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An Interview with UFO Guitarist Vinnie Moore

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    News: Von Hertzen Brothers Upcoming UK November Tour + new album War Is Over
    Progressive Rock Von Hertzen Brothers - New Album: 'War Is Over ' - Released: 3 November 2017 - Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings

    Check out the lyric video for 'The Arsonist' here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 14:51 CDT
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    News: Rockers Unite Against Cancer
    Heavy Metal The Cancer On The Rocks Macmillan Fundraiser

    ROCKERS LINE UP TO SUPPORT CANCER FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL

    Former members of rock legends Def Leppard UFO, MSG and the Pirates will be playing at a day-long rock festival in Cheshire to help raise money to fight cancer. The event, being held at Nantwich Civic Hall on January 20th is called Cancer On The Rocks, and all profits will go to the Macmillan Cancer Support Group. Eleven bands will feature throughout the day from 1pm, including House of X, Weapon UK, The Big Wolf Band, Superfecta, Fugitive and the Milk Men.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 14:42 CDT
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    Concerts: The Kentucky Headhunters, Bad Touch, The Swamp Born Assassins; Glasgow 10th Oct
    Concert Reviews

    Having visited Scotland for the first time just twelve months before, blues, country, rock legends The Kentucky Headhunters were back in Glasgow once more to raise some hell. Aided and abetted in that task by up and coming English rock n' roll band Bad Touch and one of the hottest new outfits on the Scottish scene, The Swamp Born Assassins, the packed ABC2 was treated to not one, not two, but three different sides of traditional rock and roll, all delivered with power, passion and damn near perfection. There for Sea of Tranquility, was Steven Reid.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Oct 14 2017 @ 19:10 CDT
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    News: Lucas Lee Ft. Marco Minnemann
    General Lucas Lee Ft. Marco writes:

    MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST LUCAS LEE ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD, FEATURING DRUMMING ICON AND VIRTUOSO: MARCO MINNEMANN

    CD Catalog: LLEEMQ-04 UPC: 845121016659
    ITunes Preorder: October 19th, 2017
    Street Date: November 8th, 2017

    Guitars, Bass, Keyboards/Piano, Violins: Lucas Lee
    Drums: Marco Minnemann

    Orange County, CA: California-based, Canadian multi-instrumentalist Lucas Lee releases a new record, featuring drumming icon Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally). The 13-track instrumental rock fusion/ progressive rock full concept album is entitled, Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Oct 12 2017 @ 06:18 CDT
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    News: Absolute Probability Recording
    Progressive Rock Absolute Probability writes:

    To Wake a Dream in Moving Water: Echo Us Return from the Abyss With New Celtic-themed Album.
    Echo Us' upcoming album takes from its founder's past and spins it into a whole new direction.

    In late 1996 Ethan Matthews recorded his first ever commercially available piece of music as a then 18 year-old guitarist working with electronics and ambient music. "Satre Dance" fell in right alongside all the new age and ambient music of the time. However Matthew's mainstay in his early years, the progressive metal act Greyhaven is still known today as one of the pioneering, independent bands of the genre in the 1990s, having combined new age ambient music with progressive metal.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Oct 12 2017 @ 06:18 CDT
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    News: Virgil & Steve Howe: Steve Howe releases statement onforthcoming album Nexus
    Progressive Rock On 11th September 2017, VIRGIL HOWE - the youngest son of YES guitarist STEVE HOWE – passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41. YES announced the immediate cancellation of the remaining dates of the Yestival tour. Their duo album,"Nexus", had been completed before the tour started and was due out this year. STEVE HOWE has decided to continue with these plans.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Oct 09 2017 @ 13:55 CDT
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    News: DAMN DICE release Got To Know video and single from forthcoming album
    General London-based​ ​metal​ ​champions​ ​DAMN​ ​DICE​ ​are​ ​releasing​ ​their​ ​second​ ​album​ ​in​ ​early​ ​2018 and​ ​are​ ​unveiling​ ​their​ ​hot​ ​new​ ​video​ ​"Got​ ​To​ ​Know". The​ ​band​ ​comments:​ ​"'Got​ ​To​ ​Know'​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​song​ ​we​ ​wrote​ ​for​ ​the​ ​new​ ​album.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​set the​ ​bar​ ​sky-high​ ​for​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​songwriting​ ​process​ ​as​ ​it​ ​marks​ ​the​ ​logical​ ​evolution​ ​of our​ ​music​ ​from​ ​its​ ​predecessor​ ​'The​ ​Great​ ​Unknown'​ (​​ 2015)​. The​ ​song​ ​represents​ ​us​ ​perfectly​ ​at​ ​our​ ​current​ ​point.​ ​It's​ ​in-your-face,​ ​groovy,​ ​catchy​ ​and melodic,​ ​and​ ​really​ ​shows​ ​that​ ​we're​ ​hungry​ ​and​ ​eager​ ​to​ ​go​ ​further."

