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    Concerts: Haken, Between The Buried And Me, Cryptodira: Glasgow Garage 25th March 2023
    Concert Reviews

    It’s heartening to know in these days where ticket agencies seem to have borrowed their business models from the touts we used to despise, that it’s still possible to fork out less than £30 and revel in a top class evening of progressive metal. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was treated to some of the best sounds the genre has to offer as Haken, Between The Buried And Me and Cryptodira enthralled a packed Glasgow Garage.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 27 2023 @ 20:28 CDT

    News: Prog Ensemble CAIRO To Release 2nd Album Nemesis on May 5, 2023
    Progressive Rock The eagerly anticipated follow up album from 5-piece award winning progressive rock band CAIRO “Nemesis” will be released on May 5th on Spirit of Unicorn Music.

    This studio album, recorded with John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, taps into contemporary global concerns and demonstrates the band's impressive, genre-defying approach with menacing, angular riffs, pop rock hooks and electronic soundscapes that all beautifully complement powerful and emotive vocals.

    In this exciting and purposefully eclectic new album, the band venture into familiar ‘CAIRO rocks’ territory with the dynamic, moving epics. There are also some exciting departures for the band venturing into more melodic rock areas with “The Love” and “Glow,” and upbeat banger “Jumping On The Moon.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 07 2023 @ 13:59 CST

    Concerts: John Lodge at Cohoes Music Hall in New York 2/21/2023
    Progressive Rock

    Legendary Moody Blues bassist John Lodge treated fans to two hour long sets Tuesday Night at Cohoes Music Hall. Set 1 consisted of Moody Blues classics such as “Isn’t Life Strange”, “Gemini Dream”, and “I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” among others for the capacity crowd. This intimate venue is a great place to see a show, not a bad seat in the house. Lodge tackled the lead vocals through the first set, and although he’s not the singer that Justin Hayward is, he did an admirable job. At 77 years old, let’s give him credit for going out and performing for his fans. Lodge interacted with the crowd often, and his 10,000 Light Years Band were more than capable in recreating these classics.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 04 2023 @ 01:08 CST

    News: New Album From Antonio Giorgio, 'Imajica'
    Progressive Metal Antonio Giorgio writes:

    IMAJICA, the New Epic album of Antonio Giorgio

    AGM Productions proubly presents "IMAJICA" , the next fantastic album of the italian singer/songwriter Antonio Giorgio (auditioned for well-known bands like Kamelot, Conception & Royal Hunt in the past) and sequel of the well praised debut album “Golden Metal (The Quest for the Inner Glory)” published in 2017 by Andromeda Relix.

    The album will be out for Epic Spirit (new label of Antonio) & once again Andromeda Relix for the physical deluxe edition and AUSR Digital for the digital extended edition.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Mar 02 2023 @ 20:46 CST

    News: New Video from Geometry of Chaos
    Progressive Metal fabio la manna writes:

    "Tulpa" lyric video release

    The Italian progressive metal band GEOMETRY OF CHAOS led by Fabio La Manna, has just unveiled the lyric video of the new song "Tulpa". The style continues on the road taken with the first successful album "Soldiers of the New World Order", a blend of modern metal, decisive progressive elements, others more purely rock and a cinematic touch. In "Tulpa" Fabio La Manna, the musician at the helm of the project, composer, guitarist and bassist, makes use of the precious collaboration of Davide Cardella on drums, a constant member of the group, of the English Ethan Cronin on vocals and of the Brazilian keyboardist Charles Soulz . Tulpa is an entity connected to the human mind, which takes life and autonomous form, and sometimes takes possession of man, in this material plane.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Mar 02 2023 @ 20:44 CST

    News: Echo Us Archival Release
    Progressive Rock Absolute Probability writes:

    Ethan Matthew’s Echo Us release their first archival work spanning 2007-2014, and it sounds like no time has passed.

    Inland Empire, Echo Us' seventh full-length studio album might be seen as an epilogue to the original Echo Us trilogy (2009-2014). It’s opener, Across The Star picks up where 2014’s A Priori Memoriae closed but then spins through seven year’s worth of unreleased material. Inland Empire stands as its own as a completely new album from a previous era �" seemingly frozen in time.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Mar 02 2023 @ 20:42 CST

    News: New Syrek video featuring Marco Minnemann
    Progressive Metal Matt Williams writes:

    Syrek has just released the video to the stunning 9 minute song, 'I Think It's A Monster' from the critically acclaimed 2021 album, Story (featuring Terry Syrek (guitar), Marco Minnemann (drums), Mohini Dey (bass) and Lalle Larsson (keys)). Check out this slice of stunning prog metal virtuosity and captivating visuals on YouTube:

