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

Norwegian Grammy-winning septet The Switch release sophisti-pop track ‘What If’

From budding seeds to the overarching themes of this viridescent volume, the Norwegian Grammy-winning outfit hones something every-bit stylistically varied, surrealistically inclined and tactile, like a brightly plumaged exotic bird lost in the upper stretches of the northern hemisphere.


SebastiAn about “Beograd”: “I wrote the track while I was at Belgrade for a few days. I was inspired by the idea of making a festive clubbing track, somehow empowered by the Slavic intensity.”

“High Hopes” for six-year-old jazz singer Sophie Fatu’s recording debut

Six-year-old jazz singer Sophie Fatu charmed the nation singing Frank Sinatra classics on national television and her videos have amassed over 150 million views. She cheekily called “Mr. Simon” (Cowell) her favorite judge when she became the youngest contestant ever on “America’s Got Talent”; she told Ellen DeGeneres secrets on the host’s top-rated daytime show before crooning “Fly Me To The Moon”; and she teasingly asked Steve Harvey what happened to his hair on “Little Big Shots” prior to belting out “My Way.” Now the bubbly chanteuse is working on her debut recording, a six-song set of selections from the Great American Songbook sung by her biggest influences: Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nina Simone and Michael Bublé. Sophie’s “Love is…” EP is slated for September release.

UNVEIL THE STRENGTH Release Official Music Video for “Hell’s Never Over”!

UNVEIL THE STRENGTH—-featuring Mark Wölfe, Andy James, Matt Snell, Matt Guillory, and Tim Hassemer (former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sacred Mother Tongue, Invidia, Flatline, Devolved, and Stratovarius)–has released the official music video for their single “Hell’s Never Over.” Originally premiered on Heart Support, “Hell’s Never Over” was directed by Matt Zane (Society 1).

Gene Simmons reveals that KISS have unreleased material ready to roll in the vaults.

This week’s edition of Three Sides Of The Coin features an interview with The Demon himself, Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, in conversation with British rock writer (Record Collector magazine) and musician (with UK metalheads Black Sheets Of Rain) Rich Davenport. Simmons discusses what Kiss have in store for fans once the current End Of The Road tour concludes, revealing that the band have unreleased material ready to roll in the vaults, and plans for other projects including a movie and “…all kinds of stuff that makes purists furious.”

ALIEN WEAPONRY Return To North American This Fall w/ Black Label Society & The Black Dahlia Murder!

New Zealand metal outfit ALIEN WEAPONRY have announced their next run of dates in the US and Canada. The band will join forces with legendary metal bands Black Label Society and The Black Dahlia Murder for a month long tour this Fall. The trek kicks off September 11th in Ventura, CA and concludes on October 12th at the inaugural “Exit 111” Festival in Manchester, TN. Following those dates the band has scheduled a string of headlining shows, starting October 13th in Kansas City, MO and running through October 26th in Seattle, WA. A complete list of dates in North America can be found below.


The song features an upbeat rhythm accompanied by vibrant lyrics, easily solidifying its position as a summer staple and Ohana as an artist that should be in everyone’s playlist. Formerly known as BK Bambino, the Chicago native is no rookie when it comes to delivering powerful sounds.

The Murder Capital Release New Single “Don’t Cling To Life”

“The Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.” -NME


Houston-based 21 year old singer-songwriter Peyton today shares the exciting news of signing with iconic label Stones Throw Records, alongside the release of her first single “to spare.” The song is an R&B love note that recalls 90s-era Brandy, TLC and SWV ballads backed by a nostalgic beat, produced by ASADVS.

WALKING BOMBS: Upstate New York Outfit To Release Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens Album

Upstate New York multi-genre solo outfit WALKING BOMBS presents the outfit’s most dynamic recordings to date with its new full-length, Sphinges, Sibling Selves And Queens, now confirmed for late August release through Nefarious Industries. Alongside preorders, the cover art, and other album info, the opening track “Pisces Rising Shine” has also been made available for advance streaming.