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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: Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches Pre-Sale Campaign
    General Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches His Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For "K2 - Tales of Triumph And Tragedy" Limited Edition Box Set!

    London - Deep Purple and rock keyboard legend Don Airey has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his solo album "K2 - Tales of Triumph & Tragedy," to be released on Gonzo Multimedia in June 2017!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 24 2017 @ 16:24 CDT
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    News: ELANTRIS CONFIRMED AS OPENING ACT FOR EPICA ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
    Progressive Metal Described as "Female fronted symphonic metal hailing from Ohio, USA," Elantris will support their recently-released debut album, 'This Sacrifice,' with a set of dates that will also feature Insomnium, Lacuna Coil, and headliners Epica.

    Comprised of band members Lindsay Victoria Ketchum -Vocals, Thomas Ullom - Vocals, Garrett Chetock- Guitar, John Dobosh - Bass, Mark Liber - Keys, and Erik Liber- Drums, Elantris are extremely excited about the upcoming trek, which will run from August 31-September 29, as evidenced by the following quote:
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 24 2017 @ 14:03 CDT
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    News: The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Revised and Expanded
    Progressive Rock The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock Revised and Expanded Edition by Charles Snider to be Released April 22

    The definitive record guide to the progressive era of rock music, Strawberry Bricks presents a standard discography of music from artists around the globe. Beginning in 1967 and continuing through 1982, a generation of musicians took rock music in directions unforeseen as they charted what would become known as progressive rock. This edition also includes exclusive interviews with a host of musicians of the era, providing proof that progressive rock was indeed the music of a generation. From art rock to krautrock, from England to Germany to Italy and all across Europe, Strawberry Bricks offers a candid reappraisal of rock's most cerebral genre.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 23 2017 @ 06:22 CDT
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    News: Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors announce August UK tour
    General Texas based singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton and his band The Traitors are proud to announce an 8 date UK tour in August and promise the shows will be "as close to a drunken rock n roll show in a Texas saloon that folks can get in the UK. Drinks, music, friends. good vibes and good times all around."

    To celebrate the forthcoming tour Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors unveil the official video for infectious single Heavy Heart. The video captures perfectly the contrast of the different kinds of beauty in the UK, filmed in a nature reserve near Ashy De La Zouch, and then capturing great street art in Manchester.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 14:52 CDT
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    News: JOE BONAMASSA LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL – AN ACOUSTIC EVENING
    General On January 21st and 22nd 2016 world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening".

    An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favourite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs, "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening" will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl on Friday 23rd June 2017.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Apr 19 2017 @ 15:06 CDT
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    SoT Video: Sea of Tranquility Pays Tribute to the Late Allan Holdsworth
    Fusion Join host Pete Pardo as he takes a look at the music & career of the late Allan Holdsworth, who passed away at the age of 70 on Easter Sunday.

    Click here to watch the video tribute to Allan Holdsworth

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Apr 18 2017 @ 06:51 CDT
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    News: ACCEPT Announce The Rise Of Chaos and special Wacken show!
    Heavy Metal Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT just finished an extensive European tour - and have announced that they are immediately back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled 'The Rise Of Chaos', will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - 'Blood Of The Nations', 'Stalingrad', and 'Blind Rage' - with grandeur and precision.

    And if this wasn't enough, ACCEPT will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band's creative power:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Apr 17 2017 @ 08:20 CDT
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    News: New Single by Starring into Nothing
    Progressive Rock Starring Into Nothing is the new band featuring ex-Under the Sun bassist Kurt Barabas, Steve Rogers, Savannah Rogers, Matt Chamberline, and Dave Levita. A full album is forthcoming, but they have released a single, titled "Big Brother", which you can listen to below.

    Click here to listen to Big Brother!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 17 2017 @ 07:41 CDT
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    Interviews: Quadrus Unleashes the Concept Album Entropia!
    Progressive Metal

    Greek symphonic progressive metal act Quadrus are ready to take the world by storm with the release of their stunning debut album Entropia. Sea of Tranquility's Mark Antony Rossi caught up with vocalist Alexandra Misailidou to talk about some of the albums messaging and their immediate plans to support this exciting new release.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 16 2017 @ 08:33 CDT
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    News: Status Quo: 'The Last Night Of The Electrics'
    General 'The Last Night Of The Electrics'

    Multi-Format Live Concert Release

    earMUSIC is delighted to announce that Britain's best-loved rockers Status Quo will, on 14 July 2017, release 'The Last Night Of The Electrics' a sensational live set recorded at the band's emotionally charged, barnstorming set at London's O2 last year. This fantastic concert will be released on a series of formats 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition 180g Black Triple Vinyl with side 6 etched (double gatefold), earBOOK (with 2 x Audio CD, 1 x DVD & 1 x Blu-ray, coffee table book including approx. 120 pages) and Digital. 180g Coloured Triple Vinyl with side 6 etched (triple gatefold), 2CD+DVD and 2CD+Blu-ray and various bundles will be available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop. Fans who preorder the earBOOK before the end of the month will have their names included in the credits.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 13 2017 @ 13:24 CDT
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    SoT Video: Is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Just a Load of Crap?
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he 'rants' on the validity of the Hall of Fame and all the various things that go on with the inductions, performances, and more!

    Click here to watch the video!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 12 2017 @ 09:49 CDT
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    News: Joe Bonamassa embarks on UK Tour on Tuesday 18 April 2017
    General Two time Grammy-award nominated guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa starts his upcoming April 2017 UK Tour on Tuesday 18th April at Edinburgh Usher Hall.

