WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Jacob’s Album Of The Month May 2022

Woods Of Ypres - Woods 4: The Green Album Arpeggiated minor chords rise and fall, slow but well paced, ponderous and pulling along which are shortly joined with ethereal but hollow strings and a voice that brings weight but is barely singing. A love song after the love, a breakup in which the participants are … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Jacob’s Album Of The Month May 2022

LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

When I first heard that uprising Power Metal stars BATTLE BORN, progressive melodeath visionaries COUNTLESS SKIES and local death metal act EMBOLECTOMY were to put on a show at The Firehouse, Southampton; the thing that came to mind was the eclectic music lover's playlist on shuffle. This is in no way a bad thing at … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Battle Born, Countless Skies and Embolectomy @ The Firehouse, Southampton 06.05.2022

“It was the best of the ones that didn’t make it but it’s very much like a two minute punch in the face.”

After two years away, live shows are finally getting underway. This also means face to face interviews with bands after two years of speaking to them over Zoom and Skype. Before BATTLE BORN took to the stage on the first night of their tour, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham caught a chat with lead … Continue reading “It was the best of the ones that didn’t make it but it’s very much like a two minute punch in the face.”

ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

Last year our appetites were whetted with a diverse selection of covers from the likes of NIGHTWISH, ABBA and EUROPE all performed by an unknown act. This new group had an instantly memorable name and showed signs of something fresh, interesting and left us hungry for more. Here we present First Bite the debut album … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Big Deal – First Bite

“Music is the language that can sometimes say more than words can.”

Metalcore outfit VOIDEMOLTION have recently released their latest single Haunting, the year before they released their album Sanity. It touches upon different aspects of mental health from insomnia to anxiety. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist David Dannenberg about the album Sanity, in particular the content of the music and mental … Continue reading “Music is the language that can sometimes say more than words can.”

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 15.05.2022

Two weeks are up and a lot has happened. New album releases come from THE BIG DEAL, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ANNIKEN, JANI LIIMATAINEN, LORD OF THE LOST and HALESTORM. Songs from each of those releases are on the record. There have been new single releases from GRIMGOTTS, THERION, FORTUS VENTUS, VOLTURIAN and DARTAGNAN. FELLOWSHIP have … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 15.05.2022

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month April 2022

Ghost - Impera It was a tough choice between two albums for my album of the month as they were both hugely helpful in different ways. I had an unexpected family bereavement happen a month ago; whilst I knew it was important to keep on going and focus on the positives, I learnt it's also … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month April 2022

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.04.2022

Before we reveal the latest playlist, would like to apologise for this one being a few days late due to being away for Easter Weekend. Without further ado, here is what's on this edition of the list. There have been new album releases from ANGEL NATION, SEMBLANT, TRICK OR TREAT and MORS PRINCIPUM EST so … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 19.04.2022

ALBUM REVIEW: Trick Or Treat – Creepy Symphonies

Trick or Treat? The age-old question asked by children the world over on Halloween night. Originating from yesteryear in order to appease the souls of the dead by acting out a small performance or reciting verse. Whilst this practice is more common in the month of October, Italian power metallers TRICK OR TREAT have brought … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Trick Or Treat – Creepy Symphonies