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    News: FROST* launch video for Skywards ahead of November 2022 UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Frost* are set to hit the road in the UK later this year, for their much anticipated live-return. The band will be celebrating the release of their 2021 album ‘Day And Age’, and in advance of these tour they have launched a brand new video for the track ‘Skywards’. Watch it now HERE

    Jem Godfrey comments: “It will have been 5 years and 3 days since we last played in the UK when we go onstage in Wolverhampton on November 27th so we figured we’d do something special. To that end Craig Blundell has re-joined the band and we’ll be playing Milliontown, Black Light Machine, Hyperventilate and a few other classics from the repertoire to celebrate alongside a good chunk of the new album. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

    The full list of dates is as follows:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 21 2022 @ 20:13 CDT
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    Concerts: Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth at Jones Beach
    Heavy Metal

    The day was upon me, one I had looked forward to for weeks. In my busy single parenting life, one I’m sure a lot of you know, it’s hectic & crazy & hurried, I don’t get to hang out with my girlfriends quite like I used to. Amidst the anxiousness of awaiting a night out with them, I was waiting to see a good metal show, especially 5FDP, my gym buddies as I call them. I put them on and I can do more reps, go harder and go longer.

    Some of you may know I’m on the Monday night show on Sea of Tranquility’s Hudson Valley Squares, although because of my busy schedule I have slacked off on a bunch of episodes, hoping to change that soon.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Sep 16 2022 @ 15:40 CDT
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    News: Cats in Space Kickstart The Sun tour with two shows supporting Blue Öyster Cult
    General It’s a busy autumn and winter ahead for UK Classic Rockers CATS in SPACE as they embark on their long awaited Kickstart The Sun tour starting on September 29th and going right through to Christmas.

    HOT NEWS just in, is that the band are also set to feature as special guests to rock legends BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on two dates in October.

    The CATS are currently riding the crest of a wave with their epic new double album Kickstart The Sun entering the UK National Rock Chart at number one and making the top twenty in three other national charts. All this, whilst gaining outstanding reviews in all of the leading music publications and, indeed, making Album of the Month in several of them. In Australia, the album spent five weeks at number one in the Sentinel Rock Chart and their last single Teenage Millionaires gained airplay on BBC Radio 2.

    Radio stations nationwide playing a large selection of tracks from the album have helped with unprecedented sales and, aided by support from the HMV music store chain with an exclusive vinyl release, Kickstart The Sun is set to be one of this year's most successful albums. A new and also exclusive double A-side single will also be released on vinyl during the tour, as the “Worldwide Mission” of CATS in SPACE continues to soar!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 14 2022 @ 17:15 CDT
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    News: HAKEN - 2023 European co-headline tour with Between The Buried & Me
    Progressive Metal Progressive rockers, Haken, are excited to announce a 2023 European co-headline tour with Between The Buried & Me, including support from Cryptodira. The ‘Island In Limbo’ tour will begin on the 21st February 2023, and will be the bands first European run since December 2019.

    Ross Jennings comments: "After three years away, and two cancelled tours due to the pandemic, our return to the European stage is going to feel very powerful indeed. We've missed all those familiar faces in the audience, and can't wait to welcome all the new fans to be part of the Haken live experience, too!

    With new material imminent, and a bunch of songs from 'Virus' still not performed live, we're super excited to put the set list together for this run. We are also ecstatic to reunite with our dear friends and progressive metal cohorts, 'Between the Buried and Me' as our co-headliners.

    The tour stops at some of our bucket list venues, including London's 'Shepherd's Bush Empire', which is set to be our biggest London show to date! What could be better than celebrating our musical journey so far at the ultimate homecoming venue?!"

    Tickets are on sale now (Scandinavia goes on sales tomorrow) and the full list of dates can be found below:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 14 2022 @ 17:09 CDT
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    News: Glass Hammer Release Video for At The Gate
    Progressive Rock 'The Years Roll By' is the first of two music videos from the band's new concept album.

    The Years Roll By is the opening track on Glass Hammer's At The Gate concept album "set for release on October 7th, 2022.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Sep 10 2022 @ 14:49 CDT
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    News: Ayreon Announces 'Universal Migrator, Pt. I & 2' Reissue (2022 R
    Progressive Rock Ayreon and Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will reissue Ayreon's Universal Migrator Pt 1 & 2 (2022 Remixed and Remastered) on 18th November. To celebrate the release, Ayreon has revealed the video for "Into the Black Hole" ft. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) HERE

