@skopemag news – weekend – june 7, 2020 @ 4 pm est

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SPiN – ‘Don’t Knock on that Door’

The song is a deeply personal Genre and Style bending song about a tragedy causing an unfixable rift in a relationship. The song features a mandolin in several sections and the lyric video is based around a kaleidoscope, signifying the escape and the self-doubt that manifests itself during tragedy.

Psycle Releases Lyric Video for Single “Last Chance for the Saints”

Psycle has released their lyric video for their third single “Last Chance for the Saints.” The band will release their new album titled Kill the Machine via The Label Group/INgrooves on June 12, 2020.


ANE BRUN has announced details of a brand new single, ‘Honey’, which will be released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings, on June 5, 2020. It’s the fifth taste of her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, which will represent her first of original material since 2015’s acclaimed When I’m Free. Due in stores this autumn, it follows 2017’s exquisite collection of cover versions, Leave Me Breathless. BRUN embarks on a lengthy European tour in October.

SKELETON: Austin Blackened Metal/Punk Unit Releases “Mark Of Death” Video

Having plied their black-market trade for several years in grime infested underground dungeons and sub-basements, SKELETON’s first LP is a cataclysmic expansion of the band’s unhallowed vision venturing well beyond its earlier borders.Though some might be prone to lazily apply simplistic genre tags to SKELETON’s style, the reality is far more sweeping. Probably the most savage and intelligent dark punk/metal hybrid in years, the eleven tracks comprising Skeleton signal the black dawn of a new breed; war-like hymns for the soldiers of a scorched apocalypse to come, from which a bleak alternate future will emerge. And when the final somber strains of “Catacombs” close out the album, an eerie sense of the end as the beginning lingers like a morbid premonition.

Cellus Hamilton collabs with Brittney Carter in new song “Same War”

Conceptually risk-taking and consistently pushing boundaries, Cellus Hamilton has returned with yet another new single. The hip hop lyricist brings us a mellow, introspective track as he dissects the concept of guilt. The song features Chicago emcee Brittney Carter and “feel-good” production from Temper. Cellus Hamilton and Brittney Carter trade verses as they describe the mental warfare of fighting to believe that Jesus has freed you from even the things that don’t seem like they’ve let go of you yet.


West Coast Highway Cosmic sees Datura4 stretch out and experiment with their sound that they’ve been building on ever since their debut release Demon Blues in 2015. “I see every album as an extension from the previous one,” admits frontman Dom Mariani, “and I’m conscious about not rehashing the same things over. The collection of tunes on WCHC is slightly more eclectic than on the previous albums, which makes it really interesting and exciting for albums in the future. There was a more spontaneous and looser approach for the majority of the recording, where we would take the basic song idea and let things go until we had the take that we liked. We got into the grooves you might say.”

For Skope: DØBER returns to Protocol with riding tech/electro-influenced “Tear The Roof” (out now)

DØBER is back on Protocol with his new single “Tear The Roof,” a party-ready track that follows up on his debut “Twisted” EP from earlier this year. The release received a strong welcome, amassing over 130k streams on Spotify since its release on February 14th. The newcomer’s propensity for intense club music, that toes the line between electro and tech-house, is once again evident in the form of heavy percussive synths over a driving bassline and distorted, catchy vocals. “Tear The Roof” is uniquely different from previous tracks “Make It Better” and “Losing My Mind,” which channeled more groovy and trap influences, respectively, indicating that DØBER has more up his sleeve than meets the eye.

San Diego “Homo Riot Hardcore Punks” The Gay Agenda Release New Album ‘Penetrating’ Today Via La Escalera Records

Self-described “homo riot hardcore punk outfit from San Diego,” The Gay Agenda has just dropped a new record titled ‘Penetrating’ via La Escalera Records.

Recorded entirely live in one take, the album was mixed and mastered by Ed Talorda and blends punk and metal into punishing queercore chaos. Influences on their sound range from Limpwrist and The HIRS Collective to Napalm Death, Tragedy and Disrupt.

