ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

The name LORD OF THE LOST has been bouncing around the rock and metal community for a while now. Their highly anticipated release Swan Songs III has been my opportunity to experience the stunning sounds of this band. The album also makes me feel ashamed that I haven’t sat down and listened to them sooner. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

“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.”

NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST – Releases Official Video for New Cover Version of John Cage’s ‘4’33’

Photo Credit: Jan Season LORD OF THE LOST's new classical ensemble album, Swan Songs III, proclaims its mission statement almost immediately, not least due to Chris Harms’ distinctive voice and the sophisticated arrangements of this extraordinary line-up. Being the first band of their genre to release a cover of John Cages’ piece 4’33”, the dark metal sensation … Continue reading NEWS: LORD OF THE LOST – Releases Official Video for New Cover Version of John Cage’s ‘4’33’

ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

International metal band WARKINGS have released their long awaited follow up to Reborn. Revenge is rich of tales of battle, revenge, and the Gods. It's a listening feast that will have you roaring a battle cry. In the track Freedom, the listeners are lured in with a haunting bagpipe intro. The Viking’s bass and The … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

NEWS: BEYOND THE BLACK – To Perform Exclusive Live Show via WACKEN:WORLD:WIDE

For the first time in 30 years, the legendary metal festival "Wacken Open Air" won't take place on the famous festival grounds. Instead, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world comes to your home as “Wacken:World:Wide 2020”! German Symphonic and Melodic Metal firestarters BEYOND THE BLACK will share a trailblazing digital stage with bands like Kreator, … Continue reading NEWS: BEYOND THE BLACK – To Perform Exclusive Live Show via WACKEN:WORLD:WIDE

“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”

NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Dates For European Headline Tour 2021!

After having to postpone their tour this spring due to the current COVID-19 related event bans, the pioneers of symphonic metal are now more than ready to conquer Europe with their upcoming tour next fall 2021. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS continue their everlasting, symphonic journey and announce the new dates for their tour, originally scheduled in April / … Continue reading NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Dates For European Headline Tour 2021!

NEWS: POWERWOLF – Release ‘Blessed & Possessed’ Lyric Video

While storming the official German album charts with a Best Of album at a phenomenal position of #2, Powerwolf prove, metal is alive, healthy and they are the leaders of the one and only metal mass. Their new album, “Best Of The Blessed“, shows no sign of slowing down: Powerwolf truly deserve the title for … Continue reading NEWS: POWERWOLF – Release ‘Blessed & Possessed’ Lyric Video

NEWS: 8KIDS – Announces New Live EP, Live In Leipzig 2019

Photo Credit: CAPADOL Between socio-critical and political lyrics, German post-hardcore combo 8KIDS have been pushing the envelope since early 2013. To shorten the time until their next live performance and reuniting with fans, the trio now announces their upcoming live EP, Live in Leipzig 2019, to be released digitally on August 14, 2020 via Napalm Records. Their first … Continue reading NEWS: 8KIDS – Announces New Live EP, Live In Leipzig 2019

NEWS: VARG – Releases Title Track From Upcoming Album ‘Zeichen’ & Pre-Order Starts NOW

Photo Credit: Stefan Schuman The wolves of VARG return to their roots with their seventh full-length album, Zeichen (engl. “signs”), to be released on September 18, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album marks a new era of the wolves haunted by wild battles, death and bloodlust - a resurrection from the fields of Pagan Metal, pairing razor-sharp melodic death riffs … Continue reading NEWS: VARG – Releases Title Track From Upcoming Album ‘Zeichen’ & Pre-Order Starts NOW