@skopemag news for april 10, 2019 @ 9 am est


THEORIES: Revolver Premieres Vessel Full-Length From Seattle Death Grind Unit

This Friday, Seattle death grinders THEORIES – featuring within its ranks members of Samothrace, Black Breath, Skarp, Book Of Black Earth, and more – will unleash their anticipated new full-length, Vessel. Recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Gaza, Eagle Twin) at The Boars Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah, and mastered by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Vessel is raw, grimy, and absolutely punishing; the sound THEORIES has been striving for since their inception.


Bear’s Den debuts video for “Laurel Wreath”

“Our story takes place in the strange neighborhood of Marzahn-hellensdorf. A stronghold of the Berlin extreme right, it is populated with an influx of immigrants that have settled there over the past century,” explains Jungle. “German war returnees, Italian immigrants, Soviet union expatriates, Iranians evacuees, Turkish settlers and more recent Syrian refugees. They all live in the same building complex, Berlin’s Plattenbau: giant settlements constructed of large, prefabricated concrete slabs. Social buildings. A human collective. In the private cubicle they call home, there is this underlying feeling of loneliness. Layers and layers of people stashed above each other separated by 50cm walls. Experiencing a silent drama. Sharing only this common feeling of isolation. Other partitions, other universes. Side by side. They are lonely together.”

Band of Skulls’ “Love Is All You Love” video premieres on Billboard

Ahead of the band’s North American tour in September, the group has sold-out their intimate showcase performances at New York’s Mercury Lounge and Los Angeles’ The Echo.

Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Reveal Retro Sci-Fi Inspired Music Video for “New Breath”

Today, DRUIDS have revealed the first official music video from Monument for the track “New Breath”. The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via Kerrang:

Out Now! OLSSON’s “Some Summertime (feat. GRANT)” | Co-Written by Bjorn Yttling

The newest single off OLSSON’s forthcoming album Tropical Cologne, due out on April 26 via Universal Sweden, is a banger. Not unlike this Swedish producer, “Some Summertime” boasts an excitable sound with a warm spirit. It just may be the pick-me-up you need after a long week (or day). The track was co-written by Peter Bjorn and John’s Bjorn Yttling.

Aaron Rice Shares “Tru Life” Music Video

Minneapolis singer-songwriter, Aaron Rice, has shared a brand new single and accompanying video, titled “Tru Life.” This is the latest single off Aaron’s upcoming debut LP, Neverfade/For Dusk, which is slated for release on May 10th. Previously, Aaron shared a visual for “Ghosttown.” The 405 premiered the video, who calls the song “a synthpop sound that pulses and caresses the heart in equal measure.”


Iris (Prod. Grammy-Award-Winning Malay), Debuts “Crazy”

Channeling Stevie Nicks, Rock/Pop’s newest weapon, Iris, is ready to shake up 2019. Raised in New Jersey with an Icelandic heritage, this prolific singer and songwriter pens music that strikes listeners in the heart – specifically ones going through heartbreak, and ones going through the journey of finding happiness. Citing Parkinson’s Disease, equality, and positivity as some of her most impassioned causes, Iris strives to enlighten and strengthen each and every listener through positive messages and heart-wrenching lyrics. With her newest single, “Crazy”, being featured on Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix, in addition to more music on the way, Iris is just getting started.

Rachel Lorin // New Music Video “Under My Skin” Out Now!

The single, “Under My Skin” and the entire album was produced by Kane Churko, (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Modern Science, In this Moment, 5 Finger Death Punch) along with co-producers Curtis Martin, and Rob Endling of the Hideout Las Vegas, and written by Churko, Martin, Endling, and Rachel Lorin, the song is sonically inspired by Muse and Panic at the Disco!.

James World // new single (Phoenix alt rock)

Lil Durk Announces a National Tour With His OTF Brethren as “Home Body” Goes Gold

Commanding a loyal legion of fans in his hometown of Chicago and far beyond, Lil Durk is the standard-bearer for melodic street rap. Just weeks after wrapping an arena tour in support of Meek Mill, Durk announces “The Signed To The Streets III Tour,” his first headlining tour since 2016. Kicking off on April 18th in Kansas City, the tour will make stops in the Northeast, Midwest, and South, including appearances at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami and Slumped Fest in White Plains, NY. With support from Yella Beezy and guest spots from the entire roster of Durk’s Only The Family label, tickets for the “Signed To The Streets III Tour” are currently available at STTS3.com.

Downer pop rock dopeness from James Parm // LP ‘OUT NOW’

The debut record from Montreal young blood James Parm dropped this past Friday and is available to share in full! Some really great cuts to peep like the dystopic, downtempo “1 M” and the post-punk thruster “I Know I Know I Know”


The official video for BLACKPINK’s new track “Kill This Love” makes history this week by having the biggest music video debut ever on YouTube with over 56.7 million views in its first 24 hours. It also smashed the record for the fastest music video to reach 100 million views on the platform, having done it in less than three days. Previously, the K-Pop quartet had the biggest YouTube Premiere event since the streaming platform launched that feature in 2018.


Out April 19th, Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar, Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar, Jah Cure will release his next single “Marijuana” featuring Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley on VP Records, just in time for 4/20. In addition to the songs release, the “Marijuana” video will premiere on Complex April 19th. To add to the celebration, Jah Cure and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley will be supporting 4/20 parties around the U.S., providing patrons with limited edition “Marijuana” rolling papers, posters, and more.

NZ singer-songwriter Geoff Ong debuts new single ‘Save Me The Weekend’

Rising pop/R&B artist Geoff Ong brings forth his latest single ‘Save Me The Weekend’, a pristine pop banger, centered on the euphoric push and pull of newfound love. Ong’s new track is out today, released independently via DRM NZ.

Swiss stoner-rockers Hey Satan (ex-Shovel, ex-Houstone Swing Engine) released and streamed brand new full-length album ‘Orange Moon’.

As announced : a few weeks after unveilling two music videos for the singles “Golgotha Beach” and then “Housewife Blues”, Swiss power-trio Hey Satan (featuring ex-members of Shovel and Houston Swing Engine), just released its new full-length effort called ‘Orange Moon’, available right now for LP & Digital through Cold Smoke Records (Bunkr, Ogmasun, The Burden Remains…).