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    Currently, Sea of Tranquility is accepting resumes and sample work from experienced heavy metal & prog writers. If you have experience writing for either print magazines or internet webzines, specifically for any form of heavy metal (black metal, death metal, power metal, metalcore, progressive metal, etc), and progressive rock, we want to hear from you! Also, must be willing to accept digital download promos as the format for review.

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    Interviews: Third Time's a Charm for French Metal Act Stonecast with I, Earther
    Heavy Metal

    The French heavy metal outfit, Stonecast, have made a distinct departure in their third album “I, Earther” that brings a deeper passion to their craft. Vocalist, Franck Ghiraldi graciously answers the questions in this revealing interview conducted by Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 14 2019 @ 00:36 CDT
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    Interviews: Mastord Unveil Trail of Consequence
    Progressive Metal

    Mastord is a project conceived and written by Finnish guitarist Kari Syvela. He enlisted a number of talented volunteers, bassist Pasi Hakuli, drummer Toni Paananen and vocalist Markku Pihlaja to complete the project through complicated scheduling and remote recording. Kari is responsible for graciously answering the questions from Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi for this interview.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 14 2019 @ 00:00 CDT
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    News: Cat's departure from the Spaceship!
    General We have to report that Lead singer Paul Manzi will be leaving the band after the Narnia tour part 1 concludes.

    Paul has accepted a fantastic opportunity to join Glam legends ‘The Sweet’ as a full time member. We wish him every success and thank him for such an amazing ride and some wonderful memories made.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 09 2019 @ 18:37 CDT
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    News: SAVOY BROWN RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘CITY NIGHT’
    General Over 50 years of rocking the blues " Savoy Brown, with leader Kim Simmonds at the helm, return with 'City Night' " their 40th album " which will be released on Friday 7th June 2019 via Quarto Valley Records (distributed by Proper).
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Apr 05 2019 @ 11:12 CDT
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    News: UMC RELEASES RORY GALLAGHER COMPILATION ALBUM ‘BLUES’
    General In what would have been the 50th year of Rory Gallagher’s recording career, UMC are pleased to announce the release of ‘BLUES’ on Friday 31st May. From the vaults of the Gallagher estate’s tape archive comes this collection of rare and unreleased recordings of Rory playing his favourite blues material. Ranging from never heard before tracks to special guest sessions with legendary blues artists (Muddy Waters / Albert King) and lost radio sessions, this album uncovers Rory’s love of the blues throughout his solo career from 1971 right through to 1994.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Apr 05 2019 @ 11:00 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Dio
    General Join host Pete Pardo and his special guest Chris Alo as they run down their top 10 favorite songs from Ronnie James Dio's band Dio, plus some honorable mentions!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:57 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 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 Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:55 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 discusses new releases from Last in Line, The Wrong Object, Sacral Rage, Hammer King, Lethean, Septagon, Be-Bop Deluxe, Humble Pie, Peter Banks, and Curved Air!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:54 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Bachman- Turner Overdrive
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his favorite songs from the popular Canadian hard rockers BTO!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:53 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Jimi Hendrix
    General Join host Pete Pardo and his special guest, his co-host over at Comic Book Geezers, Wild Bill, as they discuss their favorite songs from the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:51 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Moxy
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his favorite tracks from Canadian hard rockers Moxy!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 04 2019 @ 11:50 CDT
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    News: Eden's Curse return to the UK for first headline tour in two and a half year
    Heavy Metal From Eden's Curse.....

    Dear Cursed One

    Don't miss us as we return to the UK for our first headline tour in two and a half years, supporting our new 'Testament - The Best Of Eden's Curse' CD.

    We are bringing two very special guests along for the ride, in German Melodic Metal band Mob Rules ... and up and coming Swedish AOR sensations Degreed.

    Grab your tickets here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Apr 03 2019 @ 19:38 CDT
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    News: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band announce The Traveler + New song Woman Like You
    General Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - New album: The Traveler Released 31 May 2019 through Provogue/Mascot Label Group

    Watch the album trailer

    Pre-order The Traveler

    Listen to the first single ‘Woman Like You’
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 01 2019 @ 21:12 CDT
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    Concerts: Riverside: SWG3 Glasgow, 23rd March 2019
    Progressive Rock

    I’ll never forget the last time that Riverside visited Scotland, the scars from the sudden passing of their band mate and musical brother, Piotr Grudzinski, still raw. That evening in Edinburgh was hugely emotional, with a connection between band and audience created that will seldom be felt under any different circumstances. It was a moving, tough, yet still indescribably uplifting experience transcending the normal gig-going encounter and something that will live long with anyone who was there. The band’s next show on Scottish soil was sure to be a very different event, and as Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid can attest, so it proved.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 25 2019 @ 21:42 CDT
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    News: Rock Legends ANGEL Signs New Record Deal With Cleopatra Records
    General Legendary rock band ANGEL has just signed a Record deal with Cleopatra Records and will start recording in April 2019. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino along with current member Danny Farrow have written 14 brand new songs for the album which they describe as very diverse ranging from songs that are very Melodic with real strong hooks to much heavier songs that contain great melodies and will have the classic Angel sound. This album will appeal to all ANGEL fans of every era and previous albums.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Mar 24 2019 @ 22:40 CDT
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    Concerts: The Pineapple Thief, O.R.k: Glasgow St Luke’s 21st March 2019
    Progressive Rock

    With the sad demise of the ABC and it’s smaller room, the ABC2, in Glasgow due to intensive fire damage caused by the blaze in the neighbouring Glasgow School Of Arts last year, gig goers in Scotland are now experiencing some of the less celebrated live music venues in and around the city. Tonight was my first visit to St Luke’s, a converted church a mere stone’s throw from the legendary Glasgow Barrowland. Not only did it prove to be an atmospheric building both in and out, but it also has quite excellent acoustics and a really vibrant feel. Paying his respects to the ABC from the stage, The Pineapple Thief main-man Bruce Soord quite rightly commented on the excellent venue chosen for tonight’s show and it was no surprise when he and his band - now featuring full-time member Gavin Harrison (ex-Porcupine Tree) on drums - positively thrived in this previously reverential setting. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was there…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Mar 23 2019 @ 00:19 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Saga
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he looks at his Top 10 songs from Canadian proggers Saga! ***Editors Note- the 'concept' songs I couldn't spit out are called the 'Chapters'...sorry for the brain fart!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 15 2019 @ 13:26 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Max Webster
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top 10 favorite songs from Canadian hard rock & prog act Max Webster!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 15 2019 @ 13:25 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: The Who
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top 10 favorite songs by The Who as well as a wealth of honorable mentions!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 15 2019 @ 13:24 CDT
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    SoT Video: Best to Worst Albums: Soundgarden
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the Soundgarden discography from worst to best!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 15 2019 @ 13:24 CDT
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    · Review: Queensryche- The Verdict! (0)
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    Friday, March 01

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
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    · Best to Worst Albums: Blue Oyster Cult (0)
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    Tuesday, February 19

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    Monday, February 04

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    · Top 10 Songs: Steely Dan (0)
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    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Montrose 'Montrose' (0)
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    Wednesday, January 09

    · Questions and Answers 1/6/2019! (0)
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    · Top 10 Songs: Chicago (0)
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    · Top 10 Songs: Slayer (0)
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    Sunday, December 30

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    · Top 10 Songs: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) (0)
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