@skopemag news for October 7, 2019 @ 10 am est

Borgore Drops Highly-Anticipated New Album “The Art of Gore” & Reveals New Diplo & Friends Mix

A 13 track album, The Art Of Gore is an eclectic piece of work featuring highly-produced singles across multiple genres including house, hip-hop, trap, dubstep and of course his signature ‘gorestep’ sound. Leading the album with already released singles “Summerlake”, “Tetris”, collaboration with adult film starlet Abella Danger on “911”, A Side/B Side release “Petty” and “Forever In My Debt” with Estonian rapper Tommy Cash, The Art of Gore also features other noteworthy collaborations with Nigerian rapper Princess Vitarah on “Choke Me” and “Bless” with Londonbridge.

Loreena McKennitt – Live at The Royal Albert Hall set for release

Following her highly-successful spring and summer European tours, which drew more than 80,000 people, independent, self-managed Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt has announced her new album will be released November 1, 2019.

Live at The Royal Albert Hall was recorded during her March 13th performance at the prestigious 1871 British venue, as part of her spring tour. The two-disc release features all 20 songs from the concert, seven of which have never before been released as live tracks, including six from her latest album, Lost Souls, her first recording of original songs since 2006. The release will be available through McKennitt’s online store and select retailers worldwide, as well as through all streaming services.

SLØTFACE address climate change on new single + tour w/PUP

Norway’s Sløtface today share “Sink or Swim,” a meditative track and video that looks into the effects of climate change in intimate, personal detail. The song is coupled with lyric video visuals highlighting the work of Rich Horner and Caroline Power, who have been documenting the littering of oceans for years, specifically the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Authority Zero 25 Year Anniversary

Long-running Mesa, AZ-based melodic punk/rock/reggae act Authority Zero will ring in their 25 year anniversary as a band, with the release of ‘Live At The Rebel Lounge,’ a 24-track double LP consisting of the band’s greatest hits and fan favorites, recorded live last July in front of a rapturous hometown crowd over 2 sold-out nights at Phoenix’s The Rebel Lounge.

AUTHORITY ZERO To Celebrate 25 Year Anniversary with 24-Track Double LP

THE ADDAMS FAMILY | New Lyric Video with Karol G

The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Luke Hogan (produced by Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas)

Many an aspiring musician has cursed his or her day job. Not indie folk artist Luke Hogan. His career as a carpenter has helped him to build his career as a musician. For Luke, a fortuitous turn of events enabled him to finance his imaginatively textured debut record, Thank You Stranger, by bartering his skills and building the studio it would soon be recorded in.


The sunny side glam rockers JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love have release their new single and video for the song “Wild Life” today.

Introducing Rasha Jay

This long-time New Jersey resident has been singing for her entire life and credits her Uncle’s eclectic record collection as her inspiration. Blending the unshakeable sound of soul and the energy of rock Rasha Jay seamlessly fuses her love of so many genres into her magnetic resonance. Like Big Mama Thornton and Sister Rosetta Tharp before her, Rasha is not afraid to blast away convention by diving headfirst into “a previous time when women wailed with no apology.”

Chukwu Shares ‘Process’ LP Via mxdwn | Debut Record Out Today Via Veriditas Recordings

Today, NYC-based alternative hip-hop artist Chukwu releases his debut album, Process. mxdwn shared a premiere of the record. Prior to the album, Chukwu shared two singles – “Quiche” and “Free.” The 405 premiered “Quiche,” praising it as “a listen as hypnotic as it is thought-provoking.” Chukwu’s debut LP Process is available now via Veriditas Recordings and you can stream it in full above!

mxdwn PREMIERE: Stream Chukwu’s New Album Process in Full


Kid Buu is vulnerable in his new song I Try/++ LuV $ick, where he opens up about feeling conflicted between holding onto a toxic romance or finally letting go. “Do I want more or less of you,” Buu questions where his priorities lie. The infectious chorus and sickening beat make for a track with a superbly appropriate title.

Kid Buu shares his new song I Try/++ LuV $ick

LISTEN: STELLA MWANGI Today Releases New Song “Ma Itù” As Featured On Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2020

Stella Mwangi has always broken the mold and pushed artistic boundaries. She started writing at just eight years old, but it wasn’t until 2011 that her first international hit “Haba Haba” hit #1 at home in Norway. She continued to deliver hits both in Europe and her native Kenya, while further establishing her stardom representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest. Her 2017 single “Work” topped European dance club charts, and her self-titled debut U.S. on Position Music EP solidified her presence in film and TV, scoring features in blockbuster trailers such as Rough Night and Bad Moms Christmas, and hit television such as Insecure, Being MaryJane, and Rosewood.

2019’s Best Foodie Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising 3.2% between July 2018 and July 2019, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Foodie Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.


Afrobeats star Rema has unveiled his new project, ‘Bad Commando Mixtape’ packed with his signature energy and self-assurance, released worldwide today – October 4th via Mavin Records / Jonzing World / Caroline Australia. The hypnotic, four-track release showcases Rema’s diverse musical influences, from Afro-pop to trap, further cementing his status as one of the most exciting musical talents coming out of West Africa and one to watch worldwide. Recently hailed as a ‘star’ by Lil Nas X, Rema has amassed over 10 million streams worldwide, expressing – “It still feels like a blessing to be chosen for something great, something beyond this world”.

Autumn Owls has released new music for the first time in six years

After legendary DJ, producer and record label owner, James Lavelle, came across some of McFarlane’s unreleased demos. These songs became the album, Poverty and Ambition. Inspired by life in Gaza, Dead Snakes was produced by Cameron Craig (Bjork, Unkle, Pulp), and will be the second single to be released from the album.

“Incredibly adventurous and exploratory, both compelling and unsettling” – Daytrotter

” Think the Sea And Cake, Mike Kinsella and the late Jay Bennett joining Nick Cave onstage” – Magnet

“Music filled with pathos, you can’t help but close your eyes and travel along with each note” – Filter

Yoke Lore returns with “Dead Ringer”

Today, Yoke Lore releases track “Dead Ringer” in anticipation of his North American headline tour. The stirring single is debuted alongside a remix by Young & Sick. The song, which grapples with Adrian’s interpretation of pace and emotion, gets an EDM take with Adrian’s wistful, hypnotic vocals over an upbeat dance melody.