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

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.”