crowns: Norse Lands OST)”, from the official video trailer of “Kingdom Two Crowns: Norse Land” video game.

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    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 17 2021 @ 21:53 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Hawkwind 'Somnia'
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a review of the new release from space rock legends Hawwkind, 'Somnia'.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Nov 09 2021 @ 19:55 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Glass Hammer 'Skallagrim-Into the Breach'
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a review of the new album from veteran prog act Glass Hammer, 'Skallgrim-Into the Breach'.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Nov 09 2021 @ 19:54 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Between the Buried and Me 'Colors II' (w/Luis Nasser)
    Progressive Metal Join Pete Pardo & Luis Nasser for a review of the new album from progressive metal/technical metal darlings Between the Buried and Me, 'Colors II', out now on Sumerian Records.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Nov 09 2021 @ 19:53 CST

    SoT Video: Udo Dirkschneider Discusses the new U.D.O. Album 'Game Over'
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for his chat with legendary Accept/U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider about the upcoming album 'Game Over'

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Nov 09 2021 @ 19:51 CST

    News: Jethro Tull Announce New Studio Album The Zealot Gene for 2022
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    Jethro Tull Announce New Studio Album ‘The Zealot Gene’ For 2022 Release; first single “Shoshana Sleeping” out now

    5th November 2021: British Progressive Rock Luminaries JETHRO TULL have announced details for the group’s first studio album of new material in over 18 years! Originally making headlines in March of this year, the band’s newest offering, titled ‘The Zealot Gene’, will see a January 28th, 2022 release on Inside Out Music. To give Tull fans their first taste of the new record, the group has released the first single from the album, titled “Shoshana Sleeping”, accompanied by a stunning visual created by Thomas Hicks Watch It HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 05 2021 @ 11:34 CDT

    News: Arjen Lucassen shares Lost Children of the Universe from Revel in Time
    Progressive Rock Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) is back with a new Star One album titled Revel In Time. The new album comes more than 10 years since the previous release and is due out on Feb 18th, 2022 on InsideOutMusic. Today, Arjen is pleased to share the first single and video from the album’s closing track “Lost Children of the Universe.”

    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Oct 28 2021 @ 10:02 CDT

    News: RIVERSIDE Launch special new single/video Story of My Dream
    Progressive Rock Polish rock masters RIVERSIDE are celebrating their 20th band-anniversary in 2021 and have decided to record a very special new song entitled “Story of My Dream” to enhance the celebration.

    RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in to comment about the new track as follows:

    “Story of My Dream” is a composition prepared especially for our 20th anniversary. We wanted it to contain all the characteristic elements of our style, and to combine Riverside from the first decade, when we sounded a bit “heavier”, and Riverside from the second decade, the more melancholic-song-oriented one. The lyrics contain direct quotes and references to many of our previous song titles. To reflect that, the cover of the single, prepared by Travis Smith, also contains fragments of our past covers and graphic designs.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Oct 28 2021 @ 09:55 CDT

    News: Echo Us News
    Progressive Rock Absolute Probability writes:

    Echo Us’ most recent release The Windsong Spires has captured ears and minds across the progressive rock and ambient music worlds this summer. Now Ethan Matthew’s long-standing solo project has released its latest music video, “If You Can Imagine”. If You Can Imagine is Echo Us’ 8th music video since 2012’s The Mirror In The Window, and reverberations from that initial conceptual animated work are reflected in this new video single.

    Unlike many previous Echo Us videos, animated elements are minimal. If You Can Imagine was created predominantly from short macro photography and macro video clips.

    The Windsong Spires, Echo Us’ sixth full-length album is available on CD and all digital services and has been featured in diverse publications �" from RockHard Italy, to Orkus! Magazine (Germany), to Echoes Radio (NPR) in the United States.

    If You Can Imagine is now available for viewing on Echo Us’ Youtube channel.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 19 2021 @ 01:34 CDT

    News: Blaze Bayley inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame

    British metal singer Blaze Bayley has been inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame, where he now sits alongside the likes of Judas Priest and the late great Ronnie James Dio who was Blaze's earliest influence prompting his ambition to be a heavy metal singer.

    Amongst his fellow inductees in the recent 'virtual' ceremony were Paul Di'Anno and Derek Riggs (like Blaze, both members of the Iron Maiden family) plus members of KISS, Triumph, Stryper and also Marty Friedman.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 16 2021 @ 21:35 CDT

    News: SPOCK´S BEARD - announce UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Legendary US progressive rockers Spock’s Beard are beyond excited to be announcing UK tour dates for March 2022.

