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An Interview with Diego Tejeida of Haken

Newest Interviews:
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    The Answer announce brand new album Solas out Oct 28th
    The Answer have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album Solas via Napalm Records on October 28th. The first track to be taken from the new album is the melancholic 'Beautiful World', which is available from today (August 25th) as a download with vinyl and CD pre-orders of the album via Pledge Music. 'Beautiful World' will also be available as an instant grat single with pre-orders of the album via digital stores, which will go live on September 16th.

    Co-written with former Massive Attack producer / composer, Neil Davidge, 'Beautiful World' is bathed in a dark, cinematic eeriness, juxtaposing with its optimistic title, before evolving into an explosive, retro rock stomper.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:37 CDT
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    News: Scorpions Forever And A Day The Official Story, Plus Amazing Live Concert!
    Heavy Metal Lifting the lid on life inside one of the world's greatest rock bands, on 30 September 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Forever And A Day" by Scorpions on 2DVD, 2Blu-ray, Digital Documentary and Digital Concert [Cat Nos. EREDV1235, ERBRD5293, EVD1349 and EVD1350 respectively]. This revealing and compelling film tells the incredible official story of the Scorpions - and was made with the full co-operation of the band. Scorpions rock like no others, and this story shows just how. This fascinating documentary contains both archive and never-before-seen new live performance clips from many timeless Scorpions classics. "Forever And A Day" is a German language film with subtitles. The concert film that forms Disc Two of the physical formats includes massive tracks like: Wind Of Change, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Send Me An Angel, Still Loving You, The Zoo, Big City Nights, Is There Anybody There?, No One Like You, Sting In The Tail and many more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:31 CDT
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    News: Peter Gabriel Growing Up Live/Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped
    Progressive Rock Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce a triple release from Peter Gabriel on 14 October 2016. This features a reissue of the DVD release of 'Growing Up Live' [Cat No EREDV1249], a reissue of the 2DVD set "Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped" [Cat No EREDV1250] and for the first time a Blu-ray+DVD set of "Growing Up Live + Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped" [Cat No ERBRD5300] containing all the material from the original DVD releases plus the intimate "Growing Up On Tour – A Family Portrait".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:29 CDT
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    News: Journey Live In Manila
    General Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 'Live In Manila' from Journey on 9 September 2016. Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey 'Live In Manila' is now being reissued on DVD, Blu-ray and as a DVD+2CD set. This is the first time the Blu-ray has been released outside of North America and the first time the audio has been available anywhere in the world [Cat Nos EREDV1247, ERBRD5298 and EAGDV066 respectively]. This concert film includes the classics: Don't Stop Believin', Be Good To Yourself, Stone In Love, Open Arms, Faithfully, Still They Ride, When You Love A Woman, Any Way You Want It, Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' and more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:24 CDT
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    News: Deep Purple Live At The NEC DVD
    Heavy Metal On September 14, 2002, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple took the stage for a landmark concert at the NEC in Birmingham, England to bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord.

    On August 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver this very concert with the release of Live At The NEC on DVD and Digital formats. Previously only available as part of the Around The World Live boxed set, this film is being made available for the first time as a standalone DVD.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:22 CDT
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    News: Styx Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas
    Progressive Rock On 2 September 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas" by Styx. This is a simultaneous release on DVD and Blu-ray [Cat Nos: EREDV1142 and ERBRD5266]. This amazing show features guest appearance by Don Felder (a former Eagles guitarist) on "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" and also includes the classics: "Lady," "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Rockin' The Paradise," "Come Sail Away," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)," "Suite Madame Blue" and many more!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 25 2016 @ 15:21 CDT
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    News: Status Quo Aquostic II That's A fact
    General Britain's best-loved rockers Status Quo are delighted to confirm that on 21st October 2016 they will release 'Aquostic II – That's A Fact!' via Universal Music On Demand on CD, limited edition double vinyl and Deluxe 25 Track Edition 2CD. The standard CD edition of this carefully curated collection includes 14 reimagined Quo classics such as 'In The Army Now', 'Hold You Back', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Ice In The Sun' and two brand new tracks. These and extra tracks are available on deluxe / vinyl, as well as another brand new song 'Is Someone Rocking Your Heart?' The song 'For You', released originally on 'Rockin' All Over The World', is available only on the 20 track vinyl format. The 19 track deluxe edition comes with a second disc which features 6 tracks recorded at the band's 2014 Stuttgart 'Aquostic' show, which are unavailable elsewhere.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 22 2016 @ 14:55 CDT
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    Concerts: Carcass, Crowbar,(Ghoul),Night Demon@ The Complex, Salt Lake City, 7/20
    Heavy Metal

