ALBUM REVIEW: Fury – Born To Sin

The West Midlands are renowned for being the birthplace of Heavy Metal. As the decades have passed there is no dilution of the pool of talent that continues to emerge to this day. One such band is FURY, who clearly have a love of that traditional sound. Even after a decade of existence they continue … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Fury – Born To Sin

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.03.2022

Welcome to the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist. Our opening gambit for this edition, comes in the form of the opening track from the recently released, KISS Off the Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach 2004. This begins with the renowned “You wanted the best. You got the best” quote and here … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.03.2022

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world, KISS! Thus, the show begins from the second authorised KISS live bootleg in the Off The Soundboard series taken from Virginia Beach. This show originally took place on the 25th July 2004 and featured as part of the Rock The Nation … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach (July 25, 2004)

ALBUM REVIEW: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time

Time Travel as a concept has been in the public eye and their imaginations since H.G. WELLS’ The Time Machine popularised it back in 1895. Since then, it’s been portrayed in various mediums such as literary fiction, movies and even across the silver screen. Musically it’s been utilised by artists such as HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 05.02.2022

We are now into February, and Spring has arrived. This is not only the start of rebirth, rejuvenation, resurrection and regrowth in Nature but something we can all embrace physically and mentally too. With the long nights becoming shorter and also being able to enjoy getting out and about again. It means it is also … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 05.02.2022

ALBUM REVIEW: Saxon – Carpe Diem

One of the stalwart acts of the NWOBHM scene and now approaching their fifth decade, SAXON aren’t showing any signs of complacency or of slowing down as they prepare to unleash their 23rd album upon the world which covers not only modern-day affairs but historical accolades too. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day) most certainly lives … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Saxon – Carpe Diem

Live Report: Dendera, A New Tomorrow & Steel Mage – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester 15.10.2021

Satan’s Hollow as a venue is really fitting not just in name but in its charm. The stage itself is in the middle of the room and usually serves purpose as a dancefloor for club nights. With the bands being in the centre it allows you the ability to watch the band from all sides … Continue reading Live Report: Dendera, A New Tomorrow & Steel Mage – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester 15.10.2021

“wouldn’t it be pretty hilarious if someone had written a rock opera about Resident Evil?”

Rock Out Stand Out's Martin White recently sat down with TOOTHDRINKER's Sam Khaneka to talk about their debut album Last Escape, music, video games and all things Resident Evil. Hi Sam, thanks for taking the time to speak to Rock Out Stand Out today, first of all how are things for you? Yeah I am … Continue reading “wouldn’t it be pretty hilarious if someone had written a rock opera about Resident Evil?”

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Singles 2021

Not only has there been an incredible amount of albums released this past year, there has been snapshots and teasers of things to come in 2022. Some singles work well as standalone pieces or add that final touch to an album. These songs have had a lasting impact and ingrained themselves in my psyche since … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Singles 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021

One thing we can all be grateful of the pandemic for is that it gave artists and musicians of varying levels of grandeur to continue creating that thing that we all love: music. Selecting a Top 10 Albums when there has been so much released this past year was never going to be an easy … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021