@skopemag news for December 13, 2018 @ 3 pm est


Holiday Gunfire began in 2017 when longtime friends and seasoned Birmingham, Alabama musicians, Lester Nuby III (Verbena, Vulture Whale), Jason Hamric (Twinside), Craig Ceravolo (Great Lakes) and Michael Williams (13 Ghosts, Nowhere Squares), were enjoying an Independence Day celebration. Some celebrate with copious libations and vittles, others shoot off fireworks and sparklers, still others take to the backyard with their trusty firearm of choice. A quaint pull of the trigger of your favorite 12 gauge emits a raucous festivity of sound and exuberance — a cacophony of gun powder-fueled bliss, much like the debut offering from Holiday Gunfire.

Niki “Pretty Ass Hoes” New World Wide Single

Exclusive New Video Shows Ozzy Osbourne Witnessing MAC SABBATH for the First Time

Earlier this year, fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings MAC SABBATH finally had the chance to perform for the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, and it was all caught on camera! Get an exclusive look at the very first time three generations of the Osbournes – Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Jack’s daughter – met and witnessed a MAC SABBATH performance via Rolling Stone now!

Questlove Supreme Debuts Episode ft. Michelle Obama

Today, Questlove Supreme debuts special episode featuring Michelle Obama. In the one-on-one interview with host, Questlove, the two touch on the former first lady’s current book tour for her memoir BECOMING, as well as her affinity for music and culture and her formative years in the White House.

Robin Thicke Returns with Release of New Single “Testify”

Diamond selling, 5x Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor and entertainer, Robin Thicke, returns today with the release of his brand new single “Testify,” a heart felt, emotionally transparent r&b cut produced by both Robin and long time collaborative producer Pro J. “Testify” marks Thicke’s first musical release since 2016’s “Deep” feat. Nas and “One Shot” feat. Juicy J and acts as the debut push from his new partnership under Thicke Music/EMPIRE.

GEMATRIA: Svbterranean Premieres “Quadrivium” Playthrough Video

The eponymous debut EP by GEMATRIA, a new duo formed by Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans), is out now through Nefarious Industries. A guitar playthrough of the album’s intricate “Quadrivium” has been premiered by Svbterranean alongside a track-by-track dissection of the EP.

SVB Exclusive: GEMATRIA Premiere “Quadrivium” Guitar Playthrough Video + Album Dissection


Platinum-selling recording artist and producer Russ has released the official video for “Missin You Crazy.” The long-awaited visual was directed by Edgar Esteves and shot in Russ’ hometown of Atlanta. The track has proven to be a stand out single from his sophomore album ZOO, and has alone accumulated over 40 million combined streams and video views to date. ZOO was released on September 7 via Columbia Records and hit Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Eerie Wanda shares new single “Sleepy Eyes” via FADER, the perfect song to hibernate to

Eerie Wanda is the brainchild of audio and visual artist Marina Tadic. Born to Croatian parents in the former Yugoslavia, Marina became a political refugee when she was just 6 years old. Forced to leave their home due to the Bosnian war, Marina’s parents sought asylum in the Netherlands- which is where Marina grew into an adult, became an accomplished artist, and where she still resides.


Punk-turned-producer, 21-year-old Sløtface bassist (Lasse) Lokoy today shares his brand-new video for ‘Can We All Go to Bed’, the lead tack taken from November’s EP of the same name.

Young Thug’s Artist, Lil Keed Drops Mixtape

Young Stoner Life artist, Lil Keed releases his latest mixtape, Keed Talk To ‘Em. The 15-track project features suprising guest features from R&B icon, Brandy, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Lil Durk, Yung Mal, Dae Dae, Duke, Slimelife Shawty, and Paper Lovee.

Music Submission: Mr. SMIIRK

“SLIIK” is a song that has a lot of energy and has a small glimpse of my lifestyle. This song has both English and Spanish verses that brings a broader appeal to the listener. I call my followers LOKOSQUAD and mention that in my song about them making bands!! Give it a couple of listens and the hook will be stuck in your head.

Trapper Schoepp shares new video

Xtra Mile recording artist Trapper Schoepp has announced today’s premiere of “Freight Train,” the latest track from the Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter’s eagerly anticipated new album, PRIMETIME ILLUSION. Originally written and performed by San Francisco alt-rockers Sister Double Happiness, “Freight Train” – which powerfully chronicles the grim realities faced by those suffering with AIDS – is joined by a new companion visual. PRIMETIME ILLUSION arrives worldwide via Xtra Mile Recordings on January 25; pre-orders are available now.

