ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

Sheffield’s DEF LEPPARD are one of those classic bands that broke out as part of the NWOBHM movement back in the late ‘70’s and from then on have crafted notable hits such as Animal, Let’s Get Rocked and Pour Some Sugar On Me. Over the past few years, the band have been re-releasing their back … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

“Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

Newcomers LYCANTHRO are making waves with their incredible debut album Mark Of The Wolf, which is out now. Before the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Delbridge about the release, mental health and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursh having magical powers. Hello James, thanks for joining us. For those who … Continue reading “Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great tool to have as it helps people to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress. Mindfulness, as a mental health tool, was developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn who created the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This program draws on Hindu and Buddhist ideas that have been practiced for years … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

Lockdown is ending! This means that gigs are on the rise again and I have been to my first gig in person in what feels like years, although it might actually be only about 8 months. I went to see one of the bands I have told you about, The Sweetchunks Band. It was a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)

Alright Tokyo! You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world KISS! So begins the start of a monumental night in Tokyo from yesteryear. KISS have always been a massive in Japan and this, the first in a series of upcoming live releases is encapsulated with a recording from legendary … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)

“this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

Inertia has understandably receiving praise from fans and critics a like. It's the first album that SCAR OF THE SUN have released under their new label Napalm Records. Before the release of the album, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Terry Nikas about Inertia. Especially adding when it came to adding death … Continue reading “this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 12.06.2021

In the words of BON JOVI 'woah, we're halfway there' and that is the theme of this edition of the playlist. Editors Lotty, Martin and Jacob put their brains together and selected songs from albums that have made their year so far. They also agreed on the last five songs together. Jacob's album choices included … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 12.06.2021

“A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

Earlier this month I caught up with the atmospheric black metal band SOJOURNER to talk about their latest release, the mini EP Perennial. The EP is eclectic in both mood and style and really captures the spirit of the bands previous discography. Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. How's it … Continue reading “A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

Back in 2019 we began our epic journey to The Eighth Mountain, the first chapter in The Nephilim’s Empire Saga. Herein we are given a taste of what to expect in the next instalment from Italian Symphonic Power Metal legends RHAPSODY OF FIRE with their new EP I’ll Be Your Hero. This title track is … Continue reading EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

Hearing a rakkatakka here and a riddily diddly do there can only mean one thing; the mighty acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back. They are due to unleash their eighth offering To The Power Of Eight and they do not disappoint. As I have said previously, the best album openers can both entice you … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight