“this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

Inertia has understandably receiving praise from fans and critics a like. It's the first album that SCAR OF THE SUN have released under their new label Napalm Records. Before the release of the album, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist Terry Nikas about Inertia. Especially adding when it came to adding death … Continue reading “this album is more aggressive but also more direct and focused”

“A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

Earlier this month I caught up with the atmospheric black metal band SOJOURNER to talk about their latest release, the mini EP Perennial. The EP is eclectic in both mood and style and really captures the spirit of the bands previous discography. Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. How's it … Continue reading “A return to where we started with the benefit of everything we’ve learned”

ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

Hearing a rakkatakka here and a riddily diddly do there can only mean one thing; the mighty acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back. There are due to unleash their eighth offering To The Power Of Eight and they do not disappoint. As I have said previously, the best album openers can both entice you … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

ALBUM REVIEW: Scar Of The Sun – Inertia

If AMORPHIS, GOJIRA and ROTTING CHRIST had somehow conceived a conspicuous love child, SCAR OF THE SUN would be it. They have released their third studio album Inertia and it’s honestly one of the most thought-provoking albums I have come across. Amongst the chaos, there are well thought out lyrics and important messages within. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Scar Of The Sun – Inertia

“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’