ALBUM REVIEW: The Pineapple Thief – Nothing but the truth

What do we call an album that was not strictly speaking recorded in a studio. And that was not recorded live in front of people, and is definitively not a collection of demos but instead was broadcast live over the internet? We’re going to need a word. The last year and a half robbed musicians … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Pineapple Thief – Nothing but the truth

“we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

Symphonic Metal force AD INFINITUM are due to return with Chapter II - Legacy in nearly a week's time. The upcoming album of their saga delves into the life and afterlife of Vlad The Impaler a.k.a Dracula. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Melissa Bonny about Chapter II - Legacy, mental … Continue reading “we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

2021 keep up with the brilliant releases within Symphonic Metal, next on this ever-growing list comes from Italian troupe ETERNAL SILENCE. They have released their latest instalment Timegate Anathema and it is something to cherish. This is my first experience of ETERNAL SILENCE and after listening to this Symphonic Metal gem, it won’t be my … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

BAND PROFILE: Steam Powered Giraffe

Today I wanted to introduce you to a fun little band called STEAM POWERED GIRAFFE. Specialising in steam punk themed music, these performers have created a whole persona and stage presence that truly inspire and entertain. The band was formed by the twins David Michael Bennett whose onstage robotic persona is The Spine and Isabella … Continue reading BAND PROFILE: Steam Powered Giraffe

Rock Out Stand Out Playlist – 17.10.2021

It is officially Autumn, the season of change. Animals prepare for the long months ahead, tree leaves change colour, plants stop making food and the hours of daylight reduce. Let Rock Out Stand Out be your light in the dark with the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist! We have new singles … Continue reading Rock Out Stand Out Playlist – 17.10.2021

“the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”

SKYBLAZER is a project created by musician Johannes Frykholm and he has released debut Time For Deliverance. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Johannes about SKYBLAZER's sound, the EP, mental health and favourite films/video games from the 80s. Photo: Maria Niklasson / Logo: Frode Hovd Hello Johannes, thank you for joining Rock Out … Continue reading “the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”

Album Review: Gus G – Quantum Leap

GUS G is no stranger to music. Having been part of the music industry for the past two decades, he has recorded and toured with the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE, DREAM EVIL and ARCH ENEMY amongst others. Alongside this the main musical focus has been through his own band FIREWIND who have released an impressive … Continue reading Album Review: Gus G – Quantum Leap

“if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

Power Metal Quest Fest has gained a loyal following over the past few years and it's gets bigger. Find out what happened when Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Power Metal Quest Fest promoters Gemma Lawler and Amie Chatterley about the origins of the festival, the power metal scene, mental health and what … Continue reading “if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

Rock Out Stand Out Playlist: World Mental Health Day 2021

Most of you may know it’s World Mental Health Awareness Day. During these times, it’s more important than ever to speak about our mental health and be honest with how things are. Big or small, each struggle and fight is important. To honour this day, a playlist of songs has been placed together. There are … Continue reading Rock Out Stand Out Playlist: World Mental Health Day 2021