EP Review: Malacoda – The Strain

Until recently, I wasn’t familiar with the works of MALACODA. I was originally intrigued with their genre label of Goth Power Metal as I hadn’t really heard that being done before. Naturally, I was curious to find out what that sounded like. Their latest EP The Strain was an intriguing EP that allowed me to … Continue reading EP Review: Malacoda – The Strain

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

“Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

Newcomers LYCANTHRO are making waves with their incredible debut album Mark Of The Wolf, which is out now. Before the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Delbridge about the release, mental health and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursh having magical powers. Hello James, thanks for joining us. For those who … Continue reading “Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

Back in 2019 we began our epic journey to The Eighth Mountain, the first chapter in The Nephilim’s Empire Saga. Herein we are given a taste of what to expect in the next instalment from Italian Symphonic Power Metal legends RHAPSODY OF FIRE with their new EP I’ll Be Your Hero. This title track is … Continue reading EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

Ottawa, Canada are about to get a wake up call like no other thanks to new Heavy Metal werewolf pack LYCANTHRO. Could someone please alert JUDAS PRIEST and BLIND GUARDIAN because I may have found their demonic offspring. They are due to release their debut album Mark Of The Wolf and judging from these sounds, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

BLOODBOUND is a Swedish power metal band that formed in 2004, and since forming they have been through several changes. The current band line up has been together since 2017 and consists of keyboardist Fredrik Bergh, guitarists Tomas Olsson and Henrik Olsson, vocalist Patrik J Selleby, bassist Anders Broman and Daniel Sjögren smashing it on … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

ALBUM REVIEW: Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead

Europe undoubtedly showcases some of the best Power & Speed metal out there but emerging from the shadows, is a new contender to the throne. Causing ripples in their wake from across the Atlantic, prepare yourself, for an aggressive assault on the senses with the debut album from San Diego’s NIGHTSHADOW. Get your character sheet … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead

ALBUM REVIEW: Vexillum – When Good Men Go To War

VEXILLUM’s long awaited album When Good Men Go To War has been out for over a week and understandably it’s been received well by fans and critics alike. This is my first experience of the band and having listened to this, it’s extremely clear why this has been a greatly anticipated record. The quest begins … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Vexillum – When Good Men Go To War

ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts – Tales, Sagas & Legends

They say there is a first time for everything. This is the first time I have received a map of a fantasy land in a press pack. I hope this won’t be the last time, it’s a fantastic touch and other bands could learn from this. What is this fantasy land you ask? It’s Andria … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Grimgotts – Tales, Sagas & Legends

ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Crown – Winterbane

It’s been a few years since I joined a Power and Symphonic Metal Appreciation group on Facebook. It’s been a great way to discover new bands whilst making new friends. One group that often popped up were FROZEN CROWN, I had heard the odd song or two and liked what I heard. I had never … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Crown – Winterbane