“I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

Rising Hard Rock quartet EMPYRE release their debut Self Aware today. Their ground breaking sound has seen high praise from both fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham chats to lead vocalist/guitarist Henrik Steenholdt and lead guitarist Did Coles about certain songs on the album, the artwork associated with the album and … Continue reading “I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

“In the song, the verses are my attempt to describe what depression is like for me and then the chorus describes what I would say to a loved one going through the same thing. “

During Mental Health Awareness Week, the band BLACK SHEETS OF RAIN released the track Weight Of Shadows and their EP In The Eye Of The Storm. The song Weight Of Shadows reflects on vocalist Rich Davenport's own personal experiences with depression and what he would say to a loved one going through the same thing. … Continue reading “In the song, the verses are my attempt to describe what depression is like for me and then the chorus describes what I would say to a loved one going through the same thing. “

“If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

Heavy Metal isn't dead and London based NIGHT SCREAMER are one of the bands setting out to prove this. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with vocalist Gadd, bassist Julia B Cadau and guitarist Calvin Lever. They spoke about their sound, their debut album Dead Of Night and who they would have … Continue reading “If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

“There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

It’s no secret that it’s crucial to support your local music scene. It helps new bands progress in their careers, keeps venues open and it offers a great experience for the fans. Promoter Jodie Bowie is one of the promoters that is making sure this happens. She runs her own successful Rock Nights that showcase … Continue reading “There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

“You can hear classical music influences, melodic black metal. It’s an emotional song and I really like it.”

AEPHANEMER have rightly been hailed a big player in the next realm of Melodic Death Metal by critics and their upcoming album Prokopton is concrete evidence of this claim. Their refreshing mix of Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal, Classical Symphonies and Slavic Traditional Music will ensure their place in the metal hall of fame. Rock Out … Continue reading “You can hear classical music influences, melodic black metal. It’s an emotional song and I really like it.”

“That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “

Rock will never die and bands like BETH BLADE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DISASTERS continue to prove that is the case. They produce balls to wall, no nonsense rock and roll with meaningful messages behind their words. Rock Out Stand Out spoke to the talented Beth Blade herself about her band's latest album Show Me Your … Continue reading “That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “

“Everything that could have wrong did go wrong on that tour, but we got a good rock and roll album out of it.”

When faced with adversity, what do we normally do? Run? Confront it? Make a rock and roll album about it? In the case of Aussie Hard Rock quartet MASSIVE, they did the latter and now the explosive energy of Rebuild Destroy is now in stores ready to be listened to. Rock Out Stand Out chats … Continue reading “Everything that could have wrong did go wrong on that tour, but we got a good rock and roll album out of it.”

“I think if you start taking yourselves seriously when you are singing about swords and battles, it starts to get cheesy”

Yorkshire based Power/Heavy Metal warriors SELLSWORD are on mission; that is to create Seriously Unserious Power/Heavy Metal. The release of their album ...And Now We Ride in 2016 and their relentless touring has seen their alliance grow to massive preportions. Rock Out Stand Out speaks to vocalist Stuart Perry and guitarist Henry Mahy about their … Continue reading “I think if you start taking yourselves seriously when you are singing about swords and battles, it starts to get cheesy”

“Il nome della band, parla da sé, mai arrendersi e credere sempre in sé stessi.”

As requested by A NEW TOMORROW Italian Fans Facebook Group, this is an Italian translation of my interview with A NEW TOMORROW bassist Andrea Lonardi.   Special thanks goes to Matteo Matt for the translating the interview from English to Italian, enjoy reading. Il quartetto Rock londinese A NEW TOMORROW crea il proprio sound fondendo diversi tipi di Rock e Metal. La loro musica è … Continue reading “Il nome della band, parla da sé, mai arrendersi e credere sempre in sé stessi.”

“The band name speaks for itself, it’s about never giving up and always believing in yourself. “

London Rock quartet A NEW TOMORROW create a sound using a fusion of different types of Rock and Metal. Their sound has been compared to what it would sound like if FOO FIGHTERS and ALTER BRIDGE had a baby. It is more than safe to say that they will cause a storm in 2019. So … Continue reading “The band name speaks for itself, it’s about never giving up and always believing in yourself. “