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

ALBUM REVIEW: Metalite – A Virtual World

If Carlsberg were to make a rock back, how would they go about it? They would probably get two fantastic guitarists (Edwin Premberg and Robert Õrnesved), an awesome drummer (Lea Larsson), a brilliant bass player (Robert Majd) and obviously a fantastic vocalist with a great voice (Erica Ohlsson). They would make it a bit different … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Metalite – A Virtual World

ALBUM REVIEW: Marco Garau’s Magic Opera – The Golden Pentacle

Are you looking for a new quest to partake in? Well look no further. MARCO GARAU’S MAGIC OPERA have released great one. Their first adventure is The Golden Pentacle, understandably fans and critics alike are rejoicing at this quest. The Golden Pentacle is an epic tale that takes place in a far away land in … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Marco Garau’s Magic Opera – The Golden Pentacle

“In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ORDEN OGAN have taken on many personas and this time they are space warriors for their upcoming album Final Days. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band's vocalist Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann about Final Days, their creative process and what universe from across their albums he would like to live/visit. Here's what happened. Hello … Continue reading “In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

Over the years, ORDEN OGAN have created imaginative worlds and have taken on intriguing characters to match their empowering sounds. They have been post-apocalyptic ice warriors for To The End, cowboys for Gunman and sung tales about monasteries in Ravenhead. They are now conquering space with their upcoming release Final Days. Like their previous records, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

Another month has passed which must mean our team members are ready to share their choices for album of the month. Take a look and see what they picked. Lotty: Crystal Viper - The Cult I had the pleasure of reviewing CRYSTAL VIPER's previous record Tales Of Fire And Ice a couple of years ago. … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

“I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have a history of creating albums that uplift and empower, Abyss was no exception and it was highly praised by fans and critics. Just after the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with band vocalist Brittney Slayes about Abyss, the pandemic and what helps her cope when mental … Continue reading “I feel that underneath Abyss is very much about ignoring the expectations of others and following your own path in life.”