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    News: Crobot Vs. Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage)
    Heavy Metal Crobot Vs. Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) On Video Game Inspired 'Kiss It Goodbye', Taken From 'Rat Child' EP, Also featuring Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther) - Released 18 June 2021 via Mascot Records

    Crobot have announced their new record Rat Child EP, which will be released globally on 18 June via Mascot Records. The EP features a mighty cast of Frank Bello (Anthrax) , Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther).

    Ahead of this they have revealed the video for "Kiss It Goodbye" featuring Howard Jones (Light the Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) Listen Here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, May 11 2021 @ 21:49 CDT
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    News: Gentle Giant’s “Free Hand” Remixed By Steven Wilson Now Available for Pre&
    Progressive Rock “Free Hand” was Gentle Giant’s seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band’s career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band’s maturity, following the successes of “In A Glass House” & “The Power & The Glory”.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Apr 30 2021 @ 19:45 CDT
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    ASIA Announce Release of The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012
    Progressive Rock Release Date: 11th June 2021

    28th April 2021: ASIA, the multi-platinum selling English supergroup, formed in London in 1981, are celebrating their 40th anniversary by releasing a 5CD boxset The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012 through BMG Records on 11th June 2021.

    Pre-order it here: https://asiaband.lnk.to/reunionalbumsPR This 5CD deluxe clamshell box set features the 2CD live recording Fantasia, Live In Tokyo together with the three reunion studio albums Phoenix, Omega and XXX. ASIA took the world by a storm with their eponymous debut album, globally the biggest-selling album of 1982. The single Heat Of The Moment, a huge soft-rock anthem, reached the top 40 in over a dozen markets, peaking in the U.S. at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 29 2021 @ 19:28 CDT
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    News: The Wildhearts announce 21st Century Love Songs on Graphite Records
    Heavy Metal The Wildhearts are proud to announce the release of 21st Century Love Songs, their brand new full-length studio album on September 3rd through Graphite Records.

    21st Century Love Songs is the follow up to Renaissance Men, their highest charting album since 1994’s P.H.U.Q, which debuted at number 11.

    “Renaissance Men reminded me of our first album, Earth Vs The Wildhearts. No one knew how the fans and press would receive it, so it was balls-to-the-wall rock and fuck 'em if they don't like it.

    Going in again, for 21st Century Love Songs, naturally reminded me of our second album, PHUQ, where we got to flex our creative muscle, and show everyone what we're capable of. This time we let the songs simmer until absolutely ready. We let the theme of the album present itself. There's a subtlety to this album, something that people don't often associate with The Wildhearts, and a sense of adventure in the unorthodox arrangements of the songs. This is where I become a fan of the band, when we ditch the rule book and just follow our instinct. Sarcastic, fun, angry, proud, experimental and belligerent, all wrapped up in a big 'fuck you', this is the sound of the band in their natural habitat. This time we're in control.” exclaims Ginger Wildheart.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 19 2021 @ 23:05 CDT
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    News: White Moth Black Butterfly return with new studio album The Cost of Dreaming
    Progressive Rock WHITE MOTH BLACK BUTTERFLY RETURN WITH THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THE COST OF DREAMING' RELEASED ON KSCOPE ON 28TH MAY 2021

    After their lauded 2017 album Atone, White Moth Black Butterfly return with their new studio album The Cost Of Dreaming through Kscope on 28th May 2021.

    The contemporary pop project with progressive and experimental music at its heart; created by Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT) features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. Collaborating with Tompkins are New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery, drummer Mac Christensen and the line up is completed by ethereal vocals of UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner. Their newest output not only signals a sonic evolution for the band, whilst still retaining core elements from previous recordings such as organic string sections and experimental theme linking interludes, but also features some exceptional special guests including saxophonist Kenny Fong and The Contortionist’s keyboardist Eric Guenther.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 02 2021 @ 10:41 CDT
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    Interviews: Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds
    Heavy Metal Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Herman Bandala of Molten. The band’s debut album Dystopian Syndrome was released in January 2021.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 27 2021 @ 20:25 CDT
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    News: Single Release Kansas - Point Of Know Return (Live) out today
    Progressive Rock 26th March 2021: KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band has released the track Point Of Know Return (Live 2019-20), taken from their upcoming, new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond out 28th May. The song was recorded on April 4, 2019 at the Balboa Theater in San Diego, CA.

    You can hear the track here

    This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’

    The album is now available for pre-order at

    The band recently released a teaser for the live album here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 26 2021 @ 18:36 CDT
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    News: FROST* release Terrestrial; first single from new album Day And Age
    Progressive Rock Frost* recently announced ‘Day And Age’, their first new studio album in 5 years, set for release on the 14th May 2021. The band’s fourth record features Jem Godfrey once again joined by John Mitchell & Nathan King, as well as 3 guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez (Chaka Khan, Josh Groban), Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister). The album also features actor Jason Isaacs.

