“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. “

“If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

Heavy Metal isn't dead and London based NIGHT SCREAMER are one of the bands setting out to prove this. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with vocalist Gadd, bassist Julia B Cadau and guitarist Calvin Lever. They spoke about their sound, their debut album Dead Of Night and who they would have … Continue reading “If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

“There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

It’s no secret that it’s crucial to support your local music scene. It helps new bands progress in their careers, keeps venues open and it offers a great experience for the fans. Promoter Jodie Bowie is one of the promoters that is making sure this happens. She runs her own successful Rock Nights that showcase … Continue reading “There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

“That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “

Rock will never die and bands like BETH BLADE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DISASTERS continue to prove that is the case. They produce balls to wall, no nonsense rock and roll with meaningful messages behind their words. Rock Out Stand Out spoke to the talented Beth Blade herself about her band's latest album Show Me Your … Continue reading “That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “

“I think if you start taking yourselves seriously when you are singing about swords and battles, it starts to get cheesy”

Yorkshire based Power/Heavy Metal warriors SELLSWORD are on mission; that is to create Seriously Unserious Power/Heavy Metal. The release of their album ...And Now We Ride in 2016 and their relentless touring has seen their alliance grow to massive preportions. Rock Out Stand Out speaks to vocalist Stuart Perry and guitarist Henry Mahy about their … Continue reading “I think if you start taking yourselves seriously when you are singing about swords and battles, it starts to get cheesy”

“Il nome della band, parla da sé, mai arrendersi e credere sempre in sé stessi.”

As requested by A NEW TOMORROW Italian Fans Facebook Group, this is an Italian translation of my interview with A NEW TOMORROW bassist Andrea Lonardi.   Special thanks goes to Matteo Matt for the translating the interview from English to Italian, enjoy reading. Il quartetto Rock londinese A NEW TOMORROW crea il proprio sound fondendo diversi tipi di Rock e Metal. La loro musica è … Continue reading “Il nome della band, parla da sé, mai arrendersi e credere sempre in sé stessi.”

NEWS: BEHEMOTH | “I can imagine a world without god, but not a world without SLAYER…”

A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema, I Loved You At Your Darkest is the group's most dynamic record yet: extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other BEHEMOTH release. In an album trailer released today, frontman Nergal discusses the current … Continue reading NEWS: BEHEMOTH | “I can imagine a world without god, but not a world without SLAYER…”

“Heart Of The Hurricane is a very varied and dynamic album. There are dark atmospheres, others are more epic and symphonic.”

BEYOND THE BLACK‘s energetic and straightforward symphonic metal have ensured the band’s rising through ranks and ever-growing fan base. Hard work and determination were two key factors to get their latest album Heart Of The Hurricane into the airwaves and that sense of unity can be heard within the music. Distorted Sound’s Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Jennifer Haben about the creative … Continue reading “Heart Of The Hurricane is a very varied and dynamic album. There are dark atmospheres, others are more epic and symphonic.”

“For the main album, we never intended for it to sound like a symphonic metal album. We planned to be a metal band where the orchestrations add spice to the soup.”

POWERWOLF are back with their upcoming release Sacrament Of Sin. The album has already been hailed as their boldest to date, even featuring the first ballad in their career. Having entered Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, in January this year, the album has quickly become highly anticipated. With the release dawning I spoke to guitarist Matthew Greywolf about the new album, … Continue reading “For the main album, we never intended for it to sound like a symphonic metal album. We planned to be a metal band where the orchestrations add spice to the soup.”

“It shows that you don’t have to necessarily be a heavy metal singer to start singing heavy metal.”

Over the past few years BATTLE BEAST have become one of Finland’s rising stars in Heavy Metal. Their powerful music reaching the airwaves and their passionate live performances gaining interest on a worldwide scale. Could they join the list of Finnish Metal legends along the likes of NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA and CHILDREN OF BODOM? Most … Continue reading “It shows that you don’t have to necessarily be a heavy metal singer to start singing heavy metal.”