    Alan Morse comments: “We're just so excited to get back on the road again, we can't wait to see all our friends we've missed so much during this crazy time. We are ready to rock! We're planning to play some of the Spock's "classics" we know y'all love to hear, plus some surprises you haven't heard in a long time - or maybe ever! Come up and say hello! Hope everyone is rested up and ready for a major supernova of prog rock madness, cos we're bringing it, baby!”

    Here’s the complete list of dates:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 16 2021 @ 21:16 CDT

    News: FROST* announce Day And Age UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Frost* recently returned with ‘Day And Age’, the band’s fourth record and first new studio album in five years. It features Jem Godfrey joined by John Mitchell & Nathan King, as well as 3 guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez (Chaka Khan, Josh Groban), Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister). The album also features actor Jason Isaacs.

    The band are now pleased to reveal the first tour dates in support of the new record, and they will be heading out in their biggest ever UK headlining tour in April 2022. Jem Godfrey comments: “It’s been 5 years since we last played live so as you can imagine we have a lot of pent up energy stored up. We can’t wait to get back out there, see our friends and give these new songs a right kicking through a proper PA”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 14 2021 @ 12:27 CDT

    Interviews: A Chat with Bev Bevan (ELO/The Move/Black Sabbath) & Joy Strachan
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a wonderful discussion with legendary drummer Bev Bevan and vocalist Joy Strachan-Brain about the upcoming Quill album Riding Rainbows, future live dates, as well as a look back to Bev's time in The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, and ELO II.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jun 10 2021 @ 10:58 CDT

    Interviews: Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds
    Heavy Metal Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Herman Bandala of Molten. The band’s debut album Dystopian Syndrome was released in January 2021.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 27 2021 @ 20:25 CDT

    News: Blue Oyster Cult's 'The Symbol Remains' Wins Album of 2020!
    General Congratulations to Blue Oyster Cult and their new album 'The Symbol Remains', which was voted by you, the readers, as your favorite release of 2020. In second place was AC/DC's 'Power Up', and tied for third was Kansas 'The Absence of Presence' and Deep Purple 'Whoosh!'. Thanks to everyone for voting, and congrats to our winners!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Mar 01 2021 @ 19:19 CST

    SoT Video: A Tribute to Tim Bogert
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for a tribute to the late bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Beck, Bogert & Appice) who passed away on January 13, 2021 at the age of 76

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:55 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Rain 'Singularity'
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a review of the brand new album from British progressive rock act Rain 'Singlularity', featuring Rob Groucutt (vocals, keyboards and guitars), Andy Edwards (drums, ex-IQ, Frost, Robert Plant), John Jowitt (vocals and bass, ex-ARK, Arena, IQ, Jadis and Frost) and Mirron (vocals and guitars).

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:53 CST

    Past Articles

    Thursday, January 14

    · The Top 40 Albums of 2020-Pete Pardo & Steven Reid's Picks! (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Il Balletto Di Bronzo (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Aviary (0)

    Friday, December 11

    · Rob Halford Discusses His New Autobiography 'Confess' and Judas Priest&# (0)

    Wednesday, December 09

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Triumvirat (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Zero Hour (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Epica (0)
    · An Intimate Chat With Simon Phillips (0)
    · Roine Stolt Discusses The Flower Kings 'Islands' and Upcoming Transatlan (0)
    · Vanden Plas Drummer Andreas Lill Discusses 'The Ghost Xperiment-Illumina (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Steve Hackett (0)

    Wednesday, November 11

    · Sea of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020! (0)

    Sunday, November 08

    · Fires in the Distance Debuts with Echoes From Deep November (0)

    Tuesday, July 28

    · Catching Up With Mick Box & Davey Rimmer of Uriah Heep! (0)
    · An Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown! (0)
    · A Weekend Chat with Annie Haslam of Renaissance! (0)
    · An Interview with Ronnie Platt of Kansas! (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: The Moody Blues (0)

    Tuesday, July 14

    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 2) (0)
    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 1) (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Crimson Glory (0)
    · An Interview with Steve Hackett (0)
    · An Interview with Jasun Tipton of Zero Hour (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Primal Fear (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Starcastle (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Fish (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Marillion (0)
    · Review: Todd Rundgren's Utopia 'Benefit for Moogy Klingman 2011' CD/ (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Pain of Salvation (0)

    Monday, May 04

    · An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn! (0)

    Friday, April 17

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Be Bop Deluxe (0)
    · 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)

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