“We just try and play as much as we can. Hopefully each time we go back, there will be a few more people. “

Bands like TOLEDO STEEL are ensuring the heavy metal scene still thrives. Before they took to the stage in Southampton; Lotty Whittingham caught up for a quick chat with lead vocalist Rich Rutter about their tour, their latest release and differences between the UK and European Metal scenes. Hello Rich, thanks for joining us. First … Continue reading “We just try and play as much as we can. Hopefully each time we go back, there will be a few more people. “

“The album takes us to a different place musically.”

It's been a month since OBSIDIAN TIDE released their debut album Pillars Of Creations and it's been well received by critics and fans. It takes you on an incredible journey filled with twists and turns. Lotty Whittingham spoke to the band members Oz Avneya, Erez Nadler and Shachar Bieber about the album, the band's sound … Continue reading “The album takes us to a different place musically.”

“The thing about this community, this new wave of classic rock is that everyone is very supportive of each other.”

NozFest is well underway and it turns out people have literally travelled far and wide to experience the festival. Lotty speaks with Beth Blade after performing a successful live set with her band BETH BLADE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DISASTERS. They speak about the latest album, their live show and the importance of rock music. So … Continue reading “The thing about this community, this new wave of classic rock is that everyone is very supportive of each other.”

“It was a great crowd for an opening slot. I was quite surprised. It was nice.”

The pressure is often high when opening a festival and 27 DAYS did well to get the crowds going as they started pouring in for NozFest. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Jordan Watts and Steven Speck about their music, live show and their side project Velvet Rose. So first off introduce yourselves to the readers? Jordan: … Continue reading “It was a great crowd for an opening slot. I was quite surprised. It was nice.”

“It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

The festival is under way and the bands have started. There is already an atmosphere of love, happiness and appreciation for the straight up rock music. Before they were due to start, Lotty Whittingham spoke to THE WICKED JACKALS about their music, NozFest and what advice they would give for starting a band. First of … Continue reading “It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

“I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

NozFest had just opened its doors and the atmosphere was already buzzing. There was excitement in the air and there was already a handful of punters ready to watch the first lot of bands. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA about NozFest, their sound and supporting the scene. Hi guys, thanks … Continue reading “I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

“People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

It’s the day of NozFest. The day had finally fallen upon us. There was a lot of anticipation and nervousness leading up to the event. It was all brought together and organised by local promoter Jodie Bowie. After a series of Rock Nights, she held her first festival. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with … Continue reading “People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

“We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

HAMMERFALL have been making records of the past two decades and they only get stronger with every album. They are about to release their eleventh studio album Dominion and are about to embark on a US tour with Power Metal Titans SABATON. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to Joacim Cans about Dominion, their … Continue reading “We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

“I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

Marco Mendoza is no doubt one of the hardest working and passionate musicians to date. He has played with the likes of THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE and currently THE DEAD DAISIES. He is due to appear at a brand new festival NozFest, which takes place very soon. Lotty Whittingham spoke to him about this festival appearance, … Continue reading “I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

“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. “