    You can pre-order the album here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 07 2022 @ 20:02 CDT
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    News: Impellitteri: ‘Wake The Beast’ 3CD Set encompasses the story 1987-2010
    Heavy Metal For the first time ever, the Impellitteri catalog has been made available worldwide. Global Rock Records has officially licensed the full catalogue running between the years 1987 and 2010. In celebration of this occasion, Global Rock Records are releasing ‘Wake The Beast’ a 3 CD set on 30 September 2022 [GRRBOX004]. This collection is the answer to many fans’ prayers, as despite being a fully American metal outfit, many Impellitteri followers had to source expensive import copies from Japan where Chris has a huge following. Now ‘Wake The Beast’ brings the cream of the globally-renowned guitarist together in one place.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Aug 31 2022 @ 19:30 CDT
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    News: Lillian Axe First studio album in 10 years, first UK tour in 29 years
    Heavy Metal ‘From Womb To Tomb’ by Lillian Axe is released on CD on 19 August 2022 by Global Rock Records [GRRCD119]. This is the band’s first new album in ten years and it comes ahead of their first UK headline dates in 29 years.

    Lillian Axe is an American hard rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, who found success with the major label albums, ‘Lillian Axe’, ‘Love + War’, ‘Poetic Justice’ and ‘Psychoschizophrenia’. Originally formed in 1983, the group since bursting onto the scene back in 1988 with their acclaimed debut album on MCA Records and are still active. Guitarist Steve Blaze and bassist Michael Max Darby remain from the original band; the current line-up is completed by: Brent Graham - Lead vocals; Bass guitar Sam Poitevent - Guitar / Vocals and Wayne Stokely - Drums
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 16 2022 @ 12:03 CDT
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    News: Glass Hammer Reveal Teaser Clip For AT THE GATE
    Progressive Rock

    Glass Hammer Completes The Skallagrim Trilogy with AT THE GATE

    At The Gate, the third album of the Skallagrim trilogy, is set for release on October 7th. The new album follows Dreaming City (2020) and Skallagrim - Into The Breach (2021), bringing the story of the ‘thief with the screaming sword’ to its conclusion.

    Vocalist Hannah Pyror is back to front the group and is joined by bandleader Steve Babb, keyboardist Fred Schendel, and drummer Aaron Raulston. In addition, vocalists Jon Davison (Yes) and John Beagley (Life In Digital) will contribute as well as guitarist Reese Boyd.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 03 2022 @ 15:59 CDT
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    News: SoT Fall Fest 2022! October 1 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
    General

    Sea of Tranquility Fall Fest 2022 will bring together many of the elements that make their YouTube channel and webzine a daily destination for so many people-progressive rock, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and insightful conversation. Join us for a jam packed day of music & talk!

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a morning and afternoon session. Your ticket purchase guarantees entrance to both. Complete info below:
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 28 2022 @ 13:29 CDT
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    News: Smith/Kotzen announce brand new release - Better Days... And Nights
    Heavy Metal BETTER DAYS …AND NIGHTS BRAND NEW CD & DIGITAL RELEASE IN STORES SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022

    WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘HATE AND LOVE’ HERE

    BMG are delighted to announce a brand-new CD release from Smith/Kotzen, ‘Better Days…And Nights’ comprising five previously unreleased live tracks, plus for the first time ever on CD, the four studio tracks featured on their sold out, limited edition 12” vinyl EP, Better Days, released in conjunction with Record Store Day in November 2021.

    The full track-listing for ‘Better Days ...And Nights’ is:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 27 2022 @ 13:36 CDT
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    News: SLADE All The World Is A Stage box set includes 5 live albums
    General SLADE - “All The World Is A Stage’’ box set includes 5 live albums, three of which have never been released before - 9th September

    On 9th September Slade and BMG are proud to present their new smash hit live boxset ‘All The World Is A Stage’, shining a light on Slade as a phenomenal live band. This unique five-album set serves as a documentation of why Slade became pretty much unbeatable as a live attraction.

    Slade were unstoppable throughout the seventies becoming one of Europe's biggest bands, releasing 6 smash hit albums, including three UK No-1’s, a run of 17 consecutive Top 20 singles and their hits are synonymous with the glam era. This new live boxset includes three never previously released live sets from across Slade’s expansive live era and will become a key component of the Slade catalogue for years to come.

    The three previously unreleased live shows featured on ‘All The World Is A Stage’ are;
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 20 2022 @ 20:07 CDT
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    News: Skid Row 'Tear It Down' with new single & video
    Heavy Metal SKID ROW RIP THINGS UP WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘TEAR IT DOWN’

    Watch the video HERE

    Skid Row release a new song and music video from their upcoming Nick Raskulinecz produced album The Gang’s All Here, available October 14th 2022. ‘Tear It Down’ is everything fans ever loved about Skid Row all in one - swaggering vocals, a signature guitar riff, groove to burn and a call to action.

