“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.”

“this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

Inertia has understandably receiving praise from fans and critics a like. It's the first album that SCAR OF THE SUN have released under their new label Napalm Records. Before the release of the album, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Terry Nikas about Inertia. Especially adding when it came to adding death … Continue reading “this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

“A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

Earlier this month I caught up with the atmospheric black metal band SOJOURNER to talk about their latest release, the mini EP Perennial. The EP is eclectic in both mood and style and really captures the spirit of the bands previous discography. Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. How's it … Continue reading “A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

“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. “