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This Month's Featured Article:
An Interview with Anthony Phillips

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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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    News: Bruce Dickinson announces Soloworks vinyl collection
    Heavy Metal BMG PROUDLY REISSUE ROCK LEGEND BRUCE DICKINSON'S SOLO CATALOGUE ON VINYL AND AS A BOX SET THIS AUTUMN

    TATTOOED MILLIONAIRE / BALLS TO PICASSO / SKUNKWORKS / ACCIDENT OF BIRTH / THE CHEMICAL WEDDING / TYRANNY OF SOULS

    BMG will be reissuing the solo catalogue on vinyl from IRON MAIDEN frontman and rock legend Bruce Dickinson worldwide on 27th October.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 22 2017 @ 11:13 CDT
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    News: 10 YEARS NEW STUDIO ALBUM: (how to live) AS GHOSTS
    General 10 YEARS NEW STUDIO ALBUM: (how to live) AS GHOSTS, RELEASED: 27 OCTOBER 2017 WORLDWIDE VIA MASCOT RECORDS

    Knoxville, Tennessee Based Act Welcomes Back Members Brian Vodinh and Matt Wantland On Eighth Studio Album Produced By Grammy Award Winner Nick Raskulinecz.

    Album Pre-Order Link
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 22 2017 @ 11:08 CDT
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    News: 30 YEARS OF NUCLEAR BLAST - DVD & 4 CD set available!
    Heavy Metal Even more reasons to celebrate! To coincide with the label's 30th anniversary, Nuclear Blast will release a special fan box with one DVD and 4 digibook CDs including hymns from the past 3 decades. Bands like NIGHTWISH, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, AVANTASIA, PARADISE LOST and many more will guide you through the label's history, so get ready for this "30 Years Of Nuclear Blast - Anniversary Compilation" out on October 27th.

    You can now pre-order it here:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 21 2017 @ 05:09 CDT
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    News: Ringo Starr shares country-tinged song from new album
    General Ringo Starr shares country-tinged new track 'So Wrong For So Long', taken from new album Give More Love (released Sep 15th 2017)

    LISTEN HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 21 2017 @ 04:55 CDT
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    Interviews: The New Player on the Prog-Metal Scene...Until Rain
    Progressive Metal

    Inure is the third release for this Greek outfit that describes itself as an alternative progressive metal band. Formed in 2008 in Thessaloniki, Greece – Until Rain released two well received albums that explored progressive fusion and punk and now with its first release with major label Sensory Records they have steered towards progressive metal with a strong touch of symphonics and a new powerful vocalist. This interview was conducted with Lef Germenlis, keyboard player and lyricist.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 20 2017 @ 06:44 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode 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 looks at the latest from Accept, Alice Cooper, Discipline, Prospekt, Until Rain, Damnation's Day, Blues Funeral, Machine Mass, Haiku Funeral, Jackyl, The Rick Ray Band, and a Forgotten Favorite from Lana Lane!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 20 2017 @ 06:35 CDT
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    News: Iron Maiden announce comic book series Legacy Of The Beast
    Heavy Metal 'LEGACY OF THE BEAST' COMIC BOOK SERIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FIRST ISSUE ON SALE OCTOBER 11TH

    The first ever official Iron Maiden comic book series is coming from leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing. The comic books are based on the band's hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden's discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far flung future of The Final Frontier.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 18:11 CDT
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    News: STEVE HILL ANNOUNCES ALBUM, SOLO RECORDINGS: VOLUME 3
    General STEVE HILL ANNOUNCES ALBUM "SOLO RECORDINGS: VOLUME 3" RELEASED IN THE UK ON FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER FEATURING THE EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE "DANGEROUS"


    2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR "BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"
    2016 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR "ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR", "GUITARIST OF THE YEAR" & "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR"

    Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his album "Solo Recordings: Volume 3" on No Label Records in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017. To support the release, Steve will support Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October and November UK tour.

    Watch the video for "Dangerous"HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 17:55 CDT
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    News: The Who Tommy - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
    General On 13 October 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Tommy – Live At The Royal Albert Hall" by The Who on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP [Cat Nos EREDV1301, ERBRD5339, EDGCD680 and EAGLP681 respectively], Digital Video and Digital Audio. This unbelievable concert film captures the first ever live performance by The Who of "Tommy" in its entirety and boasts over two hours and twenty minutes of content. The show includes all time classics like Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Amazing Journey, We're Not Gonna Take It, I Can't Explain, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again, I Can See For Miles and many more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 17:42 CDT
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    News: KING CREATURE - NEW HARD ROCK BAND'S SUPERLATIVE DEBUT ALBUM, VOLUME ONE
    Heavy Metal KING CREATURE ***NEW HARD ROCK BAND'S SUPERLATIVE DEBUT ALBUM 'VOLUME ONE' RELEASED 29TH SEPTEMBER ON MARSHALL RECORDS***

    Young hard rockers King Creature, who were first catapulted into the limelight when they supported Motörhead on their last ever UK gig, are set to unleash their stunning debut album 'Volume One' on Marshall Records (via ADA) on September 29th.