    “’Tear It Down’ is about breaking down barriers, because coexisting isn’t about building walls, it’s about getting rid of them.” - Rachel Bolan

    The video, produced by Take 2 Productions/ Rosey Media was filmed in the band’s home state of New Jersey and perfectly captures the raw and gritty nature of Skid Row’s music.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 15 2022 @ 22:59 CDT
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    News: Lillian Axe - First studio album in 10 years, first UK tour in 29 years
    Heavy Metal ‘From Womb To Tomb’ by Lillian Axe is released on CD on 19 August 2022 by Global Rock Records [GRRCD119]. This is the band’s first new album in ten years and it comes ahead of their first UK headline dates in 29 years.

    Lillian Axe is an American hard rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, who found success with the major label albums, ‘Lillian Axe’, ‘Love + War’, ‘Poetic Justice’ and ‘Psychoschizophrenia’. Originally formed in 1983, the group since bursting onto the scene back in 1988 with their acclaimed debut album on MCA Records and are still active. Guitarist Steve Blaze and bassist Michael Max Darby remain from the original band; the current line-up is completed by: Brent Graham - Lead vocals; Bass guitar Sam Poitevent - Guitar / Vocals and Wayne Stokely - Drums
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jul 09 2022 @ 09:02 CDT
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    News: New video from prog act MIGLIOT AMICI & CO- 'Glasgow Reel'
    Progressive Rock NYC prog outfit MIGLIOT AMICI & CO ... which is a duo of guitar hero Ray DeTone (Paul Dianno's Killers, Drive, She Said, etc) and Michael Sciotto (Gillan, From the Fire, etc) with their friends Mark Clarke (Colosseum, Billy Squier), Nicky Moroch (Elton John, David Bowie), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steve Wilson), Alex Salzman (Ace Frehley), the late David J Keyes (Renaissance, Willy DeVille), Dave Trupia (Marty Balin), and Ralph Merigliano (Ross The Boss).

    The video for "Glasgow Reel" has already won several awards including the Druk International Film Festival, Tagore International Film Festival and the World Film Carnival - Singapore Festival.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 17 2022 @ 13:51 CDT
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    News: WISHBONE ASH LIVE IN SYRACUSE!
    Progressive Rock In preparation for the 50th Anniversary and a new live recording of their biggest selling album, Wishbone Ash are offering fans an up close and personal experience to go deep in the shed to work through this vintage material in its entirety. Released in 1973, “Live Dates” offers the greatest and most challenging collection of early material which propelled this double album to multi-platinum sales.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jun 08 2022 @ 23:54 CDT
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    News: CATS in SPACE Return with incredible double album Kickstart The Sun 29 July2022
    General CATS in SPACE are all set to return this summer with their fifth studio album which boldly promises to musically go “where no band has gone before..” the SUN!

    Kickstart the Sun, which took nine solid months to complete, and was partly recorded at the legendary RAK Studios in London, has once more raised the bar that was already set super high by their previous chart hitting albums. The familiar team of producer/guitarist and principal songwriter Greg Hart and engineer Ian Caple sees the new album clocking in at a ‘stratospheric sixty-three minutes’ across a double album to be released in a variety of coloured formats, with an expanded limited double CD also on offer. The album features some very special guests who help to confirm that the band are pushing their musical boundaries to the absolute maximum on this epic journey with no less than fifteen brand new songs.

    Joining the CATS on the fifteen song opus is the legendary Pedal steel player B.J. Cole (the man behind Tiny Dancer, Baker Street and No Regrets by the Walker Brothers amongst a star studded CV) who guests on several tracks. Alongside B.J. is the Australian virtuoso Ian Cooper dubbed the ‘One Man String Orchestra’ and for the first time a real brass and horn section courtesy of Jack Birchwood. But, there is more! Guesting vocally alongside seventh cat Mick Wilson are Emily Lynne and Lara Smiles from the Australian Pink Floyd and ‘The Duchess’ Julie Maguire, who gets to sing an incredible duet with CAT frontman and co-writer Damien Edwards.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 28 2022 @ 13:16 CDT
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    News: Cats In Space: Glam-Rockin’ Power-Poppin’ Teenage Millionaires
    General “When was the last time you heard a drum solo on a hit single? ‘Black Betty’ in 1977 maybe..? Well, stand by for Steevi Bacon’s atomic drums on Teenage Millionaires, this tune will blow your house down…” Greg Hart, CATS in SPACE, May 2022.

