“I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

Rising Hard Rock quartet EMPYRE release their debut Self Aware today. Their ground breaking sound has seen high praise from both fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham chats to lead vocalist/guitarist Henrik Steenholdt and lead guitarist Did Coles about certain songs on the album, the artwork associated with the album and … Continue reading “I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

ALBUM REVIEW: Empyre – Self Aware

It’s a rarity these days to find a debut album that has you fully immersed and engaged from the word go. Upcoming Rock quartet EMPYRE prove that this is a possible feat to do, the evidence lies within their upcoming debut album Self Aware. To say opener My Bad hits you like a tonne of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Empyre – Self Aware

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodred Hourglass – Godsend

When you become a part of the metal community, you quickly learn that Finland are one of the best breeding grounds for metal legends. NIGHTWISH, TURISAS, ENSIFERUM and AMORPHIS are part of this hall of fame. Judging from the utmost strength their upcoming record possesses, BLOODRED HOURGLASS could easily join this list. Their fourth studio … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodred Hourglass – Godsend

ALBUM REVIEW: Diamond Head – The Coffin Train

When you are part of the Heavy Metal community, the name DIAMOND HEAD is hard to miss. Whether you are a long-time fan or a casual listener, you would have come across the name of these Heavy Metal pioneers at some point. For me, this is my first experience of the icons and from listening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Diamond Head – The Coffin Train

NEWS: TARJA – Announce New Album In The Raw Out On 30th August via earMUSIC

As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Finnish singer Tarja Turunen as she began work on her seventh solo album, In The Raw. "Gold, we think, is something polished and perfect, sophisticated, a luxury – but … Continue reading NEWS: TARJA – Announce New Album In The Raw Out On 30th August via earMUSIC

NEWS: HAMMERFALL – Announce New Album Dominion Out On 16th August Via Napalm Records

HAMMERFALL will release a new album titled Dominion on 16th August 2019 via Napalm Records. The group unleashed (We Make) Sweden Rock – the first single off DOMINION today. Listen to (We Make) Sweden Rock HERE and purchase/stream the new song digitally HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwNo-pWxDAY Joacim Cans describes the creation of (We Make) Sweden Rock, "This is a … Continue reading NEWS: HAMMERFALL – Announce New Album Dominion Out On 16th August Via Napalm Records

ALBUM REVIEW: Myrath – Shehili

MYRATH means legacy in Arabic and a legacy is what they will leave. They have a remarkable fusion of grand melodies and profound lyrics. This has earnt them recognition and respect from fans and critics alike. The Tunisian Progressive Metal quintet are due to release their fifth studio album Shehili. They chose to take a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Myrath – Shehili

ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Power Crazy

Think AEROSMITH meets AC/DC and you get British Hard Rock quintet THE TREATMENT. Their sound containing huge riffs, bombastic choruses and straight to the point songs has understandably gained ongoing praise from fans and critics. Their fourth album Power Crazy is due to break the airwaves this Friday and it shows this ballsy sound still … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Power Crazy

NEWS: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Announce New Album Title And Full UK & Ireland Tour In October 2019!

BLACK STAR RIDERS will release their fourth studio album in September 2019. Entitled Another State of Grace the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, URIAH HEEP). The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.BLACK … Continue reading NEWS: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Announce New Album Title And Full UK & Ireland Tour In October 2019!

NEWS: DIAMOND HEAD – Announce New Record Deal With Silver Lining & New Album Later This Year

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label: Silver Lining Music. “We’re delighted to be bringing the Diamond Head lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honoured to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe and … Continue reading NEWS: DIAMOND HEAD – Announce New Record Deal With Silver Lining & New Album Later This Year