@skopemag news for january 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am est


Gerard Way releases new track today via Reprise Records. You might recognize it simply from the title, “Hazy Shade of Winter.” Gerard covered the track in honor of the new upcoming Netflix show, “The Umbrella Academy,” which is being used in the show’s new trailer which just came out today. It features fan favorite guitarist, Ray Toro.

Deidre & the Dark shares new single “Back In Time” | Debut LP out 2/5

The song premiered via Substream Magazine where Deidre Muro detailed; “I wanted shades of vulnerability in the performance, but also a strong sense of overcoming and moving on. While I was writing, I kept envisioning New York City in black and white and a woman walking slowly and defiantly with this song in her head,” explains Muro.”

PREMIERE: Deidre and the Dark drop second single, “Back In Time”

A Brilliant Lie Deliver Explosive Single via Substream Magazine + Announce New EP

Lead vocalist Tara Lightfoot tells audiences about “The Tarot”:

“Life will always have ups and downs. Whether it’s a relationship, a career, personal goals…ANYTHING…we all have our own unique struggles. Sometimes, those struggles can make you feel like absolute garbage, and NO ONE deserves to feel that way. Ever. This song is a statement of understanding triumphs in amongst the chaos.”

Premiere: A Brilliant Lie Reveal New Hit, “The Tarot”

Tim Bluhm to release ‘Sorta Surviving’ on March 29th

Bluhm is no newcomer when it comes to country’s heralded greats. Tim discovered Merle Haggard around the same time he co-founded The Mother Hips, a band that Rick Rubin signed to American Records on the strength of their debut album. Their then new label-mate was one of the most legendary of them all. “When we signed with American, the label had just put out Johnny Cash’s first Rick Rubin-produced album, which was actually recorded at the Cash Cabin,” says Bluhm. “I got to meet and hang with Johnny a couple times back then, and after that, we opened for him at The Fillmore in San Francisco. I was so impressed with his presence. He definitely lived up to his legend in real life, and he made a big impression on me.”

Mark Wilkinson Shares Heart Melting First Single “Thought You’d Be Around”

From a quiet cafe to a calming coast, acclaimed Aussie singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson is searching nearly everywhere for healing from the heartbreak of lost love on his melancholic new single “Thought You’d Be Around” set for digital release on January 25. The first song from his forthcoming album Blue Eyed Girls, “Thought You’d Be Around” delivers a warm yet subtle sentimentality.


The Dandy Warhols celebrate their 25th anniversary by dropping their appropriately-titled 10th studio album “Why You So Crazy” LP this Friday, January 25th. Today, it can be streamed ahead of its official release via Billboard.

M. Lockwood Porter’s “The Dream Is Dead” Video Premieres at Billboard

M. Lockwood Porter is set to release his fourth LP, Communion In The Ashes, on March 29, 2019 via Tulsa’s Black Mesa Records. Delivering some of the most engaging and electrifying songs of his career, the album addresses our modern-day social problems from a perspective of hope, encouraging those who listen to focus on activism and community-building rather than despair. Porter announced the forthcoming release today, along with a string of spring tour dates and the music video for the “energetic” first single, “The Dream Is Dead.” In an interview with Billboard Magazine about the track, Porter explains, “For me it’s a hopeful song, a hopeful sentiment…When a lot of people realize that the American Dream they thought you might achieve may not exist, it’s traumatic. But afterwards you’re kind of freed up to imagine all sorts of other ways of living. It’s kind of like a first step to imagining a whole new way we could organize society.”

Lost Leaders share first song “Extra-Ordinary” from upcoming album ‘Promises Promises’

EGGS OF GOMORRH: Swiss black/death terror unit debuts new track at No Clean Singing

Eggs of Gomorrh earned notoriety in the underground with their 2016’s debut Rot Prophet. The Geneva based black/death harbinger returns with a new MCD, entitled Outpregnate, slated for release on March 18th through French label Krucyator Productions.


ROMASA: Punishing New Orleans-Based Sludge/Crust Trio To Release Cheering Death Debut This March

New Orleans, Louisiana-based punishing sludge/crust trio ROMASA will unleash their debut full-length Cheering Death this March.Captured in two days with James Whitten (Thou, The Body, Ossacrux et al) at his own Hightower Recording Studio and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Cheering Death spews forth five diseased tracks of sonic nihilism centered on a world of excess, apathy, and suffering all swathed in the twisted artwork of Ogi (instagram.com/coffincrux).

Golden Daze explores their own complex friendship on new single/video “Took A Fall”

THE MUNSENS: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track From Unhanded LP

Denver-based blackened trio THE MUNSENS presents their latest single, the title track to their impending debut LP, Unhanded, due February 15th through Denver’s Sailor Records. The new track is thrown into the public spotlight through a premiere at Decibel Magazine. Additionally, the band has announced their Unhanded Tour which consumes most of March, and preorders for the album have also been issued.

