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An Interview with Barry Cleveland

Newest Interviews:
  • Choirs of Veritas
  • Cryonic Temple
  • Troubled Horse
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  • Soto/Bigfoot/Venadine
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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: KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS
    Heavy Metal KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS Released 2nd June 2017

    Hot on the heels of a SOLD OUT KISS European Tour through May 2017, Universal Music On Demand are set to release "KISSWORLD – The Best Of Kiss" on the 2nd June 2017.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 24 2017 @ 14:54 CDT
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    SoT Video: A Tribute to Chris Cornell
    General Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo pays tribute to the late Chris Cornell of Soundgarden & Audioslave fame, who died at the very young age of 52.

    Click here to watch our tribute video

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 24 2017 @ 07:52 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on the latest releases from Inglorious, Snakecharmer, Horisont, Arduini/Balich, Lunar Shadow, Purpendicular, Sideburn, Distant Sun, Twenty Sixty Six and Then, and a Forgotten Favorite from Alkana!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 24 2017 @ 07:50 CDT
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    News: BAD TOUCH support THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS on October UK tour
    General Following their recent UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they will support the Kentucky Headhunters on their October 2017 On Safari UK Tour.

    This marks the second time that Bad Touch will tour the UK supporting The Headhunters (they first toured with them in the UK in July 2016). Both bands got on so well last time, they decided to do it again.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, May 22 2017 @ 18:05 CDT
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    News: Galahad - Quiet Storms and Seas Of Change
    Progressive Rock Exciting news from the Galahad camp, as they announce not one, but two imminent new album!

    Quiet Storms is a new Galahad album with a difference. As the title suggests, Quiet Storms shows a more mellow and at times pastoral side to the band's output containing almost none of the bombast and heaviness of the previous three studio albums, instead the majority of the songs and their arrangements evoke a more laid back, spacious and introspective atmosphere.

    We have also been hard at work on our next full studio 'rock' album. Entitled 'Seas of Change' it comprises of just one forty four minute track which we feel is a combination of both the older Galahad style and the new more muscular sound of the last few albums.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, May 22 2017 @ 17:51 CDT
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    News: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND RELEASE 'BABY GOT GONE'
    General KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND RELEASE FIRST TRACK 'BABY GOT GONE' FROM THE NEW ALBUM 'LAY IT ON DOWN'

    CHECK OUT 'BABY GOT GONE HERE'

    'Lay It On Down' out July 21 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group

    FREE DOWNLOAD OF 'BABY GOT GONE' AVAILABLE HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 21 2017 @ 16:12 CDT
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    News: METAL CHURCH Announce new tour support COMANIAC
    Heavy Metal Heavy metal titans METAL CHURCH will be touring Europe extensively next month, the run will include five UK/IRE shows. They will be touring in celebration of latest studio album 'XI', which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. After previous support MESHIAAK had to cancel their appearance due to parting ways with their drummer Jon Dette, Metal Church have revealed Swiss thrashers COMANIAC as a replacement.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 21 2017 @ 16:01 CDT
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    News: MICHAEL MONROE OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION, 'THE BEST'
    General MICHAEL MONROE OFFICIAL CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION, 'THE BEST', CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ON JUNE 9th

    29-TRACK, 2-CD, RE-MASTERED SET FEATURING KEY COMPOSITIONS FROM MICHAEL'S 30-YEAR SOLO CAREER, PLUS BONUS CUTS & UNRELEASED SONGS…

    In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on 'The Best' – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017…
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 21 2017 @ 15:33 CDT
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    As Lions unveil Rag 'n' Bone Man cover & full UK headline tour
    'SKIN' (Rag 'n' Bone Man cover) Acoustic video unveiled

    Watch the video here

    Spotify link

    UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED (with support from Dream State)
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 21 2017 @ 15:07 CDT
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    Concerts: Riverside, Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, 19th May 2017
    Concert Reviews

    It's hugely uplifting to be able to say that after witnessing the return of Riverside, this band's future looks extremely bright indeed. Not long ago that statement would have seemed unlikely in the extreme, but with a sense of reverence and respect for their past, the core trio of Riverside are undoubtedly beginning to look to what comes next. In the meantime they astounded a packed Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the type of performance that will not only live long in the memory, but also in the hearts of everyone who witnessed it. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid was one of those lucky enough to be in attendance.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 21 2017 @ 14:55 CDT
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    News: CELTIC FROST REISSUE CLASSIC NOISE ERA ALBUMS THIS JUNE
    Heavy Metal Celtic Frost will re-issue of their four seminal Noise Records albums on June 30th 2017, via BMG.

