“I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

Rising Hard Rock quartet EMPYRE release their debut Self Aware today. Their ground breaking sound has seen high praise from both fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham chats to lead vocalist/guitarist Henrik Steenholdt and lead guitarist Did Coles about certain songs on the album, the artwork associated with the album and … Continue reading “I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

ALBUM REVIEW: Empyre – Self Aware

It’s a rarity these days to find a debut album that has you fully immersed and engaged from the word go. Upcoming Rock quartet EMPYRE prove that this is a possible feat to do, the evidence lies within their upcoming debut album Self Aware. To say opener My Bad hits you like a tonne of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Empyre – Self Aware

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 28.06.2019

Two weeks are up and summer is just around the corner here in the UK. There has been some exciting releases and news within the heavy music sphere. To mark these occasions, there are some single releases, songs from new albums/bands that have announced news and the odd classic on this playlist. This piece of … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 28.06.2019

ALBUM REVIEW: Valley Queen – Supergiant

When first looking into VALLEY QUEEN, I was sceptical as this is not a genre I gravitate toward. I have since been converted and I feel like I have been missing out on this genre for too long. As someone who predominantly listens to loud angry metal, this whole genre is alien to me, but … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Valley Queen – Supergiant

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodred Hourglass – Godsend

When you become a part of the metal community, you quickly learn that Finland are one of the best breeding grounds for metal legends. NIGHTWISH, TURISAS, ENSIFERUM and AMORPHIS are part of this hall of fame. Judging from the utmost strength their upcoming record possesses, BLOODRED HOURGLASS could easily join this list. Their fourth studio … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodred Hourglass – Godsend

HALF WAY POST 2019 – Amanda’s Choices

I’ve got to that stage in life where I find myself constantly saying “where has the time gone?” This is one of those times! It’s June, nearly July, and I don’t know where the time has gone! Luckily, 2019 so far has had a great soundtrack of new releases which I am so psyched about. … Continue reading HALF WAY POST 2019 – Amanda’s Choices

“They might have never had experience with someone close to them having a disability, if they have never experienced it then how are they supposed to understand it. The answer to that is communication.”

Dom Smith is an active presence in the music industry. He drums for a band THE PARASITIC TWINS and does a lot of work to help spread awareness for better accessibility in music venues with his platforms Wobbling About and Rocking Out (WARO) and Soundsphere. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Dom about his work with WARO, … Continue reading “They might have never had experience with someone close to them having a disability, if they have never experienced it then how are they supposed to understand it. The answer to that is communication.”

“We created the concept for each track (i.e, what part of the story would the track tell), and then wrote the music according to the theme.”

A new band of warriors are rising and they aim to tell the world of their tales. West Sussex based GRIMGOTTS are this band of warriors, they released their second album only last month and it's proven to be very well recieved. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Andy Barton about GRIMGOTT's sound, their latest album and … Continue reading “We created the concept for each track (i.e, what part of the story would the track tell), and then wrote the music according to the theme.”