ALBUM REVIEW: Arion – Vultures Die Alone

Finland’s reputation for homing rock and metal legends stays intact and the latest band to prove this are ARION. They are due to release third studio album Vultures Die Alone and from listening to it, it is easy to see why they are rising stars in Melodic Metal. It might be down the similar sounding … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arion – Vultures Die Alone

ALBUM REVIEW: Metalite – A Virtual World

If Carlsberg were to make a rock back, how would they go about it? They would probably get two fantastic guitarists (Edwin Premberg and Robert Õrnesved), an awesome drummer (Lea Larsson), a brilliant bass player (Robert Majd) and obviously a fantastic vocalist with a great voice (Erica Ohlsson). They would make it a bit different … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Metalite – A Virtual World

“In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ORDEN OGAN have taken on many personas and this time they are space warriors for their upcoming album Final Days. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band's vocalist Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann about Final Days, their creative process and what universe from across their albums he would like to live/visit. Here's what happened. Hello … Continue reading “In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

Over the years, ORDEN OGAN have created imaginative worlds and have taken on intriguing characters to match their empowering sounds. They have been post-apocalyptic ice warriors for To The End, cowboys for Gunman and sung tales about monasteries in Ravenhead. They are now conquering space with their upcoming release Final Days. Like their previous records, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

The Phoenix. A symbol of resurrection and rebirth. A mythical bird said to come back to life from the ashes of the flames of death. What would happen though should the Phoenix decide to not go through this cycle? Progressive metallers EVERGREY put a twist in the myth of this legendary creature with their 12th … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

Ominous is a release that can be described as depressive, technographic and futuristic. In a time where we are seeing a resurgence in media for the aesthetics of cyberpunk and retro-futurism, LAKE OF TEARS provide the perfect soundtrack to riding the shuttle home in a sad, drunken haze. The band is the project of Daniel … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

It's a monumental battle and an infused Viking tale that is historically told epically through fourteen chapters of adrenaline pumping battle anthems. It also contains brilliantly atmospheric and powerful orchestral arrangements. The German-Scandinavian quintet fronted by the duo of Elina Siirala and Alexander Krull delivers fantastically on one of the band’s best albums to date. Right from the opening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

An Epitaph is a memory or statement, for something or someone, that has since passed. Pierce through the veil and witness the evocation that PYRAMAZE have forged. Standing strong against the annals of time, with no chance of fading from memory any time soon. With instrumental introduction Epitaph, it is more akin to that of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

It has been seven years since the War Master was unleashed upon the world. Towards the latter part of the year 2020, the mighty DEATH DEALER has returned once more, to crush all those who will not bow down and bend the knee. Herein details their tales of Conquered LandsDEATH DEALER are a Power Metal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

NEWS: IRON MASK – New Video & Single ‘One Against All’ Is Out Now

IRON MASK's new video & single 'One Against All' is out now, the second track taken from their seventh album 'Master Of Masters', out 4th December on AFM Records. The first taste from the new Iron Mask album sees the band return with a real crowd-pleaser. 'Tree Of The World' has slight celtic influences, galloping drums and a … Continue reading NEWS: IRON MASK – New Video & Single ‘One Against All’ Is Out Now