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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: Foreigner Announces First Ever Orchestral Release Of The Hits
    General ICONIC ROCK BAND FOREIGNER ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER ORCHESTRAL RELEASE OF THE HITS LIVE RECORDING "FOREIGNER WITH THE 21ST CENTURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS" SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 27TH 2018 VIA earMUSIC

    I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero. FOREIGNER's timeless anthems continue to rock the charts with ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75 million copies. For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all their hits with a 58 -piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir with FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus available on April 27th, 2018 via earMUSIC.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Feb 19 2018 @ 14:47 CST
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    News: Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple Live October 2018 UK Tour
    General 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 he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his "GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE" nationwide UK tour in October 2018.

    The nine date tour promises to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of Deep Purple - one of music history's most seminal and influential rock and roll groups. All tickets are priced £27.50 (£30.00).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Feb 19 2018 @ 14:39 CST
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    SoT Video: The Top Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums of the 1970's
    Heavy Metal Join Host Pete Pardo as he runs down his top hard rock & heavy metal albums of the '70s!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Feb 18 2018 @ 07:50 CST
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    SoT Video: The History of Uriah Heep!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo for an in-depth look at the legendary British hard rock act Uriah Heep!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Feb 18 2018 @ 07:48 CST
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    SoT Video: RANT-Rock Biographies & Autobiographies Parts 1-3
    General Join Host Pete Pardo as he discusses a wealth of rock star/band biographies and autobiographies.

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Feb 18 2018 @ 07:47 CST
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility for views on the latest releases from Gin Lady, Strawbs, Vvlva, Crypt Trip, Nightingale, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Thin Lizzy!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Feb 18 2018 @ 07:43 CST
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    News: Dukes of the Orient Debut Video for Seasons Will Change
    Progressive Rock Dukes of the Orient Debut Video for Seasons Will Change

    Self-Titled Debut Available February 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl

    What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an American from California who grew up on British Prog? Dukes of the Orient is the masterful pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-Asia, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (Last in Line, Lana Lane) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years in the making.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Feb 09 2018 @ 14:10 CST
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    News: ROYAL HUNT premiere A Million Ways To Die music video
    Heavy Metal

    Royal Hunt, NorthPoint Productions and Rocktopia are excited to present the new lyric video for a song "A Million Ways to Die" from the upcoming album "Cast in Stone". Let yourself dive into the ocean of melodic power of Royal Hunt. Lyric video by Bernhard Kellerer of Rocktopia & Transistor Pictures. FREE SONG DOWNLOAD HERE

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    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Feb 06 2018 @ 18:58 CST
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    News: KINO launch 'The Dead Club'; first single taken from Radio Voltaire
    Progressive Rock Last week, Kino announced the release of their new album 'Radio Voltaire', arriving 13 years after the band's much-loved debut 'Picture' back in 2005. Out on the 23rd March 2018, it sees John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot) & Pete Trewavas (Marillion) teaming up once more, with Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums & John Beck (It Bites) guesting on keyboards.

    Now they are pleased to reveal 'The Dead Club', the first track to be taken from the album, and you can listen to it now HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Feb 02 2018 @ 14:45 CST
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    PHIL LANZON (URIAH HEEP, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) If You Think I'm Crazy
    URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) announced the release of his brand new solo album 'If You Think I'm Crazy', on February 23, 2018 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK. LANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR.

    The album was produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart (ASIA, 21 GUNS, MARILLION, KILLER DWARFS, WAYSTED). Co-production by Richard Cottle (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr, etc.). Recorded at Masterchord at Woodside Park, Kore Studio in Acton, The Bunker, The Denham Garage in Lower Denham and Outhouse Studios in Reading. Cover painting and all artwork by Michael Cheval.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Feb 02 2018 @ 14:40 CST
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    Interviews: Von Hertzen Brothers interview - War and Rebirth with Mikko Von Hertzen
    Progressive Rock

    After what was intended to be a New Day Rising, Finland's Von Hertzen Brothers came close to calling it a day; the inability of their then label to back up the excellent music the band were making with a plan to allow a wider audience to actually hear it, causing real disillusionment. A brief hiatus where the trio of siblings questioned whether they had the motivation to continue, resulted instead in the band clearing the decks behind the scenes and returning with not only renewed vigour, but the stunning new War Is Over. That album's message is not one that conflict has ended across the world, but that violence only begets violence and therefore war only results in more war. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid recently spoke with Mikko Von Hertzen to discover how near the brink he and his brothers came and find out what battle plans the band have for the new challenges ahead…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 29 2018 @ 11:51 CST
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    News: Kamelot Unveil Album Artwork & Release Date Of The Shadow Theory
    Heavy Metal

    The Shadow Theory is here! Coming on April 6th 2018 via Napalm Records!

