@skopemag news for March 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am est


Over the course of this year, not only has Kryoman worked tirelessly to assemble his new LP, “The Fight For Love,” he also garnered support from the United Nations, pop icon Miley Cyrus’s Foundation, Mom’s Rising and many more prolific charity groups with a purpose to raise awareness for woman’s rights issues in an uplifting positive way via film and music. He then went on to create a funnel of revenue to donate to woman’s rights charities via merchandise and creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs and opportunities for upcoming female artists to get the recognition they deserve.


The band caused a social stir when Charli first hinted at Nasty Cherry’s existence, racking up nearly 10K followers in one evening overnight, but the girls have otherwise kept a pretty shadowy profile. Made up of two Brits (@georgiasomary, @debbiedrums), and two Americans (@gabriette, @chloechaidez), Nasty Cherry is hinged by Los Angeles with purpose to write and play their own music—which is romantic and bitchy at the same time—like if Robert Smith was created by Andy Warhol in the Factory, or The Strokes, if they all had vaginas. Someone should remake ‘The Craft’ just so Nasty Cherry can make the soundtrack.

Photo credit: Tsarina Merrin – @tsarinamerrin

Celebrate Women’s History Month With “Sistersong”

In celebration of International Women’s Day as well as Women’s History Month, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage has released an acoustic version of her feminist anthem “Sistersong” via Essentially Pop, along with a fan-sourced video for her song “Spark” that premiered with Popmatters. Both songs appear on her forthcoming album PseudoMyopia, out March 22 via MPress Records/ILS/Universal.


Richmond, Virginia-based rockers Red Reign are ready to unveil their latest video, for one of the standout tracks from their self-titled EP – “Toxic.” An eye-popping blend of a live performance mixed with concert photos of the band, the video is a reflection on last year’s performances, and a look forward of things to come for this promising band.

Reaches shares new single “Our Dreams Trundle Beyond the Hilltops”

Justin Randel is Reaches, an artist exploring the potentialities and possibilities for twisting the electronic communalism of dance music through his own framework of introspective, soul-searching lyricism and songcraft. Under both his Reaches project and other various monikers he has toured across three continents including 22 countries and traveling has left him with an impressively deep catalog of stories, names and places from which his work emerges.

Swedish DJ/Producer La Fleur Announces ‘Aphelion’ EP On Her Label Power Plant Records + Ultra Music Festival Miami

After a 17 month break from releasing music on her label, Swedish DJ/producer La Fleur is pleased to announce the release of her ‘Aphelion’ EP out on her Power Plant Records on March 15, 2019. Beginning the year with conviction, the outstanding two-track release has been over a year in the making and showcases her love of tough melodic techno, house and deep grooves. Armed with new music, the talented Berlin-based producer gears up to make her Ultra Music Festival Miami debut on Resistance Island on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in what is sure to be one of her most anticipated North American appearances to date.

Allen Stone Shares New Single + Video “Naturally”

R&B/soul singer-songwriter Allen Stone has released a new single and accompanying lyric video today for his song “Naturally” via ATO Records. Written with the impending birth of his first child in mind and galvanized by his overwhelming love for his new wife, Stone explains, “The inspiration behind releasing this song comes from having my first child. In this journey that is about to commence we are choosing not to find out the sex of the child until the day of. Whichever bits this kiddo comes out with, we want he or she to arrive into a world where women are celebrated. Judged not by their physical attributes but rather the fiber of their traits. I hope the world of the future nourishes and cherishes all women.”


On Saturday, after teasing fans on social media, rising pop artist Baby Ariel unveiled the official video for her dreamy new song “I Heart You”(Baby A Records). Watch the vibrant visual, for which Ariel herself served as creative director, on her official YouTube channel HERE.

THUNDERCLAP: Decibel Magazine Premieres “47” From Florida Doom/Rock Trio

As Gainesville, Florida-based trio THUNDERCLAP prepares to release their debut LP, Inebriocean, through Financial Ruin late this month, the album’s first single, “47,” has been issued through a premiere hosted by Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: Thunderclap – ’47’


“It’s the sound of someone channeling the art, doing things for the right reasons; a precocious yet intensely driven newcomer, Maya B has the world at her feet.” – CLASH


Also comprised of members Ray West – vocals, Kris Norris – guitars, Stefan “Reno” Cutrupi – bass, and Chris Manfre – drums, the band is looking forward to hitting the stage once again. “We are a live band. we are super comfortable on stage with each other, it’s not uncommon to see us up there happy and laughing. It’s all about connecting with people in that setting and building a real genuine fan/friend base because of it.”

And you can expect to hear several killer tracks off ‘The Collision of Love and Hate,’ including the single, “Killshot,” for which a hard-hitting (literally!) video was filmed for:

Elliah Heifetz releases stunning new indie-folk single “Jerusalem”

The song premiered in an interview piece with GroundSounds who noted, “Heifetz’s stunning vocals and vibrant lyrics paint intimate portraits of lives and times.”

PREMIERE: Elliah Heifetz – “Jerusalem”

ENTOMBED Launch First Track “Sinners Bleed”

Entombed featuring original members Nicke Andersson, Uffe Cederlund and Alex Hellid invite you to hear the unique experience of the band performing their second album “Clandestine” in full live for the first time ever for the album’s 25th Anniversary.

Electric Radio Kings Releases “Back to Black” Video

Electric Radio Kings will release its powerful cover of the Amy Winehouse hit “Back to Black” on Grand Vision Records on March 15. The band’s take on Winehouse’s musical dive into heartbreak, depression, and addiction is reverent, with soulful vocals and emotionally-charged instrumentation. The video for “Back to Black” was released today.

Arellano – ‘On Time’

With distinctive vocals from his “one-in-a-million voice” (producer Dave Jerden – Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains), Arellano draws on influences as diverse as Soundgarden, Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths, James Brown, and Black Flag to shapeshift across genres.

You can listen to his new lo-fi psych track “On Time” which evokes 60/70s folk here:

ALLIPHA commands attention with buzzy new single, ‘Freak Inside’!

“Why does getting high, make us feel so low?” The central question permeating throughout ALLIPHA’s latest single, ‘FREAK INSIDE’ shows the songwriter delving into the highs and lows of a relationship and the thrills one can get from it – whether they be good or bad.

WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA: Decibel Magazine Debuts “Wake Up The Possessor” Video

Syntheosis is the anticipated full-length debut from WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA, the enigmatic ensemble featuring a collision of sonic forces between cosmic black metal alchemists Oranssi Pazuzu and ritualist doom metal conjurors Dark Buddha Rising.

Video Premiere: Waste of Space Orchestra – ‘Wake Up the Possessor’

Papa Reu “I’m Solid” New Single!

YOUR 33 BLACK ANGELS preview ‘Hott Funn’ off ‘Eternities I’ LP

Your 33 Black Angels (a.k.a. Y33BA) has announced their new album ‘Eternities I’, which is their seventh long-play to date, to be released in early May. Ahead of that, they are previewing the lead track ‘Hott Funn’.

Recorded over three years and more than 60 studio days with endless mixes in the making, ‘Eternities I’ is 13 tracks that are built to stand as the culmination of Y33BA’s labors.

Hypersonic’s singer leaves the band

The band said:
“We wanted to thank Alessia with all our heart for the hard job and dedication to the band. Thanks for the countless she spent in the studio and for the unforgettable moments we spent together during festivals and concerts around Europe. From Hypersonic a big hug. We are looking forward to reveal the new amazing singer, please stay tuned. Can’t wait!”