Summer has now vanished into the ether and Autumn marks a season of change. The days start to draw in and Winter looms ever closer on the horizon. As dusk arrives earlier, let Rock Out Stand Out keep you warm with the latest edition of the Rock Out Stand Out Playlist! With it being the … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 04.09.2021


So the playlist is arriving a day early today so here's the latest edition to help kickstart your bank holiday weekend. There have been a lot of single and video releases in these past two weeks. These come from Powerwolf, UDO, Visions Of Atlantis, Eclipse, Reckless Love, Pyramaze, Nightmare and Ad Infinitum. Unleash The Archers … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 28.08.2020

Half Way 2020 – Becky’s Choices

We are halfway through 2020 already. It has been an exceptional six months for power/ symphonic metal. I have had lyrical treats bestowed upon me by fine musicians of this genre. I have listed my top five for this year so far. Demons & Wizards - III This album kicked off my year after an … Continue reading Half Way 2020 – Becky’s Choices


A great opening track is the first impression of the album we get and a great one can lure you right into the record.  During my time reviewing and listening to records, I have come across a wonderful array of fantastic intros. So I put the question to you about your favourites and here is … Continue reading READER’S CHOICE: FAVOURITE ALBUM OPENERS

My Top Albums of 2016

  10. Eternal Halloween - Eternal Halloween Kicking off my top ten for 2016 is the self titled abomination from terrifying troupe ETERNAL HALLOWEEN. There are a few things I admire about this troupe; their outrageous (well not to us metal heads) appearance, their brilliantly heavy sound and their ability to entice the listener in … Continue reading My Top Albums of 2016

Live Review: Delain, Evergrey, Kobra And The Lotus @ The Engine Rooms, Southampton UK 16.11.2016

Queues going round the street, a full venue and a busy merchandise stall where punters parted with their hard earnt cash reinforces the statement that this was a night not to be missed. The event in question was a tour featuring Dutch Symphonic Metal troupe DELAIN, Gothenburg Dark Melodic outfit EVERGREY and Canadian no nonsense … Continue reading Live Review: Delain, Evergrey, Kobra And The Lotus @ The Engine Rooms, Southampton UK 16.11.2016

Album Review: DELAIN – Lunar Prelude

Over the past couple of years Dutch Symphonic Metal troupe DELAIN having been wowing audiences with their strong melodies and incredible live shows. They are due to release another full length studio album, to keep punters waiting in suspense and their keep expectations high, they have released an EP titled “Lunar Prelude”, it contains some … Continue reading Album Review: DELAIN – Lunar Prelude