@skopemag news for january 5, 2019 @ noon est

‘The Remedy (Feel Alright)’ – Xavier Toscano

Explosive Video: Xavier Toscano “Runaway”.” — Tyson Paul, Kaboom Magazine

Mozes and the Firstborn – New Single, Album, and Tour

Mozes and the Firstborn have teamed up with music streaming service TIDAL to premiere their newest single “Blow Up” from forthcoming album Dadcore. Coming out March 8th via Burger Records, Dadcore is now available to pre-order on vinyl and CD. The quartet will also be starting the European Sons Tour in support of Dadcore at the end of January, touring with Mozes and the Firstborn will be Spanish group The Parrots.

“Blow Up” follows previously released Dadcore single “Hello.” Of “Blow Up” Dielesen said, “I wrote “Blow Up” after seeing a friend in a bad place mentally. I judged him at first. But then I realized I wasn’t too far from being in that place myself. It’s about acknowledging the fact that people suffer. I do. You do. We all do. When I listen to it now it reminds me that we’re all in this together. And we should try to help each other out.”

Swallow The Sun Releases First Single “Upon The Water” Off Of When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light

“Every word and note I wrote, I wrote for Aleah,” states Juha Raivio about the release. “And about my own battle since she passed. The album title, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, comes from Aleah’s own words, ‘When a shadow is forced into the light.’ That was exactly what I needed to do. To push myself out from the shadows. I’ve been pretty much a hermit in the woods for two and a half years. Gathering my life to write this album. That’s also why the subject is very personal and therefore hard for me to talk about. I’d rather leave it all to the music and words on When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light to tell the story. It’s all there.”

Sister Hazel is on Fire!

Sister Hazel’s, widely anticipated six-track EP, FIRE, is coming out on February 8th. The EP is the follow-up to their Billboard Top Five EP’s, Water and Wind. Fire, once again delivers the band’s signature sound via messages of hope and inspiration.

Punk Rock Legends Kepi Ghoulie and the Copyrights Team Up on “Re-Animation Festival” Out Jan 8th

Two legendary punk rock acts – The Copyrights and Kepi Ghoulie – have teamed up to record a high-octane rendition of a Groovie Ghoulies classic! The Copyrights put their trademark stamp on the songs from “Re-Animation Festival,” with Groovie Ghoulies frontman Kepi Ghoulie reprising his role as lead singer on the album – a re-animated rock and roll party full of classic tunes like “Graveyard Girlfriend,” “Graceland,” and “Evading the Greys.”

Oh Land Returns With Her First Single “Human Error” Off New Album “Family Tree’ Out May 3

Unlike Oh Land’s earlier work, Family Tree is a deeply intimate album. “Since the release of my latest album, I’ve experienced the biggest ups and downs of my private life,” notes Nanna, who had a baby, moved back to Denmark after living in NYC for ten years, and got a divorce all in the span of 18 months. “Everything I’d been working on musically suddenly seemed unimportant and irrelevant to the new life I had to slowly piece together. So I ditched all the songs and recordings I had done and started writing from the uncertainty of where I was.

Music Submission: AznBoiiWill

AznBoiiWill is a Chinese/Vietnamese, rapper from Calgary, AB, Canada. His music shares a note of melodic rhythms with the combination of rap and singing, he is the part of the new wave of generational rappers. Bringing both his emotions and stories of love and real life situations, he is looking to embrace cultural diversity, and make enjoyable music through empathy and being able to bring his own emotions alive through his own music. His creative aspirations, take influence from the countless amount of rappers, including, Chief Keef, Jesus Honcho, K Camp, Speaker Knockerz, Klepto Magz, Young Thug, and Lil Yatchy.

Lions’den Promotion introduces the Hip-hop song, ‘Mathematics’ by ILEONE

Upcoming artist currently trying to build a fan base and gain exposure so he can pursue a competitive career in Hip-Hop.

Kelland – Now (feat. Vaus) Track Submission

The track is Now (feat. Vaus) by Canadian Artist Jonah Kelland (Kelland Music).

Former Apple Records U.S. Manager, Ken Mansfield, Writes Book about the Beatles’ Final Concert on the Roof

On January 30, 1969, the Beatles stepped onto the roof of their London headquarters to perform in public for the very last time.

Ken Mansfield, then-U.S. manager of the band’s Apple Records and their personal liaison between the UK and USA, was there – on the roof with them for those 42 memorable minutes. The man in the white coat…

This past November 13th, Mansfield published: The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert, a touching and comprehensive look back on one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most significant events.

Dr. BENTZ Releases New Single ‘Risin’ Up’ Produced By J Staffz

“The song ‘Risin’ Up’ really means rising up in life despite the numerous setbacks that can occur. It means staying focused on your goals and following through based on faith and not logic,” commented Dr. Bentz. “At times life can serve you up situations that seem hopeless or that seem to stop you in your tracks or take you off your path. ‘Risin’ Up’ to me defines embodying that and somehow pivoting or re-maneuvering, yet still rising to reach the goal.”

Balthazar Share “I’m Never Gonna Let You Down Again” Track

Led by the song-writing frontmen of Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez, Balthazar return to the fray following 2015’s Thin Walls album – the interim has seen both musicians embark on their own solo excursions, Deprez under his J.Bernardt moniker with the soul-infused Running Days whilst under the guise of Warhaus, Devoldere released two albums nestling amidst a backdrop of lush jazz-art sounds.


Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, announces the release of his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion, out March 8th, 2019 via Six Degrees Distribution. The thirteen-track set follows the GRAMMY nominated album Branches of the Same Tree, (“Best Reggae Album” in 2016) and expands Rocky’s “Afro Roots” sound to include the diversity of the Ghanaian music scene and its current global outreach.