    'Volume One' was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Rob Cass (Slash, Brian May, Jack Bruce, Bernie Marsden) who perfectly captured the vibe of the band's high octane live performances whilst simultaneously coaxing the very best out of the young musicians.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 17:38 CDT
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    News: Black Star Riders - New Date Added To Coming Under Heavy Fire Tour
    Heavy Metal BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE "COMING UNDER HEAVY FIRE" TOUR NOVEMBER 2017 With Special Guests Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills

    "Heavy Fire" Album Available Now On Nuclear Blast Entertainment

    February 2017 saw Black Star Riders release their third studio album "Heavy Fire" to widespread critical acclaim. The album went on to gain worldwide chart success - reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 in the UK National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the US Rock chart.

    Following a sold out European Tour in early 2017, Black Star Riders return to the UK for a headline tour in November 2017. They bring a stunning support bill featuring Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 14:50 CDT
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    News: As Lions release 'Selfish Age' video
    Heavy Metal 'SELFISH AGE' NEW VIDEO OUT NOW

    WATCH IT HERE

    BRAND NEW UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    plus 'NINE LIVES COMPETITION' **WIN THE CHANCE FOR YOUR BAND TO SUPPORT AS LIONS**
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 14:41 CDT
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    News: 20TH CENTURY MUSIC EMERGES WITH LONG LOST GEMS
    General 20TH CENTURY MUSIC EMERGES WITH LONG LOST GEMS FROM BLACK BAMBI AND TAROT BEYOND

    A new reissue label focusing on the 1975 - 1995 era of popular - and not always so popular - music, has thrown their hat into the ring.

    20th Century Music is a German - American partnership operating as a division of Vanity Music Group that will concentrate on both licensing material from major and independent record companies as well as uncovering undiscovered gems along the way.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 14:28 CDT
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    SoT Video: Why Iron Maiden are Still the Kings of Heavy Metal!
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo and his special guest Ryan Skow for the latest in the Sea of Tranquility 'rant' series, as they discuss why Iron Maiden are still completely relevant here in 2017 and at the top of the metal mountain. Up the Irons!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 10:01 CDT
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    News: Jethro Tull Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
    Progressive Rock London, 14th August 2017

    It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

    To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in eight UK concerts during April 2018 as part of the worldwide touring schedule. The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year. Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 14 2017 @ 15:19 CDT
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    Atomic Stuff Promotion
    General Atomic Stuff Promoti writes:


    Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group are excited to announce the release date for the self-titled album by italian melodic rockers Airbound, scheduled for release on September 15, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group in Europe, and in October via AnderStein Music in Japan. Airbound represents their love of classic AOR and melodic rock music, shown through ten splendid tracks influenced by the likes of Journey and Survivor, but updated with a more contemporary and personal sound. To ensure brilliant studio performances and also an international dimension to their debut, Airbound involved in it as special guests the likes of Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes, Room Experience), Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace, Room Experience), Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Shining Line, Ted Poley, Axe) & Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart, Charming Grace), who brought their experience and technical skills in order to perfectly complete a smart and focused melodic rock album.

    The video of the first single "Till The End" is now finally available on Youtube: click here!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Aug 14 2017 @ 06:46 CDT
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    New album from Cardinals Folly
    Heavy Metal Mikko Kääriäinen writes:

    Finland´s dark princes of the riff, doom metal cult CARDINALS FOLLY will unleash their 4th album "Deranged Pagan Sons" through Polish Nine Records on CD and via Spanish Topillo on LP around September 2017. The track "Worship Her Fire" has been made available for streaming through YouTube, and can be accessed below.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Aug 14 2017 @ 06:45 CDT
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    News: H.E.A.T announce new album INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN
    General H.E.A.T ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN" RELEASED ON FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

    Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album "Into The Great Unknown" from the celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T via earMUSIC.

    After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 04 2017 @ 14:22 CDT
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    News: Legendary Rockers AUTOGRAPH Sign to EMP, New Album 'Get Off Your Ass'
    General Legendary LA Hard Rockers AUTOGRAPH have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will release their forthcoming album GET OFF YOUR ASS October 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November.

    GET OFF YOUR ASS is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Aug 04 2017 @ 14:14 CDT
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    Interviews: Doing the Slow Dance with Anthony Phillips
    Progressive Rock

    Multi-instrumentalist and composer Anthony Phillips released his first solo album back in 1977, 'The Geese And The Ghost' still one of its creator's favourite works, along with the recently reissued 'Slow Dance'. With Esoteric Records joining with Anthony for an in-depth reappraisal of his catalogue through an expanded remaster campaign, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid spoke with the man who'll never quite escape the tag, 'founder member of Genesis', to discover what came next…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 01 2017 @ 17:32 CDT
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