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Mob Rules interview with guitarist Sven Lüdge

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    News: SOTO Sign worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic; Working on new album!
    Heavy Metal SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hardrock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are pleased to announce the signing of a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

    Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about the signing:“I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOutMusic & their partners at Century Media Records and Sony Music. Having seen what we did together with Sons Of Apollo, I am thrilled to see what we’ll do to further my own vanity band SOTO into the future. It‘s a very exciting time in our lives and career!”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Dec 18 2018 @ 21:27 CST
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    News: Gandalf's Fist Surprise Xmas single from our upcoming album!
    Progressive Rock Fistmas has come early as the lads and lady at Gandalf’s Fist have today released a surprise single from our upcoming 2019 album exclusively via our bandcamp page. The hard-rocking single, Leader of Men, blows away any festive sentimentality with an assault of guitars, synths and soaring vocals from Keri Farish. The lyrical themes and album art hint at a possible return to the world of “Cogotopolis” from our 2016 triple album “The Clockwork Fable”, although we are yet to reveal what exactly is in store...

    Plucked like a rusty cog from a subterranean cavern, we're releasing this tasty morsel as our "festive" 2018 single as a sneaky peek at our upcoming 2019 album.This single version features a separate master from the main album version to well and truly ensure you knock Ol' Saint Nick's socks off! Enjoy!

    Click here to stream and download "Leader of Men" in a range of lossless formats!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Dec 15 2018 @ 00:04 CST
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    News: RPWL Tour & Trailer!
    Progressive Rock Great news from RPWL! Not only that the dates for an extended European tour in April have been announced, today also the trailer for the new album "Tales From Outer Space“ is out: The new record will be released on 22 March. Guitarist Kalle Wallner: "After three live albums, it was incredibly fun to create own songs again. I'm incredibly proud of the new album and can not wait until we can finally present it live in April!“ RPWL are totally committed to science fiction on the new Longplayer. Singer and keyboarder Yogi Lang: "This time it has not become a concept album in the true sense. However, there are seven short stories about science fiction. For us it was not only thematically very interesting, but also musically an incredible playground, which literally invited to experiment with sounds and all imaginable musical stylistic devices."

    Watch the Trailer here

    Tour dates...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 14 2018 @ 23:59 CST
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    News: FM : UK co-headlining tour with The Quireboys in April 2019
    General The UK’s finest melodic rock band FM will join forces with hard rock group The Quireboys in early April for seven tour dates that celebrate 35 years since both acts started out. These two venerable institutions will be joined by Bad Touch and VEGA at these special shows, for which tickets can be purchased now via alttickets.com and gigantic.com
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Dec 14 2018 @ 20:46 CST
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    News: DEF LEPPARD TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
    General NEW YORK, NY (13thDecember 2018) Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard are proud to announce their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®.The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®Induction Ceremony will take place on the 29thMarch 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.

    Def Leppard join a long list of legends to receive this coveted honour, in addition to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the impressive “Class of 2019”. With sales eclipsing 100 million albums and a reputation as one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands, this represents yet another massive milestone for the legendary British rock icons.

    About the induction, Def Leppard said:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Dec 13 2018 @ 20:52 CST
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    SoT Video: Questions and Answers!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he tackles your questions from the last week

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Dec 11 2018 @ 12:28 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Boston
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his Top 10 favorite tracks from US hard rock legends Boston!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Dec 11 2018 @ 12:27 CST
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    Concerts: The Wildhearts, Ferocious Dog: SWG3 Glasgow 4th December 2018
    Concert Reviews

    25 year! 25 glorious years! Break-ups, make-ups, bust-ups and, well, truth be told, fuck ups, The Wildhearts have had it all. And more. What we always knew they possessed is songs. Lots of shit-kicking, neck straining, insightfully crafted and powder keg shafted songs. Tonight was the last of three celebrations of the band’s debut album, Earth Vs The Wildhearts, as it reaches its twenty fifth year and while there were a couple of cracking EPs that arrived before this 1993 behemoth, for many this is where it all started. And while there’s been a barrage of knock you sideways, in your face, socially conscious explosions ever since, the affection shown for Vs is that of the mould maker, the stance taker and world shaker. As debuts go, Earth Vs The Wildhearts was, and is, right up there with the very best. As ever, the foursome of Ginger, CJ, Danny and Ritch not only did their legacy proud tonight, they made it fresh, relevant and utterly, utterly indispensable. Along with a throng of the loud and prouds, Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was there to celebrate.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Dec 06 2018 @ 23:38 CST
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    News: Tim Bowness announces new solo album Flowers At The Scene
    Progressive Rock Following the release of 2017’s Prog Award-winning album ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’, Tim Bowness returns with his fifth solo album ‘Flowers At The Scene’ on the 1st March 2019. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

    Tim comments: “'Lost In The Ghost Light - which was always intended as a one-off - felt like a perfect conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, Flowers At The Scene very much feels like a press reset.

    It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with old sparring partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly he was doing far more and developing production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as Not Married Anymore, Borderline and The War On Me, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Dec 06 2018 @ 00:02 CST
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    News: Fugitive release new single ALL FIRED UP Friday 7th Dec 2018
    General Liverpool hard melodic rock quartet, Fugitive, release brand new music in the shape of ALL FIRED UP, on Friday 07 December 2018.

