@skopemag news for – tuesday – november 19, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est


Filmed on location throughout 2019 during their headlining European tour and their support slot with The Misfits, “No One’s Victim” is the CRO-MAGS first music video since the 1992 clip “The Paths Of Perfection.” It was the bands previous video, 1987’s “We Gotta Know,” that gave MTV audiences a view into the crossover world of metal, thrash and punk that defined the CRO-MAGS as a pioneer of a still boot-stomping scene that refuses to die. The proof is evidenced in the new video.

Epicenter 2020: Music Lineup Announced

The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The diverse and massive music lineup for Epicenter also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (in an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance), Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge and many more.


Robotaki – who is the man behind the mask?

This one is a double single but personally I really liked “Quasar”! The track is “literally about quasars; super-massive black holes that suck in matter and emit radiant energy, that consistently feed each other at a universal level”.

Over the past decade, Robotaki has built an impressive career in the music industry, leaving behind a masters degree in Cell Biology to create, design and compose. “Quasar”’s blistering synths and celestial rhythms erupt into a supernova of shimmering electronics, taking you on a glittering journey through the cosmos.

Xenia Rubinos Unveils New Double Single “DIOSA VS BUGEISHA”

“‘DIOSA’ is a track I’d had in mind for a long time,” she continued. “The hook is what I envisioned myself chanting to a friend or a woman I admired to encourage her to keep going and to feel in her power. Diosa (goddess), Reina (queen), Chula (hottie), Bella (beautiful) – I envisioned women getting ready, looking themselves in the mirror, dancing solo in their rooms- it’s an anthem to hype yourself up and start something.”

Eve Owen Shares Aaron Dessner (The National)-Produced Debut Single “She Says,” Joins 37d03d Records

An intimate portrait of loneliness and longing, the song “came from realizing how lucky I am to have my family, and wondering what it would be like if my parents weren’t there for me,” Owen explains. The poignant accompanying video for “She Says”—directed by her sister and frequent collaborator, Hannah—mirrors the song’s search for meaning and connection. “When working together professionally, we always lean into our relationship as sisters. It’s always a really natural and organic process,” says Hannah Owen. “We shot this video on an iPhone using stop motion. It was just the two of us working alone for three days. The ideas shifted and changed throughout the shoot. We really wanted to create an atmosphere where we could play off each other and experiment.” “She Says” is available now at all DSPs.


On loan from Brooklyn rock band The Slim Kings, singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner’s new video does not rock. It doesn’t folk-rock either, as fans of his solo work might expect – it swings. In MSB’s dreams, it’s Bennett, Sinatra, or Martin, but there’s a punk side to the track because he’s not a crooner by trade. It is tailor-made for people who think Bublé is cheese, but dig young gents singing and writing tunes for Big Band. Pop and jazz fans alike will latch onto this “Autumn in New York” release by the Big Apple native.

PREMIERE: Michael Sackler-Berner Releases New Music Video For “City Living”

Salim Nourallah (indie-rock singer-songwriter) announces new EP set for release in January

When asked to sum up his 25-year career in music, singer/songwriter/producer Salim Nourallah says, “I feel like the Texas version of Nick Lowe, except I haven’t entered my silver-haired crooner phase yet.” When he was a kid, Nourallah looked up to Lowe, mainly because he was the best example teenage Salim could find of a musician who led a double life of sorts, making his own records while also producing other artists. It’s still a relatively uncommon phenomenon.

Salim Nourallah tour dates with Rhett Miller:
Feb 5 – Toronto, ON / Horseshoe Tavern
Feb 6 – Buffalo, NY / The 9th Ward
Feb 8 – South Salem, NY / The Heights
Feb 9 – Washington, DC / Black Cat

Baxter Dury Shares New Track “Slumlord”

Failed Fashionistas, Instagram voyeurs, jilted Romeos, reeking insecurity, the willingly self deluded, the comically unware, the Night Chancers… “Baxter Loves You”.

Baxter Dury is pleased to announce he will be releasing his brand new album The Night Chancers on March 20th, 2020 through Heavenly Recordings. The album was co-produced by long time collaborator Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, John Grant, Arctic Monkeys) and Baxter, and was recorded at Hoxa studios West Hampstead in May 2019. In addition to this news Baxter has shared the first cut from the record, titled “Slumlord”, and its accompanying video.

Brighton dreamers HANYA share tender EP lead single ‘Dream Wife’

Brighton’s indie talent pool shows no signs of drying up anytime soon if HANYA have any say in the matter.

Emerging as the latest enticing from the city’s thriving music scene, the dreamy quartet share tender lead single Dream Wife, taken from forthcoming EP Sea Shoes set for release early next year.

Emarosa Releases New Single “Ready To Love”

“Ready To Love,” which premiered this morning on Billboard, continues the path Emarosa traveled with Peach Club to put their scuzzed-up riffing in the rearview mirror. Juxtaposing subtle riffs and glittering hooks with candid and heavy-handed storytelling, Peach Club is weaved together with spirited chimes, synths and infectiously danceable bass riffs.

The Ballroom Thieves to release ‘Unlovely’

The Ballroom Thieves – Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello, bass), Martin Earley (vocals, guitar), and Devin Mauch (vocals, percussion) – have announced their latest full-length album Unlovely will be released on February 14, 2020 via Nettwerk Records. With subject matters ranging from female empowerment and the destruction of patriarchy, to love in a committed relationship, to their fury about the current state of American leadership, this collection of tracks is the distillation of the band’s personal and political passions.

DARK BELOW Release Official Lyric Video for “Halo”

“The song was written really quickly, which is odd for us. There is stuff we’ve been messing around with for years that we can’t seem to make into something we really like, so it was nice to have Halo come together so easily.

We originally wrote the song in a different tuning and stopped playing it for a while after we went away from using multiple tunings for live shows. I couldn’t quite hit all of the notes when we played it in our usual tuning (drop C), so we changed the melody in the chorus a bit to accomodate that. I wasn’t sure it would work, but I think it ended up turning out better after the changes.” – DARK BELOW


“This stripped performance video was so fun to shoot, says frontwoman Rena Lovelis. “We filmed the entire video in our home studio in the valley. Nia, Casey, and I actually went to the craft store and got candles, feather boas and whatnot to help with the art direction. it really came alive with the lighting.”

The Lone Bellow share new song; album out in Feb

“When the day is done, I often find myself wondering if I am losing my sense of wonder,” says Williams. “My mind goes back to very specific memories. One is of my cousin and I driving in his old S10 pick up truck with a tape of Moondance in the deck that we found in his brother’s room. I remember watching the pine trees go by in the truck’s windows as we sang ‘and it stoned me to my soul.’ I remember the hope of the future and the absolute awe of life just pouring into our 16-year-old minds. I never want to lose that sense of wonder. I think that probably goes for all of us.”