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Mar 02 2023 @ 20:40 CST

    News: Kscope announce the release of Blackfield : An Accident Of Stars: 2004-2017
    Progressive Rock A 7 Disc Deluxe Book-set with Previously Unreleased Live Show - Out March 31st

    Watch the trailer HERE
    Pre-order HERE

    Kscope are delighted to present ‘Blackfield : An Accident Of Stars: 2004 - 2017’, a collection of the band’s work from 2004 to 2017 released together for the first time . Housed in a deluxe book-set, with a 64-page book featuring liner notes by Anil Prasad at the center, it details the beginnings and inner workings of Blackfield’s journey through interviews and rare photos with both Steven and Aviv. This is a special, limited edition, one time pressing.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Feb 28 2023 @ 22:32 CST

    Concerts: Steve Morse Band: The Egg, Albany NY 2/23/2022

    For the first time in almost 10 years the Steve Morse Band is back on the road with a short 5 date east coast tour. Now that Steve’s tenure with Deep Purple is over, we can all hope to see and hear more of Steve Morse in the coming years.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Feb 25 2023 @ 21:24 CST

    Heavy Metal Kaine are pleased to announce that we are supporting the legendary MEAN MAN Chris Holmes on his “The 65 Tour” in June at the following dates/venues!

    June 16th, 2023 - The Patriot, Crumlin
    June 17th, 2023 - The Tivoli Venue, Buckley
    June 18th, 2023 - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
    June 22nd, 2023 - Trillians Newcastle
    June 23rd, 2023 - The Black Prince, Northampton
    June 24th, 2023 - Boston Arms Music Room, London
    June 25th, 2023 - The Waterloo, Blackpool

    Chris Holmes is a legendary American guitarist and was a founding member of 80’s Metal legends WASP (W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)), appearing on their self-titled debut album, The Last Command, Inside the Electric Circus, and The Headless Children, he also appeared on later albums Kill F£@% Die and Helldorado.

    Tickets will go on sale from 9am this Friday. For more information see SD Entertainment
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Feb 08 2023 @ 22:19 CST

    News: Queensryche's 'Digital Noise Alliance' Wins our 2022 Readers Poll
    General Digital Noise Alliance from Queensryche has won our readers poll for 2022 Album of the Year by a landslide! In a distant second place was Porcupine Tree Closure/Continuation and in third place came Kickstart the Sun from Cats in Space. Thanks to everyone that voted and congratulations to Queensryche for winning the Best Album of 2022 as voted by the Sea of Tranquility readers & viewers!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Feb 02 2023 @ 03:44 CST

    News: Karnataka: Requiem For A Dream albumreleased 5 June 2023
    Progressive Rock Requiem For A Dream is the much anticipated new studio album from UK symphonic/progressive rock band Karnataka. Featuring eight stunning new songs, the lavishly produced new album also includes their most ambitious track to date, the 25 minute epic, ‘Requiem For A Dream’.

    ”The album explores themes of personal adversity, loss, despair and forgiveness, experienced through the prism of global chaos, climate change and environmental destruction,” say Ian and Sertari. ”A beautiful world slowly dying and tinged with fear, yet grasping for hope. We are reminded of the fragility of Sagan’s unique ‘pale blue dot’ floating in a vast ocean of stars. We are dancing in the rain. This is our requiem for a dream.“
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Feb 01 2023 @ 19:29 CST

    News: EUROPE celebrate 40th Anniversary - Tour Announcement
    General 2023 sees 40 years since Swedish rock icons EUROPE released their self-titled debut album and to celebrate the milestone, the band are set to tour this Autumn. Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 27 January 2023 from

    The band, with millions of album sales under their belt and a No1 smash in 1986 across 25 countries with the legendary “The Final Countdown” received an award from YouTube in 2022 for the first Swedish band ever to receive a BILLION views for any one song.

    The “Time Capsule” tour will take in 18 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands and the UK, including two nights at the famous London Palladium. These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all the hits together with deep cuts and fan favorites from all of their 11 studio albums.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 24 2023 @ 17:33 CST

    News: RUSH Portraits, Rufus Publications 1st in series of black&white publications
    Progressive Rock RUSH -

    Rufus Publications is pleased to announce the first book in a new series of black and white titles called Portraits

    The new Portraits series will comprise beautiful 230mm square books, each presented in a slipcase, and will feature a range of artistes. Each title will be created using the work of a main photographer associated with the artiste, plus supplementary imagery to complement the main images. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase. Music journalist John Tucker has written an introduction for each book, and other text is sourced from articles that appeared in print at the time of the photography. The books are not signed but will be numbered and will come with an exclusive poster or print.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 20 2023 @ 22:13 CST

    News: Jethro Tull announce 23rd studio album RökFlöte; launch single Ginnungagap
    Progressive Rock 20th January 2023: Jethro Tull are pleased to announce their 23rd studio album, ‘RökFlöte’, which is set for release on the 21st April 2023 via InsideOutMusic. Following 2022’s ‘The Zealot Gene’, the band's first album in two decades, Ian Anderson and the band are returning with a 12-track record based on the characters and roles of some of the principle gods of the old Norse paganism, and at the same time exploring the ‘RökFlöte’ - rock flute - which Jethro Tull has made iconic.

