“One of the advantages we had on writing the whole Viking metal thing, you can look at things from a different perspective.”

Power Metal Fest Quest happened over a week ago and understandably attendees are still talking about it now. IRONSIDE opened up the proceedings and Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with them after their set. They spoke about their appearance at Power Metal Quest Fest, their sound, mental health and who they … Continue reading “One of the advantages we had on writing the whole Viking metal thing, you can look at things from a different perspective.”

“We try to make our live shows as close to the studio version as possible.”

Power Metallers SYMPHONITY are headlining Power Metal Quest Fest tomorrow. Ahead of this, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to keyboardist Johannes Frykholm about the band's first appearance in the UK, the band's latest album Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack, mental health and who would headline his dream festival. It's Power Metal Quest Fest … Continue reading “We try to make our live shows as close to the studio version as possible.”

“Get ready for an almighty siege! HUZZAH!”

After a hiatus, Yorkshire based Power Metallers SELLSWORD are back, and they make their debut show with their new vocalist at the mighty Power Metal Quest Fest. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham sent some questions to them, bassist Tom Keeley and guitarist Henry Mahy answered the call. They speak about their upcoming appearance, mental … Continue reading “Get ready for an almighty siege! HUZZAH!”

“I guess it comes back to the recording aspect of trying to be more Disney, we try and make it more of a spectacle and entertaining show”

Scottish Progressive Metallers TIBERIUS are due to play at Power Metal Quest Fest tomorrow. Ahead of this, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist Chris Foster and vocalist Grant Barclay about appearing at a different genre of festival to what they are used to, recording their sound, mental health and which historical figure … Continue reading “I guess it comes back to the recording aspect of trying to be more Disney, we try and make it more of a spectacle and entertaining show”

“I am trying to use all the influences I have and try to create something unique; the music blender is huge.”

Greek Modern Power Metallers THE SILENT RAGE will be performing in the UK for the first time at Power Metal Quest Fest. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist/vocalist and founder of the band Nikos Siglidis about their first UK show, creating their sound and what to expect from a live show. Here's … Continue reading “I am trying to use all the influences I have and try to create something unique; the music blender is huge.”

“it’s not about who’s big or the most popular, it’s about who is putting on a good show”

This time last year, Power Metal Quest Fest postponed until this year and Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to organisers Gemma Lawler and Amie Chatterley which you can read here. Now fast forward to today and it's happening this weekend. Lotty caught another chat with them about the festival, in particular what first-time … Continue reading “it’s not about who’s big or the most popular, it’s about who is putting on a good show”

“In every country, every place and every city there is something cool.”

Melodic Metal outfit TEMPERANCE released two albums during the COVID pandemic and with touring back in full swing, had the challenge of promoting two albums on one tour. On the London date of this tour, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist/vocalist Marco Pastorino about the tour, choosing songs for the setlist and … Continue reading “In every country, every place and every city there is something cool.”

“All Kaledon’s albums are related with the main saga”

Five years after their previous release, Power Metallers KALEDON are due to release their upcoming tale Legend Of The Forgotten Reign - Chapter VII: Evil Awakens. Ahead of this release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with guitarist Alex Mele about the album, influences and mental health. For those who haven't … Continue reading “All Kaledon’s albums are related with the main saga”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 18.09.2022

Due to events of the past couple of weeks, we postponed posting the latest playlist to this week. It will be back to normal posting from this point on. In the meantime, if you have been affected by the changes that have happened, feel free to visit our A - Z Mental Health Page and … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 18.09.2022

LIVE REPORT: Temperance, Edge Of Paradise, Hellcats and Carved @ 02 Academy 2 Islington, London UK 28.08.2022

On Bank Holiday weekends, the following tends to happen; relax, use the extra day to get errands done or work. Unless you’re attending Reading And Leeds Festival, it’s rare for someone to mention they are heading to a gig. That’s exactly how I spend mine; the gig in question was the London date of the … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Temperance, Edge Of Paradise, Hellcats and Carved @ 02 Academy 2 Islington, London UK 28.08.2022