ALBUM REVIEW: Vincent Crowley – Beyond Acheron

In Dante’s Inferno, the Acheron is the river that serves as the border to Hell. In more general Greek mythology, it was known as the river of woe or pain and it is the one that the immortal boatman Charon ferries the dead across. It is this what VINCENT CROWLEY’s newest album concerns itself with, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Vincent Crowley – Beyond Acheron

EP Review: Eonian – The Nomad

Whether they like it or not, New York are getting a brutal wake up call. This is all thanks to EONIAN, an Extreme Symphonic Metal project consisting of many musicians from around the world and it was concocted by guitarist Jaume Antuñano. Their debut EP is out now and from listening to this, it’s easy … Continue reading EP Review: Eonian – The Nomad

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2021

In the words of BON JOVI, we are half way there and the end of this month is looming. It's time for some of our team to reveal their choices for Album Of The Month. Lotty: Bloodbound - Creatures Of The Dark Realm Swedish Power Metallers BLOODBOUND caught me hook, line and sinker when I … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2021

“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”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 26.06.2021

Well as we come to the end of June, we are halfway through the year. Here in the UK, we have just had the Download Festival pilot and reports at the moment look like it has been a success. Hopefully, this means a return to some sense of normality soon and a return to the … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 26.06.2021

“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.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Mercutio – Antagonist

MERCUTIO, an alt rock trio from the UK have recently launched their debut album: Antagonist. If you like things that are a little different, then maybe this is for you. Listening to this album for the first time, when a new track begins it's like dipping your hand into a bag of Haribo, you just … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Mercutio – Antagonist

ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

Sheffield’s DEF LEPPARD are one of those classic bands that broke out as part of the NWOBHM movement back in the late ‘70’s and from then on have crafted notable hits such as Animal, Let’s Get Rocked and Pour Some Sugar On Me. Over the past few years, the band have been re-releasing their back … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

“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.”

MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great tool to have as it helps people to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress. Mindfulness, as a mental health tool, was developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn who created the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This program draws on Hindu and Buddhist ideas that have been practiced for years … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness