ALBUM REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite – Not The End Of The Road

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are back and it’s clear from their upcoming release Not The End Of The Road that they don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. I have mentioned before they are my go-to band when I need a boost, their uplifting sounds manage to bring me out of some dark holes. With this latest release, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Kissin’ Dynamite – Not The End Of The Road

ALBUM REVIEW: Aephanemer – A Dream Of Wilderness

Over a couple of years ago, I decided to really focus on Rock Out Stand Out and take it further. Around the same time, I received a message from a French guitarist who wanted some reviews for his band’s new album. This album became a top ten contender that year, that’s my short way of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Aephanemer – A Dream Of Wilderness

Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

AD INFINITUM’s stunning debut Chapter I – Monarchy was released right around the time we went into a first lockdown, and it quickly became a solid favourite of mine. They are due to release their upcoming record Chapter II – Legacy and judging from the sounds of this majestic work of art, it’s safe to … Continue reading Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

“we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

Symphonic Metal force AD INFINITUM are due to return with Chapter II - Legacy in nearly a week's time. The upcoming album of their saga delves into the life and afterlife of Vlad The Impaler a.k.a Dracula. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Melissa Bonny about Chapter II - Legacy, mental … Continue reading “we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

ALBUM REVIEW: Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

No introductions required here. From casual listeners to highly loyal fans, every metal head has come across POWERWOLF at somepoint. The catholic werewolf priests have released their latest sermon Call Of The Wild and after having listened to it, it's easy to see why it's being hailed by fans and critics. Faster Than The Fire … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

“For Van Canto it’s friends playing in one band”

Rakkatakka being heard on the horizon can only mean one thing; acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back and they have released their latest record To The Power Of Eight. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Stefan Schmidt about the new album, arranging vocals and how we listen to music these days. Hello … Continue reading “For Van Canto it’s friends playing in one band”

“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. They 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