    Today also sees the launch of the first single from the album, and you can watch the stunning animated video for ‘Ginnungagap’ (created by Costin Chioreanu) HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 20 2023 @ 22:08 CST

    News: Porcupine Tree to release deluxe hardback book edition of 'Deadwing'

    Pre-orders available now

    Transmission are proud to present Deadwing in deluxe hardback book edition for the first time. With three CDs and a bonus blu-ray disc, this is the most complete collection of the album and related material to date.
    · Disc 1 (CD): Steven Wilson’s 2018 remaster of Deadwing.
    · Disc 2 (CD): B-sides & additional tracks.
    · Disc 3 (CD): Over 70 minutes of Deadwing demos, offering a rare insight into the creative process for the album, including several tracks not recorded for the final album.
    · Disc 4 (Blu-ray): Featuring the new 'making of' documentary Never Stop the Car on a Drive in the Dark, ‘Lazarus’ promo video, Deadwing remastered in 96/24 LPCM stereo, B-sides in 96/24 LPCM stereo, Deadwing album with 4 bonus tracks in 5.1 surround sound mix by Elliot Scheiner and Steven Wilson, and 77-minute Rockpalast, Germany broadcast from 2005.
    · Book: A 108-page book is at the heart of this collection, with an in-depth history of the band by Stephen Humphries and rare photographs from Lasse Hoile and the band's personal archives.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Dec 14 2022 @ 21:52 CST

    News: RIVERSIDE - Announce European tour dates for 2023
    Progressive Metal Poland’s RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce a first of three European tours to support their upcoming studio album release “ID.Entity”, to be released via InsideOutMusic on January 20th, 2023. Mariusz Duda from the band comments, “This week, we'll give you the first dates of the European "ID.Entity" Tour 2023. In connection with that, we have two important announcements for you:

    Firstly, we've decided to divide our European tour into three editions, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. The majority of our concerts are planned for the Autumn of 2023 but in the Spring of 2023 we're going to visit two regions we haven't been to for a really long time. The Spring tour dates will be announced very soon.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Dec 14 2022 @ 21:40 CST

    Uriah Heep’s Sweet Freedom and Return to Fantasy limited edition vinyl picture
    Heavy Metal Uriah Heep and BMG continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of Uriah Heep with the Official Picture Disc LP releases of ‘Sweet Freedom’ and ‘Return to Fantasy’ on 20th January.

    Both albums will be made available on picture disc for the first time ever and are contained within a series of limited edition heavyweight collector picture discs releases from the Uriah Heep catalogue. The artwork for each picture disc has been meticulously worked on, retouching the original art and creating a true visual feast.

    Originally released in September 1973 Uriah Heep’s sixth studio album ‘Sweet Freedom’ reached number 18 in the UK charts. Containing the original audio recorded in Château d'Hérouville, this new pressing of ‘Sweet Freedom’ contains the hits ‘Stealin’’, ‘Sweet Freedom’ and more.

    ‘Return to Fantasy’, released in June 1975 helped pioneer the heavy metal genre and was the eighth studio album from Uriah Heep; this pressing of the album contains the hits ‘Return to Fantasy’, ‘Your Turn to Remember’ and features the original audio recorded in Lansdowne and Morgan Studios
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Dec 14 2022 @ 21:26 CST

    Concerts: Frost* - Edinburgh Queen’s Hall, Monday 28th Nov 2022
    Concert Reviews

    Their most recent album may well have been released a year ago but Frost* have clearly arrived at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall with one thing on their mind - namely to promote 2021’s excellent Day And Age. Well, I say that they only had one thought to the fore, but in truth there were another two itches the four-piece were desperate to scratch, those being to thoroughly entertain the near sell out crowd and to have a great time while doing so. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was only too pleased to get his prog thoroughly rocked.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Dec 04 2022 @ 00:52 CST

    Concerts: Cats in Space at Bury Met, Greater Manchester, UK, Nov. 28, 2022
    Concert Reviews

    I was stopped a few times before and after this astoundingly excellent gig by the Cats and there was only one real question people wanted to discuss: Why aren't Cats in Space playing much bigger venues? It's a great question. Is it because of the name as some posited? Is it because the band are of the older persuasion? Is it because of the lack of mainstream media support? Is it because their target audience is reluctant to venture out these days? Whatever the reason is there's absolutely no doubt that Cats in Space are one of the very best bands on the circuit right now.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 03 2022 @ 14:27 CDT

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