“each one of us brought their background on the plate and we mixed all the elements”

The year has just begun and NOCTURNA have been hailed as a new Euro Metal Sensation. Judging from the sounds of their upcoming debut Daughters Of The Night, that statement is completely justified. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham and Martin White sent some questions to one of the vocalists Rehn Stillnight. Find out what … Continue reading “each one of us brought their background on the plate and we mixed all the elements”

“The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”

MANORA released their debut album a couple of months ago and it's understandably receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to guitarist Ivo Visser and keyboardist Arthur Stok about how the pandemic impacted their recording, the album and mental health. For those who haven't heard Manora before, … Continue reading “The only thing I would say to everyone is be nice to each other and listen to metal”

ALBUM REVIEW: Aexylium – The Fifth Season

It’s vital that someone hollers a battle cry to both ELUVEITIE and ELVENKING, their love child has been found. It comes in the form of Italian Symphonic Folk Metal troupe AEXYLIUM and they are due to release their latest album The Fifth Season. Judging from these brilliant and uplifting sounds, they are ones we ought … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Aexylium – The Fifth Season

Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

AD INFINITUM’s stunning debut Chapter I – Monarchy was released right around the time we went into a first lockdown, and it quickly became a solid favourite of mine. They are due to release their upcoming record Chapter II – Legacy and judging from the sounds of this majestic work of art, it’s safe to … Continue reading Album Review: Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy

“we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

Symphonic Metal force AD INFINITUM are due to return with Chapter II - Legacy in nearly a week's time. The upcoming album of their saga delves into the life and afterlife of Vlad The Impaler a.k.a Dracula. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to lead vocalist Melissa Bonny about Chapter II - Legacy, mental … Continue reading “we had a few people in mind but this particular character is fascinating”

ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

2021 keep up with the brilliant releases within Symphonic Metal, next on this ever-growing list comes from Italian troupe ETERNAL SILENCE. They have released their latest instalment Timegate Anathema and it is something to cherish. This is my first experience of ETERNAL SILENCE and after listening to this Symphonic Metal gem, it won’t be my … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

“you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

Power/Symphonic unit RAVENLIGHT released their EP Intermission as a bridge way between their 2020 debut and their upcoming second album. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to guitarist/keyboardist John Connor and drummer Mike Bugajski about their EP, mental health and who would headline their dream festival. For those who haven't heard of Ravenlight before, … Continue reading “you definitely want to get a feel of the original, particularly the structure of the song”

ALBUM REVIEW: Imaginature – Imaginature

As the global pandemic starts to ease and there are signs of normality returning so too are we as music fans gifted with a huge number of releases to feast upon. One such offering comes in the form of the debut release from Poland’s IMAGINATURE. The band formed in 2015 and their name came about … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Imaginature – Imaginature

ALBUM REVIEW: Whyzdom – Of Wonders And Wars

It’s been refreshing to see a boom in Symphonic Metal releases this year; the latest to come out is Of Wonders And Wars from Symphonic Metal outfit WHYZDOM. This is their fifth instalment to their discography and this is my first taste of the band. After listening to this release, I will be checking out … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Whyzdom – Of Wonders And Wars

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)

Last year famed symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES, released their 10th album, The Last Viking. The Last Viking is a monumental album which demonstrates the band’s strong songwriting and storytelling abilities. The Last Viking’s story begins in the year 1066, on a battlefield near Stamford Bridge, where Norway’s King Harald III has just seen defeat … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)