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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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    SoT Video: Conc A Royal Affair w/Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer, and John Lodge at Bethel Woods 6/2
    Concert Reviews Join host Pete Pardo as he gives a quick rundown of last night's Royal Affair Tour show at Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY (the original Woodstock site!) featuring Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and John Lodge!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:42 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Pat Travers
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his 10 favorite tracks from Canadian guitar legend Pat Travers and some honorable mentions.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:40 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Ted Nugent
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his Top 10 Songs from legendary guitar hero Ted Nugent.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:38 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Megadeth, with special guest Chris Caffery
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guests Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage) and Steve Keeler (owner of Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY) as they run down their Top 10 favorite songs from thrash metal titans Megadeth!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:37 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: 10cc with special guest Jeff Young
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest Jeff Young, former lead guitarist with Megadeth and current solo artist, as they run down their favorite 10 songs & some honorable mentions from legendary pop/art rock darlings 10cc!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 11:35 CDT
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    News: FUGITIVE - new single & video ‘TWO HEARTS’
    General FUGITIVE - new single & video ‘TWO HEARTS’ out on Friday 19 July 2019 Liverpool hard melodic rock quartet, Fugitive, release a brand new single with video in the shape of Two Hearts on Friday 19 July 2019.

    The single will be available across all download and streaming services and is accompanied by a promo video. WATCH IT HERE

    Two Hearts is the latest single to be taken from their acclaimed album, The Awakening, available now
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 17 2019 @ 20:35 CDT
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    News: AXE - Final Offering
    Heavy Metal Escape Music has the greatest pleasure to announce the release date for the Axe brand new album title Final Offering on Vinyl and CD!!

    The Vinyl will be limited Edition to 500 copies only!! in Solid blue, white and black, double LP 180 gm, gatefold with one bonus track and all will be numbered! 1-500
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 21:06 CDT
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    News: GHOST TO BRING THE ULTIMATE TOUR NAMED DEATH TO EUROPE
    Heavy Metal July 8, 2019- Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica’s 26-date summer European stadium tour “WorldWired,” and a 32-date Fall headline arena tour of North America, Ghost will bring its “Ultimate Tour Named Death” to European arenas starting November 16 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. The company will travel across the UK and Europe over a five-week period culminating in Toulouse, France on December 19.

    All Them Witches and Tribulation will support on all dates. Limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all ticketing and VIP information.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 08 2019 @ 22:59 CDT
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    News: DAN McCAFFERTY - THE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 30 YEARS
    General DAN McCAFFERTY THE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 30 YEARS FROM THE VOICE OF NAZARETH BRAND NEW ALBUM “LAST TESTAMENT” OUT ON OCTOBER 18th

    There are very few classic rock vocalists that you recognize after singing just a few notes. One of these is the voice of the former front man of Scottish rockers Nazareth: the legendary Dan McCafferty.

    After nearly fifty years of road work with the band Dan had to retire due to health reasons. However, that unique instrument, his voice, is still capable of blowing the roof off.

    With fifteen tracks “Last Testament” is a blistering album with a full mix of lyrical and musical styles. There are out rockers, “My Baby” and “Bring It On Back” for example but at the core of this release is a new found freedom to explore avenues of creativity.

    VIDEO FOR “TELL ME” CAN BE SEEN HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 01 2019 @ 20:18 CDT
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    News: Kris Barras Band Announce New album Light It Up
    General Kris Barras Band Announce New album Light It Up Out 13th September 2019 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group

    Check out the official video for the brand new track Ignite (Light It Up)

    UK Tour Dates Tickets available from: krisbarrasband.com/tour...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jun 27 2019 @ 21:11 CDT
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    Concerts: Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts 20th June 2019 Edinburgh Bannerman’s
    Concert Reviews

    Fresh from the release of the stunning ‘This Is The Sound’ album which has come to fruition through Little Steven’s Wicked Cool record label, Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts arrived in Scotland on the crest of a wave of critical acclaim and with their best set of songs to date. Live this band have evolved into one of the tightest outfits around but even more crucially, they seem to enjoy the whole process so much more than most acts you’ll encounter. Ready to soak up the sounds and to join the party, Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was there…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Jun 23 2019 @ 00:12 CDT
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    Interviews: Unsung Heroes - An Interview with Toby Jepson
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    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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    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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    Past Articles


    Saturday, May 11

    · 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)
    · 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)


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