@skopemag news for june 20, 2019 @ 8:15 am est

Dead Is The Cat – The Gulf Coast Indie Funk You Ordered Is Here

Dead Is The Cat announce the August 30th release date of their full-length, For All We Know, and celebrate by sharing the single “Inter-Dimensional Disco Balls” an uncompromising statement of intent with regard to the upcoming album. Lord know what’s going on in those central Florida suburbs, but there’s no denying this is some seriously oddball rock. New-wave, alt.rock, and funk collide into a frenetic track that strays into lyrical territory covering taoism and animal vocalization.

Hey Skope Mag Anna Wolf shares the stress’ of domestic violence and anxiety in her new video ‘Silence’


SLIPKNOT have unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available August 10th at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. No. 9 Iowa Whiskey can also be obtained at select markets on the North American tour ahead of the August 10th official launch. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) will retail for $39.99 and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) will retail for $69.99, both which are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.

SLIPKNOT’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan expanded on the partnership stating, “SLIPKNOT and Cedar Ridge Distillery – two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work. We collaborated on No. 9 Whiskey, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe.”

Panteon Shares New Single + Video “The Hill” On The 405, New EP To Be Announced Soon

Berlin-born, NYC-based artist Panteon shares the official music video for her latest single, “The Hill,” out now on all DSPs. The 405 exclusively premiered the video, praising her use of multimedia art forms, stating, “The song’s video, which is premiering on The 405 today, utilizes a wide variety of mediums — collage, video footage and animation — which serve both as a compelling realization of the song’s subject matter and as a testament to Ambrée’s considerable artistic skill.”

Lucifer Announce North America Part II Headline Tour

Heavy-rock band LUCIFER announce a handful of tour dates for part II of their North American headline tour. The band will hit the road starting on August 12th in Phoenix and ending on August 21st in Vancouver. HAUNT will kick off the tour as direct support for the first few dates, then SPELL will join the tour as direct support for the last three dates. Tickets go on sale on June 21st. For more information and to purchase tickets for the band’s upcoming tour dates, visit LUCIFER’s Facebook page HERE.


CDX president, Joe Kelly is proud to announce the inaugural Texas Country Radio Summit taking place at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 23. The one day event, presented by CDX TRACtion, is designed to bring together like-minded people with the common goal of growing Texas Country music as a genre and radio format.

Big Gigantic share first single in 3 years, “You’re The One” feat. Nevve

“We’re so excited to start this next phase of Big Gigantic. We’re starting the process of looking directly inward with our song ‘You’re The One’. The theme of the song is loving yourself, which in this day is something we could all do more of. We put so much pressure on ourselves to succeed, do the best we can, be the best we can & keep up with others around us. That pressure can easily turn from something positive and motivating, into something negative and uninspiring. It can lead to some dark places so it’s important to take a step back and remember to take time to love yourself.” – Big Gigantic

DEVOURMENT: Brutal Death Metal Unit To Release Fifth Full-Length

For Obscene Majesty, DEVOURMENT reunited with producer D. Braxton Henry, who played in the band on their infamous track “Babykiller” and helped craft the band’s sound on their first three albums. The record also sees founding member Brad Fincher back on drums, Ruben Rosas returning to lead vocals (a formation previously only heard on the legendary Molesting The Decapitated), bassist Chris Andrews handling eight-string guitar, and Dave Spencer taking over bass. The pioneers of brutal death metal have sharpened their blades once again and are unleashing some of the most disgustingly heavy slam ever!

Toronto Trapper Swagger Rite Shares the Gritty “In Love With The K” Clip

Foregoing the gauzy and melodic sound favored by many rappers in his hometown, Swagger Rite is a different type of Toronto emcee. Delivering a raucous video for his latest lurching anthem, Swagger Rite shares “In Love With The K.” Riding a whirring, noisy, lumbering Kaiju of a rap beat, Swagger Rite shows off his cadences on the track, alternating clipped bursts of syllables with longer phrases as he threatens his enemies with an untimely doom. As the track moves, Swagger Rite’s trance deepens, his voice mutating into a chopped-and-screwed bellow. In the video, featured prominently on WorldStarHipHop, the rapper posts up in his neighborhood, showing off his gold teeth, busting moves with his crew, and sharing a blunt with a friendly statue.