ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: December 2022

We present the final playlist of the year. This one features songs from albums that Lotty and Martin both chose as their top ten, Lotty's top ten singles and a couple of new singles to get us excited for the new year. Martin's choices include SAXON, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, CONFIDENTIAL, AVANTASIA, WOODS OF WONDERS, VICTORIUS … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: December 2022

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Singles Of 2022

This year brought some brilliant singles; whether they were in the lead up to release or promoting a current one, here are my top ten singles of 2022. 10:  Heidevolk – Klauwen Vooruit When HEIDEVOLK announced a new album and a new single, I was naturally excited. Their epic folk music with powerful dual vocals … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Top 10 Singles Of 2022

SINGLE REVIEW: Battle Born – Fire Storm

Have you ever been so keen to share the news about something fantastic to the point where you can't hold it in anymore? This is how I felt when listening to Fire Storm, the hot and fiery single from rising Power Metal stars BATTLE BORN. Like many of their fans and followers, I was aware … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Battle Born – Fire Storm

LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest 2022 @ The Asylum, Birmingham 01.10.2022

It is back. After two years of postponement due to COVID-19 and other complications, Power Metal Quest Fest made a triumphant return on 1st October 2022 at The Asylum, Birmingham. Before this exciting endeavour had even begun, it was clear that there was excitement and anticipation in the air. This was mostly noticeable across social … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest 2022 @ The Asylum, Birmingham 01.10.2022

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 16.10.2022

Hello to you all, apologies for the lateness of this edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist. Due to being a small team and with things going on outside the magazine, we will be now releasing the playlist on a monthly basis as opposed to every other week. Not to worry, we will still … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 16.10.2022

“You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

BATTLE BORN are rising stars in power metal and their set at Power Metal Quest Fest is proof of why that is. They have also released their new single Fire Storm, which you can check out below. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham caught up with the band not long after their set where they … Continue reading “You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

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.”

Halfway 2020 – Releases Lotty Is Looking Forward To

Following on from my post about which albums I am looking forward to, here are some releases I am looking forward to. Battle Born – Battle Born It has been a pleasure to help promote new Power Metal warriors Battle Born. I have reviewed their debut EP and it is one of the strongest debuts … Continue reading Halfway 2020 – Releases Lotty Is Looking Forward To

“We’d written the first song of the EP on an iPad and a full set of Skyrim lyrics about taking back the metal.”

New Power Metal warriors BATTLE BORN are due to release their most anticipated self-titled debut EP at the end of the month. Given their strong sound, it's no surprise that fellow warriors are eager to join their clan. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to lead vocalist Jack Reynolds and guitarist/backing vocalist Tom O'Dell … Continue reading “We’d written the first song of the EP on an iPad and a full set of Skyrim lyrics about taking back the metal.”