YOUR STORIES: Stop, Breath and Think

This piece comes Rock Out Stand Out Owner/Editor In Chief Lotty Whittingham. In her piece she speaks about the importance of slowing down when you feel under pressure and that it's OK that you can't do everything you have set out to do. Here is her story. About a month ago, I sent a message … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Stop, Breath and Think

YOUR STORIES: You Will Lose Everything

The second story comes from Jake McCrone. He tells his story of his daily battle with depression and how a particular game helped him cope with his inner demons. “You will lose everything...once branded the symbol of the curse an augur of darkness your past. your future, your very light. you will lose everything and … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: You Will Lose Everything

YOUR STORIES: “Never be afraid to be vulnerable with those around you”

It's Mental Health Awareness week and to honour this, there will be a couple of stories from some amazing individuals. The first of our stories comes from Raveena Kaur. This story tells of the struggles of living with self harm, letting go of impossible expectations and to not be afraid to be vulnerable around those … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: “Never be afraid to be vulnerable with those around you”

“If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

Heavy Metal isn't dead and London based NIGHT SCREAMER are one of the bands setting out to prove this. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with vocalist Gadd, bassist Julia B Cadau and guitarist Calvin Lever. They spoke about their sound, their debut album Dead Of Night and who they would have … Continue reading “If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

EP REVIEW: Tarah Who? – 64 Women

When first looking into this band, I found that lead vocalist Tarah has a commanding presence. This drew me in immediately and I knew I’d found a rock and roll woman I could get on board with. She was previously incarcerated in downtown LA with 64 women and used this experience to create the title … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Tarah Who? – 64 Women

NEWS: TARJA – Announce New Album In The Raw Out On 30th August via earMUSIC

As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Finnish singer Tarja Turunen as she began work on her seventh solo album, In The Raw. "Gold, we think, is something polished and perfect, sophisticated, a luxury – but … Continue reading NEWS: TARJA – Announce New Album In The Raw Out On 30th August via earMUSIC

NEWS: HAMMERFALL – Announce New Album Dominion Out On 16th August Via Napalm Records

HAMMERFALL will release a new album titled Dominion on 16th August 2019 via Napalm Records. The group unleashed (We Make) Sweden Rock – the first single off DOMINION today. Listen to (We Make) Sweden Rock HERE and purchase/stream the new song digitally HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwNo-pWxDAY Joacim Cans describes the creation of (We Make) Sweden Rock, "This is a … Continue reading NEWS: HAMMERFALL – Announce New Album Dominion Out On 16th August Via Napalm Records

NEWS: DIAMOND HEAD – Release New Video Death By Design Taken From Forthcoming Album The Coffin Train

DIAMOND HEAD – the Stourbridge, England born New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album, set for release May 24th via Silver Lining Music. The Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic slice of old school heavy metal excellence.  Is it packed with the … Continue reading NEWS: DIAMOND HEAD – Release New Video Death By Design Taken From Forthcoming Album The Coffin Train

ROCK OUT STAND PLAYLIST 03.05.2019

It's been an exciting couple of weeks in terms of releases and live shows. This edition of the playlist has some great songs by some class bands. There were some big releases this week. On the album front, there's a couple of great ones. For those eager to unleash their inner Viking; Amon Amarth released … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND PLAYLIST 03.05.2019