@skopemag news for july 8, 2019 @ 3:15 pm est


“West of the Blue” paints a picture of a mythical paradise; sun-soaked bliss by the ocean, moments of fleeting love. It’s about finding that perfectly written postcard that never made it to its destination.

Pop/R&B artist Sean Iacono releases debut single (FFO The Weeknd, Justin Bieber)

If it wasn’t for a torn shoulder muscle that required extensive surgery, we might not have Sean Iacono’s debut single “By Your Side.” The pop/R&B artist grew up with dreams of being a pro athlete and never really gave music much of his focus until an injury in college left him with a lot of downtime to think about what path he would take next in life.


Red Hearse is Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff, and Sounwave. The entire album was written, performed and produced by Sam, Jack & Sounwave and was engineered by Laura Sisk.

New Zealand sister-duo, Purple Pilgrims share super 8 film video for new single “Love In Lunacy (Saturn Return)”

“Perfumed Earth…finds the group at a newfound peace, exploring a more meditative, widescreen version of their alluring natural mysticism, culminating in the swooning, soaring album centerpiece and highlight “Two Worlds Apart”.” – Gorilla vs. Bear

Lacuna Coil Announces New Album ‘Black Anima’ Out October 11th

– Italian Gothic Metal icons LACUNA COIL are excited to announce their new album Black Anima out on October 11th, 2019, worldwide via Century Media Records. “Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me. It’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that’s halfway asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into searching for the truth. It’s sacrifice and pain, its justice and fear, its fury and revenge, it’s past and future. Human beings in the magnificence of a disturbing ambiguity. The black core that balances it all… as without darkness light would never exist. We proudly present to you our new work and can’t wait to welcome you in our embrace. We are the Anima”, states Lacuna Coil frontwoman, Cristina Scabbia, about the forthcoming release.

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The Black Keys’ “Let’s Rock,” Debuts At Number 1 On The Us Top Current Album Chart And Number 4 On Billboard 200

The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” was released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records and debuted at number 1 on the US Top Current Album Chart, and number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. As explained in their recent New York Times profile, the band decided not to participate in the current music- business practice of bundling their album with ticket sales. The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney says: “We decided to avoid ticket bundling like we always have. To us, it feels like a gimmick. It exists solely as a way to game the charts and we want no part of that.” The album is also number 1 in the following categories: Top Current Rock Albums, Current Alternative Album, Current Digital Albums, LP Vinyl Album, and Top Internet. Internationally, “Let’s Rock” is the band’s third consecutive top 10 album in the UK, debuting at number 3, as well as top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland, amongst others.

New Single – ‘Honeycomb’ – Second Hand Poet

Second Hand Poet reveals music video for Alt Rock inspired single ‘Honeycomb’. The video and song idea relied on a strong collaborative effort, pulling in fans, friends and heroes to be part of this remotely recorded concept video. Clips were sent in from around the world and even features cameos from some of Jamie’s musical inspirations that include Frank Turner & Jonah Matranga.

Watch Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ Zombie Apocalypse Music Video for “End of the World”

“End of the World” – an electrified clarion call for unity, community, and revelry in the upside-down world of today – is the latest single from Holcomb’s forthcoming album Dragons, due out August 16, 2019 via Thirty Tigers. The track was co-written with fellow Nashville songwriter Sean McConnell (Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw) and forced Holcomb out of his comfort zone and into new vocal and melodic heights: “Sometimes throwing a party is the only way to fight off the darkness, and I wanted it to be an epic, boisterous, raise-your-glass-and-yell-with-me anthem.”

Vilivant Track: Stabilized

VILIVANT, an 18-year-old rocker who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and be ‘unapologetically’ her. She is the lead singer of Canadian band “Five Two Eight.” and have toured across the GTA for 4 years. Though she has the band, VILIVANT has also taken a focus on her solo music. After many years of writing, she has finally released a few original songs now available on all music streaming services.

Steady New Track: Body Talk

A rapper from Tennessee, Steady is 22 years old and has teamed up with UK producer and radio personality DJ DannyD at Leicester Max Records to bring you this chilled Summer Sound for 2019.

The Offering Release Music Video for “Ultraviolence”

“For ‘Ultraviolence’, we wanted to make a video that represents one of the reoccurring themes Alex sings about on ‘Home,’ which is the war between the ears”, statesThe Offering guitarist Nishad George on the video. “To visually depict this, I wanted to emphasize the physical, emotional, and intellectual breakdown that happens when you lose the battle against yourself. We made a screenplay inspired by ‘The Most Dangerous Game’, but set in the inner forest, with each remaining bandmate representing one the aforementioned three aspects of humanity. This was incredibly hard to film as Alex put himself in a LOT of physical danger to pull it off. We hope you enjoy it.”

For Skope: SMACK & CROSSNADERS debut on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK with “Bring It Back”

SMACK previously released on Mixmash Records, Wall Recordings. CROSSNADERS is known for his remixes and collaborations with Breathe Carolina, D-Wayne, Bassjackers, KSHMR as well as multiple releases on Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Big Beat, Dharma, STMPD RCRDS, Smash The House. They also officially remixed R3HAB’s “The Wave.”

Godlands & NXSTY Join Forces On “Lowkey”

In a dynamic mix of steely trap laced with hard-hitting bass, Godlands and NXSTY team up to produce “Lowkey (feat. Lil Traffic).” The duo is accompanied by rising rapper Lil Traffic, who adds infectious rhymes to the song’s fierce instrumentation. “Lowkey” will be featured on Godlands’ forthcoming Dim Mak EP, 4 U Only, out on July 19.

Eve Teases New Music .. Talks Marriage, Early Ruff Ryders Days and More

In the 30 minute interview the First Lady of Rap shares her journey from Philly girl to the global music stage. Eve recalls her first tastes of success was signing with Dr Dre and appearing on the Bulworth soundtrack as Eve of Destruction. The moment was short lived and she was dropped eight months later, but Eve found opportunity knocking once more with a battle rap for Rough Ryders, which would ultimately lead to her music icon status.

Anana Kaye releases new captivating album “Detour” on August 2nd, as a response to the chaotic world around us

“Detour” is an anticipated follow up to Anana Kaye’s first album “Sentient”, recorded in New York and finished in Nashville at the end of 2018, after the couple made the big move to the Music City. While classic influences reverberate throughout the album, there’s nothing “retro” about it as the duo stays true to their cutting-edge sound and distinctive approach to songwriting.

MN’s Kazyak Share “Discover” in Advance of ODYSSEY

“‘Discover’ [is] an engrossing melodic psych-rock scorcher that combines elements of Flaming Lips, Animal Collective and Grandaddy. Pysch rock is enjoying a resurgence courtesy of many overseas bands, yet Kazyak is championing its own American revival.” – Shane Handler, Glide

Exclusive BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING Performance Featured In New Horror Film, CLOWN MOTEL

BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING producer and bassist for legacy fetish/industrial act Lords Of Acid DieTrich Thrall has taken his horror approach in his bands music videos to the next step, co-producing a key scene in the newly released Clown Motel: Spirits Arise.

Released on June 4, 2019 in the United States and set for a drop date of July 29, 2019 in the UK, “Clown Motel: Spirit’s Arise” features Ari Lehman (the original Jason Voorhees from 1980 Friday the 13th), Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers from the 1978 Halloween), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Chalet Brannan (Cyborg X, Crepitus).