ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and here on Rock Out Stand Out, we will be honouring this day. As you may have noticed, there are some stories that are being shared and there is a playlist to help honour this day. This playlist includes songs by artists who sadly lost their lives to mental … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

YOUR STORIES: Take Off The Mask – Be Brutally Honest

A few years ago, things looked bleak for Rock Out Stand Out editor in chief and founder Lotty Whittingham. Over the years, she found two things to be helpful; therapy and being brutally honest with her feelings. Here is her story. It’s coming up to four years since I decided to open up how I … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Take Off The Mask – Be Brutally Honest

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 27.09.2019

A fresh batch of songs alongside some classics for you. Some of these are fresh off the press. Wind Rose, Aephanemer, Raubtier and a questionable cover song from DragonForce. Within the past two weeks, we have had some brilliant new songs. These come from the likes of Eclipse, Those Damn Crows, Magic Kingdom and Lacuna … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 27.09.2019

ALBUM REVIEW: Freakings – Rise Of Violence

Swiss thrashers FREAKINGS are back with their fourth album Rise of Violence. This three piece comprises of Jonathan Brutschin (guitar, vocals) and brothers Toby (bass) and Simon Straumann (drums).  The name itself might cause you to be hasty in comparing it to KREATOR’s 2017 album Gods of Violence but I’m here to tell you that … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Freakings – Rise Of Violence

SINGLE REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite feat. The Baseballs – Cadillac Maniac

It's been a little while since I have done a single review. This single was only released yesterday and I have already lost count on how many times I have listened to it. It's titled Cadillac Maniac; this brilliantly fun song comes from Hard Rockers KISSIN' DYNAMITE and Rock N' Roll piece THE BASEBALLS. Trying … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite feat. The Baseballs – Cadillac Maniac

HALF WAY POST 2019 – Amanda’s Choices

I’ve got to that stage in life where I find myself constantly saying “where has the time gone?” This is one of those times! It’s June, nearly July, and I don’t know where the time has gone! Luckily, 2019 so far has had a great soundtrack of new releases which I am so psyched about. … Continue reading HALF WAY POST 2019 – Amanda’s Choices

“They might have never had experience with someone close to them having a disability, if they have never experienced it then how are they supposed to understand it. The answer to that is communication.”

Dom Smith is an active presence in the music industry. He drums for a band THE PARASITIC TWINS and does a lot of work to help spread awareness for better accessibility in music venues with his platforms Wobbling About and Rocking Out (WARO) and Soundsphere. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Dom about his work with WARO, … Continue reading “They might have never had experience with someone close to them having a disability, if they have never experienced it then how are they supposed to understand it. The answer to that is communication.”

“We created the concept for each track (i.e, what part of the story would the track tell), and then wrote the music according to the theme.”

A new band of warriors are rising and they aim to tell the world of their tales. West Sussex based GRIMGOTTS are this band of warriors, they released their second album only last month and it's proven to be very well recieved. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Andy Barton about GRIMGOTT's sound, their latest album and … Continue reading “We created the concept for each track (i.e, what part of the story would the track tell), and then wrote the music according to the theme.”