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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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    News: Lonely Robot launch Ancient Ascendant video from new album Under Stars
    Progressive Rock Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), recently announced the release of ‘Under Stars’ for the 26th April 2019.

    Today sees the launch of the first track taken from the album, and you can watch the video for ‘Ancient Ascendant’ here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Mar 23 2019 @ 00:05 CDT
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    News: SOTO announce new studio album Origami - launch first single BeLie
    Heavy Metal SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), recently announced signing a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

    Now they are pleased to reveal their new, third studio album ‘Origami‘ which will be released May 24th, 2019, and to celebrate they have launched the records first single.

    Watch the lyric video for ‘BeLie‘ now
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 22 2019 @ 23:56 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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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Iron Maiden
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest Nicholas Franco as they run down their favorite songs from legendary heavy metal act Iron Maiden!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 15 2019 @ 13:23 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Alice Cooper
    General Join host Pete Pardo and special guest Mike Antonelli from The Brewery at Orange County Hops as they discuss their favorite songs from legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Mar 10 2019 @ 13:53 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: April Wine
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top 10 favorite songs from Canadian hard rockers April Wine and a host of honorable mentions!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Mar 10 2019 @ 13:52 CDT
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    SoT Video: Review: Queensryche- The Verdict!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he gives his 'verdict' on the brand new Queensryche CD, 'The Verdict' !

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Mar 10 2019 @ 13:51 CDT
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    SoT Video: Forgotten Favorites-Obscure '70s & '80s hard rock, prog, and met
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he discusses some recent obscure CDs he has acquired in the prog, hard rock, and metal genres.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Mar 10 2019 @ 13:50 CDT
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    News: Legendary Jazz Guitarist George Benson Pays Tribute on Walking to New Orleans
    General Legendary Jazz Guitarist George Benson Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry, Fats Domino on ‘Walking to New Orleans’.

    Album out April 26th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

    Check out the new song Nadine (Is It You) here

    UK Shows Tickets available HERE
    Thurs 18 July - Hammersmith Apollo, London
    Fri 19 July - Hammersmith Apollo, London
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Mar 07 2019 @ 20:56 CST
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    News: Retina news
    Progressive Metal Alex writes:

    Hi! We're experimental metal band Retina, and we released our first full-length album "Entropy".

    https://retinametal.bandcamp.com/album/entropy

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1X4B-1n48iYboTkyNACcUHds_STbXpoLk?usp=sharing

    Retina was formed 2006 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia by members of two local bands Inshade and Rollercoaster. First influences was bands like The Red Chord, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, later band find it's own sound with mixing different genres like techmetal, ambient, sludge, shoe gaze, post-rock, math rock. Since its formation, Retina has played with bands like "Born from Pain", "Arsonists get all the girls", "Dismember" and many others. Navene Koperweis(ex-Animals as leaders, Entheos) was recording session drums for one of EP's. Band released one demo, two EP and now came out debut full-length album "Entropy".


    https://www.facebook.com/pg/retinametal
    https://soundcloud.com/retinaband
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Mar 07 2019 @ 13:49 CST
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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 some hot new CD's from Dream Theater, Candlemass, Spirits of Fire, The Neal Morse Band, Overkill, and Last Pharaoh!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 01 2019 @ 12:37 CST
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    SoT Video: Questions and Answers 2/23/2019!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he answers your musical questions from the last week.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 01 2019 @ 12:36 CST
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    SoT Video: Best to Worst Albums: Blue Oyster Cult
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the Blue Oyster Cult studio album discography from best to worst!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 01 2019 @ 12:35 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Blue Oyster Cult
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down is top 10 favorite songs from Blue Oyster Cult as well as a healthy set of honorable mentions!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 01 2019 @ 12:34 CST
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    Past Articles


    Friday, March 01

    · Best to Worst Albums: Spooky Tooth (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Todd Rundgren's Utopia (0)


    Monday, February 25

    · Lonely Robot announce third studio album ‘Under Stars’ (0)


    Tuesday, February 19

    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Zappa (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Whitesnake (0)
    · The Origins of Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Queen (0)


    Sunday, February 10

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Monday, February 04

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Steely Dan (0)
    · RANT- Revisiting the '80s Albums of Rush & Genesis (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: UFO (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Styx (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Led Zeppelin (0)
    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Book Review: K.K. Downing-Heavy Duty-Days and Nights in Judas Priest (0)
    · Film Review-The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo (0)


    Monday, January 14

    · Best to Worst Albums: Starz (0)
    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Montrose 'Montrose' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Opeth (0)
    · Best to Worst Albums: Mastodon (0)


    Wednesday, January 09

    · Questions and Answers 1/6/2019! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Camel (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Chicago (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Judas Priest (0)
    · The History of Judas Priest- Part 2 (0)
    · The History of Judas Priest- Part 1 (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Slayer (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Uriah Heep (0)


    Sunday, December 30

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Scorpions (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Rainbow (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Grand Funk Railroad (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Gentle Giant (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Black Sabbath (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Budgie (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Triumph (0)
    · Pete Pardo's Top 30 Albums of 2013! (0)


    Tuesday, December 11

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Boston (0)


    Thursday, December 06

    · The Wildhearts, Ferocious Dog: SWG3 Glasgow 4th December 2018 (0)


    Monday, December 03

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Top 10 Song: King Crimson (0)


    Friday, November 30

    · Top 10 Songs: Jethro Tull (0)


    Thursday, November 29

    · Top 10 Songs: ELP (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Yes (0)


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