“Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

Newcomers LYCANTHRO are making waves with their incredible debut album Mark Of The Wolf, which is out now. Before the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Delbridge about the release, mental health and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursh having magical powers. Hello James, thanks for joining us. For those who … Continue reading “Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great tool to have as it helps people to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress. Mindfulness, as a mental health tool, was developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn who created the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This program draws on Hindu and Buddhist ideas that have been practiced for years … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

Lockdown is ending! This means that gigs are on the rise again and I have been to my first gig in person in what feels like years, although it might actually be only about 8 months. I went to see one of the bands I have told you about, The Sweetchunks Band. It was a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

“this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

Inertia has understandably receiving praise from fans and critics a like. It's the first album that SCAR OF THE SUN have released under their new label Napalm Records. Before the release of the album, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Terry Nikas about Inertia. Especially adding when it came to adding death … Continue reading “this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 12.06.2021

In the words of BON JOVI 'woah, we're halfway there' and that is the theme of this edition of the playlist. Editors Lotty, Martin and Jacob put their brains together and selected songs from albums that have made their year so far. They also agreed on the last five songs together. Jacob's album choices included … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 12.06.2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

Hearing a rakkatakka here and a riddily diddly do there can only mean one thing; the mighty acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back. There are due to unleash their eighth offering To The Power Of Eight and they do not disappoint. As I have said previously, the best album openers can both entice you … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

Ottawa, Canada are about to get a wake up call like no other thanks to new Heavy Metal werewolf pack LYCANTHRO. Could someone please alert JUDAS PRIEST and BLIND GUARDIAN because I may have found their demonic offspring. They are due to release their debut album Mark Of The Wolf and judging from these sounds, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

You maybe aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this is hugely important to us at Rock Out Stand Out. This edition of album of the month is honouring this. Some of our team members have chosen albums that either describe lyrically and/or musically what living with mental illness and/or aspects of it, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

ROCK OUT STAND PLAYLIST – 29.05.2021

Most of you may know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this edition of the playlist honours this. There are songs that depict lyrically and/or musically what it's like living with a mental illness, songs that lift them us during troubled times and by artists who have lost their lives to mental illness. … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND PLAYLIST – 29.05.2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

BLOODBOUND is a Swedish power metal band that formed in 2004, and since forming they have been through several changes. The current band line up has been together since 2017 and consists of keyboardist Fredrik Bergh, guitarists Tomas Olsson and Henrik Olsson, vocalist Patrik J Selleby, bassist Anders Broman and Daniel Sjögren smashing it on … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm