ALBUM REVIEW: Majestica – A Christmas Carol

It’s not hard to miss that there has been so many adaptions of A Christmas Carol, I don’t personally mind as it’s one of my favourite stories. Alongside The Muppet Christmas Carol and Blackadder Christmas Carol, I now have a new favourite adaption of this Charles Dickens classic to add to my list. It’s not … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Majestica – A Christmas Carol

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2020

The end of year is drawing near and what a year it has been, we will hear more in our album of the year posts that will be online next month. In the meantime, here is the last album of the month post of 2020. Here's what our team members have picked. Ashley: Blind Guardian … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2020

“Even if you don’t like Christmas, I still think it’s a great power metal album”

There is a brand new adaption of Charles Dickins classic A Christmas Carol. It's not a film or TV adaption, it's a new album from Power Metallers MAJESTICA. Ahead of this album's release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to bassist/vocalist Chris David about this new record, mental health and answers a few fan … Continue reading “Even if you don’t like Christmas, I still think it’s a great power metal album”

ALBUM REVIEW: Eleine – Dancing In Hell

It’s no secret that Sweden are one of the top breeding grounds for new metal bands. In the past year, I have heard the name ELEINE pop up around my friendship circle and the Symphonic Metal circuit. After hearing the strong sounds from their upcoming album Dancing In Hell, they could easily join the list … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eleine – Dancing In Hell

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

It's a monumental battle and an infused Viking tale that is historically told epically through fourteen chapters of adrenaline pumping battle anthems. It also contains brilliantly atmospheric and powerful orchestral arrangements. The German-Scandinavian quintet fronted by the duo of Elina Siirala and Alexander Krull delivers fantastically on one of the band’s best albums to date. Right from the opening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

ALBUM REVIEW: Anthea – Illusion

If you haven’t heard of ANTHEA, this needs to change and you will find out why after listening to them. The LA based Symphonic Metallers are due to release their debut album Illusion this week and after listening to this mesmerising record, it is easy to see why it’s receiving high praise from critics. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anthea – Illusion

NEWS: SCARDUST – Unveils Music Video For ‘Stranger’ From New Concept Album

An intriguing concept album built of complementary song pairs working from the outside in, “Strangers” – set to be released on Oct. 30 by M-Theory Audio – is the newest effort from acclaimed Israeli progressive/symphonic metal band SCARDUST. With one pair of songs already unveiled to the general public via the music videos for “Tantibus II” and “Addicted”, the … Continue reading NEWS: SCARDUST – Unveils Music Video For ‘Stranger’ From New Concept Album

NEWS: ANTHEA – Shares New Music Video For Title Track Off Upcoming Album ‘Illusion’

Los Angeles symphonic power metal band Anthea are sharing their new music video for the title track "Illusion" off their upcoming album due out on October 23rd via Rockshots Records. The band adds about the track:“The title song of the album, Illusion, is one of our faster tracks featuring some epic dueling guitar and keyboard action. This song really gives … Continue reading NEWS: ANTHEA – Shares New Music Video For Title Track Off Upcoming Album ‘Illusion’

NEWS: EPICA – Kick Off Pre-order For New Album ‘Omega’ + Release Video For First Single ‘Abyss Of Time’

Dutch Symphonic Metal Giants EPICA proudly announce the release of their new album "Omega", out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. "Omega" is the bands first studio album in five years. EPICA have also released the first single from the album, titled 'Abyss Of Time', with an amazing accompanying video that was made in collaboration with Grupa 13. Simone Simons comments: "Finally we can show … Continue reading NEWS: EPICA – Kick Off Pre-order For New Album ‘Omega’ + Release Video For First Single ‘Abyss Of Time’

NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Music Video for ‘Release My Symphony’

Photo Credit: Emilie Garcin VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ long cherished dream came true: An unforgettable journey through the maritime depths of their history accompanied by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! Set your sails for an intoxicating, symphonic reverie backed by the marvellously talented Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! VISIONS OF ATLANTIS reveal their second live single, “Release My Symphony”, … Continue reading NEWS: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – New Music Video for ‘Release My Symphony’