    Today the band are pleased to launch ‘Terrestrial’, the first single taken from ‘Day And Age’, and you can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/wda09d-QdUk
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 23 2021 @ 22:25 CDT
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    News: Tempus Fugit News: Hans Lundin, Ritual, Fuchs
    Progressive Rock HANS LUNDIN (of Kaipa):

    03/2021 Out in the digital world now, the 3 Solo Albums from HANS LUNDIN of KAIPA.

    This month sees the digital release of HANS LUNDINs Solo Albums from 1984 to 1989, all remastered and first time available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Applemusic , ...
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 19 2021 @ 18:10 CDT
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    News: Kansas announces live concert album ‘Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond’
    Progressive Rock Kansas announces live concert album ‘Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond’ to be released 28th May 2021

    17th March 2021: KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond on May 28, 2021. This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’ The band released a teaser for the live album here https://youtu.be/6s0kt7BfadM.

    Pre-order starts 26th March.

    Point of Know Return Live & Beyond is co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams, and is recorded and mixed by Chad Singer. The album features 22 songs selected from 12 shows recorded in 2019 and 2020 during KANSAS’s Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. The setlist includes classic hits, deep cuts, and culminates with the band’s sextuple-platinum album, Point of Know Return, performed in its entirety.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Mar 17 2021 @ 22:58 CDT
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    News: Marillion: Announce With Friends At St David’s, a magical live album
    Progressive Rock On May 28th, Marillion will release their new live album “With Friends At St David’s”, recorded in Cardiff in November 2019.

    It all began with the release of “With Friends From The Orchestra” in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with “In Praise of Folly”, a string quartet accompanied by Sam Morris (French Horn) and Emma Halnan (Flute), to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures.

    That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more highlights like "Gaza" and "Zeperated Out" to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light.

    Pre-Order here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 16 2021 @ 22:16 CDT
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    News: Gandalf’s Fist announce Road to Darkness 10-Year Anniversary Celebrations!
    Progressive Rock Eclectic UK Prog-Rockers, Gandalf’s Fist, have announced that they will celebrate the 10-Year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, Road to Darkness, with a range of Limited Edition releases to mark the occasion.

    The band, having released 3 albums back in 2011, have begun pre-orders on a special Vinyl release of the Album via Plane Groovy Records, making the album available on this format for the first time having partnered with the Label for the 7-LP release of their acclaimed Clockwork Saga and, more recently, the 10-year anniversary release of their debut record, The Master and the Monkey.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 15 2021 @ 20:08 CDT
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    News: Kevin Godley Launches Conversations With Myself
    Progressive Rock Kevin Godley Launches ‘Conversations With Myself’ A Series of Spoken Word Companion Pieces to the Album Tracks From ‘Muscle Memory’

    “I’ve been talking to myself a lot recently. Not because no one else will or I’m losing my marbles…it’s how I write lyrics. I juggle random lines until things make some kind of sense, but the world I was writing about for my album ‘Muscle Memory’ increasingly made less sense than I did, so I ended up with a landfill of questionable observations that l wanted to get off my chest while the cultural goalposts were still moving. ‘Conversations With Myself’ is the result: a series of spoken word companion pieces to the album tracks that sit somewhere or nowhere between drama, comedy and full-on bile spitting arguments.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Mar 11 2021 @ 22:14 CST
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    News: TAKE A LOOK - JOE MATERA feat. JANNE SCHAFFER
    General The extraordinary career of the prodigious, multi-talented and unclassifiable Australian singer songwriter, Joe Matera, takes a further twist…with a dash of Abba!

    Matera’s infectious, pulsating new single, ‘Take A Look’ is the third in a trilogy of Swedish rock-based recordings co-produced with legendary Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters, Entombed).

    It was a journey that began with 2019's 'Overload' and continued the following year with 'Only One’. Two contrasting and mesmeric songs, rooted to Joe’s love of the uniquely soulful guitar-led music that echoes from that fascinating and understated country.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 08 2021 @ 20:00 CST
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    News: New Model Army's Justin Sullivan announces brand new solo album Surrounded
    General NEW MODEL ARMY FOUNDER SINGER/SONGWRITER ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF BRAND-NEW SOLO ALBUM SURROUNDED OUT MAY 28th

    PRE-ORDER HERE

    BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘AMUNSDEN’ WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    On May 28th, 2021, Justin Sullivan steps out from New Model Army to release his second solo album, eighteen years after the first. Surrounded is a collection of sixteen new songs, written in the first weeks of the 2020 lockdown. These songs are again guitar-vocal compositions highlighting Sullivan’s love of storytelling, wide open landscapes and powerful atmospheres.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 05 2021 @ 15:59 CST
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    News: Blue Oyster Cult's 'The Symbol Remains' Wins Album of 2020!
    General Congratulations to Blue Oyster Cult and their new album 'The Symbol Remains', which was voted by you, the readers, as your favorite release of 2020. In second place was AC/DC's 'Power Up', and tied for third was Kansas 'The Absence of Presence' and Deep Purple 'Whoosh!'. Thanks to everyone for voting, and congrats to our winners!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Mar 01 2021 @ 19:19 CST
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Past Articles


    Thursday, January 14

    · 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, October 27

    · Joe Bonamassa - 'Lookout Man!' Video (0)


    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)


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