ALBUM REVIEW: Skinny Knowledge – Don’t Turn Out The Lights

The debut album Don't Turn Out The Lights by the Bournemouth based alt rock group SKINNY KNOWLEDGE is an album that smacks 2020 right between the eyes. If being in lockdown helps create something like this then maybe it's not such a bad thing after all. We have all had to deal with our own … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Skinny Knowledge – Don’t Turn Out The Lights

“It was a different album to make and we had to improvise along the way”

SIRENIA are a Symphonic Metal institution and their latest release Riddles, Ruins & Revelations only proves this further. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke band's founder Morten Veland about the album, challenges in the creative process and lockdown. Here's what happened. Hello Morten, thank you for joining us. So, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations; I … Continue reading “It was a different album to make and we had to improvise along the way”

ALBUM REVIEW: Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations

SIRENIA were one of my gateway bands into Symphonic Metal all those years ago and their latest release Riddles, Ruins & Revelations is further proof that they continue to thrive. A Symphonic Metal Institution was used to describe them and judging from the sounds of this album, I fully agree. The album kicks off with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations

ALBUM REVIEW: Anneke Van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are Brightest

Anneke Van Giersbergen is one of the most talented and versatile musicians I have come across. You can’t simply pigeonhole her into one genre of music. Her latest release The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest proves this. Through mesmerising lyrics and music, Anneke lays her soul bare on this record and it’s her most personal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anneke Van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are Brightest

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

Another month has passed which must mean our team members are ready to share their choices for album of the month. Take a look and see what they picked. Lotty: Crystal Viper - The Cult I had the pleasure of reviewing CRYSTAL VIPER's previous record Tales Of Fire And Ice a couple of years ago, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

“I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have a history of creating albums that uplift and empower, Abyss was no exception and it was highly praised by fans and critics. Just after the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with band vocalist Brittney Slayes about Abyss, the pandemic and what helps her cope when mental … Continue reading “I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”

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

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