“It saved my motivation to continue with Dark Sarah”

Cinematic Symphonic Metal act DARK SARAH return with the next chapter of their exciting saga this Friday. It is titled Attack Of Orym and it has been eagerly anticipated. Ahead of this release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke with lead vocalist/band founder Heidi Parviainen about the album, specific songs, challenges faced and mental … Continue reading “It saved my motivation to continue with Dark Sarah”

“A lot of fast guitars and high vocals; think bands like DragonForce and Twilight Force.”

ENERGEMA have released their latest EP Hunter Of Immortals with new vocalist Ryan Thomson at the helm. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with Ryan about the EP, his time in the band and mental health. Hello Ryan, thanks for joining Rock Out Stand Out. So the band name Energema, does … Continue reading “A lot of fast guitars and high vocals; think bands like DragonForce and Twilight Force.”

“It’s also an encapsulation of how the band came together”

Multi-National Power/Symphonic Metal act LOST DAWNING are new on the scene. They released their latest EP Embers Of Dusk before 2022 ended and with it receiving high praise, it's clear they are ones to watch out for. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Phillipa Sztencel and drummer/band founder Daniel Engström about … Continue reading “It’s also an encapsulation of how the band came together”

“You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

BATTLE BORN are rising stars in power metal and their set at Power Metal Quest Fest is proof of why that is. They have also released their new single Fire Storm, which you can check out below. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham caught up with the band not long after their set where they … Continue reading “You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

“don’t compromise on who you are as a person”

FELLOWSHIP have performed few shows and they have gained a clan following in the short space of time. In the middle of Power Metal Quest Fest, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Matthew Corry, guitarist Brad Wosko and drummer Callum Tuffen about their set, which bands they are looking forward to … Continue reading “don’t compromise on who you are as a person”

“It made sense to write a cheesy D&D song”

RITES TO RUIN played Power Metal Quest Fest over a week ago and gave a great set. After their set, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band's lead vocalist Krissie Kirby about their set, who she has enjoyed watching, mental health and who her dream collaboration team would be. Here's what happened. Photo … Continue reading “It made sense to write a cheesy D&D song”

“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”