LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest 2022 @ The Asylum, Birmingham 01.10.2022

It is back. After two years of postponement due to COVID-19 and other complications, Power Metal Quest Fest made a triumphant return on 1st October 2022 at The Asylum, Birmingham. Before this exciting endeavour had even begun, it was clear that there was excitement and anticipation in the air. This was mostly noticeable across social … Continue reading LIVE REPORT: Power Metal Quest Fest 2022 @ The Asylum, Birmingham 01.10.2022

“You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

BATTLE BORN are rising stars in power metal and their set at Power Metal Quest Fest is proof of why that is. They have also released their new single Fire Storm, which you can check out below. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham caught up with the band not long after their set where they … Continue reading “You know what’s better than one dragon? Two dragons.”

“don’t compromise on who you are as a person”

FELLOWSHIP have performed few shows and they have gained a clan following in the short space of time. In the middle of Power Metal Quest Fest, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Matthew Corry, guitarist Brad Wosko and drummer Callum Tuffen about their set, which bands they are looking forward to … Continue reading “don’t compromise on who you are as a person”

“It made sense to write a cheesy D&D song”

RITES TO RUIN played Power Metal Quest Fest over a week ago and gave a great set. After their set, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band's lead vocalist Krissie Kirby about their set, who she has enjoyed watching, mental health and who her dream collaboration team would be. Here's what happened. Photo … Continue reading “It made sense to write a cheesy D&D song”

“One of the advantages we had on writing the whole Viking metal thing, you can look at things from a different perspective.”

Power Metal Fest Quest happened over a week ago and understandably attendees are still talking about it now. IRONSIDE opened up the proceedings and Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with them after their set. They spoke about their appearance at Power Metal Quest Fest, their sound, mental health and who they … Continue reading “One of the advantages we had on writing the whole Viking metal thing, you can look at things from a different perspective.”

“We try to make our live shows as close to the studio version as possible.”

Power Metallers SYMPHONITY are headlining Power Metal Quest Fest tomorrow. Ahead of this, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to keyboardist Johannes Frykholm about the band's first appearance in the UK, the band's latest album Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack, mental health and who would headline his dream festival. It's Power Metal Quest Fest … Continue reading “We try to make our live shows as close to the studio version as possible.”

“Get ready for an almighty siege! HUZZAH!”

After a hiatus, Yorkshire based Power Metallers SELLSWORD are back, and they make their debut show with their new vocalist at the mighty Power Metal Quest Fest. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham sent some questions to them, bassist Tom Keeley and guitarist Henry Mahy answered the call. They speak about their upcoming appearance, mental … Continue reading “Get ready for an almighty siege! HUZZAH!”

“I guess it comes back to the recording aspect of trying to be more Disney, we try and make it more of a spectacle and entertaining show”

Scottish Progressive Metallers TIBERIUS are due to play at Power Metal Quest Fest tomorrow. Ahead of this, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist Chris Foster and vocalist Grant Barclay about appearing at a different genre of festival to what they are used to, recording their sound, mental health and which historical figure … Continue reading “I guess it comes back to the recording aspect of trying to be more Disney, we try and make it more of a spectacle and entertaining show”

“I am trying to use all the influences I have and try to create something unique; the music blender is huge.”

Greek Modern Power Metallers THE SILENT RAGE will be performing in the UK for the first time at Power Metal Quest Fest. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist/vocalist and founder of the band Nikos Siglidis about their first UK show, creating their sound and what to expect from a live show. Here's … Continue reading “I am trying to use all the influences I have and try to create something unique; the music blender is huge.”

“it’s not about who’s big or the most popular, it’s about who is putting on a good show”

This time last year, Power Metal Quest Fest postponed until this year and Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to organisers Gemma Lawler and Amie Chatterley which you can read here. Now fast forward to today and it's happening this weekend. Lotty caught another chat with them about the festival, in particular what first-time … Continue reading “it’s not about who’s big or the most popular, it’s about who is putting on a good show”