“It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

The festival is under way and the bands have started. There is already an atmosphere of love, happiness and appreciation for the straight up rock music. Before they were due to start, Lotty Whittingham spoke to THE WICKED JACKALS about their music, NozFest and what advice they would give for starting a band. First of … Continue reading “It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

“I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

NozFest had just opened its doors and the atmosphere was already buzzing. There was excitement in the air and there was already a handful of punters ready to watch the first lot of bands. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA about NozFest, their sound and supporting the scene. Hi guys, thanks … Continue reading “I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

“People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

It’s the day of NozFest. The day had finally fallen upon us. There was a lot of anticipation and nervousness leading up to the event. It was all brought together and organised by local promoter Jodie Bowie. After a series of Rock Nights, she held her first festival. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with … Continue reading “People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 16.08.2019

It might be in middle of festival season but it hasn’t stopped some truly brilliant releases coming from bands left, right and centre. Some of very fresh off the press. Today HammerFall release their duly anticipated album Dominion and Twilight have unleashed Dawn Of The Dragonstar, so a song from each of these albums are … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 16.08.2019

“We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

HAMMERFALL have been making records of the past two decades and they only get stronger with every album. They are about to release their eleventh studio album Dominion and are about to embark on a US tour with Power Metal Titans SABATON. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to Joacim Cans about Dominion, their … Continue reading “We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

ALBUM REVIEW: HammerFall – Dominion

No introductions are required here. Whether you are a diehard fan or a casual listener, the name HAMMERFALL is hard to miss. They are due to release their eleventh studio album Dominion this Friday and it proves that HAMMERFALL are not planning on quitting anytime soon. The album opens with the track Never Forgive, Never … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: HammerFall – Dominion

“I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

Marco Mendoza is no doubt one of the hardest working and passionate musicians to date. He has played with the likes of THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE and currently THE DEAD DAISIES. He is due to appear at a brand new festival NozFest, which takes place very soon. Lotty Whittingham spoke to him about this festival appearance, … Continue reading “I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Solitary – XXV

SOLITARY’s latest EP XXV is, for me, the perfect blend of SLAYER and Dave Mustaine era METALLICA. The four piece from Preston consists of Rich Sherrington (Vocals, Guitar), Andy Mellar (Lead Guitar), Gaz Harrop (Bass), and Roy Miller (Drums). A personal favourite track is Requiem. It’s a brutally aggressive track that sets the tone in … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Solitary – XXV

ALBUM REVIEW: The Ritualists – The Painted People

THE RITUALISTS are a Post Punk band from NYC. They have spent the last few years working toward finding their sound and creating their debut album The Painted People. I personally don’t quite know how to describe this band, not because they are vastly different from anything else, but because they are similar to so … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Ritualists – The Painted People

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL

For most metal heads, Bloodstock Open Air Festival is like Christmas. It's a highly anticipated event where preparation from bands, attendees, organisers and crew starts very early on. It's a great way to soak in a warm and welcoming atmosphere whilst checking out some great bands. For those of you who are going this year, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL