@skopemag News For October 25, 2018 @ 1 pm est

French Dark-Rock Cult M E L T unveiled new music video “Cypher”

About one year the first (and limited for its “circle”) release of its debut full-length and self-titled album, French Dark-Rock/Post-Punk/Indie-Art-Rock/Avant-Garde-Metal quartet Melt will reissue this effort on November 7th for CD and digital worldwide re-release through Bandcamp and the main digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal etc.).

ERIC SCHENKMAN (Spin Doctors Guitarist) Solo Album ‘Who Shot John?’ Now Set For Release January 11, 2019

Spin Doctors guitarist/songwriter ERIC SCHENKMAN will now be releasing his self-produced third solo album, WHO SHOT JOHN?, January 11, 2019 via VizzTone Records. Originally set for release October 26, SCHENKMAN has recently joined forces with VizzTone Records, which prompted the change.

RISING: New Noise Magazine Premieres “White Heat” By Epic Metal Outfit

“White Heat” is a furious, fast, yet still rhythmically and melodically nuanced song, with its odd time signatures, swaying melody lines, and theatrical choir undertaken by guest singers Simon Stenbæk (Piss Vortex, Redwolves) and Lill Rastad Bjørst. The song is a thematical centerpiece in the Sword And Scythe LP”s concept of a rising post-apocalyptic human civilization.

Song Premiere: RISING – “White Heat”

Dan Miraldi – ‘Alphabet City 2 am’

After nearly ten years of DIY van tours, the road warrior can look back and see an adventure-filled career. Miraldi has shared show bills with an eclectic bunch of performers such as of J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, the Wailers, Wild Feathers, the Trews, Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, Beatle offspring James McCartney, Family of the Year, Welshly Arms, Ari Hest, Blackalicious, the Cool Kids, Fiery Furnaces, and even Wang Chung.


“One Shot” is perhaps highlighted by the richly harmonized version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound” in which the hard-touring group expresses their deep yearning for the comforts of family life. “We all rallied around ‘Homeward Bound’ because it really spoke to life on tour,” says Randy Stine, a founding member of Straight No Chaser. “We are loving what we’re doing, loving that we get to do this as a career. It’s still a pinch-me moment, every day. But there’s always a bit of you that’s missing home. Especially with all of us being parents now, it’s that much tougher when you leave.”

SADFACETHUGGIN “Sleepin With You” ft Tokinpotent

SadFaceThuggin is from a city west of Dallas, Texas called Abilene. Having only been releasing music for a year, within a very short timeframe he has amassed a very nice following in the region and on Soundcloud. The growth is actually quite mind-blowing. With one listen to his music, you will understand why new fans are gravitating to his music at an alarming rate. “SADFACE” showcases his dynamic range and his ability to craft infectious melodies and choruses.


“Gravitude” is a dreamy, flowing song Lavender wrote recently while navigating through some turbulent waters of life. The inspiration is to love everything and have the capacity to forgive. She plays electric guitar on the track, which is a new instrument in her line up.


After receiving critical acclaim for her debut album along with 70 million streams on “Poppy.Computer” and sold out Poppy.Computer Tour, 2018 began with Poppy premiering her YouTube Red Series “I’m Poppy” at the Sundance Film Festival. She quickly followed that with the second leg of her sold out Poppy.Computer Tour and making a much talked about appearance at her first New York Fashion Week.

Electronic duo Amethysts share mellow new offering ‘How It Is’

Electronic duo Amethysts share mellow new offering How It Is, expertly crafting their brand of ambient pop to perfection with a series of awe-inspiring hooks.

Rare Prince ‘The Black Album’ Pressing Resurfaces At USD $40,000

Twenty-four years to the day that Prince reportedly signed an agreement allowing Warner Bros. Records to officially release The Black Album (source), one of the original US pressings surfaces in the Discogs Marketplace priced at USD $40,000. Initially purchased from the December 2017 discovery lot that increased the known copies from three to eight worldwide, The Black Album is still one of the rarest vinyl albums in existence. A US variant of The Black Album sold via the Discogs Marketplace in April 2016 for $15,000 and more recently in February 2018 for a reported $42,000 via music historian and record dealer Jeff Gold of Recordmecca.

XXXTentacion & Lil Pump Release Ultimate Collaboration “Arms Around You” Ft. Maluma & Swae Lee – LISTEN NOW

21st century modern icons transcend generations and genres with the hottest song and most extraordinary collaboration of the year! In a move set to not only break the internet, but break the culture, hip-hop’s youngest multiplatinum-selling superstars XXXTentacion and Lil Pump flex their Latin flavor on the historic new single “Arms Around You” [feat. Maluma & Swae Lee]- available at all digital retailers now!

Good Charlotte Release New Music Video For Single “Self Help”


Rising singer-songwriter Lauren Marsh releases her new single and video “On The Count Of Three,” across all streaming platforms. The track is from her forthcoming EP REVIVAL set to be released Fall 2018. In “On The Count Of Three,” the indie pop songstress sings about heartbreak and the intimate details of a relationship that has fallen apart. The music video is focused around Marsh’s performance of the song, while capturing the vulnerability of finding oneself alone and trying to move forward.

Signs Of The Times? Chasing Deer Release Captivating New Single ‘Miracle’

Chasing Deer may well be the UK’s biggest unsigned band, playing to audiences larger than those of Adele and Arctic Monkeys combined. Through virtue of their celebrated street performances around the country, garnering thousands of fans from as far afield as Kenya! Enthralling their hugely varied audiences with their upbeat pop melodies, Chasing Deer are finally launching their debut album, “Hands On” on 22nd November with a unique launch show at London’s Bush Hall. Ahead of this album launch, we are proud to present you now with their first single, ‘Miracle’.

The album will go on general release on 30th November. In common with their single releases over the last year, the show will champion sign-language awareness and will be supported by the British Deaf Association.

Billboard premieres video for “Hold Your Own,” fist-pumping fight song from Edward and Jane

The video illustrates that message by following a nine-year-old girl facing her own issues — literally pedaling through them on a bicycle. Carpenter and wife/co-founder Emilie Creutzinger appear as kind of guardian angels, also on a bicycle, and at the end, they’re revealed to be dolls that the girl carries around with her — something inspired by Coldplay’s “Life in Technicolor II” video. Carrying these dolls with her motivates her to move forward.