Track Premiere: The Munsens – ‘Unhanded’

Anthemic electro-folk from Rolling Stone-hyped Parisian COCO BANS      

From Iowa to France, the voice of COCO BANS weaves around the globe with pop anthems and intimate hybrid folk songs – the effects of which stay with you long after listening. The American singer-songwriter, having already collaborated with some of the biggest and most promising artists (Lil Wayne, Julian Perretta, Fakear, Kiddy Smile, Jabberwocky), stormed onto the scene in October 2018 with debut single “Make It Up” and a packed MaMA Festival show in Paris.

Uni (GOASTT) Share “Destroyer” Video On BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan has shared the video for Uni’s single “Destroyer”. The band also has announced a spring tour with The Claypool Lennon Delirium.


Today, Expensify, the world’s most widely used expense management platform, released a new comedic music video, “Expensify This,” featuring Grammy award-winning rapper and Def Jam Recordings artist 2 Chainz and actor Adam Scott. The music video, which takes a funny and elaborate twist on workplace expenses, is the world’s first music video you can expense. From now until February 4, fans simply download the Expensify app and snap a photo of the various receipts in the video. Then, they submit the receipts for a chance to get actual cash or win the items themselves. Prizes range from an ice-sculpted sports car, an Audi R8 and a decked-out gold jet ski to a diamond-encrusted football and a gold 2 Chainz bust. 2 Chainz and Adam Scott will both also appear in Expensify’s upcoming Super Bowl ad.

Indoor Pets new video (Wichita Recordings)

New Release from LITTLE MIX FT. TY DOLLA $IGN “THINK ABOUT US” On Sony Music Australia

Global superstars Little Mix return with the second single to be taken from their fifth studio album ‘LM5’, ‘Think About Us’. The new version of the song features Ty Dolla $ign and is the follow up to their AU Platinum single ‘Woman Like Me’ ft. Nicki Minaj

Patrice Peris’ Latest Single “The War”

Casting “INKED” Tattoo Models for Los Angeles Hip Hop Music Video

New Artist “SVG$” Music VIdeo Shoots Feb 2. Looking for Hotties, Baddies, Freaks, and more, Email evan@inkedmag.com with photo and instagram link.


British singer/songwriter Jamie N. Commons releases new single “Won’t Let Go” January 25th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. “Won’t Let Go” was written by Commons and produced by Sam De Jong and available now at all digital retailers. Commons is currently in the midst of a tour opening for Jacob Banks.

Lethal Vendetta: Release Official Video ‘No Prisoners No Mercy’

Lethal Vendetta release today the title song ‘No Prisoners No Mercy’ of their latest album as official video. The song is about the great Battle of Thermopylae or as people know it as ‘the 300 Spartans’ The song describes the energy and determination of the Spartans who are crushing the Persian Army. “Leaving No Prisoners and showing No Mercy”, explains Brent Logan the singer of the band.


In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) to carefully craft The Balance over a 12-month period. Recorded in seclusion at two locations – Grouse Lodge in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire – the band lived and breathed the album while residing together in rural isolation. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire).

KEV depicts destructive relationships in new pop anthem

Built on dreamy sounds, bending genres and endless possibilities, KEV is the lyrical and melodic storyteller from the deep, dark forests of Halmstad, Sweden. Three years ago, KEV gathered some of his musician friends to be a part of a free, creative space under the new project KEV – after a past of writing commercial pop and EDM.

SPEELBURG Returns With New Single ‘Screener Season’

LOOD OF ANGELS New Single ‘Miscreant Deeds Of Loki’

With hints of Dark Tranquility, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Amon Amarth, Dying Fetus And Morbid Angel within their sound, they take that mix and add their own dark twists and turns. Blood Of Angels is a band whose members are “on the same page” said Aaron, who with his three band mates, have similar ideas about their music and how it should be delivered. The Floridian four-piece combine a full on death metal attack with black metal sensibilities, all with flourishes of melody. Blood Of Angels will surprise many Metal fans enjoy old school Death Metal from Florida, U.S.

FUR release new single HIM & HER

Following the release and significant interest, including playlisting at 6 Music, for “Angel Eyes” at the tail end of 2018, FUR continue their impressive rise with the near perfect pop of their latest single “Him & Her”. Front man Murray says the song is: “about trust and distrust in a relationship. Trying to tell if someone trusts in you and how that can lead to you seeing them in a completely new light. Then, ultimately, the battle of deciding whether you want to be with them anymore.”