@skopemag news for October 2, 2019 @ 4 pm est

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Legendary Hardcore Outfit REFUSED Return To North America In 2020

Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED have announced their North American tour plans. The band will tour the U.S. and Canada this winter. The tour marks the band’s’ first North American dates since May 2019.

The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, DC and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting Refused on these dates will be Metz , who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and Youth Code.

Gibson – Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme – Released Worldwide

Gibson–the legitimate leader in professional instruments—has teamed with nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner Sheryl Crow to present the new Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme acoustic guitar. All Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme guitars will be sold through Authorized Gibson dealers, visit www.gibson.com for further details.

Created for Sheryl Crow and based off her own Gibson Country Western, the features of the Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme signature are designed to deliver the sweet voice of the classic Country Western design with the added punch created from Gibson Acoustic’s 1930’s Advanced bracing pattern. The Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top and hide glue provide additional projection and increased expression with a wider dynamic range. Each guitar is outfitted with the astounding Amulet M analog pickup for accurate tone and response of the instrument when amplified. The Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme marks the most highly customized Country Western in Gibson’s history and it is finished in a gorgeous Antique Cherry which reveals the natural grain and beauty of this transcendent acoustic guitar. Every Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme will be hand-signed by the artist and arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity.


New Jersey’s Toothgrinder have premiered the video for the new song “My Favorite Hurt” over at Alternative Press.

Toothgrinder reveal a dark side in “My Favorite Hurt”—watch

Video: Yung Mal – “War” ft. Gunna

With an ability to mold raspy triplets into razor sharp boasts, Yung Mal is quickly rising among the ranks of ATL’s elite. Getting his revenge on an unfortunate soul who tried to cross him, Mal shares “War,” his new video. Enlisting the superstar tag-team of A-lister Gunna and his frequent producer Turbo (“Drip Too Hard”), Mal prepares for battle in “War,” taking on all comers and showing off his embarrassment of riches: “Too many spots, we at condos and lofts (Switch it up)/Too many whips, spent two-fifty on cars/Too much of this drip, make ’em eat up the sauce (Eat it up)/Too many slimes, you forever get crossed/Too many crimes ’cause I’m never gon’ talk.” In the video Mal and Gunna hit the jewelry store, trying on their favorite pieces and taking revenge on an attempted robber. “War” is a highlight from Iceburg, Mal’s debut solo mixtape, and follows the recent video for the melodic “Trayvon.”


Multi-platinum Trinidad-born and Atlanta-based rapper, artist, and entrepreneur Trinidad James celebrates his birthday today by dropping a new single and music video entitled “PLAYLI$T.” The track stands out as the very first release under the newly minted global distribution and label services deal between his own label Gold Gang Records / Beach Wave Sounds and ADA Worldwide.

Johnny Stranger “The Warlock”

The song is compressed and powerful, driven by wild guitars and drums that punch through the hurricane of guitars, acidic vocals, and psychedelic organs.

Crocodylus Reveal Fan-Focussed EP ‘Enjoy’

Raucous Sydney trio Crocodylus finally reveal their fan-focussed EP ‘Enjoy’ featuring focus track ‘Motivation’ out through The Chat’s label Bargain Bin Records. The release comes alongside news of their signing to Xray Touring (UK) before they take their dynamic live show on a nine-date tour across Australia to showcase the release.


PEOPLE festival, curated by Bon Iver´s Justin Vernon and The National, has always been a place of unique pairings of artistic worlds colliding and crystallizing, and “WHY NOT?” captures the exhilaration of music made in the moment.

METHANE Release ‘Thin The Herd’ New Music Video & Digital Single

The new METHANE song shows a much more, agressive side of the band, with a a heavier, more honest thrash metal sound. Thin The Herd is a precurser of a new album and direction for METHANE’s music.

The cover artwork for Thin The Herd was created by Indonesian metal artist Eka Saptura for Pzychoart, who has done work for Suicidal Silence among others. The cover depicts the social commentary of the song blended with gut wrenching colors and post apocalyptic graphics giving it a haunting underground thrash metal feeling.

Jonas Blue & HRVY Drop ‘Club Mix’ Of Younger

Multi-platinum DJ and producer Jonas Blue and exciting young talent HRVY have released a dancefloor-ready ‘Club Mix’ of their summer smash ‘Younger’, out 27th September.

The ‘Club Mix’ of ‘Younger’ delivers a pitched-up, high-energy version of the original, accentuating the kick drum whilst losing none of the feelgood emotive elements that make the track so special.

Albin Loán is back with a hot music video – ‘Come Over’


GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, rapper, producer, and philanthropist French Montana unleashes a brand new single and music video entitled “Writing On The Wall” [feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian].

See Cardi B, Post Malone Join French Montana for New ‘Writing on the Wall’ Video

H.E.A.T announces the new album and single release!

H.E.A.T announces release of a brand new album, titled “H.E.A.T II”, early next year.

“H.E.A.T II” is the first album ever to be produced entirely by the band with Jona Tee and Dave Dalone as producers. “This is how we would sound if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title.

Sean Dampte brings heat with the ENERGY

Finally, the much-anticipated hit single ENERGY from Afro Fusion hit-maker “Oluwaseun Oluyole” popularly known as Sean Dampte is officially out.

Sean Dampte, regarded as the King and one of the pioneers of the Afro Fusion sound is no new name to the industry, after providing us with various hits that have made major impacts around the globe.

Isa Molin drops new single “The One Thing”

“This new track is about that moment when you realize how well you’re actually doing, without that person that you once thought you wouldn’t be able to live without. How much better and stronger you feel without those feelings of insecurity, that you often feel in a bad relationship. It’s about how you’ll never ever go back there again… and cheers to that” Isa Molin says and laughs.

With co-production by Robin Stiernberg, “The One Thing” consists of an epic soundscape, with a mix of vintage synths, organic sounds, and a deep, driving beat.

“It’s about strength, freedom, and melancholy” says Isa. “And it just feels very… me.”

DEAD|LOVE Debut Single ‘The Wolf’

The Wolf is the first single from the band DEAD|LOVE from their debut EP The Hunger Builds due out in the near future via Sliptrick Records. It’s a true raw hardcore track that is relentless in both music & Ceekayʼs vocal delivery.

Pyramido – ‘Fem’

Today, Pyramido releases a full length album as well as a music video for their single “Insikten”. The brand new album, entitled simply “Fem”, which is Swedish for the number five, was recorded and mixed during the fall of 2018 with engineer John Rönnerblad. Written over the course of a few years, Pyramido has taken the time to let the new material breathe and evolve naturally, not being afraid of trying out new tempos, melodies or ideas sometimes foreign to the genre. The album is released on Vinyl (Red/Black), CD and Digital.