    This will not be an ordinary review. Yes, I'll say familiar things about the excellent bands that played that night, how things sounded, and whether or not you should catch this tour as it continues across the country (and you should). Since Ghoul didn't make it to the show, however, I am forced to speculate as to the REAL reasons the band didn't make it to the venue on that July night. I can't confirm that the details of my account are correct; nevertheless, there were some strange events in town that night, occurrences that could be explained by Ghoul's mysterious absence from the venue. We'll see.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Aug 05 2016 @ 07:30 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Fates Warning, Anderson/Stolt, Gojira, Erik Norlander, CIRCA, Heart, Blackfoot, Jerusalem, and a Forgotten Favorite from Golden Earring

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 03 2016 @ 08:31 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Scorpion Child, Rival Sons, Whitford St. Holmes, The Jelly Jam, Herd of Instinct, Enthean, Rich Robinson, Degradead, Rage, Martin Turner, and a Forgotten Favorite from Slayer!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Jul 09 2016 @ 06:37 CDT
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    Concerts: Joe Bonamassa – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 3rd July
    Concert Reviews

    Even in a genre known for celebrating its heroes and plundering their greatest moments for maximum effect, for an artist as renowned as Joe Bonamassa to put together a set that doesn't contain any of his own material, or even the covers that over the years he's made his own, could be seen as a risk. The reason Joe is in the cosy but spacious Clyde Auditorium, one of the few venues that can make a crowd of three thousand feel intimate, is to celebrate the British bluesmen that, in his own words, he wouldn't be where he is without: those men being Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jul 04 2016 @ 18:33 CDT
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    Concerts: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow @ Genting Arena, Birmingham 06/25/2016
    Heavy Metal With just three shows to mark his return to Rock after an absence of some two decades, the legendary Ritchie Blackmore was always going to be leaving his audience wanting more. Fans travelled from across Europe and beyond for the sole arena show in Birmingham to witness Blackmore and his new band serve up a real treat with a near two hour set that encompassed the very best of his Deep Purple and Rainbow songbook. Sea of Tranquility's Dean Pedley was on hand at the Genting Arena to see a show many thought would never happen.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Wed, Jun 29 2016 @ 04:29 CDT
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    Concerts: ZZ Top @ O2 Academy, Birmingham 06/23/2016
    General Making a fleeting visit to the UK to appear at Glastonbury Festival, ZZ Top also managed to squeeze in a warm-up gig at Birmingham's O2 Academy, quickly selling out the relatively cosy venue that houses just a few thousand. And the little old band from Texas didn't disappoint with a no frills ninety minute burst of perennial crowd pleasers from their 70's blues boogie heyday right through to 2012's acclaimed return to form La Futura.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 09:26 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from The Golden Grass, Brutus, Hawkwind, Grand Magus, Thunderstone, The Black Explosion, Greg Lake, and a Forgotten Favorite from Incredible Hog!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jun 17 2016 @ 13:54 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Flotsam and Jetsam, Suidakra, Iron Savior, Human Fortress, Bloodbound, Myrath, Chaos Frame, Divided Multitude, Artillery, Sourvein, Accuser, Abnormality, Death Angel, Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash, and a Forgotten Favorite from Head Machine!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jun 06 2016 @ 19:59 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Diamond Head, Haken, Fallujah, Four By Fate, Poverty's No Crime, Tiles, Arcana 13, Lucifer's Friend, Sindrome, and a Forgotten Favorite from Grim Reaper!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, May 31 2016 @ 18:53 CDT
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    Interviews: Frost*: An interview with Jem Godfrey
    Progressive Rock