    With three shows already sold out, both shows at the Royal Albert Hall (April 20 & April 21) and the Blackpool Opera House (April 22), limited tickets remain for the shows at Edinburgh Usher Hall (April 18) and Sheffield Arena (April 24) which are available HERE.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 11 2017 @ 18:13 CDT
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    News: Bobby Kimball Returns With We're Not In Kansas Anymore
    General Bobby Kimball, Original Singer of TOTO, Returns With New Album "We're Not In Kansas Anymore".

    Los Angeles – Legendary Bobby Kimball, original singer of TOTO, returns with a very special new studio album "We're Not In Kansas Anymore". The highly anticipated new album will be released on Purple Pyramid Records on April 21, 2017.

    Says Bobby, "As artists and musicians we live our lives chasing a dream … the dream of expressing ourselves through the songs we create and sing. I surrounded myself with some of the best session players and songwriters in the business, and I feel you can hear and sense that when you listen to the music. To my fans … I hope that I delivered an album that can be part of a songbook for your life, as it is for mine. God Speed."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 11 2017 @ 18:05 CDT
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    News: The Dead Daisies - The The Dirty Dozen Tour 2017
    Heavy Metal The Dead Daisies Announce The The Dirty Dozen Tour 2017

    **A Dozen Dates Announced For Live & Louder North American Tour**

    THE DEAD DAISIES' awesome live juggernaut is set to storm into North America in August for a dozen prime live dates as part of their Live & Louder World Tour, in support of the release of their landmark 'Live And Louder' album on Spitfire Music/SPV/eOne on May 19th. Heralded "The Dirty Dozen Tour", the trek is set to kick off in Chicago, IL on August 10th and will wrap in Las Vegas, NV on August 27th.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 11 2017 @ 17:59 CDT
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    SoT Video: The 'RANT' video series featuring SoT Publisher Pete Pardo
    General Join host Pete Pardo as he 'rants' on a few controversial musical topics-this will be another regular show on our youtube channel to go along with the What's Hot episodes. See the links to our first three rants below.

    The Sad State of Classic Rock Radio and the Fans Who Just Want to Hear the Hits

    The World Doesn't End When the Lead Singer Leaves the Band

    The Queensryche vs. Geoff Tate Feud

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 06 2017 @ 09:02 CDT
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    Concerts: Last in Line Storm The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY 3/31/2017
    Heavy Metal

    The path of Last in Line started as a casual jam session back in 2011, but before long, original Dio members Vivian Campbell (guitar), Vinny Appice (drums), and Jimmy Bain (bass) decided to make it a full-fledged musical project designed to keep the spirt of those classic Dio albums Holy Diver, Last in Line, and Sacred Heart alive, as well as eventually record brand new music in that same vintage metal tradition. In comes Hudson Valley, New York native Andrew Freeman on vocals, and the seeds were planted for the Heavy Crown album for Frontiers Records in early 2016. After the tragic death of Bain shortly after the albums release, the band decided to continue on, inviting veteran bassist Phil Soussan and keyboard wizard Erik Norlander into the fold for a series of live shows around the world. On this cold and rainy night at the historic The Chance Theater, local favorite Freeman made his triumphant return, the band set to energize a packed house with classic Dio staples as well as selections from the new album Heavy Crown.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Apr 01 2017 @ 10:08 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 Overkill, Immolation, Black Star Riders, Sainted Sinners, Jazz is Phsh, and a Forgotten Favorite from Uriah Heep!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 13:41 CDT
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    Interviews: From Mu to Meek - an interview with Barry Cleveland
    Progressive Rock

    A respected music journalist and solo recording artist, guitarist Barry Cleveland has recently joined forces with composer, guitarist and 'electronics innovator' Richard Pinhas for Mu. An album where a dreamy, if still hard hitting, selection of avant-garde world music is presented through lush instrumental pieces that constantly move and sway with atmospheric mystery. It's a challenging, deep album which constantly evolves while staying true to its core ideals and messages. Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid delved deep into the music and motivations of Cleveland as they discussed everything from Mu to Joe Meek and much, much more…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 06 2017 @ 16:44 CST
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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 Kreator, Sepultura, Persefone, Ghost Avenue, Crimson Fire, Debackliner, Arrayan Path, Al Atkins, Richard Barbieri, All Them Witches, Chicago, John Wetton, Shoot, and a Forgotten Favorite from Titanic!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 16:08 CST
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    Concerts: Mayhem, Inquisition, & Black Anvil @ Rock Fantasy's 31st Anniv. Party
    Heavy Metal

    The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY was the host to the 31st Anniversary party for Rock Fantasy, the long running heavy metal & hard rock shop owned by Middletown native Steve Keeler. With a huge selection of CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, patches, posters, as well as smoke items and pinball, Rock Fantasy has been a mainstay of the Hudson Valley heavy music scene now for over three decades. To celebrate this occasion, around 500 metalheads (including many of the Hudson Valley metal illuminati) packed The Chance for a night of black metal, featuring the legendary Norwegian act Mayhem, who on this tour are playing their iconic De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album in its entirety, alongside popular international act Inquisition and New York's very own Black Anvil. (2/17/2017)

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Feb 19 2017 @ 09:46 CST
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    Past Articles


    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)


    Friday, June 17

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


    Monday, June 06

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


    Tuesday, May 31

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


    Friday, May 20

    · Frost*: An interview with Jem Godfrey (0)


    Sunday, May 08

    · Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham 05/06/2016 (0)


    Thursday, April 28

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


    Thursday, April 21

    · HAKEN interview with keyboard player Diego Tejeida. (0)


    Tuesday, April 19

    · 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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