“We just try and play as much as we can. Hopefully each time we go back, there will be a few more people. “

Bands like TOLEDO STEEL are ensuring the heavy metal scene still thrives. Before they took to the stage in Southampton; Lotty Whittingham caught up for a quick chat with lead vocalist Rich Rutter about their tour, their latest release and differences between the UK and European Metal scenes. Hello Rich, thanks for joining us. First … Continue reading “We just try and play as much as we can. Hopefully each time we go back, there will be a few more people. “

ALBUM REVIEW: Hidden Phase – The Deviant Place Theory

The Deviant Place Theory is the first album created by French Alternative Rock band HIDDEN PHASE. They started this project in 2016 and moved toward becoming an official studio project in 2017. If I was to describe it briefly, I would say it was a gentle and melancholic album but it can pack a punch. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Hidden Phase – The Deviant Place Theory

“With social media, there is no time for anything and everything is so quick. We wanted the song to reflect this.”

HENRY'S FUNERAL SHOE have a new album out. Smartphone Rabbit Hole is an eclectic selection of tunes that all tell a different story. One, as the title suggests, looks into our obsession with social media. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/guitarist Aled Clifford about the new album, touring these songs on the … Continue reading “With social media, there is no time for anything and everything is so quick. We wanted the song to reflect this.”

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

“The album takes us to a different place musically.”

It's been a month since OBSIDIAN TIDE released their debut album Pillars Of Creations and it's been well received by critics and fans. It takes you on an incredible journey filled with twists and turns. Lotty Whittingham spoke to the band members Oz Avneya, Erez Nadler and Shachar Bieber about the album, the band's sound … Continue reading “The album takes us to a different place musically.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Smartphone Rabbit Hole

In a world where the majority of us are glued to our screens, this album is appropriately titled. The album in question is Smartphone Rabbit Hole and it comes from Bluesy Rock Duo HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE. This is the third studio album from the duo and it was released today. The story of HENRY’S FUNERAL … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Smartphone Rabbit Hole

LIVE REPORT: Speed Queen, Toledo Steel and Skyryder – The Firehouse, Southampton 13.09.2019

Heavy Metal therapy should be a thing. Think about it; you have had a stressful week or month; you attend a heavy metal show that matches this energy that helps you get it all out. You also enjoy this experience with likeminded individuals who might be there for the same reason. This was the feeling … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Speed Queen, Toledo Steel and Skyryder – The Firehouse, Southampton 13.09.2019