“Eternal Night is spreading across our shore… It was a cursed album.”

Manchester's ARESK have, since their formation back in 2017, quickly established themselves as one of the premier Black Metal acts in the country. They blend the symphonic overtones of the likes of HECATE ENTHRONED and early CRADLE OF FILTH with a razor sharp, caustic brand of Black Metal. Rock Out Stand Out's guest writer Danny … Continue reading “Eternal Night is spreading across our shore… It was a cursed album.”

“The idea behind these interview samples is to help people feel more comfortable talking about these issues.”

World Mental Health Awareness Day is just around the corner and during these uncertain times, it has never been more important to discuss mental illness and mental health issues. FOUL BODY AUTOPSY (a.k.a Tom Reynolds) will be releasing his upcoming EP Consumed By Black Thoughts which looks at his own experiences living with mental illness. … Continue reading “The idea behind these interview samples is to help people feel more comfortable talking about these issues.”

“All the songs on the album follow a theme. It looks at different personalities and characteristics from individuals and groups of people.”

ORBITAL JUNCTION have been hailed "London’s best new stoner rock band" by Desertfest and judging from their latest album Egos And Instincts, it's easy to see why. A week before the release of this album, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke vocalist Owen Armstrong and drummer Jack Revans. They spoke about the debut album, … Continue reading “All the songs on the album follow a theme. It looks at different personalities and characteristics from individuals and groups of people.”

“We tried calling it folk, calling it comedy, calling it rock. We’re basically three twats with a drinking problem and have found ways to enhance that.”

THE SWEETCHUNKS BAND have done a lot in the time they’ve been together, from storming a castle to dressing up in stockings and corsets. They have always managed to have a good time and bring together a range of audiences. In this interview, Rock Out Stand Out's Steph Warren hopes to see the idea behind … Continue reading “We tried calling it folk, calling it comedy, calling it rock. We’re basically three twats with a drinking problem and have found ways to enhance that.”

“Lyrically it’s mainly about being hopeful and resilient, like a diamond heart. It’s about having a heart that can never break.”

KONCORDIA are brand new to the rock scene. They have brought forth their own style of synth rock that is influenced by their love of video games. Their debut EP Diamond Heart is out now and quite rightly receiving high praise. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to the duo Jonathan Liffen and Curtis … Continue reading “Lyrically it’s mainly about being hopeful and resilient, like a diamond heart. It’s about having a heart that can never break.”

“It’s very important to have a picture in mind about what that song’s about.”

AWAKE BY DESIGN are due to release their third studio album very soon. Their self-title album is full of strong melodies and poignant lyrics. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Adrian Powell about their latest album, coping techniques that help him through tough times and how the band have been helping keep … Continue reading “It’s very important to have a picture in mind about what that song’s about.”

“The original plan for Swan Songs III was to make it a lot more up tempo and party like.”

Whether you're a casual listener or a die hard fan, the name LORD OF THE LOST is hard to miss in the rock and metal community. They are due to release Swan Songs III very soon, it's their highly anticipated sequel to Swan Songs II. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to their guitarist … Continue reading “The original plan for Swan Songs III was to make it a lot more up tempo and party like.”

“When I was writing the album, I approached it like a book where each song in the album is a chapter of the book.”

Making the album The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out proved to be quite a journey and PALE BLUE MOON have now released this hugely anticipated debut. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Shane Kelly about the album, living through lockdown and who he would pick to help him out of a dark … Continue reading “When I was writing the album, I approached it like a book where each song in the album is a chapter of the book.”

“Our songs are not special. We just hang out in the underworld, drink, and talk about the ancient days”

WARKINGS have stormed into the heavy metal world with weapons in hand. They have released tracks that feature incredible riffs and anthem inspiring lyrics. Following the success of Reborn in 2018, WARKINGS are due to release their studio album Revenge. Rock Out Stand Out’s Becky Weale speaks to The Crusader about Revenge, the underworld and … Continue reading “Our songs are not special. We just hang out in the underworld, drink, and talk about the ancient days”

“Luna is a reincarnation of Dark Sarah.”

Cinematic Story Tellers DARK SARAH are due to unleash an eagerly anticipated tale. Grim tells the story of Luna in a universe with orbs, rabbit-headed people and a new nemesis Mörk. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to lead vocalist and founder Heidi Parviainen about this new tale, her hopes about fans finding the … Continue reading “Luna is a reincarnation of Dark Sarah.”