    "Everyone carries a Shadow and the less it is embodied, the blacker it is!" ~ Carl Jung

    After releasing the title of the upcoming KAMELOT masterpiece and very first shows of the The Shadow Tour in the Netherlands, Norway and the UK, it's time to take the next step in support of The Shadow Theory!

    KAMELOT's founder Thomas Youngblood states: "The Shadow Theory album is a psychological journey through the complexity of the Human Mind. We are subjected to stimuli constantly through media, technology, social experiments and AI. Can we still be social creatures in the near future? The Shadow Theory is an album that is mixing many worlds, giving the listener an Escape within our own realities. This album was written and recorded over the entire year and we are really proud of the song elements and diversity on The Shadow Theory."

    Now a first and exciting album teaser has been released, get your ears and eyes on it right now!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jan 25 2018 @ 18:36 CST
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    Interviews: Interview - Ryan Hamilton Touring with Traitors & being So Glad about EP
    General

    Every now and again an artist arrives on the scene who seems to have such a roll of momentum behind them that everywhere you turn, they are there. Rarer still is the feeling that the songwriter and musician in question deserves the attention that's coming their way. Ryan Hamilton is one such artist and whether through his band, Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors, his increasingly respected podcast, his upcoming album with Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright, or through the live shows - both solo acoustic and full band electric - that are finding more and more loyal Traitor followers joining the throng, Ryan is leading from the front and deserving every piece of hard fought favour and fortune coming his way. Ahead of a new EP and upcoming UK tour from The Traitors, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid spoke to Ryan to ask him about, well, everything, starting with a rather bizarre coughing related injury…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 18:37 CST
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    Interviews: Vhaldemar Unleash Against All Kings
    Heavy Metal

    Speed metal, thrash, progressive, black and power metal collide on the latest release from Spanish act Vhaldemar, titled Against All Kings. Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi recently caught up with vocalist Carlos Escudero to discuss this dramatic new release, the past, present, and future of the band, and the music scene in Spain.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 18:03 CST
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    SoT Video: The Latest Edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility!
    General Join Host Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility for views on the latest releases from Corrosion of Conformity, Mastodon, Greta Van Fleet, Weedpecker, Elder, Earth Witch, Eloy, Pendragon, and a Forgotten Favorite from Taste!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 07:03 CST
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    SoT Video: Why It's Never Too Late to Discover New Music
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of the 'Rant' series, as he discusses why it's never too late to go out and discover (and HOW to find it!) new music from newer acts, brand new materials from legacy bands, or undiscovered groups from the golden era.

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 09:50 CST
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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 a review of the new Frank Zappa 'Halloween 77' box set chronicling Zappa's stunning Halloween show from 1977

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 09:47 CST
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    Interviews: Journey Into Lovecraft-ian Worlds With US Black Metal Act Crafteon
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently spoke with Lord Mordiggian from Crafteon, a melodic black metal band with a deep interest in all things H. P. Lovecraft. The band's debut album, Cosmic Reawakening was released in August 2017.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 08:58 CST
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    SoT Video: The Metal World Mourns the Loss of Fast Eddie Clarke at Age 67
    Heavy Metal

    Sadly, the classic trio of Motorhead are all gone. It has been reported that Fast Eddie Clarke, lead guitarist of both Motorhead & Fastway, passed away today after a bought with pneumonia. He was just 67 years old. This comes shortly after the deaths of Lemmy & Phil Taylor back in 2015. Sea of Tranquility gives their condolences to Clarke's family & fans on this sad day.

    Click here to watch our video tribute to Fast Eddie Clarke
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 08:38 CST
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    SoT Video: The History of UFO!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for a look at the history, family tree, and discography of legendary British hard rock act UFO!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Dec 27 2017 @ 21:10 CST
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    Past Articles


    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)


    Wednesday, May 31

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Gregg Allman (0)


    Wednesday, May 24

    · A Tribute to Chris Cornell (0)
    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)


    Sunday, May 21

    · Riverside, Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, 19th May 2017 (0)


    Sunday, May 14

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


    Tuesday, May 09

    · A Genesis Reunion Without Gabriel & Hackett? Who Cares... (0)


    Sunday, May 07

    · Christian Metal Act Choirs of Veritas Discuss Their New Concept Album (0)
    · Cryonic Temple's First Concept Album- Into The Glorious Battle! (0)
    · Sweden's Latest Hard Rock Sensations...Troubled Horse (0)


    Sunday, April 30

    · Why Deep Purple Are Still Relevant, and the Blackmore vs. Morse Debate (0)


    Tuesday, April 18

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Allan Holdsworth (0)


    Sunday, April 16

    · Quadrus Unleashes the Concept Album Entropia! (0)


    Wednesday, April 12

    · Is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Just a Load of Crap? (0)


    Thursday, April 06

    · The 'RANT' video series featuring SoT Publisher Pete Pardo (0)


    Saturday, April 01

    · Last in Line Storm The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 3/31/2017 (0)


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