SINE Releases Her New Music Video “Desolate District” feat Chris Connelly (Pigface, Ministry, Revolting Cocks)

Alternative electronic act SINE releases their first video single of the year from their forthcoming album, Mantis, with the track Desolate District. The song is highlighted by a compelling vocal and lyrical contribution from Chris Connelly (ex-Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface), marking one of Connelly’s first appearances since announcing his departure from the previous 2020 Ministry tour. The song was written in December of 2019, before the pandemic drastically changed our lives. Chris’ lyrical content and song title seemed to predict our future, which makes this song so relevant to the current times. Wrought with a heavy, mid-tempo synthetic pulse and foreboding seductiveness, Desolate District marks a distinct and impressive advancement in SINE’s high-fashion/dark aesthetic approach.

Berlin-based Discovery Zone releases her debut album, Remote Control, today on Mansions and Millions

“What we’re talking about now, is now. How long is now?”

New York born, Berlin based musician and film maker JJ Weihl is set to release her debut solo record as Discovery Zone on June 5th via cult Berlin label Mansions and Millions.

Her album Remote Control, with its palette of chimes, chirps and shimmers, is a glowing meditation on our contradictory moment in history. In her hands, the limitations of the default setting form a territory of unbounded experimentation, from the system-notification synth funk of “Dance II” to the trance incantations of “Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody.”

The White Buffalo – live from The Belly Up Tavern

The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) has announced a second virtual concert in partnership with Cadenza. On April 5th, The White Buffalo and Cadenza partnered in one of the first paid, premium quality live stream experiences to happen in the wake of Covid-19. Due to the success of that first stream, a second performance has been scheduled for June 14.

Jon Stancer shares latest single “Comes A Time” – out today!

His latest single, “Comes A Time,” offers a new take on a Neil Young number that Stancer has sung throughout his life. This rendition is a less gleeful, perhaps more dramatic rendering than the original – likely, a reflection of how the world has looked and felt to Stancer the last few years. There’s an air of disquietude to it.


Fusing the percussive force of second-generation drummer Max Portnoy with the pure, war-torn fury of vocalist and YouTube sensation Justin Bonitz, Pennsylvania nu-core metallers TALLAH recently took to social media to announce the track list of their forthcoming debut full-length, ‘Matriphagy’. Today, the band have released the album’s first video single, ‘The Silo’.

The Villa Shares Debut Single & Video “Turning Point”

“First of all, a little bit of a backstory is we shot that video during the coronavirus pandemic,” vocalist Michael Bohn shares with Alternative Press. “We had to be sneaky about it, so we did it at my house. It’s not the craziest video, but it was cool that we were just able to pull it off. We want to do a follow-up video to it too to explain more about it, but it’s basically me starting the Villa and the coming together of everyone. Hopefully, that’s in the follow-up video to make it make a little more sense. It’s about being obsessed with this thing and this project and this band and me going to start my journey. In the lyrics, this is the start of a revolution, and it’s me starting this new journey and the coming together of the Villa. I’m trying to refrain from saying cult because I don’t want it to come across like that, but it has that vibe. In the follow-up video, we’re hoping to show more people coming together in this whole group.”

Hear Michael Bohn return to the mic with new band the Villa

Pop/rock artist, EDDY LEE RYDER, releases new single and announces debut EP

Eddy Lee Ryder has announced her forthcoming debut EP, Expected to Fly, with the release of the new single, “There In Dreams.” A ready and willing mistress of everything from murder ballads to love songs and upbeat party tunes, Eddy’s unconventional, theatrical approach to songwriting mingles contagious ’70s good-time rock riffs and pop beats with complex poetry and layers that sparkle through her well-crafted recordings.

JANET DEVLIN Releases Long-Awaited Concept Album ‘Confessional’

Janet Devlin’s long-awaited concept album Confessional is released today, June 5, 2020, alongside her autobiography My Confessional, published by Omnibus Press. Confessional, like its 46,000-word companion piece, is a rollercoaster of powerful emotions, with each track (and chapter) running parallel to the singer’s life.

Tony Bone – “Get Right”

YFN Lucci – ‘WET (She Got That…)’