    The single will be available across all download and streaming services and is accompanied by a promo video
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Dec 05 2018 @ 23:54 CST
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    News: TOTO To Perform at LIVE AT CHELSEA 2019
    General CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF LIVE MUSIC AT THE HISTORIC HOME OF THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA SW3

    Pre-Sale Date: Thursday 6th December 10am General On Sale Date: Friday 7th December 10am

    Toto have been announced as one of the first artists to perform at the Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2019, which is celebrating its 5th year of bringing live music to the spectacular outdoor grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea ��" home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

    Toto will headline the Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2019 on Thursday 13th June, whilst The Gipsy Kings will headline the event on Friday 14th June.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Dec 03 2018 @ 22:16 CST
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    News: Cats In Space: Daytrip To Narnia the astonishing new album released March 2019
    General CATS in SPACE have caused quite a stir since landing in 2015. With their unique sounds they will transport you back to the days of 70s Classic Rock. Think loud guitars, walls of soaring multi tracked vocal harmonies, grandiose pianos, and huge singable choruses. It’s purr-fect!

    Touring with legendary rock giants Deep Purple, Status Quo & Thunder playing UK arenas, plus Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie the Cats have gained an ever growing army of faithful fans, gaining incredible live reviews along the way. From humble beginnings to Hammersmith Odeon, Hyde Park and the London 02 Arena it is just part of the amazing journey for these Cats so far...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Dec 03 2018 @ 22:07 CST
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    SoT Video: Questions and Answers!
    General Join host Pete Pardo from Sea of Tranquility as he answers all your musical questions from the past week!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Dec 03 2018 @ 12:33 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Song: King Crimson
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he dives into his Top 10 favorite songs from legendary progressive rock act King Crimson!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Dec 03 2018 @ 12:32 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Jethro Tull
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he picks his 10 favorite songs from the eclectic discography of Jethro Tull!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Nov 30 2018 @ 12:36 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: ELP
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of Top 10 Songs, this time he looks at his favorite 10 tracks from all-star prog power trio ELP!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 29 2018 @ 13:02 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Yes
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for his top 10 favorite Yes songs!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 29 2018 @ 13:01 CST
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Genesis
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility for another new show, this one called Top 10 Songs, where he will pick a band/artist and give you his Top 10 Favorite Songs of theirs. Here he tackles the legendary British prog act Genesis.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Nov 28 2018 @ 12:36 CST
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    News: Electric Mary release new album Mother on Feb 15
    General Australian rock band Electric Mary are thrilled to announce the release their new studio album ‘Mother’ on Friday 15th February via Listenable Records. The album features the single ‘Woman’.

    Watch the official music video here

    Electric Mary have been around for 10 years and their fourth studio album promises to be as ground-breaking as the band’s previous albums.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 28 2018 @ 00:44 CST
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    News: THE PINEAPPLE THIEF RELEASE NEW SINGLE UNCOVERING YOUR TRACKS
    Progressive Rock THE PINEAPPLE THIEF RELEASE NEW SINGLE “UNCOVERING YOUR TRACKS” FROM THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM DISSOLUTION - LIVE DATES IN EUROPE & THE UK FOR FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019 CONFIRMED

    Following the release of their new studio album Dissolution, through Kscope, The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, have released a new single “Uncovering Your Tracks”

    LISTEN TO “UNCOVERING YOUR TRACKS”(edit) HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 28 2018 @ 00:38 CST
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    Past Articles


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    Monday, November 19

    · Questions and Answers! (0)
    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Deep Purple 'In Rock' (0)


    Thursday, November 15

    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Blue Oyster Cult 'Agents of Fortune' (0)


    Wednesday, November 14

    · Michael Schenker Fest and Eden’s Curse at Manchester Academy 11/11/2018 (0)


    Tuesday, November 13

    · Questions and Answers! (0)


    Friday, November 09

    · Questions and Answers! (0)


    Thursday, November 01

    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Rush 'Moving Pictures' (0)


    Wednesday, October 31

    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Asia's 1982 self-titled debut (0)
    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Steely Dan 'Aja' (0)


    Sunday, October 28

    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Styx 'The Grand Illusion' (0)
    · The History of Gillan! (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Sunday, October 21

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


    Sunday, October 14

    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Kansas' "Point of Know Return' (0)
    · Deep Cuts on Classic Albums- Traffic's 'The Low Spark of High Heeled (0)
    ·  Deep Cuts on Classic Albums: Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' (0)


    Thursday, October 04

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
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    Thursday, September 27

    · The History of Gentle Giant! (0)


    Tuesday, September 25

    · The Kris Barras Band, The Church, Dundee, 21st September 2018 (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Saturday, September 22

    · Helloween Live at Irving Plaza in NYC 9/15/2018 (0)


    Saturday, September 15

    · Glenn Hughes at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 9/11/2018 (0)
    · The Top Jazz-Fusion Albums of the '70s! (0)


    Wednesday, September 12

    · Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull: 50th Anniversary Tour (0)
    · A Dying Planet - Facing The Incurable video (Vocal) (0)


    Monday, September 10

    · Beer & Jazz at The Brewery at Orange County Hops! (0)


    Saturday, September 08

    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · RANT - Overplayed Songs We Never Need to Hear Again- Part 2! (0)
    · Judas Priest & Deep Purple- Bethel Woods 9/2/2018 (0)


    Wednesday, September 05

    · Mob Rules interview with guitarist Sven Lüdge (0)


    Sunday, September 02

    · RANT - Overplayed Songs We Never Need to Hear Again! (0)


    Wednesday, August 29

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


    Monday, August 27

    · RANT - Guilty Pleasure Songs! (0)


    Sunday, August 19

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    Tuesday, August 14

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    Monday, August 13

    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 3: The Underground (0)


    Sunday, August 12

    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the '70s-Part 2: The Underground (0)
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    Monday, August 06

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


    Tuesday, July 24

    · RANT- No Sophomore Slump Here...Classic 2nd Albums (0)


    Saturday, July 21

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