@skopemag news for – #tgif – november 8, 2019 @ 8 am est

UMe Swings Into The Holiday Season With Newly-Created Animated Videos For Iconic Christmas Songs

This holiday season some of the most well-known holiday songs will receive the gift of their first-ever official music videos. UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, has partnered with legendary artists and estates to create vibrant new visuals for songs that have never before had a video.

SONS OF TEXAS Return with New EP, Resurgence, on November 11 and Headline Tour

Two years since the release of their last full-length album, Texas-based metal band SONS OF TEXAS has returned with a new EP, Resurgence, set for release on November 11, and a headline tour with guests September Mourning.

Resurgence features three new songs, including the single “Lock, Stock & Barrel.” A video for the track will be revealed in the coming weeks.


BLACKTOP MOJO premiere today the second video from their Under the Sun record, “Come Get Your Coat”. This follows the video for the debut single from Under the Sun, “Can’t Sleep,” which was released in June and peaked at #28 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart.

The circus themed video for “Come Get Your Coat” was directed by Dustin Dow and filmed in the band’s hometown of Palestine, TX.

French melodic metallers EZOX shared new music video “Stay With Me”

A few weeks after the official release of their brand new full-length album ‘One Last Breath’, French melodic metallers EZOX just unveiled a new music video illustrating the song “Stay With Me” and available right now on YouTube.

In addition to this video, the album is still available for both physical and digital versions bandcamp.

Continuing His Musical Saga, Dante Mazzetti Announces New EP “Hotel Vol. 2”

Singer-songwriter Dante Mazzetti recently announced his new EP Hotel Vol. 2, slated for release on November 22nd. Keeping with the themes and story-telling from his July EP, Hotel Vol. 2 continues the tale of a troubled man finding a new life and new challenges. Through 4 new original tracks, Dante Mazzetti tackles a darker tone, infusing his sound with somber vocals and bluesy undertones.

Continuing His Musical Saga, Dante Mazzetti Announces New EP “Hotel Vol. 2”

BLACK TUSK Kick Off U.S. Headlining Dates Tomorrow, November 8!

Savannah, GA sludge rockers BLACK TUSK are kicking off their U.S. tour dates tomorrow, November 8 in Asheville, NC. The trek will conclude on November 16 in Wilmington, NC. The band will be supported by CHILD BITE for all dates, except tomorrow, in which they will instead be joined by label-mates BASK.

EL DRUGSTORE: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Samaritrophia” By New Jersey Tech/Instrumental Trio

BrooklynVegan is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Samaritrophia,” the new single from New Jersey instrumental/technical metal trio EL DRUGSTORE, and their new album, The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas. The band, with current and former members of East Of The Wall and more in its ranks, will release the album through Nefarious Industries next Friday, in conjunction with a newly-booked record release show.


Today, British award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash has revealed her Aidan Zamiri-directed video for her latest single, “Bad Lieutenant.” A UK garage-inspired track about “being able to handle anything that’s thrown at you,” Nash explains, the video premiered on NYLON Magazine today.

Magic Kingdom release new lyric video for ‘MetAlmighty’

Belgian guitarist Dushan Petrossi is not only the driving force behind IRON MASK, he is also the mastermind of the symphonic speed metallers MAGIC KINGDOM, which have released five albums and achieved international success, especially in Europe, Asia and South America.

About Person & P.E.

Person is the debut from NYC’s P.E., a band born of the city’s art-punk underground and dedicated to freaky experimentation. Comprising Veronica Torres, Jonathan Campolo, and Benjamin Jaffe (all of the beloved and freshly defunct Pill) alongside Jonathan Schenke and Bob Jones of the electronic/art-rock favorites Eaters, P.E. features some of NYC’s most notable experimental voices. Early shows were entirely improvisational, allowing the group to develop a collaborative chemistry that led to an equally free-form recording process.

CRYSTAL VIPER release their new lyric video for single ‘Bright Lights’

CRYSTAL VIPER is a female fronted heavy metal act from Poland, founded by the singer, guitarist and composer, Marta Gabriel. Regular touring and festival appearances in more than 15 countries, 6 studio albums, and multiple singles and EP releases since 2007 have, established their position and made them known as one of the most hard working and determined bands of their generation.

Rosalía Unveils New Song & Video Today With the Release Of “A PALE”

Widely hailed over the course of the last year as one of the most exciting new artists in the world, Rosalía has continued to share frequent new music releases that combine her strong roots in Spanish flamenco and love of contemporary global rhythms, to create a distinctive musical style often accompanied by dynamic visual presentations. Today, in conjunction with this week’s one-year anniversary of her landmark “El Mal Querer” album, Rosalía is again delighting fans with the release of her new song and video “A Pale”.

Easy Life Release ‘Sangria’ Featuring Arlo Parks

Lyrically, ‘Sangria’ – says Easy Life front-man Murray – “is about emotional dependency, and missing someone bitterly. Even though sometimes the triggers that remind you of someone aren’t always healthy, these are often still the most potent and desirable. It’s a love song in its rawest form yet contains undertones of something slightly sinister. Arlo is able to express this delicate paradox with me and she is the only person I can imagine sharing this sentiment with so perfectly.”

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Cooks Up Some Cash in “Pirate” (Prod. by Tay Keith)

Known for his soft-spoken, hard-hitting bars, Hoodrich Pablo Juan always delivers high quality trap music. Offering an inside glimpse at his ATL operation, Pablo shares “Pirate,” his latest video. With a rumbling beat from Memphis superproducer Tay Keith, defined by a creeping left-hand piano melody, “Pirate” takes swipes at jealous rivals and flaunts his hard-earned wealth with a nimble flow: “MPR chain, graffiti in 3D/Old school dope, I spin it like CDs/How you gonna hate when you really wanna be me?” Directed by JuddyRemixDem, the video melds the glitz of high fashion with the grittiness of street life, Pablo stunts with his crew in the kitchen, working the stove and counting their Benjamins in designer ski masks. “Pirate” is the latest video from DMV, the 1017 Eskimo signee’s latest album, following the outrageous video for “Minute Maid” and the revealing clip for “DMV Intro.”

UK Artist Celeste Shares Fiery Official Video For “Strange”

Rising UK soul artist Celeste shares the official video for her haunting current single “Strange” today. The striking, fiery visual was shot in Bulgaria last month and directed by Silent Tapes, the London-based filmmaking duo who have previously helmed videos for the likes of Stefflon Don, Mahalia, Wizkid and Not3s. “The video begins at the end and comes full circle,” explains Celeste, “representing the reckless behaviours which can lead you from being lovers to strangers.” It coincides with the announcement of Celeste as one of VEVO UK’s Ones To Watch for 2020. Celeste recently announced a headline tour for April 2020, her biggest UK shows to date including London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.