LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

When I first heard that uprising Power Metal stars BATTLE BORN, progressive melodeath visionaries COUNTLESS SKIES and local death metal act EMBOLECTOMY were to put on a show at The Firehouse, Southampton; the thing that came to mind was the eclectic music lover's playlist on shuffle. This is in no way a bad thing at … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

“It was the best of the ones that didn’t make it but it’s very much like a two minute punch in the face.”

After two years away, live shows are finally getting underway. This also means face to face interviews with bands after two years of speaking to them over Zoom and Skype. Before BATTLE BORN took to the stage on the first night of their tour, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham caught a chat with lead … Continue reading “It was the best of the ones that didn’t make it but it’s very much like a two minute punch in the face.”

“Music is the language that can sometimes say more than words can.”

Metalcore outfit VOIDEMOLTION have recently released their latest single Haunting, the year before they released their album Sanity. It touches upon different aspects of mental health from insomnia to anxiety. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist David Dannenberg about the album Sanity, in particular the content of the music and mental … Continue reading “Music is the language that can sometimes say more than words can.”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 15.05.2022

Two weeks are up and a lot has happened. New album releases come from THE BIG DEAL, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ANNIKEN, JANI LIIMATAINEN, LORD OF THE LOST and HALESTORM. Songs from each of those releases are on the record. There have been new single releases from GRIMGOTTS, THERION, FORTUS VENTUS, VOLTURIAN and DARTAGNAN. FELLOWSHIP have … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 15.05.2022

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month April 2022

Ghost - Impera It was a tough choice between two albums for my album of the month as they were both hugely helpful in different ways. I had an unexpected family bereavement happen a month ago; whilst I knew it was important to keep on going and focus on the positives, I learnt it's also … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month April 2022

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.04.2022

Before we reveal the latest playlist, would like to apologise for this one being a few days late due to being away for Easter Weekend. Without further ado, here is what's on this edition of the list. There have been new album releases from ANGEL NATION, SEMBLANT, TRICK OR TREAT and MORS PRINCIPUM EST so … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.04.2022

ALBUM REVIEW: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

UNWANTED GUEST is the solo project of SEVENTH SON guitarist Dave Fox which is receiving praise from fans and critics alike. If the brilliant sounds from debut album Grave Metallum are anything to go by, it’s easy to see why that is. There’s no messing around when opening with Autopsy. First impressions? There are slick … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Unwanted Guest – Grave Metallum

ALBUM REVIEW: Angel Nation – Antares

It’s been five years since Aeon was released, so it’s easy to see why ANGEL NATION’s upcoming offering Antares is highly anticipated. After listening to this release, I can confidently say long time fans will be rejoicing and new listeners will add this to their collection. Antares is a collection of different elements that will … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Angel Nation – Antares

ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Shinedown – Amaryllis

SHINEDOWN’s Amaryllis turned ten years old on 27th March 2022. It’s an album that has really stuck with me throughout these years. Before I go into my thoughts about the album and what it means to me, here are some facts about the record. Amaryllis is SHINEDOWN's fourth studio album. It was released 27th March … Continue reading ALBUM ANNIVERSARY: Shinedown – Amaryllis

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 02.04.2022

Two weeks are up meaning the new edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist is now hear. We have had album releases from RECKLESS LOVE, CRYSTAL VIPER, WOLF and VON HERTZEN BROTHERS; songs from each of those releases can be found on the list. There have been a lot of single releases; these came … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 02.04.2022