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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: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Saxon, Teramaze, Death Dealer, Avatarium, Circle II Circle, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Voodoo Circle, A Thousand Horses, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Martin Turner, Queen, Billy Gibbons & the BFG's, and a Forgotten Favorite from King Crimson!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Dec 01 2015 @ 10:19 CST

    News: Unreleased Greg Lake & Geoff Downes Album "Ride The Tiger" Release
    Progressive Rock Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, an unreleased album by legendary GREG LAKE & GEOFF DOWNES titled "RIDE THE TIGER" has finally seen the light of day! Greg Lake is the co-founder of KING CRIMSON and EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER (ELP), and wrote the hit "LUCKY MAN" and co-wrote "I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS". Geoff Downes is the keyboardist in THE BUGGLES, ASIA and YES, and co-wrote the hits "VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR" and "HEAT OF THE MOMENT".
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 14:40 CST

    News: Upcoming live performance from prog-metal act Phoenix & Dragon
    Progressive Metal Sam Felix writes:

    One of Arizona's top virtuoso acts, symphonic progressive metal band Phoenix & Dragon are back with their newest lineup as they top the year off with another explosive performance at Club Red Theatres on December 18th. The band has recently had a successful performance with legendary American progressive metal greats Fates Warning on October 29th at the same venue.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 10:35 CST

    News: Long Lost Keith Emerson Trio Recordings
    Progressive Rock Glass Onyon PR writes:

    London, UK - Just released on the 6th November 2015 are the CD and download editions of long lost THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings made in Keith's parents' living room when he was a teenager. These recordings come from one of only four acetates ever made!

    These 7 tracks were previously been made available by Record Collection (in early 2015) as a limited edition vinyl release. This is the first time these recordings have been released on CD and download.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 10:33 CST

    News: Jeremy Irvine stars in video for new Don Broco single 'Nerve'
    General Ahead of their headline tour this December, Don Broco have revealed the video for their new single 'Nerve' which features the acclaimed British actor Jeremy Irvine who rose to fame in the Hollywood epic 'War Horse'.

    Watch it HERE .
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 26 2015 @ 16:21 CST

    News: The Temperance Movement reveal White Bear album and UK tour
    General New album 'White Bear' out January 15th 2016 through Earache Records.

    UK tour - Jan 2016

    British band The Temperance Movement are pleased to reveal their soulful cover of the classic Blur song 'Tender'. The video was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and perfectly captures the open-minded spirit of the band that was inspired by the musical history steeped in the venue that surrounded them.

    Watch "Tender" here.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 26 2015 @ 15:44 CST

    Concerts: Backyard Babies, Heavy Tiger, Junkstar; Glasgow ABC2 23rd November 2015
    Concert Reviews

    A cold, wet Monday night may not be the most obvious setting for a blast of rock n' roll debauchery, but with three howlin', bubblegum chewin', punk rock spewin' bands from Stockholm, Sweden, hell bent on ripping the Glasgow ABC2 stage apart, that's exactly what we got. Backyard Babies have been gone too long, but with a mighty Four By Four comeback album, the foursome were as hungry and hard hitting as you could imagine. Add in energy packed sets from Junkstar and Heavy Tiger and the heat was seriously turned up to rid a rather damp, but hugely enthusiastic Glasgow crowd of the early winter blues.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 25 2015 @ 17:26 CST

    News: Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Black Star Riders hit the UK and Ireland in December!
    Heavy Metal 10 arena dates confirmed for December

    Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Black Star Riders have confirmed a UK tour for December. The three bands will team up for 10 dates in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

    Def Leppard have just launched their much lauded self titled album, of which singer Joe Elliott states, "It sounds like Def Leppard, but it sounds like Def Leppard stretching their wings a little bit." While Whitesnake are set to highlight their excellent, recent The Purple Album opus, of which mainman David Coverdale says, "I took a little time to think about it, I spoke to my musicians and everybody was incredibly positive, so it was all systems go" for an album which rethinks Coverdale's time in Purple and utterly Whitesnake-ises it.

    Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders launched their second album, The Killer Instinct, earlier in the year, before setting the UK alight with a superb co-headline tour with Europe. Expect Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and the boys to make the co-headliners work extremely hard for their money, as they perform old classic and new classics!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 19 2015 @ 14:38 CST

    News: Inglorious premiere 'Until I Die' music video
    Heavy Metal British classic hard rock band INGLORIOUS have launched the official music video for their forthcoming single Until I Die.

    The single is taken from the eponymous debut album released by Frontiers Music SRL on Friday 19 February 2016. Watch the video HERE .

    Fans can pre-order the album from either iTunes or Amazon, and get a fre grat track of the song Breakaway, plus the new single Until I Die.

