@skopemag news for August 19, 2019 @ 1:15 pm est

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Rick Ross storms to #1 on multiple charts with his new album and the hottest sequel of the summer, PORT OF MIAMI 2 [MMG/Epic Records]. The four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon and Maybach Music Group mastermind takes #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart. As a result, it becomes his fourth career #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and third #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart. Additionally, it debuts at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, as all 10 of his major label releases have reached the top 10 (with five of those hitting number 1).

EMPTY TRAIL Release New Singleand Announce Release Date For Debut EP

After the success of debut single My World, which saw them crack the US Top 40 Radio Charts and debut week of release at #2 behind Metallica! Three-piece Texan rockers Empty Trail have now released their next single and first for Golden Robot Records, Lost.

Lost is a bonafide arena rock smash, with its epic chorus and brooding verses building to something best experienced live but still designed to blow up your stereo. Frontman Rick Lambert describes the song as a search for a missing piece. It may seem like anger, but it’s really loss. The Grief for something you can’t find anymore. It’s a cathartic release that everyone can relate to.

For Skope: Carnage releases “Holy Moly,” incl. a horrifying music video (fighting nuns included)

Carnage’s “Holy Moly” feat. Terror Bass, which just has been released on Heavyweight Records/EMPIRE. “Holy Moly” is robust and hard-hitting dubstep record that goes along with a horrifying but funny music video (street fighting nuns included).

New song by La Loba – Address / For Skope

Each song comes from a journey of personal importance and experience. Address reflects story of transforming inner being. Like after day here comes the night, there’s a place for any feeling, without labeling it positive or negative. Most vital is to find an eternal internal path where we are alive at any given moment.

New Single From Ex-Cult Member Duo ‘Once A Tree’

This past weekend, multifaceted BC-born, Toronto-based duo, Once A Tree, shared their new summer single, ‘Run’. Taking inspiration from the relationship between the infamous Bonnie & Clyde; the song draws parallels to a time in the couple’s life when they had lost their families, communities, and their faith.

Lightning Dust Share Video For New Single “Led Astray,”

Lightning Dust — the Vancouver, BC-based duo of Amber Webber and Josh Wells, formerly of Black Mountain — today shared their video for new single “Led Astray,” the second from their forthcoming new album, Spectre. Of the song and video, Webber details: “‘Led Astray’ — when the goblin inside our brain leads us on a trip though all the ugly sides of reality — steering us away from all our 500-thread count, buttery-smooth satin sheets, leaving us questioning our sanity and mortality. When I wrote this song, it was a slow, heavily reverbed-out ballad, a basic guitar/vocals number. Josh gave it the Kinks treatment with a sprinkle of Oasis tremolo guitar and a cosmic synth lead. The video was all Justin Gradin! He led us all through a butterfly-injured mindscape that leaves us in the hands of our ghost spaghetti guide and leads us to a sick parking lot jam between a punk lion, a hippie penguin and a jailbird monkey.”


WWE & the Grammy nominated group Code Orange have released “Let me In,” the official entrance theme for WWE Superstar ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt. ‘The Fiend’ recently made his in-ring debut at SummerSlam, quickly becoming one of the most talked about moments from the event. Code Orange spoke with Newsweek detailing the collaboration with Wyatt and WWE, while “Let Me In” quickly climbed in to the Top 20 on iTunes’ ‘Songs Chart.’ Code Orange previously featured at WWE’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III performing a rendition of wrestler Aleister Black’s entrance theme alongside Incendiary’s Brendan Garrone. “Let Me In” is available now on all streaming platforms.


Today on World Humanitarian Day, Three Days Grace and World Vision Canada release the video for the Kenya Project. The Kenya Project is a MTN of Hope social justice initiative created by Three Days Grace. Visit http://mtnofhope.com/. The project protects Kenyan children from violence and provides them with clean water to ensure they are both safe and healthy. On their 2018 Canadian Fall tour, $1 from every ticket sale went towards this project.