@skopemag news for Friday October 25, 2019 @ 1 pm est

Brooklyn’s CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Premieres Official Video “Second Sight (The Seer)” @ CVLT NATION

As promised, instrumental Post-Doom quartet CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC will release their sixth album on October 31, 2019, on Halloween. The new record ‘Second Sight’ features two 20-minute songs on two sides of vinyl and is the second of two CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC records out this year.

Consider ‘Second Sight’ to be Part 2 of a two record set, which sees the band maintaining their “Riffs Rule All” credo, with added doses of introspection by way of mixed tempos, spacy interludes, jazzy breaks, and epic finales that started with ‘Evil Eye’. As with its predecessor, each song is divided into three parts and explores the worlds of Lesser and Greater Magic, as inspired by The Theory and Practice of Satanic Magic, which is part of The Satanic Bible.

Don’t let this trip end! CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC “Second Sight”

JS Williams – “Hôtel Des Arts”

“The video for my new single, “Hôtel Des Arts,” is very closely related to the story of the song and directors Kristina Wagenbauer and Filip Piskorzynki were able to encapsulate this story in a beautiful and poetic video where the main character is played by the incredibly talented Juliette Gariépy, a Montreal-based actress.”

BTS breaks another Guinness World Records title

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement can confirm BTS are the record holders for the Fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok with a record time of 3 hours and 31 minutes.

The South Korean K-Pop sensation announced their new venture on September 25th with a tweet from their official Twitter account. The band officially joined the platform at 6:40AM EST. Word spread rapidly amongst their army of social media followers, and by 10:11AM EST they had reached their first million.

ings shares heartwarming dual single, “Best Friend Meditation” & “Amelia” 

Words from Inge on the songs:
On “Best Friend Meditation”: “I believe that friendship is vastly under-appreciated as a cultural value, so this meditation is meant to focus awareness on a best friend in your life, and to imagine yourself being fully seen and loved by them, and they you.”

On “Amelia”: “This is a love song for a friend, because I think friends deserve more love songs, don’t you? There is an art to being a supportive friend: being there for someone without making it about you.”

Out Today – Toby Keith Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years in stores now

The 2005 launch of his own record label Show Dog Nashville was the final step in Toby Keith’s journey to complete musical freedom, and he’s marking the creative control he’s enjoyed since with Toby Keith Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years.

Out today October 25, the collection features more than a dozen tracks with four newly recorded songs including “Don’t Let The Old Man In” and “That’s Country Bro,” which he performed on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, as well as on NBC’s Today, the CMT Music Awards, and The Voice finale earlier this summer.

REDEYΕ CARAVAN – new single “El Muerto” – Official video.

Redeye Caravan released their new single titled “El Muerto” which will be included on their upcoming full-length album titled “Nostrum Remedium”. They also released an excellent official video.

OTHERWISE Release New Video For ‘Lifted’

OTHERWISE released a video for the new song, ‘Lifted’ today. The Chisel Pixel Productions directed video was shot in Los Angeles last month. Regarding the shoot, OTHERWISE member Adrian Patrick said, “Making the video for Lifted was perhaps the most fun we’ve ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten Title Group), the vehicles & girls were drop-dead gorgeous but the best part was having our family & friends there to celebrate with us; even our Mom stopped by for a few!

Mipso Announce Winter 2020 “Living Room Tour”

Today, as indie-folk darlings Mipso prepare for an extensive European fall tour, the band is excited to announce their January 2020 “Living Room Tour.” For this limited run of intimate shows, Mipso hits listening rooms and theaters in the southeast and the Midwest to showcase their live show­­––full of wistful beauty and moving melodies and lyrics­––in a stripped-down setting. Beginning January 16th, 2020 in Vienna, VA, the band will travel to 10 cities across Appalachia and the Midwest, concluding at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN on January 26th, 2020. Joining Mipso for support along the Living Room Tour is Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) & Benjamin Lazar Davis, performing together in support of a new album the duo will be releasing in 2020.

Mipso Announce Intimate Winter 2020 “Living Room Tour”

Oscar Jerome – Lizard Street (Kamasi Washington, Kokoroko)

Picking up on what’s been a busy few months for Oscar, ‘Lizard Street’ and the recently-released ‘Live In Amsterdam’ album both go to show exactly why the singer, songwriter and guitarist has become such a key name on the London jazz circuit, even though following his own singular, more soulful trajectory. He’s collaborated on stage or in the studio with the likes of Kamasi Wahsington, Shabaka Hutchings, Lianne La Havas, Yussef Dayes and Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and consistently sold out shows in the capital, most recently Village Underground and EartH. On top of that, he also recently starred in the campaign for the new ‘All Together Now’ collection by Stella McCartney (who also happened to provide the wardrobe for this ‘Lizard Street’ video.)

BLACKTHORNE: Self-Titled LP By Twin Cities Extreme Metal Band Streaming At MetalBite

As Twin Cities extreme metal outfit BLACKTHORNE prepares for this Friday’s official release of their eponymous debut LP, the album is now playing early through an exclusive stream hosted by MetalBite. Blackthorne will be issued through a multi-label co-op deployment by Nefarious Industries, JEMS, 5nakefork Records, and the band’s Damien Records.


Today Joe Walsh, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and multi-GRAMMY Award winning musician, announced the addition of the Doobie Brothers to his 3rd annual VetsAid music festival. The stellar lineup will feature sets from ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Joe Walsh and will take place at 5:30pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019, on the eve of Veterans Day, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

VetsAid, Walsh’s 501C3 not for profit, has disbursed nearly $1.2M in grants to veterans’ services organizations on the national level and the regional level with a focus on the festival’s host city.

Joe Walsh’s VetsAid Heads to Houston With ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell

“Give A Little” – Scenic Route to Alaska

The band’s new single, “Give A Little,” is their first taste of new music in over 18 months and a more organic, unfiltered take on their sound. The recording effortlessly captures the band’s exciting live performances, where the energy is palpable.

Alice Boman Shares “Glacial” (CLASH) New Single “The More I Cry,”

Sweden’s Alice Boman today shared “The More I Cry,” the third single from her forthcoming debut album Dream On, out January 17th via [PIAS], produced by Patrik Berger (Robyn, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen). Boman explains the genesis of this poignant ballad, saying “This is the last song that I wrote for the album and to me it’s a special one. I played it for Patrik one day in the studio and we got inspired and started to play around on his old synths and recorded the whole core of the song that same day. We listened to Elvis Presley’s beautiful recording of ‘Blue Moon.’ Patrik has this old 50’s mic that I fell in love with- that I actually think is meant for drums- that we recorded my vocals on.”

Cologne, Germany’s COMA Share Surreal Video For New Single “Spiracles,”

“‘Spiracles’ was finished really quickly because it sounded great from the beginning. As soon as we put in the vocal part, the whole arrangement was already made,” says Marius Bubat of COMA. “We like that the lyrics seem to reflect a certain feeling that people have about our environment, even if I wanted to write down a feeling that reflects human behaviour in general. When we played it to people, some of them even thought the song is about the problem of bee mortality.”


Larsson recorded “Invisible” specifically for Klaus, the Netflix animated feature film directed by Sergio Pablos (co-creator of Despicable Me). Klaus arrives in U.S. theaters November 8th and will debut worldwide on Netflix November 15th.

Tim Atlas (Zane Lowe, Goldroom) | New Single, Announces New EP, US Tour

LA-based Zane Lowe-supported R&B Neo-soul artist, Tim Atlas, is today sharing the flawlessly choreographed music video for new single ‘Tangerine’ – produced by Sean Fischer (AKA French Braids), this is the latest to be lifted from his forthcoming EP, Together Lonely which is due for release on November 8, 2019. The new seven-track EP will be trailed with a US tour supporting Goldroom taking in a hometown slot at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles on November 9, 2019. Further UK/EU dates are expected in late 2019/early 2020 – the forthcoming nine US 2019 shows are below.

RYTE premiere gloomy new track via Doomed & Stoned!

Vienna-based psychedelic doom unit RYTE announce the release of their self-titled debut album ‘Ryte’ and unleash a trance-inducing first song right now on Doomed & Stoned!

