“A lot of fast guitars and high vocals; think bands like DragonForce and Twilight Force.”

ENERGEMA have released their latest EP Hunter Of Immortals with new vocalist Ryan Thomson at the helm. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with Ryan about the EP, his time in the band and mental health. Hello Ryan, thanks for joining Rock Out Stand Out. So the band name Energema, does … Continue reading “A lot of fast guitars and high vocals; think bands like DragonForce and Twilight Force.”

EP REVIEW: Lost Dawning – Embers Of Dusk

LOST DAWNING are new and fresh to the power metal sphere yet they are already making a great impression. Their debut EP Embers Of Dusk came out before the end of 2022 and it’s already receiving praise from fans and critics alike. Having listened to the EP myself, I can see why they are gaining … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Lost Dawning – Embers Of Dusk

ALBUM REVIEW: Skyblazer – Infinity’s Wings

2023 has barely begun and a certain album has given me that much needed kick up the backside to ensure this new year is a great one. The album in question Infinity’s Wings, the debut from SKYBLAZER. For those who don’t know SKYBLAZER is a musical project created by multi-instrumentalist and song writer Johannes Frykholm. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Skyblazer – Infinity’s Wings

“all the lyrics are about leaving a dark past behind to look forth to a bright tomorrow”

SKYBLAZER is a musical project started by song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Johannes Frykholm in 2021. The debut album Infinity's Wings is due for release in a matter of days. Ahead of this release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to Johannes about the album, origins of the project, mental health and which video game characters … Continue reading “all the lyrics are about leaving a dark past behind to look forth to a bright tomorrow”

“It’s also an encapsulation of how the band came together”

Multi-National Power/Symphonic Metal act LOST DAWNING are new on the scene. They released their latest EP Embers Of Dusk before 2022 ended and with it receiving high praise, it's clear they are ones to watch out for. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Phillipa Sztencel and drummer/band founder Daniel Engström about … Continue reading “It’s also an encapsulation of how the band came together”

SINGLE REVIEW: Battle Born – Fire Storm

Have you ever been so keen to share the news about something fantastic to the point where you can't hold it in anymore? This is how I felt when listening to Fire Storm, the hot and fiery single from rising Power Metal stars BATTLE BORN. Like many of their fans and followers, I was aware … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Battle Born – Fire Storm

“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”

“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!”

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month August 2022

Dynazty - Final Advent To honour the fifteen anniversary of Sophie Lancaster's passing, the theme for this album of the month is Proud To Be You. So my choice for this month was a no brainer for me; I had the pleasure of reviewing DYNAZTY's Final Advent and it quickly became an album I could … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Lotty’s Album Of The Month August 2022