“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”

“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.”

“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.”

“This time both fans and critics seem very pleased and we’re happy for that.”

For decades THERION have been blowing fans and critics away with their sounds. Their latest offering Leviathan is no exception. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band vocalist Thomas Vikström about Leviathan, the creating process during a pandemic and what songs he is looking forward to playing live when bands can tour again. … Continue reading “This time both fans and critics seem very pleased and we’re happy for that.”

“I’ve always enjoyed that about this style of music because it’s very open and candid. “

It's no secret that the effects of Covid-19 have had a huge impact on bands being able to tour and record new material. One of the bands that rose to this challenge were TAKE BREATH, they worked hard and adapted well to the ever changing environment. This determination paid off as they produced a solid … Continue reading “I’ve always enjoyed that about this style of music because it’s very open and candid. “

“Even if you don’t like Christmas, I still think it’s a great power metal album”

There is a brand new adaption of Charles Dickins classic A Christmas Carol. It's not a film or TV adaption, it's a new album from Power Metallers MAJESTICA. Ahead of this album's release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to bassist/vocalist Chris David about this new record, mental health and answers a few fan … Continue reading “Even if you don’t like Christmas, I still think it’s a great power metal album”

“It’s important to have something positive for people to look forward to.”

Given these strange times, we all need something positive to look forward to and stay connected. One of theses things is the release of Dancing In Hell from Swedish Symphonic Metal troupe ELEINE. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Madeleine 'Eleine' Liljestam and guitarist/growler Rikard Ekberg about Dancing In Hell, the … Continue reading “It’s important to have something positive for people to look forward to.”

“Without the fans to hang out with, I’m just a weird man in a hat, having a midlife crisis on my own.with out the fans to hang out with, I’m just a weird man in a hat, having a midlife crisis on my own.”

Find out what happened when Rock Out Stand Out's Steph Warren spoke to Paul Alborough. He is the artist behind Professor Elemental; the mad time travelling, tea drinking, chap hopping Victorian gentleman. His music is very out there but is very positive and foot tapping. They spoke about this mad professor, his music and staying … Continue reading “Without the fans to hang out with, I’m just a weird man in a hat, having a midlife crisis on my own.with out the fans to hang out with, I’m just a weird man in a hat, having a midlife crisis on my own.”

“Eternal Night is spreading across our shore… It was a cursed album.”

Manchester's ARESK have, since their formation back in 2017, quickly established themselves as one of the premier Black Metal acts in the country. They blend the symphonic overtones of the likes of HECATE ENTHRONED and early CRADLE OF FILTH with a razor sharp, caustic brand of Black Metal. Rock Out Stand Out's guest writer Danny … Continue reading “Eternal Night is spreading across our shore… It was a cursed album.”

“The idea behind these interview samples is to help people feel more comfortable talking about these issues.”

World Mental Health Awareness Day is just around the corner and during these uncertain times, it has never been more important to discuss mental illness and mental health issues. FOUL BODY AUTOPSY (a.k.a Tom Reynolds) will be releasing his upcoming EP Consumed By Black Thoughts which looks at his own experiences living with mental illness. … Continue reading “The idea behind these interview samples is to help people feel more comfortable talking about these issues.”