ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 09.01.2021

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you are all staying safe and well during this pandemic wherever you are. Hopefully the first playlist of 2021 will help lift spirits, escape or both. Stay tuned for more posts to come this year. Brand new releases come from the likes of Illumishade, Evergrey, Human Fortress, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 09.01.2021

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020

Most of you may know it's World Mental Health Awareness Day. During these times, it's more important than ever to speak about our mental health and be honest with how things are. Big or small, each struggle and fight is important. To honour this day, some of the Rock Out Stand Out team have placed … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020

NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE – Announce Rescheduled UK Tour

IMPERIAL AGE have announced they have rescheduled their UK tour which was postponed earlier this year.  Joining them will be CONTROL THE STORM and MIDNIGHT PROPHECY, who were hand picked by Imperial Age from tons of competition entries.  IMPERIAL AGE + Control The Storm + Midnight Prophecy September 2020 23rd    MANCHESTER – Rebellion24th    LONDON – … Continue reading NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE – Announce Rescheduled UK Tour

NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE – Announce UK tour support bands

Symphonic metalists from Russia IMPERIAL AGE have announced their support bands for the upcoming UK shows in April 2020. After a brutal battle the winner of the competition which the band organized on their Facebook page was introduced to the public. Welcome the winner - Control The Storm (https://www.facebook.com/ControlTheStorm/)! Imperial Age have come a long … Continue reading NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE – Announce UK tour support bands

MARTIN’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2019

As well as his top ten live shows, Martin reveals his top ten albums of 2019. Here is what he picked. 10. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – From Out of Nowhere ELO are one of those bands that just reminds me of my Dad. Their latest offering is really good and has some awesome tracks throughout, … Continue reading MARTIN’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2019

LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest – The Asylum, Birmingham 28.09.2019

I first heard about Power Metal Quest Festival via a Facebook link last year, it featured a competition to win a pair of tickets for the event. I was fortunate enough to win said competition, so travelled down to Birmingham with a friend for the weekend and really enjoyed PMQF 2018. After my positive experience … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest – The Asylum, Birmingham 28.09.2019

SINGLE REVIEW: Control The Storm – Chaotic Mind

Think NIGHTWISH with a hint of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, for fans of those particular bands that sounds fantastic. You can hear it right now in the form of CONTROL THE STORM's latest single 'Chaotic Mind'. They only released this track hours ago it's already received glowing reviews from fans. Having listened to the song for about … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Control The Storm – Chaotic Mind

Bands Of 2016

In 2015 I had the privilege of seeing some truly remarkable bands across the UK and some in Sweden when I covered my first festival abroad. Let’s move forward and kick the Christmas/New Years blues, here are some bands I think you should keep your eyes and ears peeled for in 2016. The deep, dark, … Continue reading Bands Of 2016