@skopemag news for February 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

GRM Daily Premiere Stunning New Video From Alex Dutty

Aside from his gritty determination to succeed, what sets Alex apart from other rappers is his ability to entertain the listener whilst remaining completely honest. Choosing to shy away from the stereotypical ‘guns, drugs, money and hoes’ content, the rapper delivers brutally candid and relatable accounts of his deprived childhood. The artist touts himself as a mouthpiece for people that grew up in broken homes who battle financial issues, self-doubt, and hardships on a daily basis- issues which are rife on his debut album, ‘Knock Down Ginger’.

Politically-Charged Indie Rockers Release “Generation Loss”

Lead vocalist Sean Kelly expands on the concept of the album and title track, “Generation Loss”: “Generation Loss was the working title of the album from very early on, which refers to the loss of quality between subsequent copies of data (video, audio, etc). I thought of that concept – the older and more copied something got, the worse it was in terms of quality. If you put that in the context of capitalism and the way our government is structured, it applies quite frighteningly. The more power these politicians have, the more money is in their pockets from large donors, and the more beholden they are to corporate interests, the less we have and the less likely we are to truly prosper and live the so-called ‘American Dream.’”

HAZE MAGE: Grimoire Records To Release Debut Full-Length

Grimoire Records presents Chronicles, the debut full-length recording from Baltimore, Maryland-based fantasy doom metal act HAZE MAGE. The record will be released in April, and this week, the label has issued details on the sprawling release including album artwork, preorders, and more.


Juno Award winning rock band The Beaches have been officially announced as special guests on the upcoming Passion Pit North American Spring Tour. The tour celebrates the alternative radio staple’s 10-year anniversary release of their classic debut, Manners.

The 16-date run launches April 30th in Tempe, Arizona, wraps May 25th in Washington D.C. and includes two high profile shows at the recently opened Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport in New York on May 19th & 21st.

Alan Parsons to Release New Studio Album, “The Secret” April 26th via Frontiers Music Srl

Grammy Award Winning legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 26, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the first song from the album, entitled “Miracle”, featuring Jason Mraz on vocals, has been made available.

GRAVEDGR fuses hardstyle and trap on “KAMIKAZE”

The masked menace GRAVEDGR returns to Carnage’s Heavyweight Records with “KAMIKAZE,” his first release of the year. As if to remind the world that he’s very much still alive, GRAVEDGR seems to have outdone himself with this one, even by his own heavy-hitting standards. “KAMIKAZE” delivers bone-shaking basslines and serrating synths, its drop a cacophony of thunder and lightning, with intermittent quiet periods in which the listener is almost lulled into a false sense of security before GRAVEDGR unleashes the next wave of his menace. If “KAMIKAZE” is any indication, GRAVEDGR is back and more sinister than ever, so stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

ICYMI: Mechanical God Creation “The New Chapter” @ Death Metal

Italian Death Metal masters MECHANICAL GOD CREATION reveal cover artwork and release the first single of their highly anticipated new album “The New Chapter”.

Foals Share New Song ‘Sunday’

Today, Foals debut their new song “Sunday,” the third track from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost- Part 1 (March 8th, Warner Music). To coincide with the release of the new dreamy and elegiac song, the band also releases a lyric video. Watch it here.

Coughy (Feat. members of Speedy Ortiz, Ava Luna) Announce Debut LP

What began as a late night recording experiment whilst teaching at a performing arts summer camp soon took on a life of its own, becoming a recurring obsession for the pair. Julian & Andy challenged one another to write what they refer to as one-minute “tiny songs,” packing as many logical twists and turns into the confines of 60 seconds as possible. After self-releasing some of those lavish miniatures on a cassette tape in 2017, the band soon crafted their debut full-length album, Ocean Hug, out March 29th, 2019.

Matroda Is Joined By BRUX On “True G”

Mixing his signature rousing low-end with infectiously quirky percussion and sly vocals from BRUX, Matroda flashes his chops on the heavy hitting single “True G.” The new single highlights the essence of Matroda’s distinct sound on a sonic joyride through bass music. “True G” follows “They Call Me,” and is the latest banger off Matroda’s forthcoming double sided mixtape, The RED Tape.

VOIID reveal new D.I.Y. video for latest single ‘Vile’

Following the swag of announcements earlier this month, Brisbane’s all-female, all-screaming VOIID are backing up new single ‘Vile’ with the music video, premiering on Rage over the weekend.

John Michael Hersey – Radio Solo Acoustic Set

solo acoustic set on WVIA’s Homegrown Music show which will air tomorrow night (2/26) at 9pm.


With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough.