@skopemag news for march 8, 2019 @ 11 am est

WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE To Release Suicide By Citizenship

Nefarious Industries confirms the April release of Suicide By Citizenship, a fully collaborative musical experiment from Hudson Valley, New York solo outfits/collaborator magnets WALKING BOMBS and GRIDFAILURE. The album features guest contributions from a spectrum of artists from the likes of TAD, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Kylesa, All Out War, Built To Spill, Globelamp, Full Scale Riot, Megalophobe, and more.

MRCH Share New Track “Some Days” | Single Out Now

Phoenix, AZ synth-pop duo, MRCH, have returned with a brand new single titled, “Some Days.” The 405 premiered the track a day early, calling it “a rousing celebration of our deepest passions, in whatever form they may come.” and adding, “the track manages to feel as though it is continually building with only a brief comedown in the bridge before a spectacular, shimmering finish.” This is the band’s first single of 2019. Here’s what Mickey and Jesse had to say about the writing and recording process for their new single:

Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Explore the Afterlife with New Album, “Monument”, out April 19, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS have been making their rounds in the underground for the better part of a decade, but are poised to break out in 2019 with what will prove to be their most confident and explorative effort to date. The trio’s brand new five-track record, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC and is available to pre-order beginning today via Bandcamp:

La Fille shares new intensely building power-pop album closer “Said & Done” via Idobi’s Rise Rock n’ Shine

“‘Said & Done” was the final song I wrote for Alright Already. While writing the record, I began to face a lot of my bad habits. Like realizing I’d spent too much time worrying about what people were going to think about me or my music. ‘Said & Done’ summarizes that experience for me. It’s about choosing to accept these habits instead of being stuck with self-judgment and resentment. With that acceptance, I’ve been able to let go of regret and leave those mistakes in the past.” – Jay Louis, frontman of La Fille

Rise Rock n’ Shine: La Fille + Sunsleeper + The Raven Age

Meet CHAII, ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ out now

‘Digebasse (Enough)’ is a statement of joy, the journey to freedom, and hope for change. It’s a positive shout out to cover-up couture. It’s an appreciative nod to those doing it, making music underground. It’s a hands up towards the decolonisation of the mind, and western news outlets. As she raps in both English and her mother tongue Farsi, she is reclaiming identity.

Dean Lewis Releases New Video For Single, “7 Minutes,” Ahead Of Debut Album Release!

Dean Lewis is thrilled to share his new video for his current single ‘7 Minutes’ available on his highly anticipated debut album A Place We Knew (out Friday Mar 22). The clip was directed by Stevie Russell and shot in various locations in LA.

Damnhait Doyle Unleashes Righteous Liberation on Her New Single “THAT’S WHAT YOU GET”

The memories are real and the feelings raw as roots rocker Damhnait Doyle (pronounced DAV-net) looks back on a love gone cold in “That’s What You Get,” the acclaimed songwriter’s soulful new single. Described by fellow Canadian icon Tom Cochrane as “a woman all grown up, with caution to the wind and scars laid bare,” the award-winning Doyle will release “That’s What You Get” on March 8th as the first track from her forthcoming record Liquor Store Flowers due April 12 via Warner Music.

Israeli Progressive Metal Group SCARDUST Signs With M-Theory Audio

M-Theory Audio is proud to announce the signing of Israel’s leading progressive metal band, SCARDUST. The label will reissue the group’s acclaimed full-length debut, “Sands of Time,” on May 24 on limited-edition double vinyl (the album’s first-ever LP release), digital and compact disc.

The “Sands of Time” reissue precedes major summer festival performances by the band – the UK’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, where they will perform on the Prog In The Park stage alongside Riverside, Pain of Salvation and Anathema, and at Slovenia’s week-long Metaldays, which also features the likes of Dream Theater, Arch Enemy and Demons & Wizards, as well as Taihu Midi Festival in Suzhou near Shanghai, China May 4th.

MARK DEUTROM Premieres New Video, Announces North American Tour

MARK DEUTROM comments about the tour, “I’m absolutely delighted to be getting on the road with my band BELLRINGER for the very first time, and also sharing the stage with VALLEY OF THE SUN. BELLRINGER will be playing material from all of my solo LPs and also some special treats, so come out and get your bell rung.”


Ardent Sons is a rock and roll band from Oakland, California, fronted by Flamin’ Groovies drummer Tony T. Sales. Their songs explore classic themes of love and loss, travels between broken homes and shaky relationships, and redemption in life’s near-forgotten moments. Sales’ musical career started with a lot of listening. By the time his dad and uncle gave him drums for his 10th birthday, he had already internalized their musical legacy, the elder Tony and brother Hunt having made legendary recordings with Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren and David Bowie, among others. Years later, the jazz, R&B, and rock-and-roll that was drilled into his head would lay the foundation for his own music. After spending years working with several Bay Area groups including Oakland’s art-rockers Everyone is Dirty, and late ’70s SF punk band Negative Trend, Sales finally picked up a guitar and began writing in earnest. Following a few years of demo recordings, live shows, and line-up changes, Ardent Sons, whose principle members are Sales and Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Dave Flores, is ready to release their debut record, No More Than This. It is a sincere reflection on life unfolding, always looking up, but grounded in the impermanence of the human condition.

Canadian Country Rocker Damhnait Doyle Shares Her Liberating New Single “THAT’S WHAT YOU GET”

The memories are real and the feelings raw as roots rocker Damhnait Doyle (pronounced DAV-net) looks back on a love gone cold in “That’s What You Get,” the acclaimed songwriter’s soulful new single. Described by fellow Canadian icon Tom Cochrane as “a woman all grown up, with caution to the wind and scars laid bare,” the award-winning Doyle will release “That’s What You Get” on March 8th as the first track from her forthcoming record Liquor Store Flowers due April 12 via Warner Music.

