@skopemag news for june 24, 2019 @ 10 am est

Band: Sepsiss – Track: To Write Hate on His Arms

They combine a traditional heavy metal sound with modern rhythms, light synths, & a blend of urban hardcore. Melissa sings clean vocals while William adds harsher vocal pieces. Then you have heavy percussion, Mr. Goodbarz synths, the bands, composition, and multi-genre experience, delivering a wide variety of down-tuned grueling bass, traditional, urban, modernized heavy ensembles. Chris Ramos on the kit and Johnny “impact” on bass, the group specializes in live shows, passionate fans, and hard work ethic.

Sepsiss – To Write Hate On His Arms

Locos Por Juana Drops New Single “Children of the Light”

Today Locos Por Juana, the Miami based GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated reggae fusion band, is proud to release their newest single “Children of the Light” off the new album Crazy for Jane dropping July 12th.

This is the third release from the forthcoming album and combines dubby textures with alt rock vibes. Based on Simply Red’s “Holding Back the Years,” the new single is truly spectacular. The inspirational track is full of emotion and takes on a new meaning for Locos Por Juana with a focus on a new generation.


Today critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and modern soul prodigy, Louis Baker shares his debut album with the world. Open sees the celebrated voice dive into new emotional depths, weaving themes of self-acceptance and human connection into an expansive body of work.


Today, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Georgia Ku unveils her eagerly awaited debut single – “What Do I Do?” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services via Atlantic Records.


An official music video, directed by Justin Frick will be revealed shortly. This infectious party record is sure to be played throughout this summer’s festival circuit. “OOGAHDAM!” is the first collaboration from What So Not & Diablo, birthed from a 4am home studio session, it ventures into a “uptempo jump up” anthem.


Speaking about the song, front man Mark Foster says, “I think the quality that makes us distinctly human is our ability to live in duality. We comprehend the present external world we’re in, while having an internal dialogue about what it all means. We can be our own best friends. We can be our own mortal enemy. We can ski the Alps in the peak of summer from under our bed covers at night. We can sail the high seas with Yeats and pick his brain about the afterlife in the holy city of Byzantium. We can fall in love with a stranger that passes us on the street, forming a complete history and future with a person we’ve never even spoken to.”

Hailey Whitters Releases New Single “Red Wine & Blue”

Today, the Nashville-based singer songwriter Hailey Whitters released her new single “Red Wine & Blue.” The song will appear on her forthcoming album The Dream to be released later this year and follows the release of her songs “Ten Year Town” and “The Days.”

“Ladidadida” – Stream/Share Union Duke’s New Single

In the two years since their last record Golden Days, Union Duke have been steadily travelling and unravelling across the country. Now, they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned with a slate of new music. In the coming months, four new songs of love, distance, heartache and revelry will be finding their way into your ears, eyes and hearts.

SG Lewis Releases Third and Final Chapter – “Dawn.” North American Tour Coming

Ahead of his highly anticipated return to North American shores, which include two high profile festival appearances at North Coast Music Festival and Jay-Z’s Made In America, and a headlining tour in September, British songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis released ‘Dawn’ today via Casablanca/Republic Records. The third and final chapter of his three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn; Listen to ‘Dawn’ HERE.


Continuing a tradition of breaking the internet, rapper and social media phenomenon DDG sent shockwaves through the culture online with his brand new music video for “Hold Up” [feat. Queen Naija]. Within just 24 hour of its Monday premiere, the visual eclipsed a staggering 1.5 million YouTube/VEVO views, reaching 3.6 million to date. Not to mention, it hit #2 on YouTube Trending.


“dead yet” marks the first new release from gabriel black in 2019. Keep an eye out for more music to follow.

HIGH COMMAND: Southern Lord Posts “Visions From The Blade” Single

Southern Lord will release the debut LP from Worcester, Massachusetts crossover outfit HIGH COMMAND, putting the final touches on the terminal Beyond The Wall Of Desolation for release in the coming months. While the album’s street date and more are being locked down, an early single, “Visions From The Blade,” as a precursor for the record, as the band continues to tour across the country supporting Spirit Adrift.

Richard Reed Parry Releases ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2’ Today, Montreal Residency Begins June 25

Multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry is thrilled to release his entrancing new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2: That Side of the River today, the companion piece to Vol. 1 that was released last year. Watch Parry discuss the album’s meanings and origins in the Vol. 2 album trailer HERE.

