ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 18.12.2021

We are presenting our last playlist of 2021 to you before closing up for the year. This is a mixture of top three/four albums and singles chosen by some of our team members this year. Jacob's albums choices include GOJIRA's Fortitude, Ominous from LAKE OF TEARS, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY with their album Maere and … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 18.12.2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Honourable Mentions of 2021

Before we reveal the last playlist and finish for the year, I would like to give some honourable mentions to a few albums. Here they are: Everdawn – Cleopatra EVERDAWN’s debut album Cleopatra is Symphonic Metal at it’s finest. It transports you through their account of Cleopatra through majestic symphonies, stunning vocals and excellent musicianship. … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Honourable Mentions of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Singles of 2021

There were so many great singles this year that it only seemed logical to do a top ten post on those that have made my year. The ones that you can't stop listening to yet don't want to get bored so you try to limit the amount of listens. I also do a first as … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Singles of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

I will repeat what I said last year, thank you for the music. Whilst things are slowly getting back to our own versions of normal, there is still uncertainty in the air. As I write this, they have reintroduced measures due to news of the new variant of a certain virus. Anyway enough virus talk … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Singles 2021

Not only has there been an incredible amount of albums released this past year, there has been snapshots and teasers of things to come in 2022. Some singles work well as standalone pieces or add that final touch to an album. These songs have had a lasting impact and ingrained themselves in my psyche since … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Singles 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021

One thing we can all be grateful of the pandemic for is that it gave artists and musicians of varying levels of grandeur to continue creating that thing that we all love: music. Selecting a Top 10 Albums when there has been so much released this past year was never going to be an easy … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Martin’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Megan’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021

2021 was a great year for metal music, with many bands having the first half of the year to do nothing but work on new music as countries continued to enforce nationwide lockdowns to stop the coronavirus spread. The abnormal amount of new music from bands who even released albums yesterday was highly enjoyable and … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Megan’s Top 10 Albums Of 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Jacob’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Dear readers, It’s that time of year again when the cold wind blows, migratory animals retreat to their winter homes and I eat far too many biscuits.  What can be said of 2021 that hasn’t been said already? Oh, I know. Of all the things that have ever occurred, 2021 was one of them. Perfect. … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Jacob’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: Rhapsody Of Fire – Glory For Salvation

After beginning our quest with 2019’s The Eighth Mountain we now continue our adventure alongside Italian Epic Symphonic metal legends with their new album Glory For Salvation the next instalment of The Nephilim’s Empire Saga. Let us enter the fray and discover what’s next for our hero. Son Of Vengeance feels like the start of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rhapsody Of Fire – Glory For Salvation

“The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”

MANORA released their debut album a couple of months ago and it's understandably receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist Ivo Visser and keyboardist Arthur Stok about how the pandemic impacted their recording, the album and mental health. For those who haven't heard Manora before, … Continue reading “The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”