@skopemag news for tuesday – October 29, 2019 @ 11 am est


Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and multi-platinum hard rockers Breaking Benjamin today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests BONES UK will also join the tour on all dates.

Korn announce 2020 co-headlining North American tour with Breaking Benjamin

Arin Ray Releases Visual For His New Song “A Seat” On Interscope Records

Singer-songwriter and producer, Arin Ray (Interscope Records), has just released the sensual video for his song, “A Seat,” directed by Keemotion. Arin shows off his romantic side, as he sets the scene for his woman; replete with roses, champagne and a love note containing the lyrics to the song’s first verse. It is just another side to the Cincinnati-artist whose body of work features everything from love songs, party anthems and street-geared tracks.

Carlos Santana Announces Miraculous 2020 World Tour Dates

Ten time GRAMMY®-Award, three time Latin GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road across Europe this spring for the Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Making stops with his band in Italy, Germany, UK, Scandinavia, and more, they will perform passion-filled songs from their fifty year career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. The tour will commemorate two very important milestones in the iconic guitarist’s career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas. Come find out why Santana has had a song in the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960’s.

Santana’s Miraculous 2020 World Tour Europe Dates:
3/14/20 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
3/15/20 – Zürich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion Zürich
3/17/20 – Kraków, Poland – TAURON Arena Kraków
3/19/20 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena
3/20/20 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
3/22/20 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
3/23/20 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
3/24/20 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
3/26/20 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
3/27/20 – London, UK – The O2
3/29/20 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
3/31/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
4/2/20 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
4/3/20 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
4/5/20 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

NuMetal/Rock act, Ovtlier, Announce “Spineless, Featuring Danny Leal of UPON A BURNING BODY

Recently signed with The Label Group, an INgrooves distributed label the video follows up their latest release, What Doesn’t Kill You, which garnered attention from Revolver, Loudwire, Alt Press, ABC News, Metal Nexus, and more. Ovtlier have already captured the hearts of more than 60K daily followers online, more than 2.5 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube, over half a million streams Spotify,and have been selling out shows around the Northeast. Their latest release, What Doesn’t Kill You takes the listener on a roller-coaster jaunt. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn, Periphery and others, Ovtlier brings the rock and metal edge to a new height of intensity.

SHARONE Releases Official Music Video for “Turn Back Time”!

Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official music video for “Turn Back Time.” A stunning composition merging complex sonic landscapes with deeply layered harmonies, “Turn Back Time” is the second single and video off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7th, 2019.

BLITZ VEGA (feat. Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, ex-Happy Mondays) Release Trippy And Political “Lost and Found” Video

BLITZ VEGA (featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, formerly of Happy Mondays), have released a trippy, vibrant new music video for their song “Lost & Found,” directed by the group’s art director, former graffiti artist Paul Mulvey. The video follows the song’s release last month. In addition to the new video, Blitz Vega will also be releasing their brand new single “LA Vampire” next week on Halloween.

Just in Time for Halloween: AUTOPILOT Releases Zombie Filled Music Video for “Living Dead (Night of the Living Dead)”

Canadian Alternative Rock Band AUTOPILOT has released a zombie dominated music video for their single, “Living Dead (Night of the Living Dead”. Featuring footage from the classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead, “Living Dead” is off of their 2018 released Afterglow.

“Love can be terrifying. In the spirit of Halloween, director Kevin Van Witt put together his take on our track Living Dead edited to the classic movie The Night of the Living Dead.” – Marlon Harder

Mona Visa Fight the Fairytale with ‘Peter Pan’

Brother and sister Jake and Ashleigh might appear to be the archetypal Australian dream: carefree lives under constant Gold Coast sunshine – sadly, the sunshine has regularly turned to darkness. A life often leading to substance addiction, destitution and chaotic relationships threatened to engulf both their lives before fate intervened and their subsequent rebirth as one of dream-pop’s most exciting talents. Peter Pan is their debut release, a magnetic whirlpool of imagery, glistening guitars and Ashleigh’s achingly gorgeous vocals. Mona Visa are life affirming and vital in every sense.


