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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on new releases from Circu5, Peter Banks, Martin Turner, B's Bees, Fernando Perdomo, Kaipa, Affasia, Godthrymm, Ted & Majella, and a Forgotten Favorite from Gillan!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jul 16 2018 @ 22:50 CDT
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    General Join host Pete Pardo as he reviews the latest releases from Tremonti, Spock's Beard, and Fernando Perdomo!

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    News: Symphony X Guitarist Michael Romeo Goes for Broke on His Daring First Real Solo
    Progressive Metal The adventurous and diverse History of the World, Part 1 is due out June 27th on Mascot Records

    Internationally acclaimed guitar hero Michael Romeo has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated first official solo album, War of the Worlds, Part I, on June 27th through Mascot Records. The wildly ambitious 10-song disc sees the founder, chief songwriter and prime mover of the progressive titans Symphony X furthering his reputation as one of the world’s preeminent axe slingers and composers of adventurous, multi-faceted orchestral metal.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jul 14 2018 @ 15:01 CDT
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    Concerts: Armored Saint and Act of Defiance at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 7/10/2018
    Heavy Metal Way back in 1991, American heavy metal act Armored Saint released Symbol of Salvation, their fourth album overall and to this day one of their most popular releases among their fans. It was also to be their last album written with original guitarist Dave Prichard, who died of leukemia in 1990 shortly before it was recorded, and also would be the start of an extended hiatus for the band that would last until 1999. Fast forward to 2018, and the band are doing a short tour playing Symbol of Salvation in its entirety for the first time ever. Along with Act of Defiance, Armored Saint would make the first stop of this tour at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo was on hand for the metal heroics.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jul 12 2018 @ 13:07 CDT
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    Interviews: Dark Horizon Discusses Aenigma, Their New CD for Underground Symophony
    Progressive Metal Dark Horizon is an outstanding Italian symphonic metal outfit first conceived in 1997 by keyboardist Alessandro Battini and guitarist Daniele Mandelli. In a first for this interviewer (Mark Antony Rossi) the entire band, Alex (keyboard) Luca (drums) Paolo (bass) and Daniele (guitar) fields my select questions with finesse and largesse.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jul 08 2018 @ 23:24 CDT
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    Concerts: Sons Of Apollo, Jay Wud, The King Lot; Motherwell 2nd July 2018
    Concert Reviews “How are we tonight Motherwell?” is not a question I thought I’d ever hear asked of an audience at a progressive metal show. And yet, here we were in the rather civilised Civic Centre in a small town not far from Glasgow in Scotland; and we’re not just revelling in some mighty fine music, but doing so in the presence of a supergroup! Featuring ex-and current members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Talisman, Black Country Communion and Guns N’ Roses, that the five men who make up Sons Of Apollo have also performed with everyone from Journey and Joe Satriani to Neal Morse and David Lee Roth (I could fill this review name dropping acts like Alice Cooper, KISS and WET, but let’s just get on with it), should give an indication that Motherwell was sure as hell rocked like it has never been rocked before. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was in this new Mecca of prog to find out more…
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 05 2018 @ 20:17 CDT
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    News: RYAN HAMILTON and the HARLEQUIN GHOSTS
    General Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts announce 9 date October UK Tour with very special guests Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.

    Check out the tour teaser video HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 04 2018 @ 20:15 CDT
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    News: G'ole! FIFA's Official Film of the 1982 World Cup Feat. Rick Wakeman
    Progressive Rock G'ole! FIFA's Official Film of the 1982 World Cup Feat. Music by Rick Wakeman to be Released on CD/DVD & Limited Edition Boxed Set

    London - Now available for pre-order, G'ole! FIFA's official film of the 1982 World Cup featuring music by Rick Wakeman on CD/DVD & Limited Edition Boxed Set (which includes the unreleased bonus soundtrack CD Hero). This is the next in the highly successful deluxe edition series of Rick Waleman's classic albums.

    Says Rick, “Another soundtrack album and not bad as soundtrack albums go. It's a shame DVD wasn't about at the time as it would have made a nice sporting DVD release.”

    Narrated by Sean Connery, with music by Rick Wakeman, G'ole! captures the highly charged atmosphere of those few weeks in Spain, when the World's top 24 teams gathered to do battle.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 03 2018 @ 15:40 CDT
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    News: InsideOutMusic 25th anniversary digital compilation launched
    Progressive Rock InsideOutMusic, the leading force in today’s progressive rock scene, celebrate their 25th anniversary of being a label in 2018, in what will be one of their biggest and busiest yet. Now they launch a specially priced, 35-track digital compilation, giving a glimpse of what InsideOut have been doing for the past few years. The collection features tracks from label mainstays like Devin Townsend Project, Steve Hackett, Spock’s Beard, Riverside, Enchant & The Tangent, as well as newer bands like Bent Knee, Caligula’s Horse, Perfect Beings & Sons of Apollo. Download/stream the compilation here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 03 2018 @ 14:48 CDT
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    News: Insurrection album news
    Heavy Metal Holland based melodic death/thrashers INSURRECTION are mixing their brandnew album ‘Circles Of Despair’ with no one less than producer Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates etc.). Their new album will be entitled ‘Cirlcles Of Despair’, contains 10 tracks and promise to sound more diverse than their previous ‘Catatonic’ EP (2015). Insurrection is now looking for a record deal to release this album as soon as possible.

    www.facebook.com/Insurrectionofficial

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 03 2018 @ 11:38 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT - Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 25 Songs of the 21st Century
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he voices his opinion on Rolling Stone's Top 25 Songs of the 21st Century

