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This Month's Featured Article:
An Interview with Vhaldemar

Newest Interviews:
  • Von Vertzen Brothers
  • Insect Ark
  • Ryan Hamilton
  • My Silent Wake

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  • King Crimson
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    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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    SoT Video: Top Guitar Solos!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down some of his favorite guitar solos of all time!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 23 2018 @ 11:29 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the latest edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he reviews the latest from Primordial, The Dead Daisies, plus a sampler from the new Wishbone Ash boxset and the Bang autobiography!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 23 2018 @ 11:25 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Best Debut Albums of All Time!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top debut albums from the 1960s to the present!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 23 2018 @ 11:22 CDT
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    News: Fish announces The Digital Collection plus Weltschmerz live dates
    Progressive Rock 2018 UK & EUROPEAN TOUR & FISH THE DIGITAL COLLECTION RELEASED JUNE 1st 2018

    THE ENTIRE CATALOGUE MADE AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

    PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS INCLUDING RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR & CROPREDY

    Following the huge success last year of his 30th anniversary tour of the classic Marillion album Clutching At Straws, FISH is embarking on a massive UK and European headline tour starting in September 2018.

    In addition to performing Clutching At Straws live for the very last time, FISH will also be debuting brand new, never-before-heard material from his forthcoming final studio album Weltschmerz. With work on this double-album now well under way, brand new music will be released ahead of the Autumn tour.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 23 2018 @ 11:06 CDT
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    News: Massive Wagons Announce New Album Full Nelson Out On August 10th via Earache
    Heavy Metal LIVE DATES THROUGHOUT 2018 INCLUDING DOWNLOAD AND AS SPECIAL GUEST TO BLACKBERRY SMOKE

    UK five-piece anthemic rock act Massive Wagons are thrilled to announce the worldwide release of their fourth album “Full Nelson” on August 10th, via Earache Records (The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 18 2018 @ 21:32 CDT
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    News: Ultraphonix: New band from Corey Glover and George Lynch
    General ULTRAPHONIX, the new band of Corey Glover (Living Colour) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) alongside the great rhythm section formed by drummer Chris Moore and Pancho Tomaselli on bass, reveal “Walk Run Crawl”, their first single from their upcoming debut album “Original Human Music”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 18 2018 @ 21:24 CDT
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    News: Enchant announce ‘A Dream Imagined…’ - a career-spanning 10CD boxs
    Progressive Rock In what will be 25 years since the release of Enchant’s debut album ‘A Blueprint of the World’, the San Francisco-formed progressive rock/metal group will celebrate with a special limited 10 CD boxset compiling all of their studio albums, from the aforementioned debut, right up to 2014’s ‘The Great Divide’.

    Out on the 20th July 2018, the package also features 2 discs of bonus tracks that include a selection of demo versions, live tracks, acoustic versions & instrumentals, plus extensive liner notes covering the entirety of the bands career up to now, and brand new interviews with various members past & present.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 16 2018 @ 23:24 CDT
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    News: FATES WARNING First single off Live Over Europe launched today
    Progressive Metal Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are launching a first single off their upcoming new live album release entitled ‘Live Over Europe’ (Out June 29th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic) today. Check out ‘Firefly’, which was recorded in Rome, Italy on January 21st, 2018 HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 04 2018 @ 22:44 CDT
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    Concerts: Warrior Soul, The Swamp Born Assassins; Glasgow Audio 26th March 2018
    Concert Reviews Warrior Soul were the band who nearly made it. They opened for Metallica when they were at the peak of their powers, while making enough attitude soaked headlines to garner interest from beyond the usual rock n’ roll circles. And yet, like so many others, they allowed all of that to come undone through inter band wrangling, that thing called grunge (even though they were more political and current than any plaid shirt) and, if you believe the bullshit, rock star aspirations. Hence, tonight they were promoting a new album, Back On The Lash, in the Audio, one of Glasgow’s more compact venues. Alongside them were fast rising local heroes The Swamp Born Assassins, who not only opened the show, but appeared to pull in a sizeable portion of the crowd. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was amongst their number.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, May 03 2018 @ 22:52 CDT
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    News: GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES LAURENCE JONES AS SPECIAL GUEST
    General GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES LAURENCE JONES AS SPECIAL GUEST ON HIS GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE "LIVE" OCTOBER 2018 UK TOUR

    ALL TICKETS: 27.50 (EXCEPT LONDON: 30.00) 24 HR BOX OFFICE: 08444 780 898, www.thegigcartel.com

    Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the 'Voice of Rock', Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that 26-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones will be his special guest on Glenn's upcoming "GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE" nationwide UK tour in October 2018.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, May 01 2018 @ 21:04 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT- The Allure of the Live Album!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo as he talks about some of his favorite live albums!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 16 2018 @ 14:15 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the latest edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he reviews the latest from Kamelot, The Sword, Earthless, Ayreon's Universe, Three Seasons, Psychedelic Witchcraft, Vanilla Fudge, Gygax, Koch Marshall Trio, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Black Sabbath!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 11 2018 @ 11:22 CDT
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    SoT Video: The History of Black Sabbath!
    Heavy Metal Join Host Pete Pardo and his guest Chris Alo for an epic documentation of the history of the godfathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 09 2018 @ 11:41 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Top Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums of the 1970's- the Undergroun
    Heavy Metal Join Host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top hard rock & heavy metal albums of the '70s from the underground!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 09 2018 @ 11:38 CDT
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    SoT Video: The History of Triumph!
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he looks at the career & music of Canadian power trio legends Triumph!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Mar 26 2018 @ 07:36 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for the latest edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he reviews the latest from Slivovitz, Dusan Jevtovic, Dominique Vantomme, Orphaned Land, Ne Obliviscaris, Destroyer 666, Sainted Sinners, King Crimson, John Kay & Steppenwolf, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Threshold!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Mar 26 2018 @ 07:34 CDT
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    Concerts: Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors, The Main Grains;Glasgow Stereo 18th March 2018
    Concert Reviews

