“The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”

MANORA released their debut album a couple of months ago and it's understandably receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist Ivo Visser and keyboardist Arthur Stok about how the pandemic impacted their recording, the album and mental health. For those who haven't heard Manora before, … Continue reading “The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”

ALBUM REVIEW: Smoking Martha – Universe

I came across SMOKING MARTHA a few years ago when writing for another magazine. I reviewed In Deep, their latest release at the time, and remember being impressed with their impressive portfolio of sounds. They are due to release their third studio album Universe and I am instantly reminded why I was drawn to them … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Smoking Martha – Universe

ALBUM REVIEW: Manimal – Armageddon

MANIMAL have been on my radar for a while now, I hadn't sat down and listened to them until recently. They are due to unleash chaos and pandemonium with their upcoming concoction Armageddon. If the actual Armageddon is anything like what this album puts across, I would be thrilled and ready for the ride. It … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Manimal – Armageddon

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2021

Time really does fly, we are now on the last album of the month post of 2021. Next month will see end of year posts. Let's see what our team members have picked for their last album of the month for 2021. Martin: Seven Sisters - Shadow Of A Fallen Star Pt. 1 It has … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

When we think of thrash music we think of the big names like METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, and SLAYER. While METALLICA remains the biggest band in thrash metal and arguably in the world, there is still an underground world of thrash going strong. One of the most promising names in underground thrash are WARCALL and they’re … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 27.11.2021

Another two weeks is up, which means it's time to reveal the latest edition of the playlist. CROOKED SHAPES, LORDI, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, TOOTHDRINKER, AEPHANEMER, DARTAGNAN, JUDAS PRIEST, THEATRES DES VAMPIRES and TEMPERANCE all released new albums in the past two weeks. Songs from each of these can be found on the list. There have … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 27.11.2021

Album Review: Toothdrinker – The Last Escape

Fans of renowned horror game franchise Resident Evil can rejoice, as a new outbreak is about to be unleashed! Cardiff’s TOOTHDRINKER, present their debut album Last Escape which is based upon 1999’s Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. In the vein of classic rock operas not dissimilar to the likes of MEAT LOAF with strains of metal … Continue reading Album Review: Toothdrinker – The Last Escape

ALBUM REVIEW: Rivers Of Nihil – The Work

The Work is the brand new album by Pennsylvanian Progressive Metallers RIVERS OF NIHIL. It is not strictly a metal album although metal is the dominant genre. Entwined are elements of jazz, easy listening and atmospheric tropes that serve to make something very interesting indeed. The album begins with The Tower (Theme From The Work) … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rivers Of Nihil – The Work

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Damnation Festival

I went to Leeds. I have done this many times in the past. It is a fine city. Filled with blackened churches stained by the ravages of time, black roads coated in the finest tarmac, and black metal, which is not visually black but still pretty on theme. Yes, Saturday the 6th of November saw … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Damnation Festival