ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – HALLOWEEN 2021

So, it's Halloween. This edition of the playlist is dedicated to things spooky and ghoulish. There are songs from films about aspects of Halloween so classics from John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, Ray Parker Jr., THE CITIZENS OF HALLOWEEN TOWN, Harry Belafonte and Gerard McMann can be found on this list. We also have songs from … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – HALLOWEEN 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Running Wild – Blood On Blood

Whether you are a die-hard fan or a casual listener like me, it’s hard to miss heavy metal crew RUNNING WILD. They are due to release the account of their latest voyage Blood On Blood and judging from the solid sounds it displays, it shows they are still going strong. No messing around here, it’s … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Running Wild – Blood On Blood

ALBUM REVIEW: Eclipse – Wired

I came across Swedish hard rockers ECLIPSE during a time when things weren’t going so well for me mentally, so I have kept this band on the radar since. They have released their latest offering Wired and it’s a great reminder of why I was drawn to this band in the first place. After listening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eclipse – Wired

“We all know how the quality of that small percent can do to an album so it was a very lucky situation.”

Heavy Metal veterans RUNNING WILD show us with their upcoming album Blood On Blood, they are still going strong. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham parlayed with band captain Rock N' Rolf Kasparek about Blood On Blood, how ideas form in his mind about what to write and mental health. You will be releasing your … Continue reading “We all know how the quality of that small percent can do to an album so it was a very lucky situation.”

Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

AD INFINITUM’s stunning debut Chapter I – Monarchy was released right around the time we went into a first lockdown, and it quickly became a solid favourite of mine. They are due to release their upcoming record Chapter II – Legacy and judging from the sounds of this majestic work of art, it’s safe to … Continue reading Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

“we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

Symphonic Metal force AD INFINITUM are due to return with Chapter II - Legacy in nearly a week's time. The upcoming album of their saga delves into the life and afterlife of Vlad The Impaler a.k.a Dracula. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Melissa Bonny about Chapter II - Legacy, mental … Continue reading “we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

2021 keep up with the brilliant releases within Symphonic Metal, next on this ever-growing list comes from Italian troupe ETERNAL SILENCE. They have released their latest instalment Timegate Anathema and it is something to cherish. This is my first experience of ETERNAL SILENCE and after listening to this Symphonic Metal gem, it won’t be my … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

BAND PROFILE: Steam Powered Giraffe

Today I wanted to introduce you to a fun little band called STEAM POWERED GIRAFFE. Specialising in steam punk themed music, these performers have created a whole persona and stage presence that truly inspire and entertain. The band was formed by the twins David Michael Bennett whose onstage robotic persona is The Spine and Isabella … Continue reading BAND PROFILE: Steam Powered Giraffe

“the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”

SKYBLAZER is a project created by musician Johannes Frykholm and he has released debut Time For Deliverance. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Johannes about SKYBLAZER's sound, the EP, mental health and favourite films/video games from the 80s. Photo: Maria Niklasson / Logo: Frode Hovd Hello Johannes, thank you for joining Rock Out … Continue reading “the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”