ALBUM REVIEW: Heartlay – Attack and Agony

This band has combined some of my favourite things together. It’s a combination I never thought would happen but I’m so glad it did. There is synth, there is industrial techno, there is screaming and some rock. I am reminded of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, NINE INCH NAILS as well as TOOL and GUNSHIP and I … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Heartlay – Attack and Agony

ALBUM REVIEW: Crystal Viper – Tales Of Fire And Ice

What if I told you there was an album that contained lyrics influenced by legends, mysterious stories and secrets of the world such as the Bermuda Triangle. I know that would certainly pique my curiosity along with others. The album in question is Tales Of Fire And Ice, the latest release from Polish Heavy Metal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Crystal Viper – Tales Of Fire And Ice

“In all seriousness, I’ve been writing non-metal music all my life and it’s the way all my songs are written. This felt like the right timing and theme to go that direction.”

Last week, Leah released Ancient Winter, her latest album that took a step back from heavier sounds and a more earthy approach. Rock Out Stand Out’s Lotty Whittingham has a chat with her about Ancient Winter, her personal influences for song writing and working with international musicians on her record. Tell the readers a bit … Continue reading “In all seriousness, I’ve been writing non-metal music all my life and it’s the way all my songs are written. This felt like the right timing and theme to go that direction.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Magic Kingdom – MetAlmighty

MAGIC KINGDOM, an impressive name for a metal band. The name instantly conjures up Sword and Sorcery in the vein of Dungeons and Dragons or other epic fantasy tales. MAGIC KINGDOM are a power metal band from Belgium originally formed in 1998 by guitarist Dushan Petrossi and latest offering MetAlmighty is their fifth album release. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Magic Kingdom – MetAlmighty

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 22.11.2019

Another two weeks have gone, which can mean only one thing. The playlist is updated. Many exciting releases are now out; these include singles from Arion, Those Damn Crows, Massive Wagons, A New Tomorrow, Seven Spires, Delain, Sons Of Apollo and Jorn. To honour Remembrance Day a couple of weeks ago, Sabaton released a lyric … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 22.11.2019

EP REVIEW: Eleine – All Shall Burn

Welcome to the bewitching world of the symphonic metal sensation that is ELEINE. Beauty, poise, talent and extremely well performed. True qualities of a masterful performer. Hailing from Sweden, ELEINE started their musical journey in 2014. The band have released two full length albums Eleine and Until The End, this year is the upcoming release … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Eleine – All Shall Burn

ALBUM REVIEW: Battlesword – And Death Cometh Upon Us

Are you prepared for battle? You ought to be. Melodic Death Metal warriors BATTLESWORD are due to unleash their latest album And Death Cometh Upon Us. It kicks off with Into Battle that is a truly magnificent instrumental intro that gives the audience a feeling that they really are in a battlefield. The brilliantly titled … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Battlesword – And Death Cometh Upon Us

ALBUM REVIEW: Nightwalkers – Conviction

NIGHTWALKERS latest album Conviction has been out for a little while now. Here is a break down of all the tracks. It opens with Metal Land and to be honest it doesn’t really sound much like a Thrash album. The vocals and the guitars don’t sound as heavy as I thought they were going to … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nightwalkers – Conviction

ALBUM REVIEW: SuidAkrA – Echoes Of Yore

Echoes of Yore is the thirteenth album by SUIDAKRA, a Celtic metal band hailing from Germany. The band includes Arkadius Antonik (Vocals, Guitar), Sebastian Hintz (Clean Vocals, Guitar), Tim Siebrecht (Bass) and Ken Jensen (Drums). The album is largely based on myths and legends from the United Kingdom featuring songs about the Arthurian mythos. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: SuidAkrA – Echoes Of Yore

ALBUM REVIEW: Leah – Ancient Winter

It’s very rare I find an album that takes me away to a far-off land and one that literally stops me in my tracks. Most recently, I have found that within LEAH’s upcoming album Ancient Winter. Her fans have described here as Metal ENYA and having listened to this album, it’s easy to see how … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leah – Ancient Winter