WHM on Pandora: Women Behind the Hits

This Women’s History Month we’re celebrating the females that are sometimes behind the scenes making big things happen in the music industry. Masters like Carole King, Dolly Parton and Missy Elliott helped pave the way, garnering hundreds of hits between them while bringing out the best in the artists they’ve worked with, paving the way for the modern female writers and producers of today. We’ve compiled a playlist of 10 tracks that were written or produced by contemporary women who’ve been instrumental in shaping the sounds of now.

Introducing Delacey – Debut Single Out Now

“I really like the balance in this song, how I’m being my feisty Italian self but also building up this other woman by talking about how dope she is,” Delacey says, “I’m really just an endless bank of crazy things I’ve gone through, and I feel like I’ve worked so many emotional rollercoasters into my music. I hope that helps people to connect in a really honest way—and I hope that it makes them a little uncomfortable sometimes too.”

SOAK Shares Video for New Single “Déjà Vu” from Anticipated Rough Trade Records LP ‘Grim Town,’ Announces U.S. Tour

Derry, Ireland’s SOAK — a/k/a Bridie Monds-Watson — today released a new video for “Déjà Vu,” the lead single from her anticipated second album, Grim Town, out April 26th on Rough Trade Records. SOAK today also announced two shows at this year’s SXSW in addition to a headline U.S. summer tour that includes full band performances at The Echo in Los Angeles on June 8th, Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on June 21st. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 8th at 10am EDT. A full itinerary is listed below.

Jeff Whalen Releases “Alien Lanes” Music Video

Los Angeles-based power pop rocker JEFF WHALEN has released his video for “The Alien Lanes” which premiered via Substream Magazine today. The track is off his newly released debut solo album, 10 MORE ROCK SUPER HITS, which Substream calls “a collection of crunchy chorus’, 70’s UK glam, new wave, and even some classic New York-style punk.” It was released February 15 via SuperMegabot and can be purchased here.

PREMIERE: Jeff Whalen is authentic and inspriring on “The Alien Lanes” video

KG returns with uplifting new single, ‘COME ALONG’

Generating discussion and momentum surrounding his 2018 singles ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Change’, Canberra based hip hop artist KG has returned with the newest entry in his ever developing body of work, ‘COME ALONG’. As with his previous work, KG uses his platform and craft to educate, encourage and uplift with ‘Come Along’, taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming EP. A fusion of clever production and forward thinking lyricism, KG proves once more that overcoming personal and societal obstacles is achievable with the right mindset and attitude.

E.PARKER Releases New Single ‘Palazzo’ via Kitsuné

UK via Australia’s reigning moody pop chanteuse E.PARKER (f.k.a. PARKER) is pleased to announce the release today of her new single ‘Palazzo’, her first for legendary French label Kitsuné. Teaming up once again with producer Gethin Pearson (ALMA, Kele Okereke) the single continues to see E.PARKER take her sultry pop sound to soaring heights, pairing her etherial and broody vocals with haunting melodies taking blood from the vein of storytelling raconteur Lana Del Rey with lyrics of undulated decadence and masochistic obsession.

Swiss kick-ass hard-rockers released and streamed new EP ‘Rock You All’

It’s the story of a “comeback”. After being active in the 90’s, Swiss hard-rockers from Geneva Rattlesnake relaunched their band a few years ago in the same Hard rock / Kick ass Rocknroll way and the aim to release some effort and hit the road to play a bunch of gigs

Blue Foundation Share “Where The End Begins” Music Video Via BlackBook

Blackbook has premiered a brand new single and accompanying visual from Blue Foundation. They shared “Where The End Begins” on Friday, stating, “its lush synths, jittery, reversed beats, and cryptic vocals, is captivatingly dreamlike, even otherworldly.” The single can be found on their newly announced LP, Silent Dream, which drops on April 12th via KØИ Records. Tap into the new visual above and stay tuned for more updates on the new record!

BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Hypnotic New Blue Foundation Video For ‘Where The End Begins’

Annie Lennox Partners With The Circle and Apple Music for Global International Women’s Day Initiative

As the women’s rights movement pushes forward, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and Human Rights activist Annie Lennox and the NGO she founded, The Circle, have partnered with Apple Music for a Global International Women’s Day initiative launched today.

Together with Sammy Andrews and her team at Deviate Digital, they have created a short film in support of Global Feminism, an umbrella term inclusive of all approaches to women’s equality.

To help her, Annie has drawn support from some of the biggest names in music, film and beyond, including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Richard E Grant, Emeli Sande, Hozier, Richa Chadha, Eddie Izzard, Gwendoline Christie, Beverley Knight and Mary J Blige.

ANVIL To Embark On North American Tour – Release New Single & Music Video

Canadian metal heroes ANVIL are preparing to embark on their upcoming North American headlining tour. The trek begins on March 14th in Kent, OH and will conclude on May 9th in Montreal, QC. Joining the band on this run is special guest Don Jamieson, who will bring his well known brand of rock n’ roll comedy, along with Archer Nation, who will open on all dates.

Mark C. Daniel Releases Official Music Video for “Gasoline Fire”

Heavy Rock / Blues Artist Mark C. Daniel has released the official music video for his new single, “Gasoline Fire.”

“Gasoline Fire,” is desire personified as a force of nature. It’s the unstoppable need for fulfillment both mental & sexual and the unguided feelings that form from it’s ideation. – Mark (Vocal, Guitar & Songwriter)