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    News: REVERENCE Announce 'VENGEANCE IS…LIVE' Live Album
    Heavy Metal US heavy/power metal band REVERENCE have annouced the release of their new live album entitled ‘VENGEANCE IS…LIVE’. It's the brand new 15 song platter to be delivered to the masses on December 7th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

    VENGEANCE IS…LIVE’s showcasing highlights from their previous three album such as the ominous ’When Darkness Calls’, classic ’Bleed For Me’, 'Until My Dying Breath' and ‘Angel In Black’, also includes the monster riffage of ‘Race To Obscene’….and never forgotten epic title-track ’Gods Of War’ as well as three brand new songs from their latest EP release, ‘Fire Lord’, ‘Phoenix Rising’ and the crowd chanting ‘New Order’.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 17 2018 @ 20:36 CDT
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    News: RUSH - Announce 40th Anniversary Expanded Re-Issue Of Hemisphere
    Progressive Rock OPEN YOUR MIND TO RUSH’S ‘HEMISPHERES’ - Canadian rock legends celebrate album’s 40th anniversary with expanded reissues on November 16, 2018

    On November 16, UMe/Anthem/ole label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, expanded edition of the band’s groundbreaking 1978 release, Hemispheres.

    Hemispheres, Rush’s sixth studio album, was originally released in October 1978, and it built upon the adventurous sonic template the band established on its acclaimed 1977 effort, A Farewell To Kings. The album’s first track, “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” encompassed the entirety of Side 1 on the original release and was the logical, heady continuation of the epic album-ending Kingstrack, “Cygnus X-1.” Side 2 commenced with the hard-driving commentary on English culture “Circumstances,” followed by the socially aware and environmentally conscious FM radio hit “The Trees,” and concluded with the instrumental tour de force and longtime concert favorite, “La Villa Strangiato.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 17 2018 @ 20:27 CDT
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    News: GHOST REACHES INTO THE PAST FOR NEW MUSIC VIDEO
    Heavy Metal Band Continues to Breathe Fresh, Cinematic Life into Rock’n’Roll Storytelling

    Described by one writer as “the perfect love song for that special demon in your life,” the new music video for Ghost’s track “Dance Macabre,” released today, is just that. Two party crashers talk their way into a surreal bash that one will never remember and one will never forget. The video was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost’s “Square Hammer” video) and is erotic and romantic as only Ghost can do it.

    Check it out HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 17 2018 @ 19:59 CDT
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    SoT Video: Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Kansas' "Point of Know Return'
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he looks at the deep cuts beyond the hits on Kansas' classic 1977 album 'Point of Know Return'

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Oct 14 2018 @ 11:46 CDT
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    SoT Video: Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Traffic's 'The Low Spark of High Heeled
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of the Deep Cuts on Classic Albums series, and this time he takes a look at some of the non-FM radio staples from this classic 1971 album from Traffic.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Oct 14 2018 @ 11:44 CDT
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    SoT Video: Deep Cuts on Classic Albums: Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak'
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the first installment of a new series, Deep Cuts on Classic Albums, where he looks at some of the album tracks of big selling albums, going beyond the hits to reveal some other excellent songs. Here he looks at Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' from 1976.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Oct 14 2018 @ 11:41 CDT
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    News: Def Leppard - Release ‘The Story So Far - The Best Of’ on 30th Nov
    General DEF LEPPARD To Release ‘The Story So Far - The Best Of’ on 30thNovember 2018.

    Unveil Cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” as Lead Single.

    Standalone Holiday Single “We All Need Christmas” Out Today.

