#weekend edition – @skopemag news for September 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am est

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Rob Hayes – Hollywood Sign

U.S. Marine veteran, actor, CEO of Thirty Dark Zero Music Festival & recording artist Rob Hayes is one of the rare artists with elite lyrical ability as well as elite production ability. A native of Lansing, Michigan Hayes has called Los Angles home for over a decade. “Hollywood Sign” has a triple meaning, One being his determination to put hits on the charts. Another being his love with rapping about sophisticated women. And last Rob’s first LA apartment was located on Hollywood Blvd. right below the famed Hollywood sign. The artwork, also created by Rob shows him at the top 4 positions on the billboard charts with “I got this” as each entry. Rob felt it was important to make his presence known as a chart topping contender on the rise to rap stardom.

Murkage Dave now delivers album re-release ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life: Special Edition’

Directly after dropping 2 of 6 new tracks, East London artist Murkage Dave has now delivered ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life: Special Edition’, following high praise of the debut release last year. Complete with six additional tracks, the Special Edition includes five remixes with both rising and established artists, and an unreleased song from the original recording sessions.

Klingande hypnotises in new single + video for ‘Messiah’with BRIGHT SPARKS

Ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited debut double album, The Album, acclaimed French DJ and producer Klingande has revealed his brand new single ‘Messiah’, featuring English singer-songwriter duo BRIGHT SPARKS.

Hedara is the Sound of Electronica-Tinged Alt-Pop on new Single (Clash/ Radio 2/ Fresh Finds)

“Hedara is a slow burning fire ready to set ablaze with passionate new music” – Earmilk

“A provocative piece of digital pop that is close to her heart” – Clash Magazine

“An unapologetic ode to feeling the feels” – Girls are Awesome X Adidas

New Album from UK Indie artist Mark J Gidden – ‘Have You Heard’

Mark J Gidden is a singer songwriter who has been actively involved writing and recording music since the 90s.

Originally influenced by bands such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Pixes, Mark fronted Peterborough based band Traveller and won that city’s Band of the Year competition in 2001.

Other projects followed, including playing drums for Emery, and as singer / guitarist for North London band Twenty81.

Now based in St Albans, Mark has more recently focussed on solo recordings and live acoustic performances to try out new material.

Jeremy Ivey releases debut album “The Dream And The Dreamer” today on ANTI- Records | Ft. by NPR, Rolling Stone and more

“Ivey cooks up a gentle country rhythm featuring fingerstyle acoustic guitar, woozy Dobro licks, and electric guitar accents, evoking Mutations-era Beck” – Rolling Stone

At 41, Jeremy Ivey Scoffs at Age on His Debut Album

HELLYEAH unleash thunderous anthem ‘Black Flag Army’

With less than a month until the release of their sixth studio album Welcome Home, due September 27th via Eleven Seven Music, HELLYEAH have unleashed ‘Black Flag Army,’ the fifth and final offering ahead of the album release.

Martin Jensen drops dancefloor bomb ‘Louder’

‘Louder’ sees Jensen deliver a high-energy dancefloor destroyer, fit with an unrelenting drop and infectious vocal sample. It follows on from ‘Rubber Bands’, last month’s collaboration with Australian innovator Timmy Trumpet, and ‘Nobody’, Jensen’s single with fellow multi-platinum artist James Arthur that has so far amassed 70 million Spotify streams.

ANNABEL ALLUM releases razor-sharp EP ‘Gravel Not The Grave’ today via Killing Moon

“Making a name for herself with her affable and relatable brand of slacker rock…Allum is as sure a thing as you can count on in this age of uncertainty” – The Line of Best Fit

Annabel Allum’s startling development from punk-folk roots to slacker-pop sensation continues to gather pace as she gears up to release her new EP Gravel Not The Grave, out today.

ARK ASCENT Release ‘Innocence Lost’ Music Video

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former SHADOWKEEP vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and SIRENIA drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video/single for ‘Innocence Lost’, the track is taken from their debut album ‘Downfall’, which is set for release on September 27th, 2019 via Ascent Records.


Noel says of the track, “To my ears it sounds like one of those iconic B-sides by The Smiths, only obviously not as good. A song that was born very quickly which is always a good sign … like it’s always existed … somewhere … Manchester probably.”

New release from Daybehavior

Daybehavior, a band formed in Stockholm, Sweden in the mid 90’s is back with a new song and video ‘There’s Nothing Else’ is available at all major distributors.

TOTENGEFLÜSTER: German symphonic black metal act reveal new track “Affliction”

Southern German based symphonic black metal group TOTENGEFLÜSTER present their most intense and darkest creation to date through the forthcoming third full length. Titled The Faceless Divine, this opus comes October 11th via Black Lion Records on digipak CD.