@skopemag news for March 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

CROWNASIDE: Murcia based Death/groove trio reflect the barbaric Spanish conquest of the Maya

Spanish death/groove metal act CROWNASIDE’s debut album, From Mud To Ashes, depicts the savage history of Spanish conquest of the Maya. The album will see its release on April 24.

SADFACETHUGGIN’s New Single “Detonator”

Having only been releasing music for just over a year, within a very short timeframe he has amassed a very nice following in the region and on Soundcloud. He was introduced globally following a Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beasts 1 Radio premiere of his debut single “Fuck Luv” on August 29th. On August 31st Pitch Black The Label released 18 year old phenom, SadFaceThuggin’s debut EP “SADFACE” and the internet went CRAZY!!

FAROOQ: Fresno Hardcore Act Announces West Coast US Spring Tour Dates

Fresno metallic hardcore outfit FAROOQ has announced a West Coast US Spring tour in support of their Heat full-length, released through Glacier Recordings in August 2018. From May 25th through June 4th FAROOQ will join their allies in Decayer and When The Broken Burn for an eleven-city run, with shows in Tucson, Santa Ana, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Redding, Portland, Seattle, Coeur D’Alene, Pocatello, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.


The voice on one of the most instantly recognizable and celebrated rock anthems of all-time is back with his first-ever solo album – with the arrival of former Survivor singer Dave Bickler’s ‘Darklight.’

Released on March 15, 2019 via Deko Music, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound – and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).

Queen Key “Can’t Take It” Official Video Out Now

“Her 2018 EP Eat My Pussy features the perfect mash up of playful bars that praise taking back female sexuality, and getting what you want. This time around, Queen is coming back in full swing and keeping that same energy on her upcoming EP titled Eat My Pussy Again.” – HighSnobiety

HAZE MAGE: “Fire Wizards” Now Playing At Decibel Magazine

Decibel Magazine is now streaming “Fire Wizards,” the new audio rampage from Baltimore, Maryland fantasy/stoner doom metal outfit HAZE MAGE. The track is a preview of the band’s impending debut full-length, Chronicles, which will see release through Grimoire Records on April 19th.

Track Premiere: Haze Mage – ‘Fire Wizards’

Forces & Fury align strong in debuting brand new single, ‘Stormy Weather’!

Pulsating rhythm and production meet strong vocal melodies; a stirring debut single, ‘Stormy Weather’ is the perfect introduction to exciting new duo, FORCES & FURY. As the new project of Astrid Holz and Kat Ayala of Rackett fame, Forces & Fury is the culmination of a shared desire to explore the textured sonic soundscape of alternative electronica and rock music.

KiSMiT’s new song&video for Skope Magazine?

Comprised of Baz King and Carly Barnette, KiSMiT is defined by their velvety vocals and full-bodied melodies; and this new tune is guaranteed to get your feet moving. “No Turning Back,” is fused with subtle characteristics of rock and funk to form the quintessential ‘feel good’ track. The visual accompaniment couldn’t be more perfect as we follow the duo dancing through the streets of Los Angeles’ notable Echo Park neighborhood.

The Money War releases debut album ‘Home’

Since forming in 2016, The Money Way has amassed the kind of acclaim that simply matters. Neil Finn expressed his admiration for their songs after watching from side-of-stage, surely an affirmation for any songwriter.

TAPES Release ‘9-5’ Single

Based in the heart of Melbourne, TAPES has its finger on the pulse of the powerhouse city. Concentrating on the flow-on from release of their debut single HIGHER, which saw great success, they’re now ready to open it up with the release of their second single that’ll free you from the grind in 9-5.

Boston Is 2019’s 6th Best Large City for College Basketball Fans – WalletHub Report

With March Madness just under a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness Stats & Facts infographic as well as its report on 2019’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans and accompanying videos to help get hoops lovers psyched for this magical time of year.

Kamelot Premiere New Lyric Video “Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)”!

The Shadow Empire Tour is currently taking over Europe! KAMELOT embark on their headlining tour together with their label mates in VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and special guest EVERGREY. To celebrate the critically acclaimed and heavy chart hitting record The Shadow Theory (2018, Napalm Records) the band is not only busy on the road, but also premiering a brand new lyric video for the track “Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)”.