    INGLORIOUS are being championed by Queen's Brian May who recently told the band, "You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant - very Classic! "The musicianship is stunning. Good luck with it all - I'm sure you will do great. Amazing vocals, by the way!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Nov 19 2015 @ 14:17 CST

    News: Original DIO members reunite to form The Last In Line

    Original DIO Members Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain Reunite To Form New Band With Vocalist Andrew Freeman

    On Friday 19 February, Frontiers Music SRL will release one of the most highly anticipated Hard Rock releases of 2016: the debut album from LAST IN LINE, "Heavy Crown". Formed by three original members of DIO including Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell (guitar), Vinny Appice (drums) and Jimmy Bain (bass) and named after DIO's 1984 studio album "The Last In Line", the band are on a mission to bring classic hard rock to fans who can't get enough of the real thing. The album will be released on CD, CD/DVD (including a bonus track) and digital formats. Pre-order the album HERE .
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 17 2015 @ 17:07 CST

    News: Foreigner's European Tour begins at London Palladium 7th June
    General Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, FOREIGNER will rock across Europe and Israel for a massive summer 2016 Tour. A formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, the band will belt out full electric performances of their biggest anthems at some of Europe's greatest venues starting at London's Palladium on Tuesday 7th June, followed by dates at Belgium's Graspop, Cologne's Tanzbrunnen, Tel Aviv's Caesarea Amphitheatre, and many more.

    Tickets for FOREIGNER'S London Palladium concert go on sale Friday 20th November at 9am GMT from Live Nation
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 16 2015 @ 17:49 CST

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Satan, Voodoo Hill, Arkentype, Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom, Chateau, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nazareth, Frank Zappa, Flying Colors, and a couple of new reissues/Forgotten Favorites from Gentle Giant !

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 16 2015 @ 15:10 CST

    Concerts: Riverside; Glasgow ABC2 October 23rd 2015
    Concert Reviews

    With Asking Alexandria playing in the "big hall" upstairs, Glenn Hughes performing alongside guitarist Doug Aldrich just five minutes along the road in the Garage and much celebrated Kiss tribute outfit Dressed To Kill strutter-ing their stuff in the Classic Grand just a little further down the street, Glasgow's rock community was certainly spoilt for choice this Friday evening. However there's no doubt the few souls who decided that the smaller ABC2 was to be their destination, will have felt that they got the best of the bunch. Poland's progressive masters RIVERSIDE once again proving why they have such a fearsome live reputation. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid braved Glasgow's wet and windy Autumn weather to discover stories of Love, stories of Fear and fanciful tales of Time Machines…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Oct 25 2015 @ 06:33 CDT

    Concerts: Wolfsbane, Vantage Point, Die No More; Edinburgh 18th October 2015
    Concert Reviews

    A band who come together when the mood takes and only record new material from time to time, WOLFSBANE were once touted to be the "next big thing" in UK rock. Admittedly that accolade arrived some 25 or so years ago, but with a rabid crowd punching the air to every beat, singing every word and chuckling at each and every one of Blaze Bayley's utterly ridiculous (but loveable) stories and stage raps, you'd never know. Neither would you from a catalogue of songs and a performance which completely belied the vintage status of this band. Add in a highly regarded local outfit in the shape of VANTAGE POINT and Cumbria's finest DIE NO MORE and what more could a metal head ask for? Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid found out…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 20 2015 @ 13:47 CDT

    SoT Video: Chris Caffery of TSO/Savatage joins Pete Pardo on What's Hot with SoT
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo and his guest Chris Caffery as they discuss Chris' new solo album Your Heaven is Real, the TSO/Savatage appearance at Wacken, future TSO touring and album release plans, as well as new CD's from Vinnie Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Rock Candy Funk Party, John Wetton, The Lizards, and a Forgotten Favorite from Trapeze!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Oct 17 2015 @ 09:26 CDT

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Echolyn, Queensryche, Graveyard, Anderson Ponty Band, The Winery Dogs, Hollywood Vampires, Horisont, Telergy, Eberhard Weber, Quantum Fantay, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Taste, and a Forgotten Favorite from Uriah Heep!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 13 2015 @ 07:00 CDT

    Concerts: Wishbone Ash at Towne Crier, Beacon, NY 9/20/2015
    Progressive Rock

    Though I've had numerous chances to see legendary UK act Wishbone Ash over the years, something always came up at the last minute that prevented me from attending any of their local shows. This time however, the band made a stop at the Towne Crier, a small 'supper club/cafe' less than 10 miles from my house, so there was no way I was going to miss it. Still touring in support of 2014's very fine Blue Horizon album (this has been billed 'The Road Warriors' tour), the band played a few selections from that recent release as well as a slew of classics from throughout their extensive catalog.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Oct 11 2015 @ 08:42 CDT

    Concerts: Spock's Beard, Synaesthesia, Special Providence; Glasgow 1st October 2015
    Concert Reviews

    Throughout all the changes and evolution Spock's Beard have undergone over their first two decades together one thing has remained; namely the band's ability to overcome adversity while delivering excellent albums and raved about live displays. Yes, I'll admit that I'm late to the party, this being my first encounter with the SB live beast, but rest assured, even going in with mighty high expectations, it won't be my last. With two excellent opening acts also in tow, a solid four hours of top notch, and varied prog was served up for a good sized and extremely enthusiastic Glasgow crowd, who'll be talking about many aspects of this night for a long time to come.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Oct 05 2015 @ 16:57 CDT

    Interviews: Teramaze guitarist Dean Wells discusses their new CD Her Halo
    Progressive Metal

    Now on album number five, Australia's Teremaze are set to take the progressive metal world by storm with Her Halo. Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Butch Jones recently caught up with the bands lead guitarist & chief songwriter Dean Wells to talk about the upcoming album, their new singer, guitar gear, and Teramaze's desire to expose the world to their exciting brand of metal.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Oct 04 2015 @ 17:18 CDT

    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 24 2015 @ 18:56 CDT

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