    Heroes of the extreme metal scene, there has always been so much more to Celtic Frost's music. From 'Morbid Tales', through 'To Mega Therion', onwards to 'Into The Pandemonium' and finally 'Vanity/Nemesis', this is a band who refused to conform or follow any specific musical direction. They experimented, took risks and in the process have left behind a remarkable catalogue which is timeless and extraordinary. When you hear these albums, you'll appreciate why succeeding generations of diehard fans and cutting edge bands are so heavily inspired and influenced by Celtic Frost.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, May 18 2017 @ 15:04 CDT
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    News: Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Welcome New Guitarist!
    Progressive Rock Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, recently announced a line-up change. After more than a decade of making albums and touring the world with the band, guitarist Muddy Manninen has left to pursue his own musical interests.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, May 18 2017 @ 05:40 CDT
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    News: News about Galderia Band
    Progressive Rock THE NEW LIVE ALBUM of GALDERIA "Radio Unplugged" recorded in Poland with the mighty choir of Zgierz is now available on the website of the band.

    http://www.galderia.net

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 14 2017 @ 08:30 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join host Pete Pardo for views & opinions on the latest releases from Night Demon, Trial, Ayreon, Samsara Blues Experiment, Procol Harum, Siena Root, Disperse, Retrospective, Cast, Force of Progress, The Allman Brothers Band, Miroslav Vitous, and a Forgotten Favorite from Atheist!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 14 2017 @ 07:30 CDT
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    News: STEVE VAI TO RELEASE NEW MODERN PRIMITIVE ALBUM 7/7/2017
    Fusion Virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will release "Modern Primitive on July 7th, 2017 through Favored Nations Entertainment, the indie label founded by Vai in 1999. Originally included as a companion disk to Vai's 25th anniversary release of his seminal "Passion and Warfare" CD, "Modern Primitive" will be released by itself as the 7th installment of the Steve Vai "Secret Jewel Box," an ambitious 10 CD box set that was originally released in December 2001. This stand alone release of "Modern Primitive" will be a limited edition album and has been modified specifically for Vai's Secret Jewel Box, making this an instant collector's item for Vai fans around the globe.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 14 2017 @ 07:29 CDT
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    News: Gandalf's Fist announce Fistival
    Progressive Rock UK Progressive Rock act, Gandalf's Fist, have announced a special one-off headlining performance which they have coined simply as "Fistival".

    Commandeering the Carnegie Theatre in Workington, Cumbria, the 4th August show marks a homecoming for the band, capping off a hugely successful 12 months which has heralded the release of their acclaimed triple album, The Clockwork Fable; the Abbey Road mastered Vinyl release of The Lamplighter's Tale; an unplugged session on BBC Introducing and a blistering headline performance of the 2nd Stage at HRH Prog Festival.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, May 11 2017 @ 17:54 CDT
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    SoT Video: A Genesis Reunion Without Gabriel & Hackett? Who Cares...
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he rants on why a Genesis reunion without classic members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett is just a waste of time.

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, May 09 2017 @ 07:18 CDT
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    Interviews: Christian Metal Act Choirs of Veritas Discuss Their New Concept Album
    Progressive Metal

    I Am the Way the Truth and the Life is the new release from Christian metal band Choirs of Veritas, a concept album of sorts brimming with symphonic passages, thunderous guitar, and soaring vocals. If you have any preconceived notions of 'Christian metal', Choirs of Veritas are here to convince you otherwise, as Davide Scuteri, composer and keyboardist with the band, shared some thoughts on the album with Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Antony Rossi.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 07 2017 @ 14:09 CDT
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    Interviews: Cryonic Temple's First Concept Album- Into The Glorious Battle!
    Heavy Metal