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jul 01 2018 @ 19:54 CDT
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    News: Alice In Chains announce new album Rainier Fog
    Heavy Metal ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited RAINIER FOG (BMG), their first album in five years. They’re giving fans another sneak preview of the album with today’s release of second track ‘So Far Under’. So Far Under’ follows the recent release of ‘The One You Know’ and its Adam Mason-directed companion video, which has already amassed over 2.3 million views.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jun 27 2018 @ 19:51 CDT
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    News: Tokyo Blade: 20 July 'Unbroken' Album Launch Show
    Heavy Metal 3MS Music are delighted to announce that Tokyo Blade return with a new studio album “Unbroken”, the band’s eighth, which is to be released 20 July 2018 [3MS018CD / 3MS018LP / 3MS018DA]. The band’s roots go right back to the heady days of the rise of the NWOBHM and on this eleven-track album they prove that their cutting edge remains undimmed, this is uncompromising stuff.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 22 2018 @ 20:18 CDT
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    News: Thunder: London Xmas show announced and band tease 2019 activity
    General Thunder are delighted to announce that they will perform one of their now-legendary Christmas shows in London at The Roundhouse on Friday 21 December 2018. A limited number of VIP packages will go on sale Thursday 28 June and the general on sale will be Friday 29 June: tickets will be on sale from 0900 each day from www.thunderonline.com.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 22 2018 @ 20:15 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT- The Ultimate Concept Albums!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for his latest 'rant' as he discusses some of his favorite concept albums of all time.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 15 2018 @ 13:35 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the latest edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he reviews the latest from Amorphis, Ghost, Sleep, Black Stone Cherry, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Exodus!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 15 2018 @ 13:34 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the latest edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he reviews the latest from Graveyard, Dimmu Borgir, Joe Bonamassa, Mos Generator, The Golden Grass, Beth Hart, Sanhedrin, David Cross & David Jackson, Hekz, Hillmen, Hollow Earth, Promethium, The Who, Tangerine Dream, Chris Squire, and a Forgotten Favorite from Boston!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 15 2018 @ 13:32 CDT
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    News: THE PINEAPPLE THIEF REVEAL MORE DETAILS ON DISSOLUTION
    Progressive Rock THE PINEAPPLE THIEF , THE UK'S FUTURE ART ROCK STARS, REVEAL MORE DETAILS ON NEW ALBUM DISSOLUTION

    RELEASED ON 31ST AUGUST ON KSCOPE

    PREMIERE OF FIRST SINGLE “FAR BELOW”

    The Pineapple Thief have revealed their first single, entitled “Far Below” from forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree virtuoso drummer Gavin Harrison. Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains the song’s evolution ”’Far Below’ began life as a bit of a jam session between myself and Gavin. Gavin had this distinctive 6/8 rhythm going and it didn't take long for me to find the melodies. And so, a song was born. Is it my favourite track from the album? Impossible to judge as the album covers so much ground. But it does showcase what the four of us want The Pineapple Thief to be about and I for one can't wait to play this one live.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 12 2018 @ 19:53 CDT
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    Interviews: Finnish Thrash Veterans The Hirvi Finally Release Old School Killspree
    Heavy Metal The Hirvi (Finnish for the Moose) were a thrash mainstay in the late 1980’s in metro Finland. After a series of personal and personnel issues they never got around to recording some of their well known local thrash hits. This record is their first and captures their aggressive version of thrash and the spirit of their unique musicality. Guitarist/singer/songwriter Juha Virtanen recently caught up with Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi to discuss the excellent debut Old School Killspree.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jun 11 2018 @ 00:43 CDT
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    SoT Video: The History of Deep Purple!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as takes a look at the long career & music of legendary British heavy rock pioneers Deep Purple!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, May 29 2018 @ 12:14 CDT
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    Thursday, May 03

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    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)


    Monday, April 09

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    Monday, March 26

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    Friday, March 16

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


    Wednesday, March 14

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    Tuesday, March 13

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    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the 1970's (0)
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    Monday, February 26

    · The Extreme Metal Sounds of My Silent Wake (0)
    · Insect Ark release Marrow Hymns (0)


    Sunday, February 18

    · The Top Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums of the 1970's (0)
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    · RANT-Rock Biographies & Autobiographies Parts 1-3 (0)
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    Monday, January 29

    · Von Hertzen Brothers interview - War and Rebirth with Mikko Von Hertzen (0)


    Monday, January 22

    · Interview - Ryan Hamilton Touring with Traitors & being So Glad about EP (0)


    Sunday, January 21

    · Vhaldemar Unleash Against All Kings (0)
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    Saturday, January 13

    · Why It's Never Too Late to Discover New Music (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Journey Into Lovecraft-ian Worlds With US Black Metal Act Crafteon (0)


    Thursday, January 11

    · The Metal World Mourns the Loss of Fast Eddie Clarke at Age 67 (0)


    Wednesday, December 27

    · The History of UFO! (0)


    Monday, December 25

    · Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 2 (0)
    · Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 1 (0)


    Monday, December 11

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    Wednesday, December 06

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
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    Thursday, November 23

    · A Tribute to the Late Malcolm Young of AC/DC (0)
    · An Interview with Lion Music Recording Artist Jim Ledford! (0)


    Saturday, November 11

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    Sunday, October 29

    · TSO/Savatage Guitarist Chris Caffery Guests on What's Hot With SoT! (0)


    Friday, October 27

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    · Covers and Cuts an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore (0)


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