“It was a different album to make and we had to improvise along the way”

SIRENIA are a Symphonic Metal institution and their latest release Riddles, Ruins & Revelations only proves this further. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke band's founder Morten Veland about the album, challenges in the creative process and lockdown. Here's what happened. Hello Morten, thank you for joining us. So, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations; I … Continue reading “It was a different album to make and we had to improvise along the way”

ALBUM REVIEW: Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations

SIRENIA were one of my gateway bands into Symphonic Metal all those years ago and their latest release Riddles, Ruins & Revelations is further proof that they continue to thrive. A Symphonic Metal Institution was used to describe them and judging from the sounds of this album, I fully agree. The album kicks off with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations

“I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have a history of creating albums that uplift and empower, Abyss was no exception and it was highly praised by fans and critics. Just after the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with band vocalist Brittney Slayes about Abyss, the pandemic and what helps her cope when mental … Continue reading “I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”

NEWS: FEUERSCHWANZ – Releases Official Music Video For ‘Hier kommt Alex’

Photo Credit: Nikolaj Georgiew German medieval rock masters FEUERSCHWANZ have released the official music video for the song "Hier kommt Alex" (english: Here Comes Alex). The song - originally written and performed by Die Toten Hosen - comes off their covers album Die Sieben Todsünden, the bonus to their brand new album Das Elfte Gebot which was released on June 26 and landed at #3 on the official … Continue reading NEWS: FEUERSCHWANZ – Releases Official Music Video For ‘Hier kommt Alex’

NEWS: RUSSKAJA – Sign Worldwide Contract With Napalm Records

Photo Credit: Pascal Riesinger Napalm Records is proud to announce the re-signing of RUSSKAJA after three years! Breaking all genre boundaries RUSSKAJA deliver their “Turbopolka” and mingle open-minded passion with various styles from around the globe. Since 2005 RUSSKAJA have been touring their modern and cosmopolitan Austro-Soviet roots, enthralling crowds all over the world. Napalm Records is thrilled to take it to the next chapter with RUSSKAJA after releasing … Continue reading NEWS: RUSSKAJA – Sign Worldwide Contract With Napalm Records

NEWS: NACHTBLUT – Releases Fourth Single ‘Die Toten Vergessen Nicht’ From Album ‘Vanitas’

Photo Credit: Andreas Schieler German dark metal pioneers NACHTBLUT have reached the final countdown, and today, unveil their fourth single “Die Toten Vergessen Nicht” (engl. The Dead Don’t Forget) before their new full-length, Vanitas, which is out now via Napalm Records. As the closing track and longest song on their sixth full-length album, the German-based unit delivers a haunting ear-catcher … Continue reading NEWS: NACHTBLUT – Releases Fourth Single ‘Die Toten Vergessen Nicht’ From Album ‘Vanitas’

NEWS: MOONSPELL – Announces Very Special Halloween Show

Photo Credit: Joana Carriço In the darkest of years, MOONSPELL have announced that they will perform a special live Halloween show, taking place in the South of Portugal in an ancient town named Beja, on October 31, 2020! At the local theatre Pax Julia, originally built in 1928, the band will deliver their annual and … Continue reading NEWS: MOONSPELL – Announces Very Special Halloween Show

NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Music Video for ‘Release My Symphony’

Photo Credit: Emilie Garcin VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ long cherished dream came true: An unforgettable journey through the maritime depths of their history accompanied by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! Set your sails for an intoxicating, symphonic reverie backed by the marvellously talented Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! VISIONS OF ATLANTIS reveal their second live single, “Release My Symphony”, … Continue reading NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Music Video for ‘Release My Symphony’

NEWS: NACHTBLUT – Releases Third Single & Video From Upcoming Album Vanitas

Photo Credit: Andreas Schieler NACHTBLUT, a flagship of German dark metal, show off with their gloomy new offering, Vanitas, out October 2 via Napalm Records, and unleash the third single, “Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen” (engl. My Cruelty Knows No Bounds) to the world, along with a harmoniously conceived music video. Ever since their debut … Continue reading NEWS: NACHTBLUT – Releases Third Single & Video From Upcoming Album Vanitas

NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST and SWISS & DIE ANDERN – Make A Statement With New Single And Official Video ‘Schwarz Tot Gold’

Photo Credit: Jan Season Dark metal unites with punk rap in a way never seen before! LORD OF THE LOST and SWISS & DIE ANDERN open up a musical crossover universe that’s been left uncharted - until now. Supposedly coming from different musical worlds, the Hamburg scene greats have joined forces to make a clear statement on the ravages … Continue reading NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST and SWISS & DIE ANDERN – Make A Statement With New Single And Official Video ‘Schwarz Tot Gold’