ALBUM REVIEW: Rage – Resurrection Day

The word rage is defined as violent uncontrollable anger. What better name could one choose for a metal band? RAGE have often been referred to as one of Germany’s “big four” of power metal (alongside HELLOWEEN, GRAVE DIGGER and RUNNING WILD) because of their earth-shattering contributions to the scene and for constantly evolving and pushing … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rage – Resurrection Day


Two weeks is up and we're getting closer to those colder months now. There have been a great array of releases, birthdays have been celebrated and there are some song selections to honour someone in the metal community who passed away recently. There have been some cracking album releases from Seven Spires, Apostolica, Brainstorm and … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 18.09.2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)

Last year famed symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES, released their 10th album, The Last Viking. The Last Viking is a monumental album which demonstrates the band’s strong songwriting and storytelling abilities. The Last Viking’s story begins in the year 1066, on a battlefield near Stamford Bridge, where Norway’s King Harald III has just seen defeat … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)

ALBUM REVIEW: Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia

Can someone holler a battle cry to ORDEN OGAN, SABATON and POWERWOLF? I am certain their demonic offspring has been found, it goes under the name APOSTOLICA and they are due to release their mighty concoction Haeretica Ecclesia in a matter of days. From listening to this, I am confident more members will be more … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia

NEW SINGLE: Majestica – Metal United

"Oh just one more listen." "But I don't want to get bored of the song." Does this sound familiar when you hear a great song? Do you have it on loop for days afterwards? The latest song for me is MAJESTICA's Metal United and I didn't feel a post on social media was enough so … Continue reading NEW SINGLE: Majestica – Metal United


Consequences is an exciting independent release from AEONS, a technical progressive metal band from the Isle of Man. Their debut album, A Tragic End, was a fantastic introduction to their unique take on progressive metal. With tracks like Vampire and Blue Shift being the perfect examples to showcase the two sides to their sound. One … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: AEONS – CONSEQUENCES

“The song is a very delicate piece because there’s nothing too complicated about it.”

Daniel Leigh has been performing since the age of fourteen and during this time has branched out to many diverse paths within music. As well as being known as the lead vocalist for bands NEW DEVICE and JORDAN RED, he is also know for his solo music. He is due to release his debut album … Continue reading “The song is a very delicate piece because there’s nothing too complicated about it.”


Summer has now vanished into the ether and Autumn marks a season of change. The days start to draw in and Winter looms ever closer on the horizon. As dusk arrives earlier, let Rock Out Stand Out keep you warm with the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist! With it being the … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 04.09.2021


On 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster died from brutal injuries sustained after a tragic and unprovoked attack. To honour the anniversary of her passing and to show appreciation for the work The Sophie Lancaster Foundation do for people in alternative subcultures, our team members have chosen albums that help them feel proud to be who … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2021