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    John Wetton Box Set
    The John Wetton Estate proudly announces work has commenced on a solo career box set featuring expanded editions of his iconic albums and a lavish hardback book. 12th June 2019 would have been John’s 70th birthday.

    Since John Wetton’s passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labour of love is a box set entitled “An Extraordinary Life”, dedicated entirely to John’s solo career. The project has the full support of John’s wife, Lisa, and his son, Dylan, who are wholly involved with compiling the contents.

    The set will include definitive, remastered editions of each of his six solo albums, with bonus tracks and artwork selected by John towards the end of his lifetime, and in some cases expanded to two discs:


    1. Caught in the Crossfire
    2. Battle Lines
    3. Arkangel
    4. Sinister
    5. Rock of Faith
    6. Raised in Captivity
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jun 12 2019 @ 22:58 CDT
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    Interviews: Unsung Heroes - An Interview with Toby Jepson
    General

    He started as a Little Angel but now he’s a Wayward Son. He’s been a Disciple of Dio, and pulled the trigger of his GUN. He’s been found Raising His Own Hell and offered us Guitar, Bass & Drums. This is Toby Jepson and this is the Whole Truth… 

    An extended Interview with singer and songwriter Toby Jepson by Steven Reid. An edited version of this article first appeared in Fireworks Magazine, which is available HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jun 10 2019 @ 22:47 CDT
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    Interviews: An Interview with Ale Gasso of Heavy Trio Thunderclap
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Ale Gasso of Thunderclap. The band’s first full-length album, Inebriocean, was released in April 2019.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jun 08 2019 @ 13:03 CDT
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    News: DEADLAND RITUAL RELEASES NEW SONG
    Heavy Metal DEADLAND RITUAL, featuring bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars on Broadway), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) has released a brand new single and video “Broken and Bruised”(via Sonik Riot Recordings / AWAL powered by Kobalt) available today...

    WATCH IT HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 08 2019 @ 11:57 CDT
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    News: PSYCHIC EQUALIZER RELEASES NEW SINGLE
    Progressive Rock Lonely Soul is the first song from Psychic Equalizer’s upcoming album The Sixth Extinction, inspired by Elizabeth Kolbert's book about the earth's next mass extinction.

    Watch the video here

    There’s no word that could define Psychic Equalizer’s new sound better than progressive rock, but it certainly has elements of metal, classical, ambient, contemporary jazz, fusion, world music and even flamenco influences. Psychic Equalizer was founded by Spanish musician Hugo Selles in 2011 and already has three studio releases in its catalogue, with its last album praised as "a work of art and sincere craftsmanship" (Prog Rock Talk) and "widescreen, bold and unapologetic" (A Jazz Noise).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jun 06 2019 @ 22:33 CDT
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    News: SAXON CELEBRATE THEIR 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH CASTLES & EAGLES EUROPEAN TOUR
    Heavy Metal SAXON CELEBRATE THEIR 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE MUCH ANTICIPATED “CASTLES & EAGLES” EUROPEAN SHOWS AND THE RELEASE OF THE GLORIOUS LIVE COLLECTION: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 40 (LIVE), OUT ON AUGUST 2nd VIA MILITIA GUARD/SILVER LINING MUSIC.

    TO KICK-START THE EVENTS, SAXON HAS RELEASED A VIDEO TO “747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT) [Live In Helsinki, 2015]” WATCH IT HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, May 30 2019 @ 23:01 CDT
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    News: VANDEN PLAS THE EPIC WORKS 1991-2015
    Progressive Metal BOX SET OUT 12.07.19 (Frontiers)

    pre-order link

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    Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of ‘The Epic Works 1991-2015’, a stunning box set collection from Vanden Plas, the German masters of progressive metal. It contains eight studio albums, an EP, a live recording and a bonus disc entitled ‘Bonus Treasures’ that consists of unreleased, bonus, rare and demo tracks. The full list of titles included is:
    1 Colour Temple
    2 AcCult
    3 The God Thing
    4 Far Off Grace
    5 Spirit of Live
    6 Beyond Daylight
    7 Christ 0
    8 The Seraphic Clockwork
    9 Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld [Path One]
    10 Chronicles Of The Immortals (Netherworld II)
    11 Bonus Treasures (Physical Edition Only) : see tracklisting below
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 18 2019 @ 00:37 CDT
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    News: Black Star Riders Announce New Album Another State Of Grace 6th Sep
    General Studio Album “Another State Of Grace” Release date: 6thSeptember 2019