“”Invaders” is the fourth, last and shortest track on the record. We intended to do something heavy ‘n psychedelic, so we created “Invaders” which is basically about the fact that we are not the primary force in the universe. Inter-dimensional creatures from the deepest depths of another dimension, invading the minds of sleeping earthlings and forcing them into lucid dreaming. Dare to dig in!” comments the band


The California Roots Music and Arts Festival has had much to celebrate in 2019 with a successful ten year event, launching their own radio show “Cali Roots Radio” on SiriusXM’s “The Joint,” and through a new strategic partnership with Reggae Rise Up. Cali Roots is thrilled to announce its first round of artists for their 11th annual festival held at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 22-24, 2020. Pre-sale starts Monday, October 28 from 10am to 10pm PST.


Last week, Morris concluded her GIRL: The World Tour in support of her record-setting, critically-acclaimed LP GIRL, which includes the original version of “The Bones.” Morris co-wrote the Gold-certified hit – which has amassed more than 126 million on-demand streams – with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz. Morris is currently nominated for six CMA Awards, the most of any artist this year, including Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as Album of the Year (GIRL), Single, Song, and Music Video of the Year (“Girl”), and Musical Event of the Year (“All My Favorite People” featuring Brothers Osborne).

BLACKWOOD: blackened doom dub project stream eerie first single!

BLACKWOOD is Eraldo Bernocchi’s solo doom dub project; the Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist started his career in the late 70’s as a guitarist in independent punk bands. “Of Flies” is the first and eponymous track of this new EP and features Minipony vocalist Emilia Moncayo, whose vocals is constantly balancing among growling and rhythmic wording.

Dropkick Murphys To Join Punk Icons The Original Misfits Featuring Glenn Danzig & Jerry Only At Wells Fargo Center In Philadelphia December 14

The Original MISFITS, one of America’s most crucially influential, genre-defying bands, will perform with original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 14. The Original Misfits also feature long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and preeminent drummer Dave Lombardo. They will be joined by special guests Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front.

Dropkick Murphys To Join Punk Icons The Original Misfits Featuring Glenn Danzig & Jerry Only At Wells Fargo Center In Philadelphia December 14


PRETTYMUCH and CNCO team up to make pop history with the release of their new Spanglish single “Me Necesita” today. The song was produced by hit maker Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande, Katy Perry). Listen to the explosive track here.

Sound Royalties Helps New Jersey Hip Hop Veteran, Mesa, Produce New Tracks for a Global Audience

Mesa, a multi-talented, 32-year-old rap artist and producer from West New York, N.J. has topped well over 17 million streams on Spotify. And though he isn’t a household name yet, the royalties earned from digital downloads and streams make up a significant part of the artist’s income and allow him to finance new creative projects to scale his business, career and revenues even higher.

Like many independent artists, Mesa works with a distributor to place his songs on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Pandora and other platforms. The more copyright-protected tracks he can place on these platforms, the more income-producing royalty streams flow into his bank account. With royalty income, Mesa accessed Sound Royalties’ financing to enable him to create even more music.

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Last night, while performing a sold-out show in London, rising UK singer-songwriter Plested shared his new music video for “The Least That I Could Do,” directed by Conner Evert (Alec Benjamin). Co-written by Plested, Joe Garrett (ZAYN, Jamie Cullum), and DJ Frank E (Charlie Puth), who also produced, Plested’s newest single is available everywhere.

“Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend”

Peter Curtis is a guitarist and composer. He has performed or recorded with notable jazz and blues musicians including Claudia Acuna, James Carter, Freddy Cole, Taj Mahal, Barbra Morrison and James Moody. He has played in some of the top jazz clubs in Southern California as well as in New York’s Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has performed on Black Entertainment Television. In Europe, some of the venues at which he has appeared include A- Trane in Berlin, Sounds in Brussels, The Jazz Garden in Budapest, Jazz Club in Florence, Der Regentenkammer in the Hague, Jumpin’ Jazz Ballroom in Milan, Studio Des Islettes in Paris, Reduta in Prague and The Gig in Zurich.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Announces Spring 2020 Stronger Magic Tour

Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. announced today a spring 2020 tour “Stronger Magic Tour.” The tour kicks off March 8 in Las Vegas, NV, hitting cities such as San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Detroit & Boston. Tickets will be on sale starting this Friday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. local.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Announces Spring 2020 Stronger Magic Tour