The first volume of Quiet River of Dust was released on the autumn equinox of 2018 and this second volume was created at the same time. It was originally set to come out on the spring equinox but nature had other ideas, as it look longer than expected to wait for salt crystals to grow on the artwork to create wave caps and mountaintops—do not underestimate Parry’s attention to detail.

Mannequin Pussy’s New Album ‘Patience’ Out Now

Today Mannequin Pussy release their new album Patience via Epitaph. This is the band’s third full-length and their first album with Epitaph. Listen to Patience at Spotify now

Patience is an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Patience came to life at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In creating the album, Mannequin Pussy worked with producer/engineer Will Yip (Quicksand, The Menzingers), shaping an explosive sound that never overshadows the subtlety of their songwriting.

NY-Based Heavy Metal Band DAMN YOUR EYES Announces New Album, “Kill the Outside”, out August 2, 2019

New York-based heavy metal band DAMN YOUR EYES may seem new to the scene, but they are anything but green. The band – formed by former members of Harley Flanagan’s Hard-Core, We Are The Enemy and Bonesmith, plus current members of Black Water Rising – came together in 2015 and immediately hit the ground running. As respected musicians in their local scene with extensive recording experience, the band quickly recorded an EP, released it to local acclaim, and rapidly returned to the studio to record their upcoming international full-length debut, Kill The Outside.

Video Premiere: Damn Your Eyes – ‘Ascension’

Jakob Dylan, Don Was Join Pete Molinari on New “Waiting for a Train” Video

U.K. singer-songwriter Pete Molinari debuted the video for “Waiting for a Train LIVE” today. The video features an all-star group of musicians — including multi-platinum producer and musician Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer), famed keyboard player Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince), and The Wallflowers band member and Echo in the Canyon executive producer Jakob Dylan — who joined Molinari at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles to record a live session of his song “Waiting for a Train.” The song is featured on Molinari’s forthcoming album, JUST LIKE ACHILLES, co-produced by Linda Perry and Bruce Witkin via We Are Hear.

wifisfuneral Announces 6/28 Ethernet 2 EP, Shares Spritely Single “eggs”

With a cerebral and highly-technical rhyming style, wifisfuneral is one of South Florida’s strongest songwriters. Switching styles from the dark and foreboding sonics on which he made his name, wifi shares “eggs,” his spritely new single. Animated by bright, xylophone-like synths, “eggs” is brief and boastful, showcasing the rapidfire flows and slick wordplay that separates wifi from his SoundCloud-originating peers: “Wanna fiddle with this here riddles/Sippin’ on syrup, ain’t no McGriddles.” Produced by Christian Garcia & TNO, “eggs” is the first official single from Ethernet 2, wifi’s upcoming EP, arriving on June 28th via Alamo/Interscope.

Walk Off the Earth’s Touching Video for “Mike’s Song”

Multi-platinum phenomenon Walk Off the Earth have released the heartfelt music video for their new original single, “Mike’s Song,” available now via RED MUSIC. The touching song and video honor their late band member, Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor, who tragically passed away in December of 2018. The band drew inspiration from MusiCounts–Canada’s music education charity associated with the Juno Awards and an organization near and dear to Mike’s heart–for the concept behind the video in which they distribute instruments to children in need in Mike’s honor.

MAJESTY Premiere brand New Video

Heavy metal warriors Majesty, who are set to release their ninth studio album “Legends” on June 28th with Napalm Records, have just unleashed another tasty appetizer of their upcoming record with the premiere of a brand new video! The last two years since the release of their latest album, Rebels, Majesty have spent their time more than well: Aside relentless touring, the five piece got busy by pouring all its creativity into Legends, a heavy metal rollercoaster that delivers the pure steel and takes you on a trip into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future! Legends bravely continues down the path its predecessor paved and mixes Majesty’s trademarks; blistering riffs, soaring guitar solos and anthemic choirs with modern soundscapes and a massive, crystal-clear production. That`s how real legends gotta sound!

Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares powerful video for new single “Underground”

The ‘Underground’ music video premiered this morning on Lindsey’s YouTube channel and is a must watch. It takes place in a dark futuristic dystopia and features neon lights, acrobatic dancers and of course none other than Lindsey herself.

Sonically, “Underground” is a bustling instrumental focally centered around Lindsey’s signature lead violin. The four-and-half-minute single is a dark, somber, and enticing introduction to Stirling’s highly-anticipated upcoming album, Artemis. The song is backed by driving progressive synthesizers and rhythmic percussive instrumentation which comfortably sit beneath Lindsey’s beaming violin performance.