    & Announce ‘Hysteria: The Singles’ Limited Edition 10-Disc, 7” Vinyl Singles Box Set To Be Released On 30thNovember.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 12 2018 @ 20:32 CDT
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    Iron Maiden's acclaimed studio remasters get the CD digipack treatment
    Heavy Metal THE STUDIO COLLECTION - REMASTERED. MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

    Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection ��" Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

    Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection ��" Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 12 2018 @ 20:20 CDT
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    News: METAL CHURCH release official video for Damned If You Do
    Heavy Metal METAL CHURCH RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'DAMNED IF YOU DO' + ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHED

    West coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full length studio album Damned If You Do via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan). The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe. Damned If You Do is a cross between the band's iconic Blessing In Disguise and The Human Factor. This new offering features ten fully-charged, classic-metal influenced songs showcasing the sound that has garnered the band a solid fan base for over 3 decades.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 12 2018 @ 20:13 CDT
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    News: EDEN'S CURSE TEAM UP WITH MOB RULES & DEGREED FOR UK TOUR
    Heavy Metal Multinational Melodic Hard Rockers Eden's Curse will team up with Mob Rules and Degreed for a tasty triple billing in the UK in 2019. Eden's Curse are delighted to announce their headline Testament UK Tour in April 2019, in support of their new Best Of album, which will be released by AFM Records on 2nd November 2018.

    Joining them on the road will be two very special guests in German Melodic Metal legends Mob Rules and up and coming Swedish Melodic Rock sensations Degreed.

    "Mob Rules have been one of my favourite bands for many years and when we were putting the tour together with our booking agency, their brilliant new album 'Beast Reborn' dropped and we also signed to the same Lucky Bob Music Agency. The omens were there and it just made perfect sense, as musically we are not too dissimilar and they haven't been to the UK in many years." says bassist Paul Logue.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 12 2018 @ 19:53 CDT
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    News: Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra Live in 2019
    Progressive Rock Tickets go onsale on Friday 19th October at 10am

    10th October 2019: Marillion have announced that they will return to the road in the UK and Europe in 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band.

    The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute, featured on select numbers throughout the show as on previous occasions. In December 2017, Marillion played a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall which was the fastest selling concert of the bands career and featured this same ensemble of musicians who also featured on the UK tour in the spring of 2018. The concert at the Royal Albert hall was hailed by the fans and critics alike as ‘one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history’. The recording of the show, “All One Tonight” has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl and topped the charts in 5 countries. Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 10 2018 @ 19:11 CDT
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    News: Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts release debut single
    General Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts release debut single Bottoms Up (Here's To Goodbye) 19th October & UK tour.

    Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts have just signed to Wicked Cool Records and they have been working with the legendary Stevie Van Zandt. The band are proud to announce the first single with the new label Bottoms Up (Here's To Goodbye) on 19th October. Released as a limited edition pink vinyl 7”, the B side is a swaggering cover of Paula Abdul’s 80s smash Straight Up.

    In 2017 Ryan and the band reaped critical acclaim with debut album ‘The Devil’s In The Detail’ - under their previous name ‘Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors’. Singles ‘Heavy Heart’ and ‘Smarter’ received heavy radio play and were each voted Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Track of the Week’, as well as their Ginger Wildheart collaboration and Samaritans charity single, ‘F**k You Brain’.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 09 2018 @ 22:22 CDT
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    News: Beth Hart Announces Live Release
    General ‘Beth Hart - Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ Out November 30th, 2018 via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group.

    WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

    Pre-order here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 05 2018 @ 20:16 CDT
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    News: The Tangent launch new track A Case Of Misplaced Optimism
    Progressive Rock THE TANGENT, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album ‘Proxy’ on the 16th November 2018. Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chances than normal to work together on the record - hotel writing sessions, van discussions, sound check ideas - all of which have allowed the band to make an album that is as organic as they have ever achieved since their formation 15 years ago. Now they are extremely pleased to launch the first single taken from the album.

    Listen to ‘A Case of Misplaced Optimism’
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 05 2018 @ 20:02 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 Brainstorm, Dream Child, Ethernity, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F Gibbons, and a Forgotten Favorite from M.V.P. 'Centrifugal Funk' !

