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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

    Newest Concert Reviews:
  • Kentucky Headhunters
  • Metal Church
  • King Crimson
  • Orden Ogan/Rhapsody of Fire

  • 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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    News: SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO
    Heavy Metal SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO OUT JUNE 29TH

    FILM RELEASED ON DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL VIA EAGLE VISION MUSIC FROM THE FILM RELEASED ON CD, DOUBLE VINYL & DIGITAL VIA BMG

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    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 20 2018 @ 20:09 CDT
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    News: PALLBEARER announce UK & European summer tour dates!
    Heavy Metal Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer are pleased to announce that they will be gracing our UK and European stages this summer for a run of club shows, on top of several previously announced festival appearances.

    Kicking off in Hamburg, Germany on July 13th - this run will take Pallbearer across eleven countries for 21 club/festival shows, concluding on August 16th at Germany's Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbuhl.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 22:15 CDT
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    News: DEVIN TOWNSEND announces ERAS Part 1 vinyl collection
    Progressive Rock Devin Townsend has announced a series of high quality, lavish vinyl collections under the name of 'ERAS'. The first in this series is released 8th June 2018 and features the quadrilogy of albums that came out during the period of 2009-2011 when the Devin Townsend Project was first created.

    The boxset comes with 7LP's and includes the albums KI, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost, marking the first time that the latter two have ever been available on vinyl, while the former have been long out of print. All albums come in gatefold sleeves on 180g vinyl, and have been specially remastered for the format to guarantee the best possible sound and listening experience. The sturdy 2-piece box also includes an LP-booklet that features complete lyrics, liner notes and comments from Devin, and is limited to 2000 copies worldwide. There will be a total of 4 boxsets released over the course of the next few months.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 22:05 CDT
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    News: HEAVY PETTIN Announce UK Tour With Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of ANGEL
    General Glasgow rockers HEAVY PETTIN' have announced UK tour dates in October 2018 with Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of ANGEL - on their first ever UK tour. Heavy Pettin' will also be doing extra Headline Shows in Glasgow and Milton Keynes.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 21:57 CDT
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    News: Gandalf's Fist - First Disc of The Clockwork Fable Free Download
    Progressive Rock UK Progressive Rock Wizards, Gandalf's Fist, have announced the celebration of the two-year anniversary of the release of "The Clockwork Fable" will begin with a free download of the first act of their triple-album-opus.

    The promotion, exclusive to the Gandalf's Fist official website, allows the first disc of the album to be downloaded, uninterrupted in its entirety.

    Gandalf's Fist front man, Dean Marsh, commented: "We're sure there's still a large horde of people out there that have yet to experience the world of "The Clockwork Fable", and perhaps there are even those that are somewhat cautious of the notion of a triple album… with this promotion we're removing that risk – we're keen for everyone to be able to experience, what we truly believe, is a unique and timeless concept album"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 20:45 CDT
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    News: Eden's Curse to support Michael Schenker Fest on UK Tour
    Heavy Metal Eden's Curse are delighted to announce their return to the UK as special guests to Michael Schenker Fest on their 'Resurrection UK Tour' this November.

    The run will also take in an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the band's first since 2009, and a headline show at Fuel Rock Club, in Cardiff, Wales.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 20:31 CDT
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    News: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST announce UK tour dates for November!
    Heavy Metal Michael Schenker Fest are pleased to announce that they will be touring the UK this coming November in celebration of their latest studio album release, Resurrection; out now via Nuclear Blast. The dates will comprise of five headline shows with support coming from multinational melodic metal band Eden's Curse, plus a headline festival appearance at Hard Rock Hell XII.

    Touring with internationally renowned guitar maestro Michael Schenker will be three legendary Michael Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock vocalist Doogie White. Chris Glen will be appearing on bass with Ted McKenna on drums and Steve Mann on guitar/keys.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 20:19 CDT
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    News: SONS OF APOLLO – announce UK & Ireland tour dates
    Progressive Metal SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) — have announced UK & Ireland tour dates for 2018, and you can find the full list below (new additions in bold):
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 20:08 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!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    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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    SoT Video: The Top Progressive Rock Albums of the 1970's
    Progressive Rock Join Host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top progressive rock albums of the '70s!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 13 2018 @ 06:48 CDT
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    SoT Video: RANT- The Death of the Rock Star
    General Join Host Pete Pardo for his latest 'rant', as he discusses the death of the rock star!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 13 2018 @ 06:47 CDT
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    Past Articles


    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 Ehré (0)


    Saturday, June 03

    · The Best Hard Rock & Metal Comes From Sweden! (0)
    · The Yes vs Yes Feud. The State of the Prog Legends Here in 2017 (0)


    Older Articles



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