    Watch "Got To Know"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Oct 07 2017 @ 13:33 CDT
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    News: HOUSTON Dangerous Love Lyric Video - Single Released - New Album
    General Swedish AOR band, HOUSTON, have released a brand new lyric video & single for the song 'Dangerous Love', the track is taken from their forthcoming 5th album titled 'III', due out on November 24th via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 06 2017 @ 08:11 CDT
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    News: ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THE GROOVE CUBED'
    General ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THE GROOVE CUBED'

    Released: 20 October 2017 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue

    Check out the official video for Don't Even Try It (ft. Ty Taylor) here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 04 2017 @ 18:18 CDT
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    News: THERION Announce new rock opera and UK/IRE tour dates for 2018
    Heavy Metal When 15 year old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded THERION as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly 30 years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal's most ambitious release. While 'metal operas' are no longer an unusual creation, this term will forever receive a new meaning on January 26th, 2018, when the curtain opens for Johnsson's lifelong creation: 'Beloved Antichrist' is the title of his spectacular brainchild, consisting of 3 full-length CDs. It's more than just a concept album, but a complete rock opera with multiple chapters unveiling a sweeping story, partly based on and inspired by Vladímir Soloviov 'A Short Tale Of The Antichrist'.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 04 2017 @ 08:46 CDT
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    Interviews: Covers and Cuts an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore
    General

    For their 23rd studio album, legendary British rock outfit UFO have decided to take a break from the norm, instead piecing together a selection of their favourite tracks by other artists and UFO-itising them. The results are The Salentino Cuts, an album that delves further back in time than the band's 48 year history, while also reinterpreting some more recent songs in a surprisingly fresh style. With the album housing everything from 60s rock to 90s grunge, all delivered with a sound that could only belong to UFO, Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid took the chance to ask the band's long serving guitarist, and solo artist in his own right, Vinnie Moore, all about his band's covers and cuts.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Oct 03 2017 @ 14:05 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 on the latest from Black Country Communion, Arch Enemy, Eden's Curse, Jared James Nichols, Wobbler, Kissin' Dynamite, Mobius Strip, Carl Verheyen, Marnix Busstra, and Alice Cooper, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Jim Weider's Project Percolator!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Sep 29 2017 @ 08:57 CDT
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    News: YES Release Live Album - TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA
    Progressive Rock Legendary Prog-Rockers' Live Album Includes 2016 Performance Of Drama In Its Entirety, Plus Selections From Tales From Topographic Oceans, And Fan Favourites. Double-CD And Triple-LP Versions Released on 24th November.

    In the Summer of 2016, Yes embarked upon an ambitious tour. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album Drama in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from Yes' 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans (their first number one album), together with fan favourites like "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper."

