ALBUM REVIEW: Awake By Design – Awake By Design

Over the years, I have heard the name AWAKE BY DESIGN and the thing I knew was they didn’t live far away from me. This is the first time I have sat down and listened to them properly. After hearing the strong sounds from their upcoming Self-Titled Album, I will be keeping a closer eye … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Awake By Design – Awake By Design

“It’s very important to have a picture in mind about what that song’s about.”

AWAKE BY DESIGN are due to release their third studio album very soon. Their self-title album is full of strong melodies and poignant lyrics. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Adrian Powell about the album, how he has been coping during lockdown and what advice he would give to those who are … Continue reading “It’s very important to have a picture in mind about what that song’s about.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

The name LORD OF THE LOST has been bouncing around the rock and metal community for a while now. Their highly anticipated release Swan Songs III has been my opportunity to experience the stunning sounds of this band. The album also makes me feel ashamed that I haven’t sat down and listened to them sooner. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

“The original plan for Swan Songs III was to make it a lot more up tempo and party like.”

Whether you're a casual listener or a die hard fan, the name LORD OF THE LOST is hard to miss in the rock and metal community. They are due to release Swan Songs III very soon, it's their highly anticipated sequel to Swan Songs II. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to their guitarist … Continue reading “The original plan for Swan Songs III was to make it a lot more up tempo and party like.”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 01.08.2020

Two weeks are up, which means the latest edition of the playlist is now available. There have been a fair few releases within these two weeks. Pale Blue Moon, Guns For Girls, Warkings and Thundermother have all released albums so songs from those are on the list. There have also been a great number of … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 01.08.2020

NEWS: KORPIKLAANI – Launch Own Vodka And Announce Performance Livestream

Korpiklaani 2019Photo: Jani Mahkonen / LOMA GRAPHICS With over 100 million streams and views of 'Vodka' racked up, making this arguably the most popular song about vodka ever, it comes as no surprise that KORPIKLAANI are launching their own unique Finnish Spruce flavoured Craft Vodka. They'll be collaborating with one of Finland’s largest independent breweries and distilleries, Pyynikin who also produced … Continue reading NEWS: KORPIKLAANI – Launch Own Vodka And Announce Performance Livestream

NEWS: DEFECTO – Launch Video For First Single ‘Rise’

Defecto releases their first single "Rise" from their upcoming album "Duality today! Four guys are living the ultimate grown-up boomer life, with cliche boring jobs and no style whatsoever, you would think. But, instead of going to work, they meet up in a secret hideout, to pick up their awesome cars, play rock & roll, and … Continue reading NEWS: DEFECTO – Launch Video For First Single ‘Rise’

NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST – Releases Official Video for New Cover Version of John Cage’s ‘4’33’

Photo Credit: Jan Season LORD OF THE LOST's new classical ensemble album, Swan Songs III, proclaims its mission statement almost immediately, not least due to Chris Harms’ distinctive voice and the sophisticated arrangements of this extraordinary line-up. Being the first band of their genre to release a cover of John Cages’ piece 4’33”, the dark metal sensation … Continue reading NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST – Releases Official Video for New Cover Version of John Cage’s ‘4’33’

NEWS: BLACK RIVER – Perform At Pol’and Rock 2020 Online Festival Today At 7pm CET!

Polish rock/metal/punk combo BLACK RIVER – feat. BEHEMOTH bass player ORION and DIMMU BORGIR drummer DARAY - will play live, today July 31st at 7pm CET at Pol'and Rock 2020 online festival. Get more information at https://polandrockfestival.pl/asp - #PolandRock2020 Stream the show below: https://youtu.be/MoffZbOADsg Find BLACK RIVER on Facebook.

NEWS: EMPYRE – New Single ‘Just A Ride (Acoustic)’ Out Today

EMPYRE strike back and announce the release of the third instalment of their acoustic journey: Just A Ride (Acoustic). EMPYRE continue to stand out, not only for their unique sound and captivating musicianship, but also for being as accomplished and mesmerising with their acoustic side as they are with the electric tracks.  Just A Ride (Acoustic) … Continue reading NEWS: EMPYRE – New Single ‘Just A Ride (Acoustic)’ Out Today