    The Glasgow Stereo was where I first encountered Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors, a brief set opening for Ginger Wildheart immediately leaving no doubt that this was a band to watch. Part of their appeal is the unabashed likability of Ryan and his band but the real reason that RH&TT make such an impression, is their canny knack for writing power-pop Americana that sticks in the mind and makes you feel good. That tour was a watershed moment for the band, hence it's no great surprise that a few months later they are now headlining shows at venues they recently opened in. This time another Wildheart was in evidence, bassist Danny McCormack's The Main Grains getting the party started on the Young, Dumb and full of Rum tour. Sea Of Tranquility's Steven Reid may only fit into one of those categories (I'll let you figure out which, but I'm sober and not so young) but he was more than happy to be in attendance.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 20 2018 @ 16:33 CDT
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    SoT Video: Whitesnake's The Purple Tour CD/Blu-ray
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo for a review of the new Whitesnake CD/Blu-ray combo set, 'The Purple Tour'!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 16 2018 @ 09:02 CDT
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    SoT Video: Frank Zappa's The Roxy Performances Unboxed & Reviewed!
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for the unboxing & review of the new Frank Zappa & the Mothers 'The Roxy Performances' box set! 7 CD's of Roxy bliss!!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Mar 14 2018 @ 06:16 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he gives his opinions on new releases from Judas Priest, Saxon, Michael Schenker Fest, Between the Buried and Me, Voodoo Circle, Visigoth, Motorpsycho, Ignu, Al DiMeola, Robben Ford, Billion Dollar Babies, Jimi Hendrix, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Marillion!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 13 2018 @ 06:50 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Tuesday, March 13

    · The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the 1970's (0)
    · RANT- The Death of the Rock Star (0)


    Monday, February 26

    · The Extreme Metal Sounds of My Silent Wake (0)
    · Insect Ark release Marrow Hymns (0)


    Sunday, February 18

    · The Top Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums of the 1970's (0)
    · The History of Uriah Heep! (0)
    · RANT-Rock Biographies & Autobiographies Parts 1-3 (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Monday, January 29

    · Von Hertzen Brothers interview - War and Rebirth with Mikko Von Hertzen (0)


    Monday, January 22

    · Interview - Ryan Hamilton Touring with Traitors & being So Glad about EP (0)


    Sunday, January 21

    · Vhaldemar Unleash Against All Kings (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)


    Saturday, January 13

    · Why It's Never Too Late to Discover New Music (0)
    · The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility! (0)
    · Journey Into Lovecraft-ian Worlds With US Black Metal Act Crafteon (0)


    Thursday, January 11

    · The Metal World Mourns the Loss of Fast Eddie Clarke at Age 67 (0)


    Wednesday, December 27

    · The History of UFO! (0)


    Monday, December 25

    · Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 2 (0)
    · Sea of Tranquility's Top Albums of 2017, Part 1 (0)


    Monday, December 11

    · The History of Whitesnake! (0)
    · The History of Rainbow! (0)


    Wednesday, December 06

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


    Thursday, November 23

    · A Tribute to the Late Malcolm Young of AC/DC (0)
    · An Interview with Lion Music Recording Artist Jim Ledford! (0)


    Saturday, November 11

    · King Crimson Turn Back the Clock at The Egg in Albany, NY 11/8/2017 (0)
    · Power Metal extravaganza in Manchester! (0)


    Wednesday, November 01

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


    Sunday, October 29

    · TSO/Savatage Guitarist Chris Caffery Guests on What's Hot With SoT! (0)


    Friday, October 27

    · Martin Eric Ain (Celtic Frost / Hellhammer) - R.I.P. (0)


    Saturday, October 14

    · The Kentucky Headhunters, Bad Touch, The Swamp Born Assassins; Glasgow 10th Oct (0)


    Tuesday, October 03

    · Covers and Cuts an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore (0)


    Friday, September 29

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


    Wednesday, September 13

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


    Wednesday, August 30

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


    Sunday, August 27

    · The Dark Metal Sounds of Spain's Totengott (0)


    Sunday, August 20

    · The New Player on the Prog-Metal Scene...Until Rain (0)
    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Tuesday, August 15

    · Why Iron Maiden are Still the Kings of Heavy Metal! (0)


    Tuesday, August 01

    · Doing the Slow Dance with Anthony Phillips (0)


    Sunday, July 30

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


    Wednesday, July 12

    · Progressive Metal Upstarts Anthriel Score Big with Transcendence (0)


    Saturday, July 01

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


    Saturday, June 24

    · The Insane Prices of Concert Tickets These Days (0)


    Thursday, June 22

    · Metal Church, Comaniac, Glasgow Audio June 21st 2017 (0)


    Wednesday, June 21

    · Steve Hackett @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 05/01/2017 (0)


    Monday, June 19

    · Metal Church interview with singer Mike Howe (0)


    Saturday, June 17

    · An Interview with Katre lead guitarist, Hasan Koc (0)


    Sunday, June 11

    · Rob Zombie, Glasgow Academy 9th June 2017 (0)


    Saturday, June 10

    · The Unity interview with drummer Michael Ehr (0)


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