ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 20.02.2021

What a fortnight! This means it is time for the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist. First of all, we have a classic KISS track from their Animalize album to honour what would have been the birthday of Mark St. John who would have turned 65 on the 7th February.There has also … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 20.02.2021

“We can’t wait to perform it live for the world.”

The year has just begun and we are already hearing some great music. EVERDAWN are Symphonic Metal icons in the making and their latest release Cleopatra is solid proof of this. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to drummer Dan Prestup about this latest release, what has helped him cope with the pandemic and … Continue reading “We can’t wait to perform it live for the world.”

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: LOTTY’S 30 DAY SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

Whether you love it or hate it, social media has become a focal point of our lives. The amount of hours we spend on it is quite extraordinary. Rock Out Stand Out's Editor In Chief Lotty Whittingham tells you her account when she spent thirty days off it. Note: This is neither criticising or praising … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: LOTTY’S 30 DAY SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

ALBUM REVIEW: Riverside – Out Of Myself

OK, make a note, put this in your diary, tie a knot in your handkerchief, or whatever you do to remember something, do it now... Polish prog rock band RIVERSIDE are re-releasing their 2003 album Out Of Myself on 12th February. Remastered by Dan Swanö/Unisound and with new artwork by Travis Smith. If you're already … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Riverside – Out Of Myself

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 06.02.2021

Two weeks are up, which means it's time for the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist. There have been some great releases in the past two weeks. There have new releases from Crystal Viper, Evergrey, Those Damn Crows, Alice Cooper, AFI, Paul Stanley's Soul Station, Snowy Shaw, Victoria K, dArtagnan, Rob Zombie … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 06.02.2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Everdawn – Cleopatra

As most of you know, Symphonic Metal is my personal favourite sub-genre of metal. It shows you that opposites can attract to create something truly special. EVERDAWN’s upcoming record Cleopatra showcases this remarkably well, it also shows us why the band are future icons for this genre. The album kicks off with Ghost Shadow Requiem. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Everdawn – Cleopatra

ALBUM REVIEW: Therion – Leviathan

Whatever end of the metal music spectrum you prefer, THERION are a hard name to miss. I knew the band name but never sat down to listen to them until now. After hearing the epic sounds of their latest album Leviathan, it makes me wonder why I hadn’t started listening to them sooner. As mentioned, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Therion – Leviathan

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2021

We are into a brand new year and it's the music that helps get through these times. Behold the first album of the month post of 2021. Find out what our team members have chose for their albums of the month. Lotty:  Dragony - Viribus Unitis It's great to kick off the year by discovering … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Pine Ridge – Can’t Deny

Hailing from Yekaterinburg, dubbed the "Third Capital of Russia" the young four-piece band PINE RIDGE delivered their latest LP, Can't Deny, back in December. Founded in 2014 by a group of History students at Omsk State University, PINE RIDGE's sound oozes historical blues-rock with 70's psychedelia and stoner elements thrown into the mix. Whilst the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pine Ridge – Can’t Deny

“This time both fans and critics seem very pleased and we’re happy for that.”

For decades THERION have been blowing fans and critics away with their sounds. Their latest offering Leviathan is no exception. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band vocalist Thomas Vikström about Leviathan, the creating process during a pandemic and what songs he is looking forward to playing live when bands can tour again. … Continue reading “This time both fans and critics seem very pleased and we’re happy for that.”