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The Staff's Top Picks of 2020

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  • My Silent Wake

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  • The Pineapple Thief
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  • We're Looking for Experienced HEAVY METAL & PROG Writers

    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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    Heavy Metal Thundercloud, fronted by legendary Metal vocalist/lyricist Ronny Munroe (Between Worlds, One Machine, Metal Church, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) have released a new single and video 'Lightning Queen', WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    Thundercloud founder Dougie Bee (guitarist/songwriter) states: “Lightning Queen describes the positive impact on your life when you meet that one person who sets your soul on fire.” The song combines contemporary hard rock drive yet has its roots firmly in traditional classic rock anthems by legendary bands such as Whitesnake, Rainbow, UFO and Thin Lizzy.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Jan 17 2021 @ 14:54 CST

    SoT Video: A Tribute to Tim Bogert
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for a tribute to the late bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Beck, Bogert & Appice) who passed away on January 13, 2021 at the age of 76

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:55 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Rain 'Singularity'
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a review of the brand new album from British progressive rock act Rain 'Singlularity', featuring Rob Groucutt (vocals, keyboards and guitars), Andy Edwards (drums, ex-IQ, Frost, Robert Plant), John Jowitt (vocals and bass, ex-ARK, Arena, IQ, Jadis and Frost) and Mirron (vocals and guitars).

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:53 CST

    SoT Video: The Top 40 Albums of 2020-Pete Pardo & Steven Reid's Picks!
    General Join Pete Pardo & Steven Reid for their favorite 40 releases of 2020.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:52 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Il Balletto Di Bronzo
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of Italian progressive rock act Il Balletto Di Bronzo.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:51 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Aviary
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of US pop/pomp/prog rock act Aviary.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:49 CST

    News: THE ALMIGHTY Powertrippin' 2CD 26 February 2021
    Heavy Metal “We were on tour in Germany opening for Iron Maiden when Powertrippin’ crashed into the UK National Chart at #5. The Maiden boys held a party for us that night in their hotel to celebrate. We suddenly felt very validated, looking back I think we were" - Ricky Warwick.

    Although initially inspired by punk, when Scottish school friends Stump Monroe (drums), Floyd London (bass) and Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals) joined forces with guitarist Tantrum in 1988, they chose a harder rocking, heavy metal sound. Snapped up by Polydor Records for 1989 debut “Blood, Fire & Love”, their more punk infused aggressive approach was a welcome relief from the glam orientated sounds imported from across the Atlantic. This was followed by “Soul Destruction” in 1991, and then “Powertrippin’” in 1993.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jan 13 2021 @ 20:52 CST


    Hailing from Manchester, UK, Barbarian Hermit released their most recent album 'Solitude and Savagery’ in 2018 on APF Records. Playing a heady mix of downtuned, fuzz-laden guitars they kicked out some of the raunchiest riffs in rock over elephantine grooves, the band created a sound that is as irresistibly catchy as it is crushingly heavy.

    Working with the legendary Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, Barbarian Hermit’s 'Solitude and Savagery' bared seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smouldered with swampy rawness and feral energy.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 11 2021 @ 20:53 CST

    News: LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - Announce New Album to be Released on InsideOut
    Progressive Rock The biggest music news of the year comes at the very end of 2020 as LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT announce their return with a new label and new album. The legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) have signed with InsideOutMusic for the release of their 3rd album. The album is set for a Spring 2021 release, 22 years after the bands’ last studio album.

    "What happens, when you put four of the most talented musicians on the planet in one room? LTE. We all have been waiting for this album to happen for a very long time and it makes us very proud to be releasing this album. This one is for the fans!" - Thomas Waber, InsideOutMusic Label Manager
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Dec 17 2020 @ 21:19 CST

    SoT Video: Rob Halford Discusses His New Autobiography 'Confess' and Judas Priest&#
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for an interview with the Metal God himself, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, as they talk about Rob's new autobiography 'Confess' and Judas Priest's 50th Anniversary news.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Dec 11 2020 @ 16:33 CST

    Ranking the Studio Albums: Triumvirat
    Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of '70s German prog-rock trio Triumvirat.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:27 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Zero Hour
    Progressive Metal Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of progressive metal heavyweights Zero Hour.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:26 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Epica
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo & Chris Alo as they rank the albums of Dutch symphonic metal act Epica.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:25 CST

    SoT Video: An Intimate Chat With Simon Phillips
    Fusion oin Pete Pardo for a fun discussion with legendary drummer/producer/engineer/songwriter Simon Phillips, as he talks about some of the new musical projects he's been working on as well as remarks on his long and storied career.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:24 CST

    SoT Video: Roine Stolt Discusses The Flower Kings 'Islands' and Upcoming Transatlan
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a chat with The Flower Kings/Transatlantic/Kaipa legend Roine Stolt.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:23 CST

    SoT Video: Vanden Plas Drummer Andreas Lill Discusses 'The Ghost Xperiment-Illumina
    Progressive Metal Join Pete Pardo for an interview with drummer Andreas Lill of German progressive metal act Vanden Plas, as they talk about the bands new concept album 'The Ghost Xperiment-Illumination' for Frontiers Records.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:22 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Steve Hackett
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo and special guest co-host Anthony Ferraro as they rank the studio albums of ex-Genesis guitar legend Steve Hackett.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 09 2020 @ 20:20 CST

    News: Sea of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020!
    General Sea of Tranquility is excited to announce Sea Of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020, its first ever curated virtual concert to benefit The Humane Society's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

    The world premiere will be Saturday, November 21st at 7:00 PM EST.

    Since its inception as a web-zine in 2001, Sea of Tranquility has been championing progressive rock, metal, and fusion music and musicians from all over the world. Today, after 1000s of interviews, reviews and feature articles, Sea Of Tranquility has built a large loyal following.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Nov 11 2020 @ 14:04 CST

    Interviews: Fires in the Distance Debuts with Echoes From Deep November
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Craig of Fires in the Distance. The band’s debut album, Echoes from Deep November, was released in September 2020.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Nov 08 2020 @ 21:34 CST

    News: Joe Bonamassa - 'Lookout Man!' Video
    General Joe Bonamassa released the music video for ‘Lookout Man!’ over the weekend. The single is taken from his brand-new album ‘Royal Tea’ out now via Provogue/J&R Adventures.

    The album is inspired by his British guitar heroes Jeff Beck, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton and Cream, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 27 2020 @ 14:29 CDT

    What was the best 2020 album in the list below?

    AC/DC : Power Up
    Amaranthe : Manifest
    Amberian Dawn : Looking For You
    Armored Saint : Punching The Sky
    Ayreon : Transitus
    Blue Oyster Cult : The Symbol Remains
    Bruce Spingsteen : Letter To You
    Cats In Space : Atlantis
    Communic : Hiding From The World
    Deep Purple : Whoosh!
    Dynazty : The Dark Delight
    Elder : Omens
    Enslaved : Utgard
    Fates Warning : Long Day Good Night
    Fish : Weltschmerz
    Glass Hammer : Dreaming City
    Haken : Virus
    Jakko Jakszyk : Secrets & Lies
    Kansas : The Absence Of Presence
    Katatonia : City Burials
    Lonely Robot : Feelings Are Good
    Lunatic Soul : Through Shaded Woods
    Magnum : The Serpent Rings
    Neal Morse : Sola Gratia
    Pain Of Salvation : Panther
    Pallbearer : Forgotten Days
    Pattern Seeking Animals : Prehensile Tales
    Primal Fear : Metal Commando
    Pure Reason Revolution : Eupnea
    Pyramaze : Epitaph
    Reb Beach : A View From The Inside
    Rick Wakeman : The Red Planet
    Sodom : Genesis Xix
    Testament : Titans Of Creation
    The Pineapple Thief : Versions Of The Truth
    The Tangent : Auto Reconnaissance
    Ulver : Flowers Of Evil
    Vanden Plas : The Ghost Xperiment - Illuminati
    Wishbone Ash : Coat Of Arms
    Wobbler : Dwellers Of The Deep

    [ Results | Polls ]

    Votes 210

    Past Articles

    Tuesday, October 06

    · Joe Bonamassa - 'Royal Tea' Video (0)

    Friday, July 31

    · Joe Bonamassa's new single ‘Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye’ (0)

    Tuesday, July 28

    · Catching Up With Mick Box & Davey Rimmer of Uriah Heep! (0)
    · An Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown! (0)
    · A Weekend Chat with Annie Haslam of Renaissance! (0)
    · An Interview with Ronnie Platt of Kansas! (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: The Moody Blues (0)

    Tuesday, July 14

    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 2) (0)
    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 1) (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Crimson Glory (0)
    · An Interview with Steve Hackett (0)
    · An Interview with Jasun Tipton of Zero Hour (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Primal Fear (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Starcastle (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Fish (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Marillion (0)
    · Review: Todd Rundgren's Utopia 'Benefit for Moogy Klingman 2011' CD/ (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Pain of Salvation (0)

    Monday, May 04

    · An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn! (0)

    Friday, April 17

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Be Bop Deluxe (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Van Der Graaf Generator (0)
    · New Song 'Bloom' from Solo Artist ITAYIL (0)

    Wednesday, April 01

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dream Theater (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Symphony X (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Camel (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: UK (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Saxon (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dixie Dregs (0)

    Tuesday, March 10

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Iron Maiden (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Judas Priest (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Nevermore (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Between the Buried and Me (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (0)

    Wednesday, February 26

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Alice Cooper (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Savatage (0)
    · Review: King Crimson 'Audio Diary 2014-2018' (0)
    · Review: Martin Barre 'Live in NY' CD/DVD (0)

    Saturday, February 01

    · Opeth & Rival Sons tied in our readers poll for Albums of 2019! (0)

    Thursday, November 07

    · Electric Mary, Edinburgh Bannerman’s, 4th November 2019 (0)

    Saturday, October 26

    · A Tribute to Ginger Baker (0)
    · Review- Angel 'Risen' (0)
    · Review- Opeth 'In Cauda Venenum' (0)
    · Review- Nocturnus A.D. 'Paradox' (0)
    · Review- Vinnie Moore 'Soul Shifter' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Beatles (0)
    · An Interview with Frank Marino! (0)

    Friday, September 20

    · Electric Mary - interview - Video for “It’s Alright” - Tour (0)

    Saturday, September 07

    · S.O.T.O., StOp sToP, Scarlet Aura; Edinburgh 4th September 2019 (0)

    Friday, August 02

    · Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa at Bethel Woods 7/30/2019 (0)
    · Forgotten Favorites-Rare, Obscure, and Some Not So Rare Hard Rock, Prog, and (0)

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