    Rhino salutes the influential progressive rockers – who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year – with the new live album, TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA. The music will be available on 24th November as a double-CD and a triple-LP. Both versions feature detailed cover art designed by the band's longtime collaborator Roger Dean.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 28 2017 @ 17:29 CDT
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    News: Cats In Space Added to bill on Deep Purple November UK tour
    General Cats In Space are delighted to announce that they have been added to the bill on the Deep Purple UK tour of November 2017.

    Guitarist Greg Hart said, "It's been a pretty amazing year so far, and to be asked to do these shows makes me realise we've come a really long way in the 5 minutes or so since we formed the band. Deep Purple fans are clearly lovers of quality music, and our tunes are huge, so we're confident we'll make a good impression in these arenas. Bring it on baby, the Cats are coming, in fact we can't wait!"
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 28 2017 @ 17:22 CDT
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    News: URIAH HEEP Announce two new releases
    Heavy Metal URIAH HEEP Announce Release of RAGING THROUGH THE SILENCE 2CD/1DVD & Picture Disc LP SELECTIONS FROM TOTALLY DRIVEN on Band's Own Uriah Heep Records! OUT NOW!

    London, UK – Uriah Heep is pleased to announce the release of a 2CD/1DVD package of their 20th Anniversary show in 1989, which has only been available on VHS previously. This remastered release is now available on Download and as 2 CDs and 1 DVD in all new packaging.

    This concert is likely to be the only gap in many committed fans' collections and gives their core fanbase the opportunity to complete the entire Heep discography. This release is the culmination of a long process to make sure all of the Uriah Heep back catalogue is available in modern day formats and digitally.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 28 2017 @ 15:24 CDT
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    News: RIOT V sign to Nuclear Blast Records!
    Heavy Metal NUCLEAR BLAST are proud to announce the signing of cult New York Heavy Metal band RIOT V, who will be inducted into the prestigious Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame 2018! Hardly any other metal act has such a long and absorbing history behind it. Since the quintet formed in 1975 they have been hit by several severe strokes of fate during their long career. With Rhett Forester (R.I.P. 1994), Guy Speranza (R.I.P. 2003) and Mark Reale (R.I.P. 2012) - three deceased members have left their mark on the four decades of RIOT's band history.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 27 2017 @ 15:13 CDT
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    News: DBA (Downes Braide Association) return with 3rd CD -Skyscraper Souls
    Progressive Rock Super-duo Geoff Downes & Chris Braide, known as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), release their new album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November through their own label X2X Records via Cherry Red. This is their 3rd collaboration and follows their two previous critically-acclaimed releases Pictures of You (2012) and Suburban Ghosts (2015).

    Both members have an immense body of work. Chris Braide is a British singer, songwriter and producer, now based in LA, who has written and produced songs for Beyonce, Lana del Rey, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Sia, Afrojack & Marc Almond... to name a few. Geoff Downes is the prog legend who has played keyboards in The Buggles, Asia & Yes... he co-wrote the hits Heat of the Moment and Video Killed the Radio Star.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 26 2017 @ 09:00 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode 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 looks at new releases from Anubis Gate, Serious Black, and Ektomorf, plus a Forgotten Favorite from Night Sun!

    Click here to watch our recent YouTube show!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 13 2017 @ 09:30 CDT
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    SoT Video: The Latest Episode of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility
    General Join host Pete Pardo for another edition of What's Hot with Sea of Tranquility, as he looks at new releases from Riverdogs, Mr. Big, Masterplan, Orden Ogan, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Quantum Fantay, Harvey Mandel, Neil Rambaldi, Snafu, Peter Panka's Jane, Blackmore's Night, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Forgotten Favorite from Thin Lizzy!

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Aug 30 2017 @ 08:39 CDT
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    Interviews: The Dark Metal Sounds of Spain's Totengott
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Nacho Void, the bass player for the Spanish heavy metal band Totengott, to discuss their terrific new album Doppelganger. Read on for the full interview!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 27 2017 @ 07:41 CDT
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