ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 14.06.2019 – The Halfway Edition

Can you believe we are half way through the year already? Rock Out Stand Out are marking the occasion with a special playlist. I have gathered a selection of songs that have been released this year. These are either singles or from albums. 2019 so far has been a fantastic year for releases, for upcoming … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 14.06.2019 – The Halfway Edition

ALBUM REVIEW: Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth

As a fan of Symphonic Metal, I have come across the name PYTHIA several times. It’s a band I am familiar with, I have caught them live with their previous line-up. Their latest album The Solace Of Ancient Earth provided the perfect opportunity to start listening to them again. It’s been four years since the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth

ALBUM REVIEW: Barbe-Q-Barbies – Borrowed Time

This album starts with a bang. Diz-Funk-Tional is the first track from the latest BARBE-Q-BARBIES album Borrowed Time and I instantly loved it. It’s fast paced and it made me want to move straight away. I have listened to this track about 100 times already as I can’t get it out of my head! Catchy, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Barbe-Q-Barbies – Borrowed Time

ALBUM REVIEW: Diviner – Realms Of Time

The Greek Gods were a powerful bunch of unique beings that impacted the Earth in one way or another. Good or Evil, you knew about them and their presence could always be felt. This statement can also apply to Greek Heavy/Power Metal outfit DIVINER. Their sounds are so bold, epic and empowering that even thinking … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Diviner – Realms Of Time

ALBUM REVIEW: Diamond Head – The Coffin Train

When you are part of the Heavy Metal community, the name DIAMOND HEAD is hard to miss. Whether you are a long-time fan or a casual listener, you would have come across the name of these Heavy Metal pioneers at some point. For me, this is my first experience of the icons and from listening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Diamond Head – The Coffin Train

ALBUM REVIEW: D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud

This highly anticipated album definitely starts with a hook. The first track and also first release from D-A-D’s new album is Burning Star, a classic Rock and Roll tune which kept my attention. The rest of the album follows suit and does not disappoint. After an 8 year wait for D-A-D fans, the band have … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 31.05.2019

Two weeks have gone by, you know what that means. It's time for a new playlist. There has been a great array of single and album releases. Gloryhammer, Diamond Head, Pythia, Grimgotts and Fleshgod Apocalypse are amongst the bands that have new album releases this month. Some out of the bunch are freshly released so … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 31.05.2019

“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. “

ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts -Dragons Of The Ages

You take a scoop of the fantasy musical arrangements from TWILIGHT FORCE, a spoonful from the infamous nautical themes from ALESTORM and add a helping of the bombastic vocal work from RHAPSODY OF FIRE. What could you get from this concoction? The outcome would be Symphonic/Power Metal act GRIMGOTTS. They have released their second full … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts -Dragons Of The Ages