@skopemag news for april 26, 2019 @ 12:15 pm est

The One Armed Man unveiled new music video “Boots Back In The City”

A few days only after the official release of its new record ‘I’, French Rock/Folk/Bluegrass four-piece The One Armed Man just unveiled a brand new music video for the song “Boots Back In The City” available right now on YouTube.

Hear “Just Kids” off Cy Dune’s (Seth Olinsky of Akron/Family) upcoming album, Desert! Out June 7th on Lightning Records.

The single premiered recently on FLOOD saying that the song blends “the reverent spirituality of Akron’s psychedelia and the chaotic good of a Nick Reinhart riff…”

PREMIERE: Cy Dune Explores the Spirituality of Rock on “Just Kids”

NECRONOMICON Kick Off Run of Canadian Tour Dates

NECRONOMICON are touring in support of their pulverizing new album, ‘Advent of the Human God’. The album, hailed as “a truly diverse album, perfectly balancing plenty of atmosphere with their iconic chugging riffs and pummeling blast beats” (Exclaim), is streaming.


Kleptokrat – Kleptocito single

A kleptocracy is defined as a government comprised of leaders who exploit their people and natural resources; Kleptokrat embodies a benign representation of this dynamic. The band’s crime is a post-modern misdemeanor: Kleptokrat borrows from different genres, eras, and musical traditions to create a wholly unique sound.

LORD DYING: Kerrang! Magazine Premieres Mysterium Tremendum Full-Length

Set for worldwide release tomorrow, April 26th via Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s first full-length in four years was captured at Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Nirvana, Pantera, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and boasts the striking planetary landscape-inspired cover art of Steve R. Dodd. A monolithic, riff-heavy concept album delivering eleven weighty tracks that survey the many facets of dying and what may or may not exist in the afterlife, Mysterium Tremendum is emotionally nourishing both musically and lyrically.

HYPOXIA: Decibel Magazine Streams Abhorrent Disease

Selfmadegod Record presents Abhorrent Disease, the decimating second album from New York City death metal outfit HYPOXIA, with members of Monstrosity, Secrecy, Castrator, Lethal Entity, and more. Ahead of its release this Friday, Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream the record in its entirety.

Full Album Stream: Hypoxia – “Abhorrent Disease”

OTF Standout Memo600 Can’t Abide Posers on the Vicious “Steppers” Single

Wielding croaking rhymes delivered in unbreakable cadences, Chicago native Memo600 lives and breathes the street lifestyle. Defiantly sneering at rappers who rhyme about the block from cozy confines, Memo600 shares “Steppers.” A ferocious and lyrical burst of drill, “Steppers” is an aggressive and eerie track, as the O-Block resident delivers an unhinged and theatrical hook: “Oh you be with them STEPPERS, huh?” In the video, which already has over 347k views, Memo rhymes from a tabletop at a house party in his Balenciaga sneakers, enlisting the rest of the attendees as backup rhymers and dancers.


“We’re a Bath based noise-rock band that seesaw between gazey, harsh noise, and drone elements. The term ‘Charivari’ is a folk tradition in which a mock parade is staged through a community accompanied by a discordant mock serenade; literally translating to ‘rough music’.”

SHN New Single ‘Vibration’

SHN (Shyne) born 21 Dec. 1988 in Ängelholm, Sweden. He is an energetic HipHop/Soul artist who delivers a message in both english & swedish.

At an early age he fell in love with music & became comfortable being up on stage, but it wasn’t until 2016 when SHN moved to Bergen, Norway he really started to take the music seriously. He has under a short time established his name around the county where he now wants to expand with all of his upcoming music. He has started the year with powerfull releases such as “Park It” & Vibration” and recently he released his latest debut in swedish “SHN – Vem Är Han” (SHN – Who Is He)

New Video/Track from Locos Por Juana Ft. Freddie McGregor

This will be the second release off their upcoming album, due out early this summer, after the fan and critic favorite lead single “Crazy for Jane” Ft. Common Kings. Billboard hailed the album’s debut single as “an amalgam of Caribbean sounds with Common’s South Pacific and West Coast vibration connecting effortlessly, the collaboration extols the virtues of reggae.” The new song first appeared on KCRW’s PanCaliente Blog, who called it, “a ‘lover’s rock’, bilingual jam that combines McGregor’s vocals on some sweet verses, with LPJ’s reggae groove.”

LOST IN KIEV: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Debuts Persona Full-Length

Heavy Blog Is Heavyis currently streaming Persona, the new studio offering from Parisian post-rock outfit LOST IN KIEV. Set for release Friday, April 26th via Pelagic Records, the record is raw and driven, oozing with thick synth textures and a great sense of melancholy and drama. Persona sees LOST IN KIEV further expand their own idiosyncratic take on cinematic, contemporary post rock delivering and stands among the band’s most astounding compositions to date.

Norwegian act Monalia

Per the band, “Drank the Rain” is “about the contrasts between the good and bad feelings in a relationship, and how all the bad things make the love stronger and make you feel more alive.”


Australian born, LA based songwriter Lili Kendall has today announced her divine new single love, herself, out Friday April 26. love, herself is a serene, blissful track; an ode to love and everything that comes along with the strength of true passion. Lili has also released a glorious clip for love, herself, sugar-coated and bright, directed by Cole Needham (Shae Jacobs, Cat Spare).


Today marks the release of ANONYMOUS, the fifth album from singer/songwriter/producer blackbear. Released via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records, ANONYMOUS finds blackbear bringing a new level of vulnerability and truth-telling to his hedonistic brand of alt-R&B.

Co Cash’s Tay Keith Produced Album F.A.C.T.S. Out Now!

Rising Memphis rapper Co Cash, has today released his debut Interscope Records project titled F.A.C.T.S which was executive produce by longtime collaborator and hitmaker Tay Keith, who calls Co Cash “…one of the hardest rappers to make it out of Memphis.” The 12 track effort is an exploration of Co’s quick wit and a way with flow that’s bound to put the young rapper on everyone’s ‘artist to watch’ list. The project title stands for “FUCK A CRITIC I’m THE SHIT” which the young artist says is a message he’s trying to convey in all his music. The 24 year old went on to say “It’s saying, ‘Don’t worry about other people’s opinions, don’t listen to people hating—you know what you’re doing.”

YUM YUCK Releases New Single

Friday, 26 April 2019 sees the release of a brand new single by YUM YUCK, entitled NEVER GONNA GIVE IT UP. YUM YUCK, a glitch in a thought dream, kissed by analog synths, velvet chorus petals and an existential crisis, is the latest project from multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Pascal Righini (The Plastics). YUM YUCK’s twelfth offering to music fans, the new single is his second release of 2019, with a whole bunch more to come later this year.

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey announce new album out July 12th on Sub Pop with lead single ‘2 Ugly 4 NY’

The Ashton Jones Project release feel-good soul / jazz debut EP

Ashton Jones is one of the UK’s finest new funk/soul vocalists and songwriters, rapidly becoming known for his vibrant and dynamic live performances. You might well recognise Ashton’s voice from some recent high profile TV commercials for Amazon UK – on the most recent, he tackles a Freddie Scott classic “You Got What I Need”