“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”

“if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

Power Metal Quest Fest has gained a loyal following over the past few years and it's gets bigger. Find out what happened when Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Power Metal Quest Fest promoters Gemma Lawler and Amie Chatterley about the origins of the festival, the power metal scene, mental health and what … Continue reading “if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

“you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

Power/Symphonic unit RAVENLIGHT released their EP Intermission as a bridge way between their 2020 debut and their upcoming second album. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to guitarist/keyboardist John Connor and drummer Mike Bugajski about their EP, mental health and who would headline their dream festival. For those who haven't heard of Ravenlight before, … Continue reading “you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

“It’s kind of a philosophical view of the cultural evolution of mankind from stone age to now.”

Rock Out Stand Out's Martin White recently sat down with RAGE lead vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner about the new album Resurrection Day and how things have been during the pandemic. Hi Peavey, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today at Rock Out stand Out. Firstly, how are things for you? Good, good, … Continue reading “It’s kind of a philosophical view of the cultural evolution of mankind from stone age to now.”

“The song is a very delicate piece because there’s nothing too complicated about it.”

Daniel Leigh has been performing since the age of fourteen and during this time has branched out to many diverse paths within music. As well as being known as the lead vocalist for bands NEW DEVICE and JORDAN RED, he is also know for his solo music. He is due to release his debut album … Continue reading “The song is a very delicate piece because there’s nothing too complicated about it.”

“Music is funny. You do it and you throw it at people.”

Death Rock outfit CAUDA PAVONIS were the subject of the first band profile here on Rock Out Stand Out. Steph Warren spoke to lead vocalist/synth player Su Wainwright and drummer/backing vocalist Dave Wainwright where they spoke about their music, fans and their words of wisdom. How would you like to introduce yourself and your band … Continue reading “Music is funny. You do it and you throw it at people.”

“Resurrected is an album which is a kind of link between the past and the present”

MISSTRESS have released their latest album that is receiving praise from fans and critics a like. Rock Out Stand Out's Zoe Stone grabbed a chat with the band's lead guitarist Andy “Ankh” Schoeneich about where the name came from, themes surrounding the songs and what stories he has. Let's see what happened. Where did the … Continue reading “Resurrected is an album which is a kind of link between the past and the present”

“For Van Canto it’s friends playing in one band”

Rakkatakka being heard on the horizon can only mean one thing; acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back and they have released their latest record To The Power Of Eight. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Stefan Schmidt about the new album, arranging vocals and how we listen to music these days. Hello … Continue reading “For Van Canto it’s friends playing in one band”

“It’s a different way of doing things for me, I have never done something like this before.”

They say every cloud has a silver lining, multi musician Morten Veland has proved this during a worldwide pandemic. When he wasn't writing material for his band SIRENIA, he had been working on reviving his solo project MORTEMIA. Before the release of the first single, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Morten about … Continue reading “It’s a different way of doing things for me, I have never done something like this before.”

“Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

Newcomers LYCANTHRO are making waves with their incredible debut album Mark Of The Wolf, which is out now. Before the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Delbridge about the release, mental health and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursh having magical powers. Hello James, thanks for joining us. For those who … Continue reading “Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”