    Single “Another State Of Grace” Release date: 17th May 2019

    UK & Ireland Tour in October 2019

    Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album “Another State Of Grace” on the 6thSeptember 2019. The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

    “Another State Of Grace” sees the band deliver another stunning collection of songs. The bands new members Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar)further developing the band’s burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential contemporary rock acts. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2017, “Another State Of Grace” was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 18 2019 @ 00:27 CDT
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    News: New Model Army announce new album From Here
    General FROM HERE RELEASED ON AUG 23RD VIA EAR MUSIC

    PRE-ORDER HERE

    HUGE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR THIS AUTUMN Tickets On Sale Thurs 16th May @10am­

    DETAILS and TICKETS
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, May 14 2019 @ 22:45 CDT
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    Concerts: Cats In Space, Jimi Anderson Group; Glasgow Oran Mor 9th May 2019
    Concert Reviews

    It could have been with heavy heart that Cats In Space fans trudged through the unseasonably cold and wet Glasgow evening to see the band on their Narnia tour; the news that singer Paul Manzi would soon be leaving his feline chums to take up the role of keyboard player/singer in The Sweet only just having settled in. Cats In Space however were here to celebrate, here to lift the mood and here to quite simply have a great time. With three albums under their belts CiS also have a plethora of thumping, pumping, retro-humping 70s styled anthems at their disposal. However, tonight’s early festivities were brought to us from a different time in musical history, the Jimi Anderson Group thoroughly and rather expertly fixated on the 80s. Stepping into the wardrobe of time was Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 12 2019 @ 19:53 CDT
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    SoT Video: Concert Review: Dream Theater, Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ 4/10/2019
    Concert Reviews Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the 20th Anniversary performance of Scenes From a Memory by Dream Theater at Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Theater.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:31 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top songs and plenty of honorable mentions from Canada's killer power trio Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:30 CDT
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    Review: Lance's King's 'ReProgram'
    Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest release from progressive metal vocalist extraordinaire, Lance King, 'ReProgram' on Nightmare Records.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:29 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Renaissance
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top 10 favorite songs and some honorable mentions from British art-rock/prog/folk act Renaissance!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:27 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: James Gang
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest Dan Brown as they look at some of the top songs from US rock act the James Gang.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:26 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top Live Tracks from Classic Live Albums-The Honorable Mentions
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a part 2/addendum to the Top 20 Live Tracks from Classic Alive Albums show, where Pete lists some of his honorable mentions.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:24 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 20 Songs: Classic Live Album Tracks
    General Join host Pete Pardo and his special guest Dan Brown from The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY as they run down some of their favorite classic live album tracks of all time!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:23 CDT
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    SoT Video: What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he looks at new CD's from Morglbl, Fallujah, Bloodbound, Iron Savior, Herman Frank, Rhapsody of Fire, and Martin Popoff's new Black Sabbath volume!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:22 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Supertramp
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his Top 10 songs from Supertramp on the 40th Anniversary of their hit album 'Breakfast in America' !

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:21 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Testament w/special guest Chris Caffery
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guests Chris Caffery (TSO/Savatage/Spirits of Fire) & Steve Keeler from Rock Fantasy as they go roundtable with their 10 favorite songs from Bay Area thrash veterans Testament!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, May 11 2019 @ 13:20 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Saturday, May 11

    · 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)
    · The Origins of Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Queen (0)


    Sunday, February 10

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Monday, February 04

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Steely Dan (0)
    · RANT- Revisiting the '80s Albums of Rush & Genesis (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: UFO (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Styx (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Led Zeppelin (0)
    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Book Review: K.K. Downing-Heavy Duty-Days and Nights in Judas Priest (0)
    · Film Review-The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo (0)


    Monday, January 14

    · Best to Worst Albums: Starz (0)
    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Montrose 'Montrose' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Opeth (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Mastodon (0)


    Wednesday, January 09

    · Questions and Answers 1/6/2019! (0)


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