ALBUM REVIEW: Nad Sylvan – Spiritus Mundi

NAD SYLVAN is a bit different to what many of our Rock Out Stand Out readers would usually listen to. Ok, maybe quite a bit different, but before you scroll on to the next review, please bear with me a moment. Variety is the spice of life right? As long as it's of a good … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nad Sylvan – Spiritus Mundi

ALBUM REVIEW: Anneke Van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are Brightest

Anneke Van Giersbergen is one of the most talented and versatile musicians I have come across. You can’t simply pigeonhole her into one genre of music. Her latest release The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest proves this. Through mesmerising lyrics and music, Anneke lays her soul bare on this record and it’s her most personal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anneke Van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are Brightest

ALBUM REVIEW: Riverside – Out Of Myself

OK, make a note, put this in your diary, tie a knot in your handkerchief, or whatever you do to remember something, do it now... Polish prog rock band RIVERSIDE are re-releasing their 2003 album Out Of Myself on 12th February. Remastered by Dan Swanö/Unisound and with new artwork by Travis Smith. If you're already … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Riverside – Out Of Myself

NEWS: JO QUAIL – Shares Live Video Performance Of ‘The Breathing Hand’

Photo Credit: Ake Tireland Internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist Jo Quail has shared the video for ‘The Breathing Hand (Live)’.  A live performance with the choir of Cappella Gedanensis and Alicja Lach-Owsiany, conducted by Jos Pijnappel.  ‘The Breathing Hand (Live)’ features on the deluxe vinyl reissue of 'Five Incantations’ which is set for release on 20th November (Adderstone Records) … Continue reading NEWS: JO QUAIL – Shares Live Video Performance Of ‘The Breathing Hand’

NEWS: KATATONIA – Release Video For ‘Behind The Blood’ From ‘Dead Air’, Their Live Lockdown Session Album

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra Katatonia have released their live performance of the City Burials single “Behind The Blood”, taken from the forthcoming live lockdown session album Dead Air. Vocalist Jonas Renkse comments, Here’s our first and (so far) only live rendition of ‘Behind The Blood’ from our latest album, City Burials. As weird as these times are, it gives … Continue reading NEWS: KATATONIA – Release Video For ‘Behind The Blood’ From ‘Dead Air’, Their Live Lockdown Session Album

NEWS: PARADISE LOST – Announce Special Live Streaming Performance For 5th November

Photo Credit: Anne C. Swallow Following on from the release of their new album ‘Obsidian’ in May, British gothic metal legends PARADISE LOST have announced a special live streaming performance and alternative to bonfire night for the 5th November. Vocalist Nick Holmes comments, "Greetings, I hope everyone is well! Just a quick few words to thank everyone for the ongoing great response to our latest album, 'Obsidian', and … Continue reading NEWS: PARADISE LOST – Announce Special Live Streaming Performance For 5th November

ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

What is there to say about DEVIN TOWNSEND that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? He started out as a vocalist for legendary guitarist STEVE VAI’s band all the way back in 1993. Then he left to do his own thing and now has some of that legendary status for himself. His newest release, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

NEWS: DANIEL TOMPKINS – Releases New Album ‘Ruins’ On 11th December On KScope

Photo Credit: Richard Oakes May 2019 saw TesseracT’s lead vocalist and songwriter release his debut solo album Castles, his first foray into a more pop rock electronic sound.  Ruins sees Tompkins rework Castles alongside producer Paul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner) showcasing re-written music with more aggression and a truer, darker tone. Castles was originally created by co-producer and friend Eddie Head (Haji’s … Continue reading NEWS: DANIEL TOMPKINS – Releases New Album ‘Ruins’ On 11th December On KScope

NEWS: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Launches Live Video For ‘War’ From ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’

Photo Credit: Tanya Ghosh Devin Townsend will release ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’ on the 23rd October 2020, a document of his Winter 2019 European tour that saw him taking on possibly his most ambitious live show to date. Devin comments: “Hello folks, here's another song from the Order Of Magnitude Blu Ray. Amidst the chaos … Continue reading NEWS: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Launches Live Video For ‘War’ From ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’

ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

Rikard Sjöblom is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has been very busy in the last two decades releasing a total of twenty one albums. Rikard Sjöblom exists. Gungflies do not exist but fortunately Sjöblom has taken it upon himself to create one. Alone Together is the twenty second release in his catalogue. A progressive rock odyssey, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together