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This Month's Featured Article:
An Interview with Mike Howe of Metal Church

Newest Interviews:
  • Choirs of Veritas
  • Metal Church
  • Katre
  • The Unity

    Newest Concert Reviews:
  • Riverside
  • Metal Church
  • Rob Zombie
  • Steve Hackett

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  • Music Time Capsule ---- Log # 1 ---- Point of Know Return   By Mark Antony Rossi

  • 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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    SoT Video: The Insane Prices of Concert Tickets These Days
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he 'rants' about the ridiculous prices of concert tickets in the modern era compared to the old days.

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jun 24 2017 @ 08:12 CDT

    News: Joe Bonamassa premieres The Valley Runs Low live video

    Available on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 16:04 CDT


    Coming off the band's appearance at Europe's biggest biker city event the Hamburg Harley Days Festival in Hamburg, Germany (on Friday, June 23rd) it is announced The Dead Daisies will return to the U.S. for 3 major U.S biker events and performances that follow up the band's debut Full Throttle Saloon appearance during the Sturgis motorcycle rally last year.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 14:45 CDT

    News: SKAM announce UK tour with Voodoo Six
    Heavy Metal Straight off the back of releasing a new single, UK hard rock trio SKAM have announced that they will be heading out on the road with fellow Brit-rockers, Voodoo Six.

    The dates run throughout September and take in cities across England, Scotland & Wales in what is sure to be a GREAT BRITISH ROCK TOUR.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 14:37 CDT

    Concerts: Metal Church, Comaniac, Glasgow Audio June 21st 2017
    Heavy Metal

    It's been many a year… too many to remember… since Metal Church last graced a Scottish stage with their presence. However, with returning singer Mike Howe reinvigorating the band and a stunning new album in the shape of 2016's XI under their belts, the veterans of the classic US metal scene didn't just put that straight, they did so by producing a set of stinging, stunning proportions to a rabid audience. Having spoken to Howe for Sea of Tranquility just a few days earlier, ready to join the congregation was SoT staff writer Steven Reid

    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 19:03 CDT

    Concerts: Steve Hackett @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 05/01/2017
    Progressive Rock Such was the overwhelmingly positive reaction to his Genesis Revisited shows a few years back Steve Hackett must surely feel compelled to continue to delve into his previous bands history for each subsequent tour. But having stated his intention to not become a touring Genesis museum, the guitarist continues to release new and challenging material with recent album The Night Siren seeing him draw on a myriad of eclectic influences from around the world. And so the current show is divided between selections from Hackett's solo work in the first half followed by a second set in which the band are joined by enigmatic vocalist Nad Sylvan for a Genesis set that draws heavily on Wind and Wuthering, an album which has recently passed its fortieth birthday.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 11:41 CDT

    Heavy Metal If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description - Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock - Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett - Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel - Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Boshis - Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Lewis - Drums / Percussion / Backing Vocals, the band is gearing up to issue a five-track EP, 'The Curse Lives On' (release date Friday, June 30th, 2017), which follows their debut full-length, 'Insanitarium.'
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 07:17 CDT

    Interviews: Metal Church interview with singer Mike Howe
    Heavy Metal

    Metal Church are back. Back with a new album, back with a string of live dates and festival shows across Europe and the USA, and back with singer Mike Howe. Over two decades had passed between the frontman's last outing with the band, 1993's Hanging In The Balance, and 2016's storming return, XI, but he and the rest of Metal Church picked up as though it had been a matter of months they'd been apart, not years; releasing the outfit's strongest album in quite some time. With the band's UK dates just about to begin and a host of festival and headline shows to follow, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid spoke to a clearly invigorated Mike Howe about his return.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 19:23 CDT

    Interviews: An Interview with Katre lead guitarist, Hasan Koc
    Progressive Rock

    With the release of their latest album Encounters, Turkish act Katre have blended post & symphonic rock with Eastern flavors for a unique instrumental sound that makes them a must hear band for any progressive rock fan. Sea of Tranquility staff writer Mark Antony Rossi recently caught up with guitarist Hasan Koc, who gave some real insight into the creation of the bands music as well as future plans.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jun 17 2017 @ 08:04 CDT

    SOUL ENEMA to Release New Album on June 23
    SOUL ENEMA to Release New Album on June 23; Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, YOSSI SASSI & More

    Israel-based Progressive Metal band Soul Enema is announcing a release date of the upcoming album titled Of Clans and Clones and Clowns. Out on June 23, the album is now available for pre-order from Bandcamp and iTunes

    The promising band's second album represents an interesting and varied combination of influences, including 14 tracks mixed an mastered by legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Symphony X).

    Soul Enema has issued a statement on the forthcoming album saying:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 18:10 CDT

    News: ALTER BRIDGE Announce Two Very Special Nights At The Royal Albert Hall!
    General Following their jaw-dropping set at Download Festival this weekend, US rock giants ALTER BRIDGE have announced their return to the UK for two very special headline shows on October 2nd and 3rd.