    With Into the Glorious Battle, Sweden's power metal veterans Cryonic Temple dive head first into dramatic concept album glory, producing perhaps their finest effort to date. Sea of Tranquility Staff Writer Mark Atony Rossi recently chatted with band members Esa (lead guitars & keyboards) and Markus (lead guitars) to discuss this outstanding new release, the story behind it, and all things 'metal' in the world of Cryonic Temple!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 07 2017 @ 10:49 CDT
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    Interviews: Sweden's Latest Hard Rock Sensations...Troubled Horse
    Heavy Metal

    With the release of Revolution on Repeat for Rise Above Records, Sweden's Troubled Horse are poised to join the other heavy hitters of the Scandinavian heavy rock scene on the road to world domination. Sea of Tranquility Publisher Pete Pardo caught up with vocalist Martin and guitarist Tom recently to talk about the history of the band, the new album, influences, and current touring plans.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, May 07 2017 @ 10:13 CDT
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    Past Articles


    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)


    Saturday, March 25

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


    Monday, March 06

    · From Mu to Meek - an interview with Barry Cleveland (0)


    Monday, February 20

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


    Sunday, February 19

    · Mayhem, Inquisition, & Black Anvil @ Rock Fantasy's 31st Anniv. Party (0)


    Wednesday, February 15

    · Soto, Bigfoot, Vanadine – Edinburgh Bannerman's 14th Feb 2017 (0)


    Friday, February 03

    · Fates Warning wins our Reader's Poll for Best Album of 2016! (0)


    Wednesday, February 01

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late John Wetton (0)


    Tuesday, January 31

    · Rock Music Legend John Wetton Dies (12th June 1949 – 31st January 2017) (0)


    Saturday, January 14

    · Sabaton, Accept, Twilight Force – Glasgow Academy 11th January (0)


    Sunday, December 25

    · The Best Albums of 2016! (0)


    Saturday, December 24

    · Rick Parfitt 1948 - 2016 (0)


    Sunday, December 18

    · Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist, and Arkona in Salt Lake City 11/21/2016 (0)
    · A Few Words with Tommaso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse (0)


    Saturday, December 17

    · Edensong interview with guitarist and vocalist James Byron Schoen (0)


    Tuesday, December 13

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


    Friday, December 09

    · Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Greg Lake (0)


    Saturday, December 03

    · Alter Bridge, Volbeat, Gojira: Glasgow Hydro, 1st December 2017 (0)
    · An Interview with Burn Your World Bassist Ross Hagen (0)


    Wednesday, November 30

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


    Monday, November 28

    · Hard Rock Hell X @ Pwllheli, Wales 10, 11, 12 November 2016 (0)


    Wednesday, November 23

    · Delain @ O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK 11/08/2016 (0)


    Friday, November 18

    · Molly Hatchet: Still Beatin' The Odds After Forty Years (0)


    Friday, November 11

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


    Sunday, October 30

    · The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Explore the Doom, Hard Rock, and Proto-Metal Sounds of Blues Funeral (0)


    Wednesday, October 19

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


    Monday, October 10

    · Oddland-Nothing 'odd' About this Prog-Metal Powerhouse! (0)


    Thursday, October 06

    · Ace Frehley At The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA 9/27/2016 (0)


    Monday, October 03

    · RIP, Sea of Tranquility Founder James Bickers, 9/29/2016 (0)


    Saturday, October 01

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


    Wednesday, September 21

    · Sea of Tranquility reviews the Black Sabbath remasters! (0)


    Saturday, September 17

    · Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPA (0)


    Monday, September 05

    · The New Era of Legendary Southern Rock Act Blackfoot (0)
    · Black Sabbath At The Mohegan Sun Arena Connecticut 8/27/2016 (0)


    Sunday, September 04

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


    Tuesday, August 30

    · Diamond Head @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/18/2016 (0)


    Monday, August 29

    · Queensryche @ The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 08/26/2016 (0)


    Friday, August 05

    · Carcass, Crowbar,(Ghoul),Night Demon@ The Complex, Salt Lake City, 7/20 (0)


    Wednesday, August 03

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


    Saturday, July 09

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


    Monday, July 04

    · Joe Bonamassa – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 3rd July (0)


    Wednesday, June 29

    · Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow @ Genting Arena, Birmingham 06/25/2016 (0)


    Friday, June 24

    · ZZ Top @ O2 Academy, Birmingham 06/23/2016 (0)


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