    Yes indeed, only these CATS could dare to do such a thing! Using lyrical references to the legendary ‘Artful Dodger’ JACK WILD and the damning of the TikTok generation, all wrapped up in a rock sound fit for stadiums! From the revving of Lamborghinis to a thousand Gibson guitars and a ‘terrace of vocals’, TEENAGE MILLIONAIRES is a no nonsense ‘full throttle’ Glam-Rock classic.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 20 2022 @ 21:49 CDT
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    News: Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners debut single ‘Wasted Times’ - UK tour
    General Wicked Cool Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Wasted Times’ the debut single by Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners.

    “Wasted Times is pure rock n roll, peppered with country touches, while the lyrics have an honesty traditionally found in folk music and It’s just a good time song played by a killer band.” exclaims Ginger Widlheart.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCGHOJbGVo8
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 20 2022 @ 21:43 CDT
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    News: Thumos announce new album The Course of Empire set for release on July 4th
    Heavy Metal Thumos proudly announces the new album 'The Course of Empire' set for release on July 4th on Snow Wolf Records.

    The band have partnered with "prog-electronic storyteller" spaceseer for a musical recreation of the Thomas Cole painting series The Course of Empire, which represents the cyclical nature of human civilisation, and have chosen this content and release date as commentary on the current state of the USA.

    The first single 'Arcadian' will be available to stream on Friday May 6th and the album will be available July 4th on all digital platforms as well as CD (6 panel fold out wallet) and cassette (fold out j-card).

    Follow the band at Thumos bandcamp
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 08 2022 @ 10:43 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Wednesday, May 04

    · Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash “Living Proof” (Live Recordings 76- (0)


    Friday, April 22

    · Cats In Space: NEW VIDEO for Poke The Witch from forthcoming Double Album (0)
    · CLEOPATRA RECORDS Defy Odds, Celebrate A Stunning THREE DECADES of Independence (0)


    Friday, April 15

    · Francis Rossi - Tunes & ChatHuge 2023 - spoken word tour (0)


    Tuesday, April 12

    · TESSERACT RELEASE REGROWTH - A DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE THROUGH BANDCAMP (0)
    · The Tangent announce new album Songs from The Hard Shoulder (0)
    · GANDALF'S FIST’S OWN LABEL SIGN AGILE THUMB DEBUT EP RELEASED 17th APRIL (0)
    · LOUDER THAN WORDS FROM JOE MATERA. FEAT. JÁNOS R. KRUSENBAUM (0)
    · Wicked Smile announce new single Daze Of Delirium (0)
    · Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited/Seconds Out & More (The Egg, Albany, NY (0)


    Sunday, April 10

    · Stick Men: The Linda,WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany NY 4/8/2022 (0)


    Saturday, April 09

    · Ginger Wildheart - The Pessimist’s Companion on 22nd April (0)


    Thursday, April 07

    · RIVERSIDE: North American tour kicks off this month! (0)


    Monday, April 04

    · RAEL: The Music of Genesis, 4/2/2022 (0)


    Saturday, April 02

    · Lillian Axe: 3CD set Psalms For Eternity, plus new album announced (0)


    Tuesday, March 29

    · Nektar’s ‘Vinyl Sides Live’ Tour to kick off March 22 (0)


    Wednesday, March 16

    · New Jethro Tull Two-Volume Book Spin Me Back Down The Years! (0)
    · Bill Bruford Announces 6CD Career Box Set Making A Song and Dance (0)


    Monday, March 14

    · Dave Bainbridge News (0)


    Saturday, March 05

    · New AFFORESTED Album (0)
    · News about The Raging Project upcoming album (0)
    · JINJER Start Donation Campaign for UKRAINE NP (0)
    · Pure Reason Revolution new album Above Cirrus; first single New Kind Of Evil (0)


    Thursday, February 24

    · The Pineapple Thief announce details of Give It Back (0)


    Saturday, February 19

    · Cats In Space: New single Poke The Witch and forthcoming Double Album (0)


    Tuesday, February 01

    · Dream Theater wins our Readers Poll for Best Album of 2021! (0)


    Wednesday, January 12

    · Envy Of None, the new band from Alex Lifeson (Rush) (0)


    Tuesday, November 09

    · Review: Hawkwind 'Somnia' (0)
    · Review: Glass Hammer 'Skallagrim-Into the Breach' (0)
    · Review: Between the Buried and Me 'Colors II' (w/Luis Nasser) (0)
    · Udo Dirkschneider Discusses the new U.D.O. Album 'Game Over' (0)


    Thursday, June 10

    · A Chat with Bev Bevan (ELO/The Move/Black Sabbath) & Joy Strachan (0)


    Saturday, March 27

    · Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds (0)


    Monday, March 01

    · Blue Oyster Cult's 'The Symbol Remains' Wins Album of 2020! (0)


    Thursday, January 14

    · A Tribute to Tim Bogert (0)
    · Review: Rain 'Singularity' (0)
    · 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)


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