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    News: Steve Hackett to Release Surrender of Silence Out September 10th
    Progressive Rock Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence on 10th September 2021, via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve Hackett has been working hard through Lockdown and, the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jun 14 2021 @ 13:57 CDT

    Progressive Rock The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012

    11th June 2021: OUT NOW - ASIA, the multi-platinum selling English supergroup, formed in London in 1981, celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 5CD boxset The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012 through BMG.

    Watch the unboxing here

    Buy It Here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 11 2021 @ 18:00 CDT

    Interviews: A Chat with Bev Bevan (ELO/The Move/Black Sabbath) & Joy Strachan
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a wonderful discussion with legendary drummer Bev Bevan and vocalist Joy Strachan-Brain about the upcoming Quill album Riding Rainbows, future live dates, as well as a look back to Bev's time in The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, and ELO II.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jun 10 2021 @ 10:58 CDT

    News: Shaman's Harvest Reveal First New Song in 4 Years
    General Shaman’s Harvest return with their first new song on four years, "Bird Dog," ahead of the band’s upcoming new studio album on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. You can watch the video HERE

    Shaman’s Harvest has released six albums prior, with a combined 190 million plus streams of the band’s last two Mascot Records albums alone - Red Hands, Black Deeds (2017) and Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns (2014). To date, Shaman’s Harvest has sold over 100,000 albums and 415,000 singles. They have toured with a who’s who in Rock, amongst whom are Godsmack, Nickelback, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Alice In Chains and Seether alongside others. This new track sets the tone for what’s to come. A new album that unequivocally captures a band looking forward, not repeating their creative past.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:40 CDT

    News: FROST* announce reissues of Milliontown and Experiments In Mass Appeal
    Progressive Rock FROST* announce reissues of Milliontown and Experiments In Mass Appeal including first ever vinyl releases

    Frost* are pleased to announce reissues of their first and second albums, Milliontown & Experiments in Mass Appeal, including their first ever appearance on vinyl. Available from the 9th July 2021, as both Limited CD Digipaks and Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD, they are both now available to pre-order here:


    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:35 CDT

    Progressive Rock “DIAMONDS - " THE BEST OF CATS in SPACE”

    “REMIXED, REVAMPED…REMARKABLE” is the best way to describe this brand new compilation album from UK classic rockers CATS in SPACE. To be released this autumn, the 11 track clear vinyl LP and 14 track CD features the cream of the Cats’ catalogue but each song has been remixed and also re-vocaled by lead singer Damien Edwards. Amongst the grooves is an exclusive ‘live’ recording of the band’s epic anthem ‘Greatest Story Never Told’, which was the centrepiece of the band’s live stream concert recorded last year at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton. The CD contains a further three bonus tracks all taken from last year's smash hit album ‘Atlantis’. Ahead of the album release and in time for the band’s summer festivals and September tour, will be the single release of ‘Mr. Heartache’. The song that started the whole story in 2015, has been remixed and revamped with Damien’s vocals adding a brand new spin to this much loved classic track.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:27 CDT

    Progressive Rock FIRST TRACK & VIDEO PREMIERED “PAVLOV’S DOG KILLED SCHRODINGER’S CAT” Trifecta, a new addition to the Kscope roster, features 3 of the contemporary music scene’s most lauded and revered musicians �" bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell �" one of the world’s most celebrated drummers.

    Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson’s band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as “jazz club” and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Fragments were born, Nick Beggs comments “after the last tour with Steven finished, we had a handful of tracks ready to work on and as we moved through our various separate projects we agreed to work on Trifecta.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 15 2021 @ 23:05 CDT

    News: DEVIN TOWNSEND - announces Devolution Series #2 - Galactic Quarantine
    Progressive Rock Launches pre-order and ‘Aftermath’ video

    As Devin announced earlier this year, he has been using the Covid downtime to work on new material for upcoming albums, and for a current lack of touring possibilities and encounters with fans on the road he decided to do a series of live albums, quarantine albums, and generally interesting projects that keep people entertained while he’s busy on his next larger releases. The series is called the “Devolution Series”.

    Devin comments

    “So we bring to you the ‘Devolution Series’: a grouping of oddities and interesting material that I would like people to hear, but don’t necessarily want to present as a ‘major release’. The series will include all the quarantine songs and concerts, as well as various live shows from the past few years.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 15 2021 @ 22:54 CDT



    KK’s PRIEST, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, is pleased to announce the release of SERMONS OF THE SINNERvia Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records on August 20. Today fans are able to pre-order the debut album in various configurations including an exclusive limited edition autographed Metal Vinyl (Silver Disc) with bonus CD Album, via the band’s online store here: The album can be pre-saved via all global digital streaming partners as well.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 12 2021 @ 21:47 CDT

    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

    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

    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: 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Aviary
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of US pop/pomp/prog rock act Aviary.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:49 CST

    Past Articles

    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)

    Thursday, November 07

    · Electric Mary, Edinburgh Bannerman’s, 4th November 2019 (0)

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