@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am est

The Raven Age // New Video “The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships”

It is a beautiful song that showcases the band’s softer side – highlighting the vocal quality of Matt James along with the incredibly delicate guitar work of George Harris (son of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris).

The Raven Age has toured with the diverse likes of Iron Maiden, Tremonti, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax and Delain. After the announcement of new vocalist Matt James last year and a steady stream of new music and non-stop touring, it’s an exciting time for the group who were awarded Best New Band 2017 by Planet Rock and championed as “the UK’s next brightest metal hope” by Metal Hammer.


Grey’s new video for “Grey Area” featuring Sofia Carson is out today. The song and video both depict the relatable feeling of being in “love limbo.” The seasonally-themed video shows Sofia Carson and Grey’s own Kyle Trewartha both enjoying their time together and finding themselves caught in their own heads as they ponder where they stand with one another. The two face-off in frustration, but little do they know, they are both fighting on the same side, feeling the same inner struggle. Watch the video for “Grey Area” HERE.

Multitalented artist Ignacio Peña releases accompanying lyric video for his new song Can It Wait?

Following the release of his latest song Can It Wait?, the seventh single from his Songs for the Fall of an Empire, his fourth recorded album, gifted Puerto Rican music producer and visual artist Ignacio Peña is also releasing the accompanying lyric video.

In line with his artistic work, the visual aspect of Songs for the Fall of an Empire presents a detailed listing of social and economic issues, topics inspired by the writings of authors such as Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, as well as American economist and former Wall Street analyst Michael Hudson’s Killing the Host, Forgive Them Their Debts, and J is for Junk Economics.

Used Cassettes return with new garage rocker “It’s My Night” | Final LP on the way

The track premiered via The Vinyl District where the band shared, “We often see our own actions as more just, more important than those around us. ‘It’s My Night’ takes this premise and softens its edges with catchy melodies and tight time changes, reflecting some of the wry humor in our often myopic lives.”

TVD Premiere: Used Cassettes, “It’s My Night”

Introducing Benedict and debut single, ‘Oh Fool’

Melbourne singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Benedict emerges with triumphant debut single, ‘Oh Fool’.

Benedict’s compelling first offering draws on elements of alt-pop, indie and world, showcasing the artist’s powerful, soaring vocals. Written in isolation in a cabin in the Victorian mountains, Benedict waited in the wings, honing her craft and her own brand of vivid, multidimensional musicality.

The Future Of What podcast tackles distribution issues in the record business

At the beginning of the year, record stores big and small started noticing a difference between what they ordered and what they received in the mail. This became all the more noticeable when stores were shorted important and highly sought after titles for Record Store Day in April. Since then, the problem has only gotten worse according to some, and bands have missed their street dates entirely in the process, costing them countless dollars, but also chart positions, which means losing out on radio and television opportunities.

Virginia Marcs “Wild” Video is Dazzling Generational Tale of Self-Destruction

On December 6, indie art-pop siren Virginia Marcs releases the dazzling, disturbing video for “Wild,” a song from her debut record Climbing the Wall. This collaboration with MTV VMA award-winning editor and director, Alexander Hammer (Beyoncé, Lizzo), explores a deliciously lush fantasy following Virginia through a manic night of excess. “Wild” illustrates the performative nature of the ‘young, wild and free’ stereotype and the chaos it wreaks on one’s psyche and life. Does she search for more burning to do, or end the cycle?


“They are still the first ladies of Quality Control and the first girl duo to make substantial noise since Salt N’ Pepa. Probably the most impactful duo since OutKast, UGK, CNN or Mobb Deep changed how we even saw Hip-Hop twofrs. #YupWeSaidIt” – THE SOURCE

“They rap ferociously in pursuit of victory, dismissing cash-poor suitors and unworthy foes.” -THE NEW YORKER

The Skelton Collective Share ‘Coffee & Hope’ Single

Coffee & Hope is the new single from Perth based quartet The Skelton Collective. Raw, honest lyrics balanced with a quirky, up-beat sound bring you an alt-pop bop that’s not afraid to ask “Are you ok?”.

Coffee & Hope invites you behind the scenes to share a more intimate and more vulnerable side of the band. The Skelton Collective opens up about some of their experiences in living with anxiety and other mental health issues, shining a light on darker thoughts but still remaining upbeat and optimistic.

SUN SILVA release propulsive new single ‘Ride’

SUN SILVA have released their brand new single ‘Ride’. The new song comes ahead of their largest headline show yet at London’s Colours on December 3rd.

‘Ride’ is a high-octane cut from the London indie collective. The song’s kaleidoscopic psychedelic flourishes are paired with propulsive riffs in the explosive chorus, which results in a sound playing like a combination of Foals, Temples and Tame Impala.

Watch > Ego Ella May Shares New Video > ‘Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys’ > watch here

Intrinsically weaving the worlds of neo-soul and contemporary jazz compositions, South London songwriter and vocalist Ego Ella May, reveals her stunning new single ‘Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys’, produced by Eun (Georgia Anne Muldrow, Nubya Garcia).

ARCANA 13: horror cult rockers announce new EP and video teaser!

ARCANA 13’s ‘Black Death’ EP will be released this January 17th on extra limited silver 7-inch vinyl through Aural Music, featuring iconic artwork by Branca Studio. Watch the creepy teaser by Chariot Of Black Moth now!

Deep into the darkness a spine chilling scream cuts through the fog. Filthy fuzz sounds start consuming the air. A deep rumble of drums and square waves get the earth shaking. This is the Horror Doom march of ARCANA 13… for the dead are listening.

Arcana 13 to Release Black Death 7″ on Jan. 17; New Teaser Premieres

Malamorte (Italy) – launch “God Needs Evil” album preview

This new chapter outline the heavy and thrash sulphureous sound with a touch of power metal sustained by melodic and granitic guitars riff going through fast breathtaking moments of epic sounds which emphasizes the atmosphere of the opera. “God Needs Evil” is a mystic and occult experience told in 9 tracks.

The Weeknd shares new song “Heartless”

Grammy Award-winning, Diamond-certified artist The Weeknd has shared his new track “Heartless,” out now everywhere. Listen to the song below and watch for more coming soon.

Listen to “Heartless”:

Consequence Of Sound Premiere Smoke Fairies New Video: ‘Disconnect’

Smoke Fairies unveil their new video for ‘Disconnect’ directed by Annick Wolfers. The track is the second single from their forthcoming album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home out on January 31st, 2020. Katherine Blamire talks about the idea for the clip: “The video was a really simple idea encapsulating how your everyday domestic world gets turned upside down when someone gets inside your head – how your normal world goes slightly askew and there is a sense of strangeness to everything you normally go about doing ”

Smoke Fairies share the Origins of new video “Disconnect”: Watch


Returning to Revealed Recordings with a hero’s welcome after the success of the appropriately titled ‘Young & Invincible’ with Kura, 24-year-old Dutch wunderkind Jimmy Clash this time joins forces with South Korea’s progressive prodigy Vanto, on what will be their second collaboration on the label following ‘Golden Skies’ last year. The track is titled ‘Forever’ and gives a voice to up and coming Swedish Songstress Maria Mathea who performs vocals.