    Appearing at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time, the band will treat the audience to an array of songs never before played live as well as fan favourite hits, drawn from their acclaimed five album catalogue. In another first, the group will also be accompanied by the Parallax Orchestra - a 52-piece London-based symphony orchestra conducted by Simon Dobson - adding an impressive new dimension to their already captivating live show.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 18:02 CDT

    News: Sabaton collaborate with international game WORLD OF TANKS!
    Heavy Metal Sabaton collaborate with international game WORLD OF TANKS!

    World of Tanks sponsors Breakthrough Band Award, presented by Sabaton, at the 15th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, London, June 12

    Watch the video announcement here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 17:51 CDT

    News: ANTHRAX release digital 2-track single Leftoverthrax
    Heavy Metal Legendary New York thrashers ANTHRAX will return to European shores later this month in support of their current hit album 'For All Kings', which hit the world charts on #8. To mark the occasion, the band has released a digital 2-track single entitled 'Leftoverthrax', including cover versions of KANSAS' 'Carry On Wayward Son' and 'Black Math' by THE WHITE STRIPES, today.

    Purchase 'Leftoverthrax' or stream both tracks, here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 17:43 CDT

    News: IN FLAMES Join forces with Five Finger Death Punch for UK arena tour!
    Heavy Metal Chart-topping European legends In Flames will unite with US multi-platinum hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch, to play what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of autumn 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it will be a "can't miss" moment for the genre and fans. The trek will ravage arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 17:32 CDT

    Concerts: Rob Zombie, Glasgow Academy 9th June 2017
    Heavy Metal

    It's festival season in the UK, hence it's time to keep your eyes peeled for those stand alone warm up shows that usually find a band tearing their way through a greatest hits set that's sure to please fans of all ages. With the mighty Rob Zombie headlining the second stage at Download the next day, before heading out on the festival trail across Europe, his Scottish fans were treated to an astounding night of the best Zombie - both Rob and White - that they could have wished for. Living Dead Girl for the night, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Jun 11 2017 @ 13:59 CDT

    Interviews: The Unity interview with drummer Michael Ehré
    Heavy Metal

    Releasing one of the most impressive debut albums of 2017, The Unity have announced their arrival in fine style. Formed by the Gamma Ray duo of drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter, the pair have recruited four of Ehré's ex-Love.Might.Kill bandmates and recorded an album that takes its cues from 70s and 80s metal and hard rock. Crafting that sound into a collection of songs that sound hugely relevant today, not only have this fledgling outfit come up with something rather special, but also that's refreshingly different to the bands they're already known for. The Unity look set to be with us for some time to come, so Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid prepared to quiz drummer Michael Ehré about how exactly this union was formed.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 19:15 CDT

    News: Wetton/Downes' iCon Announces the Mainstream Release of Urban Psalm 2CD/1DVD
    Progressive Rock London, UK – The collaboration of the ASIA co-founders, John Wetton and Geoff Downes' iCon, has led to the formation of Epicon Records (via Cherry Red) and its first release of "Urban Psalm" as a 2CD/1DVD set. The release was planned before John Wetton's death in January 2017 and is fully approved by Geoff Downes and the Wetton Estate.

    The concert was filmed at the iconic St Mary-le-Bow church in London and features a unique set including iCon songs, heritage tracks and the greatest hits of ASIA. This release of "Urban Psalm" is the first in a series of definitive re-releases of the iCon catalogue.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 07:49 CDT

    General Hard Rock legends DANGEROUS TOYS, who formed in Austin, TX in 1987, celebrate 30 years as a band in 2017, and EMP LABEL GROUP is celebrating with "Dirty Thirty" Remastered CD and LP reissues of the back-half of the band's catalog including PISSED, THE RTIST 4MERLY KNOWN AS DANGEROUS TOYS, AND XX: LIVE.

    Formed in 1987, with WATCHTOWER vocalist Jason McMaster, DANGEROUS TOYS released their classic Self-Titled release, and the follow up HELLACIOUS ACRES, via COLUMBIA RECORDS, before going independent for their follow up 1994's PISSED, and 1995's THE RTIST 4MERLY KNOWN AS DANGEROUS TOYS.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 07:32 CDT

    News: Unisonic: Live At Wacken on CD + DVD
    Heavy Metal "LIVE IN WACKEN" JULY 21st VIA earMUSIC

    earMUSIC announces the release on CD + DVD of Unisonic's 2016 Wacken Open Air show.

    With their 2012 self-titled debut album Unisonic unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg's metal institution Helloween - Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few metal fans might have shed a tear.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 07:29 CDT

    SoT Video: The Best Hard Rock & Metal Comes From Sweden!
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of our 'rant' series, as he talks about why Sweden is the home for the best hard rock & metal over the last few decades.

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jun 03 2017 @ 06:38 CDT

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