@skopemag News For October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am est

ALKYMIST: Debut LP By Copenhagen Prog/Doom Metal Act Out Now Through Indisciplinarian

The eponymous debut LP by Denmark’s progressive doom metal outfit ALKYMIST is out now through their allies at Copenhagen-based independent label Indisciplinarian.

ALKYMIST is a new force in doom metal – a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time of turmoil. The band was formed in 2016 and released their debut EP in January 2018 to notable national buzz.

Colter Wall’s “Songs of the Plains” now streaming at Vice’s Noisey

Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven songs including seven original songs written by Wall, versions of Billy Don Burns’ “Wild Dogs” and Wilf Carter’s “Calgary Round-Up,” as well as two cowboy traditionals. Each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of four album tracks: “Thinkin’ on a Woman,” “Saskatchewan in 1881,” “Calgary Round-Up” and “Plain to See Plainsman,” which was released over the summer. Of the song, Rolling Stone declares, “…Colter Wall delivers this classic-minded cowboy song in a leathery, lived-in baritone.

Big Boi Tiny Desk Concert Debuts Today Via NPR Music

Big Boi is backed by a 9-piece band to perform his latest single “All Night” off of his third full-length solo album, Boomiverse, as well as OutKast classics “So Fresh, So Clean” and “The Way You Move” off of the iconic Speakerboxx/The Love Below.

All Hail The Return Of SABER TIGER With ‘Obscure Diversity’ + New Official Video

Obscure Diversity shows a band that has no intention of slowing down more than three and a half decades after their genesis. If anything, their trademark blend of classy melodicism and fierce intensity is in better balance than ever. Tracks like speed monsters The Crowbar Case and Permanent Rage feature every aspect that fans have come to expect from Saber Tiger; from the whirlwind guitar work of Akihito Kinoshita and Yasuharu Tanaka to Takenori Shimoyama’s passionate vocals and the intricate rhythms of drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno and bassist hibiki. Beat Of The War Drums is heavy and modern, while more atmospheric tracks like The Shade Of Holy Light and The Forever Throneshow a surprisingly introspective side of the band without sacrificing any of the band’s renowned heaviness. Distant Signals, hibiki’s first songwriting contribution to Saber Tiger’s body of work, even manages to take the band to surprisingly progressive territories. Saber Tiger pulls all of these musical directions off with equal class and conviction, truly accounting for the diversity that they have promised in the album’s title.

Chloebeth is set to ‘Take Control’ with new single

Chloëbeth is herself and doesn’t try to be anything she is not. Being a creative, imaginative, talented and sought after musician from a young age, CB is a strong, genuine character who has battled with addiction but come out the other side alive and kicking.

New Music: Charlene Soraia releases ‘Tragic Youth’ via Peacefrog

Today, Charlene Soraia shares ‘Tragic Youth’, the second single from her forthcoming ‘Where’s My Tribe album’, due for release January 2019.

New > Seb Wildblood announces new EP ‘Grab the Wheel’ + shares track ‘Bad Space Habits’

South London producer, DJ and label boss Seb Wildblood announces EP Grab The Wheel to come on his own label all my thoughts on November 9th 2018. all my thoughts being one of the three labels Seb Wildblood heads up. The other two; Church and Coastal Haze have been bastions of the house scene since their inception. As well as announcing his new EP, Wildblood shares track ‘Bad Space Habits’.


“In the so-called ‘streets’ and in business as well as life, I have been betrayed,” Scott says about the inspiration for his new single. “I’ve learned to believe in actions not words, and nothing really excites me. Despite these setbacks, I’m still here on my mission.”

All Hail The Return Of SABER TIGER With ‘Obscure Diversity’ + New Official Video

Legendary Japanese metal band Saber Tiger release their first new studio album in three years with the phenomenal Obscure Diversity, an album which proves that the band are at the absolute peak of their powers, moving ever forward and proving true talent and fire knows no age.

Perpetual Fate to release “Cordis” via Revalve Records on December 7th

Perpetual Fate are proud to present the new studio album Cordis, ready to release via Revalve Records on December 7th.

The band is an alternative melodic Rock/metal project with a fresh american-inspired sound, sweetly and airy lively mix of melodies, riffs and solos under modern drumming patterns and a wide synthesized-electronic touch.

Japanese pianist Takagi Masakatsu embraces solo piano & simple surroundings on new LP ‘Marginalia’

Masakatsu Takagi started his career as a visual artist, creating video art with his own music which played with his Piano and software processing. In 2001, His first album, Pia, was released by Carpark Records in the United States. Following other releases on Karaoke Kalk, he shifted his focus to playing the piano more specifically, in the form of intimate solo piano style, as well as in band settings and with larger orchestras as well.

Ladytron Release Ladytron, First New Album in Seven Years on February 15

On February 15, electronic pop quartet Ladytron release their eponymous sixth album on Ladytron Music via !K7. Ladytron follows the release of two enthusiastically received singles, “The Island” and “The Animals”, which ended the band’s seven-year hiatus. Distilling twenty years of experimentation into one propulsive album, Ladytron again push the boundaries of electronic pop in invigorating directions with thirteen songs that explore the disquiet of our times. Loaded with their trademark analogue synths propelled by relentless rhythm, Ladytron is a hypercharged album that radiates a visceral urgency.

New study shows the musicians who sing the most about cars

Musicians have embraced the relationship between music and cars for decades, but we wanted to know which artists sing the most about cars? To try and find out, we analyzed 100,000 songs from the lryics.com database.

Musicians Who Sing the Most about Cars

Brooke Annibale Releases Video for Title Track Off New Album

Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale recently released her third full-length album Hold To The Light. The new record marks several major departures for the Pittsburgh native in terms of both songwriting and production. Brooke sheds a few layers of her folk-acoustic skin and introduces a new indie-pop direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around her stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. Today, Brooke released the official video for the album’s title track which was filmed in Colorado while on tour this summer.

Amgala Temple share frenetic new live video for ‘Amgala Avenue’

Made up of three incredibly prominent Norwegian musicians: Amund Maarud, Gard Nilssen and Lars Horntveth, who have made a name for themselves as bandleaders, solo artists and musicians in an array of projects including Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundfør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman’s Revenge, a-ha and Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity, Amgala Temple is the sound of three experienced musical forces combining to create an overwhelming clash of spontaneity and control.

Song Premiere: Amgala Temple – “Amgala Avenue”

Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith takes aim at political spin on new single “Around and Around”

In the wake of recent track Silver Rabbit – a story of self-doubt and regret channelled through overdriven guitars – comes brand new single Around and Around. While Silver Rabbit’s tense power-pop gave the Grunge era a fresh lick of paint, Around and Around takes a look at the world and isn’t particularly enamoured with what it sees, detailing the futile merry-go-round of political spin.

New Release from Miya Folick “Thingamajig” On Interscope Records


About the “Shut You Up” video’s connection to the IHC 1NFINITY shared music video universe: The N.O.M.A.D.I.C. Corporation has invaded the world in many ways, including gaming. The video opens with Chela and Banoffee on their way to free themselves from the addictiveness of N.O.M.A.D.I.C.’s latest game and the sickness it brings along with it (which manifests as glowing mouth and yellow eyes). Through the sunny streets of LA to a hidden pool of water, the two must perform a ritual to be cleansed from the infection. Through this, the audience gets a glimpse of a new group in the world of IHC 1NFINITY, a cult-like organization called The Reflection.