K-pop supergroup and worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, stage a worldwide comeback with the release of their new album, <‘FOLLOW’: FIND YOU>, out today. After a slew of teasers on social media, the group has also released their highly anticipated video for “Follow.” Prior to this release, Monsta X dropped a video for the accompanying title track, “Find You,” which Billboard referred to as an “airy synth-pop ballad.” Elite Daily noted that “Find You” flashed back to clips from previous music videos (“Dramarama,” “Destroyer,” “Shoot Out,” “Alligator”), further showcasing the fluidity of the Monsta X storyline.

Ricky Remedy Drops “Sometimes” Featuring TITUS

“Sometimes” is the second single from Remedy’s forthcoming hip hop focused EP, Over The Counter, due out soon on Dim Mak. It follows September’s colorful single “Body Bag,” featuring guest verses from Smokepurpp and Zay27. Unsure of where his relationships stand and who he can trust, “Sometimes” sees TITUS spiral deep into his thoughts. Filmed in downtown Los Angeles, the No Jumper-premiered music video brings this storyline to life as viewers follow TITUS on his contemplative journey.


Angel Du$t have shared their official music video for “On My Way,” which debuted during Adult Swim’s Toonami broadcast this past Saturday, October 26th. The animated video, which was directed / animated by Dani David-Spickermann, features over 1,750 hand painted frames and is streaming now on the band’s YouTube Channel as well as Adult Swim’s website.

APOLLO BROWN RELEASE DAY: SINCERELY, DETROIT (feat. Royce Da 5’9, Elzhi, Black Milk, Slum Village)

Detroit has an indelible legacy in hip-hop. From artists like J Dilla to Black Milk, from Denaun Porter to Apollo Brown, Detroit’s music has a sound unlike any other. When Apollo Brown set out to create the tribute to his home, he knew he needed to do the city justice.

Featuring over fifty Detroit artists, Apollo Brown’s new double album, Sincerely, Detroit, is a love letter to the culture. From different eras and different walks of life, veterans and newcomers alike lend their styles and deliveries to the twenty-one track album. Featuring artists like Royce Da 5’9″, Crown Nation (Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey), Black Milk, Trick Trick, Elzhi, Slum Village, Illa J, Phat Kat, Clear Soul Forces and many, many more, Sincerely, Detroit is a nearly comprehensive look at the styles and flavors of Detroit.

Hailey Whitters To Join Jordan Davis on His 2020 Trouble Town Tour / “Heartland (Acoustic)” out now

Today, Hailey Whitters announced that she will support Jordan Davis on his Trouble Town Tour in 2020. Whitters will join the tour on February 20, 2020 in Council Bluffs, IA and fans can purchase tickets beginning this Friday, November 1.

Last week, Whitters release released an acoustic, stripped-down version of her song “Heartland” that appeared on her critically acclaimed six-song release The Days. Whitters, who is currently in the midst of fall tours with both Maren Morris and Brent Cobb, has also announced that she will perform at the iconic Stagecoach Festival in 2020.


“I think we have one of the most talented artists coming out in this generation,” says Dallas Martin, SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records, of Roddy Ricch signing. “He makes music so effortlessly, and I think he will have the biggest album of the year.”

Rolling Stone Charts – Post Malone Back at 1; Frank Ocean, Gucci Mane Debut

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding returns to the top spot of the Top 200 Albums chart with 85,000 album units. This marks the album’s fourth week at No.1.

Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” debuts at No. 4 on the Top 100 Songs Chart with over 120,000 song units in its first week.

Frank Ocean’s “DHL” debuts at No. 32 on the Top 100 Songs Chart, with 6.8 million on-demand audio streams last week. The song’s release helped Frank Ocean jump to No. 33 on the Artists 500.

Youngboy Never Broke Again holds onto the top spot of the Artists 500 with close to 150 million streams last week. His album AI Youngboy 2 drops from No. 1 to No. 2, moving 80,500 album units in its second week.