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Oct 04 2018 @ 23:41 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 legendary British heavy rock act Uriah Heep, 'Living the Dream'!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Oct 04 2018 @ 23:41 CDT
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    News: Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Complete Studio Albums
    General CELEBRATING AMERICA’S GREATEST ROCK ’N’ ROLL BAND, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

    THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS (HALF-SPEED MASTERS) 7-LP DELUXE BOX SET AVAILABLE 30th NOVEMBER 2018

    London, UK - The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50thanniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 - 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings is releasing a deluxe box set comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, Pendulumand Mardi Gras.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Oct 04 2018 @ 19:03 CDT
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    SoT Video: The History of Gentle Giant!
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for his look at the career of one of progressive rock's most unique and beloved bands, the legendary Gentle Giant!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 27 2018 @ 11:24 CDT
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    Concerts: The Kris Barras Band, The Church, Dundee, 21st September 2018
    Concert Reviews

    They shouldn’t even have been here. However, Harrogate in England’s loss was undoubtedly Dundee in Scotland’s gain, as The Kris Barras Band refused to let the cancellation of a previously announced show stop them. Instead they decided to delight the small but enthusiastically packed Church in Dundee with some of the finest blues and countrified rock it is ever likely to experience. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid entered the place of worship to genuflect at the alter of the blues!

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 25 2018 @ 22:10 CDT
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    The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on the latest releases from A Dying Planet, Gryphon, Cauldron, Between the Buried and Me, The Neal Morse Band, Chrch, The Rob Dixon Trio, The Allman Brothers Band, and a Forgotten Favorite from Freedom!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Sep 25 2018 @ 11:21 CDT
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    Saturday, September 15

    · Glenn Hughes at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 9/11/2018 (0)
    · The Top Jazz-Fusion Albums of the '70s! (0)


    Wednesday, September 12

    · Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull: 50th Anniversary Tour (0)
    · A Dying Planet - Facing The Incurable video (Vocal) (0)


    Monday, September 10

    · Beer & Jazz at The Brewery at Orange County Hops! (0)


    Saturday, September 08

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    · RANT - Overplayed Songs We Never Need to Hear Again- Part 2! (0)
    · Judas Priest & Deep Purple- Bethel Woods 9/2/2018 (0)


    Wednesday, September 05

    · Mob Rules interview with guitarist Sven Lüdge (0)


    Sunday, September 02

    · RANT - Overplayed Songs We Never Need to Hear Again! (0)


    Wednesday, August 29

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


    Monday, August 27

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    Tuesday, August 14

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    Monday, August 13

    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 3: The Underground (0)


    Sunday, August 12

    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 2: The Underground (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Monday, August 06

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    Tuesday, July 24

    · RANT- No Sophomore Slump Here...Classic 2nd Albums (0)


    Saturday, July 21

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    Monday, July 16

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    Thursday, July 12

    · Armored Saint and Act of Defiance at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 7/10/2018 (0)


    Sunday, July 08

    · Dark Horizon Discusses Aenigma, Their New CD for Underground Symophony (0)


    Thursday, July 05

    · Sons Of Apollo, Jay Wud, The King Lot; Motherwell 2nd July 2018 (0)


    Sunday, July 01

    · RANT - Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 25 Songs of the 21st Century (0)


    Friday, June 15

    · RANT- The Ultimate Concept Albums! (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
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    Monday, June 11

    · Finnish Thrash Veterans The Hirvi Finally Release Old School Killspree (0)


    Tuesday, May 29

    · The History of Deep Purple! (0)
    · RANT- The Magical Vocalist & Guitarist Duos! (0)


    Wednesday, May 23

    · Top Guitar Solos! (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · The Best Debut Albums of All Time! (0)


    Thursday, May 03

    · Warrior Soul, The Swamp Born Assassins; Glasgow Audio 26th March 2018 (0)


    Monday, April 16

    · RANT- The Allure of the Live Album! (0)


    Wednesday, April 11

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


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    Monday, March 26

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    · Whitesnake's The Purple Tour CD/Blu-ray (0)


    Wednesday, March 14

    · Frank Zappa's The Roxy Performances Unboxed & Reviewed! (0)


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