New Release from STEPHEN PUTH “SEXUAL VIBE” On Sony Music Australia

Bedstudy Share “12” Music Video On The 405

Bedstudy have released the Tess Lafia-directed music video for their new single “12” on The 405. The song is from their forthcoming digital EP dot wave, out 2/15 on Grand Jury Music. More music from the EP will be available early next year.

CYCLONE STATIC Premieres “Walk This Line” Via PopMatters

As New Jersey melodic punk rock trio CYCLONE STATIC prepares for the release of their debut full-length album, From Scratch, through Mint 400 Records in February, the new single, “Walk This Line,” has been publicly introduced through PopMatters. Preorders for the digital album go live tomorrow, as the band begins to announce new shows in support of the impending album.


Julian Lynch shares gentle new single, “Hexagonal Field”

Wisconsin-based artist and producer Julian Lynch began releasing solo music in 2009, and has since recorded five LPs along with an array of EPs, cassettes, and film scores. Julian balances his output of solo material with his pursuit of a joint PhD in anthropology and ethnomusicology, and more recently his role as guitarist in the band Real Estate since 2016. Rat’s Spit, Julian’s latest full length, arrives on January 18th, 2019 from Underwaters Peoples & Ya Reach Media. A Japanese version will also be released via Plancha Records on CD.


Next spring Victor Krummenacher will be releasing his latest album, Blue Pacific. This will mark his ninth solo effort away from his two co-founding bands – the pioneering indie-rock group Camper Van Beethoven and the art-rock collective, Monks of Doom. The inception of this emotionally-charged project started nearly a year after his divorce, and, as it turns out, it’s one-part exorcism and one-part an effort to heal and put it all behind him.

SONG PREMIERE: Camper Van Beethoven’s Victor Krummenacher Goes For 70s Country Rock Sound With “Blue Pacific”

Spider-Man™: Into The Spider-Verse Original Score Music By Daniel Pemberton

Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN™: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original music by multiple Golden Globe nominee Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on December 17, 2018. Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse will debut in U.S. theaters on December 14.

SWIZZ BEATZ Releases New Music Video For “ECHO” ft. Nas!!

International Pop Star Nominjin Release New Music Video “Kiss Me at Midnight”

International Pop Star, Nominjin, continues to enchant with the release of her new music video “Kiss Me at Midnight”! The music video is fun and celebratory featuring mystical locations in LA. The high-energy dance track shows off Nominjin’s trademark vocal prowess that has won over fans all across the globe. With a blend of dance, soul, and pop, “Kiss Me at Midnight” is the introductory single to her upcoming EP, Free Soul, slated for an early 2019 release.

Exclusive Premiere: Nominjin releases the music video for “Kiss Me at Midnight”

New Video: Atmosphere “Drown” + 2019 Tour Dates

The video for “Drown” follows the release of Atmosphere’s Mi Vida Local album on October 5. This week, Slug and Ant wrap up the second leg of their “Mi Vidal Local Tour,” which concludes with two sold out shows this weekend in Saint Paul/Minneapolis on December 14 and 15 at The Palace Theatre. The “Mi Vida Local Tour” will resume on January 18 in Springfield, MO. The itinerary for the rest of the tour is below. Along for the journey are deM atlaS, The Lioness and DJ Keezy.

Primaveras Share New Video “Can’t Undo My Love”

Primaveras has shared a new video for “Can’t Undo My Love,” the electric single from full-length Echoes in the Well of Being. The video is an inventive and compelling blend of sci-fi and California. Los Angeles artist James Clifford explains the ease of his collaboration with director Andy Koeger, who has worked with a wide array of artists including Alabama Shakes, Doug DeLuca and more. James says, “When looking for a director, Andy’s work stuck out to me immediately. We talked on the phone to begin brainstorming and he said he had this idea that involved morph suits and crystal balls. I thought, ‘I’m in.'” The result is as entertaining as it is danceable.


Matt Maeson has spent the better part of 2018 crafting his artistry with non-stop shows and major festival debuts at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Forecastle and others. As he gears up to release more music in 2019, Maeson has shared his first new track with the release of his “Six Feet Under Session” for “The Mask.” Filmed in Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn, NY, the video shows Maeson performing in a hidden room in the basement where militia from the 14th Infantry Regiment once used it as a shooting gallery.

ALBORN “Full Circle” Official Music Video