“each one of us brought their background on the plate and we mixed all the elements”

The year has just begun and NOCTURNA have been hailed as a new Euro Metal Sensation. Judging from the sounds of their upcoming debut Daughters Of The Night, that statement is completely justified. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham and Martin White sent some questions to one of the vocalists Rehn Stillnight. Find out what … Continue reading “each one of us brought their background on the plate and we mixed all the elements”

ALBUM REVIEW: Rhapsody Of Fire – Glory For Salvation

After beginning our quest with 2019’s The Eighth Mountain we now continue our adventure alongside Italian Epic Symphonic metal legends with their new album Glory For Salvation the next instalment of The Nephilim’s Empire Saga. Let us enter the fray and discover what’s next for our hero. Son Of Vengeance feels like the start of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rhapsody Of Fire – Glory For Salvation

ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Point – Arsonist Of The soul

Power metal has always been a sub-genre that is at odds with the metal community. Fans either love it or hate it. In recent years, power metal has started to get the respect it deserves with big acts like POWERWOLF and SABATON getting put on the bill of big European festivals. While these bands deserve … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Point – Arsonist Of The soul

“the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”

SKYBLAZER is a project created by musician Johannes Frykholm and he has released debut Time For Deliverance. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Johannes about SKYBLAZER's sound, the EP, mental health and favourite films/video games from the 80s. Photo: Maria Niklasson / Logo: Frode Hovd Hello Johannes, thank you for joining Rock Out … Continue reading “the main theme is about getting through a dark time and coming out of the other side”

“if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

Power Metal Quest Fest has gained a loyal following over the past few years and it's gets bigger. Find out what happened when Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Power Metal Quest Fest promoters Gemma Lawler and Amie Chatterley about the origins of the festival, the power metal scene, mental health and what … Continue reading “if you want something that’s specifically for that scene, you’re either flying to the mainland or you’re coming to Power Metal Quest Fest.”

“you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

Power/Symphonic unit RAVENLIGHT released their EP Intermission as a bridge way between their 2020 debut and their upcoming second album. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to guitarist/keyboardist John Connor and drummer Mike Bugajski about their EP, mental health and who would headline their dream festival. For those who haven't heard of Ravenlight before, … Continue reading “you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

ALBUM REVIEW: Imaginature – Imaginature

As the global pandemic starts to ease and there are signs of normality returning so too are we as music fans gifted with a huge number of releases to feast upon. One such offering comes in the form of the debut release from Poland’s IMAGINATURE. The band formed in 2015 and their name came about … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Imaginature – Imaginature

ALBUM REVIEW: Rage – Resurrection Day

The word rage is defined as violent uncontrollable anger. What better name could one choose for a metal band? RAGE have often been referred to as one of Germany’s “big four” of power metal (alongside HELLOWEEN, GRAVE DIGGER and RUNNING WILD) because of their earth-shattering contributions to the scene and for constantly evolving and pushing … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rage – Resurrection Day

ALBUM REVIEW: Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia

Can someone holler a battle cry to ORDEN OGAN, SABATON and POWERWOLF? I am certain their demonic offspring has been found, it goes under the name APOSTOLICA and they are due to release their mighty concoction Haeretica Ecclesia in a matter of days. From listening to this, I am confident more members will be more … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia

EP REVIEW: Ravenlight – Intermission

For me, the best cover songs sound like the artists own creation. To the point where you are shocked to find out they covered the song and it wasn’t their own. Symphonic Power Metallers RAVENLIGHT are the latest band to show that this is the case with their upcoming EP Intermission, this is bridge between … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Ravenlight – Intermission