    It doesn't matter what line of work your in, an eight year absence is a risk. However in the music world, leaving that length of gap between studio releases is as good as saying 'thanks, but no thanks'. Hence, the clamour of excitement that has greeted the first Frost* studio album in just under a decade, is both heartening and a ringing endorsement of the fabulous music this progressive rock have long been known for. The album is Falling Satellites and it sees the core members of Frost*, Jem Godfrey, John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena, Lonely Robot), Nathan King (Level 42) and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) reunited for what might just be the best album they've recorded. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid caught falling satellite, keyboard player and Frost* mainman Jem Godfrey to find out more…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 20 2016 @ 18:46 CDT
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    Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 05/06/2016
    Progressive Rock Yes returned to Symphony Hall for their first visit in some two years but far more importantly their first time since the passing of Chris Squire. A fitting and touching tribute is paid before the band take the stage with Squires 'Onward' from 1978 played over the PA set to a photo retrospective of the man himself down the years. And whilst it may be inconceivable for some to think of Yes without their illustrious leader he personally chose his replacement and the gargantuan Squire-shaped hole on stage is now filled by alumnus Billy Sherwood.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Sun, May 08 2016 @ 12:09 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join SoT Publisher/CEO Pete Pardo as he discusses the latest releases from Metal Church, Circus Maximus, Mondo Drag, Mangrove, Rainbow, Ritchie Blackmore, the new Yes book from Martin Popoff, and a Forgotten Favorite from Savage!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 28 2016 @ 18:06 CDT
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    Interviews: HAKEN interview with keyboard player Diego Tejeida.
    Progressive Rock

    Having scaled the heights with album number three, The Mountain, it would have been easy for UK based multi-national progressive outfit Haken to simply produce an obvious follow-up that merely repeated the style and shape of a release that brought the band to a wider audience. Never an outfit to take the easy way out, follow up, Affinity, seeks a different starting point from the 70s prog with a modern twist the band have built their reputation on. Instead the shimmer and sheen of the 80s is neatly infused into a progressive sound that is quickly becoming the band's signature. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid asks keyboard player Diego Tejeida to take us on a trip into the past that somehow sounds like the future.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 21 2016 @ 18:01 CDT
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    Past Articles


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    · LONG DISTANCE CALLING an interview with guitarist Flo Füntmann (0)


    Sunday, April 17

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


    Tuesday, April 05

    · HRH Prog 4 @ Pwllheli, North Wales 03/18 & 03/19 2016 (0)


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


    Sunday, March 13

    · Sea of Tranquility's Tribute to Keith Emerson (0)


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


    Sunday, February 28

    · Vocalist Nathan James Explains the Hard Rock Majesty of Inglorious (0)


    Wednesday, February 17

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


    Monday, February 15

    · Symphony X + Myrath + Melted Space, The Robin 2, Bilston, UK 02/12/2016 (0)


    Sunday, February 14

    · The Who @ SSE Arena, Wembley, UK 02/13/2016 (0)


    Friday, February 05

    · The Cadillac Three @ 02 Institute, Birmingham, UK 02/04/2016 (0)


    Thursday, February 04

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


    Monday, February 01

    · Magic Pie wins our Readers Poll for Best of 2015! (0)


    Sunday, January 24

    · Sea of Tranquility Talks With Wishbone Ash Founder Andy Powell (0)


    Monday, January 18

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


    Monday, January 11

    · Sea of Tranquility's Tribute to David Bowie (0)


    Monday, January 04

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    · The Countdown to the Best of 2015 Part 2-Pete Pardo reveals his Top 12 CDs (0)


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    · Fish (Farewell To Childhood), Lazuli; Glasgow ABC, 13th December 2015 (0)


    Sunday, December 13

    · The Countdown to the Best of 2015, Part 1 (0)


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    · Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Black Star Riders; Glasgow Hydro, 10th December 2016 (0)


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    · Backyard Babies, Heavy Tiger, Junkstar; Glasgow ABC2 23rd November 2015 (0)


    Monday, November 16

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    Sunday, October 25

    · Riverside; Glasgow ABC2 October 23rd 2015 (0)


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    Saturday, October 17

    · Chris Caffery of TSO/Savatage joins Pete Pardo on What's Hot with SoT (0)


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    Sunday, June 28

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