@skopemag news – sunday – september 26, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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NORTHTALE Release New Single ‘Only Human’ + Kick Off Pre-Order For Upcoming Album “Eternal Flame”!

In August 2019, power metal newcomers NORTHTALE released their successful first album”Welcome To Paradise”. After their debut show at SABATON OPEN AIR in Sweden followed by shows in Japan, the band underwent a lineup change and after months of auditions, the new vocalist, Guilherme Hirose from Sao Paolo, Brazil was chosen.

Now, after releasing several re-recorded songs from “Welcome To Paradise” with Guilherme on vocals, the band finally announces their new album, “Eternal Flame”, which is set to be released on November 12th via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC), the album features 12 brand new tracks and a whole range of new influences, from thrash metal, classical citations and Brazilian traditional music, all fused into NORTHTALE’s own brand of melodic power metal.


Following the runaway success of the viral single ‘Friday’ – which has garnered a staggering half a billion streams, shot to the Top 5 in the UK and been certified platinum with over 750,000 UK sales – the exciting duo Mufasa & Hypeman recently teamed up again with DJ/producer collective Dopamine for their new single ‘Weekend’ via Ministry Of Sound Recordings/RCA Records. Today they release the video for the single which sees Mufasa & Hypeman travelling back in time to an 80s house party with a special throwback performance from Dopamine.

Acclaimed Alt-Rock Songwriter My Silent Bravery Announces Fiery New Lyric Video via The Young Folks

The track was produced by Russell Ali & Sanjoy Deb (Jaden Hossler, Mark Tuan, Elliot Yamin) and was co-written with Mitchell Rose and recorded at West Coast Customs Studios in Burbank, CA, made famous by the TV show Pimp My Ride.

Leon Creek (Chris Pierce) Shares “Hope Never Leaves My Side” Music Video via Soul Country

Today, Leon Creek’s newest record, Far From Broken, is finally out via Mezcal Road Records. To commemorate the occasion, the band has shared the music video for their newest single “Hope Never Leaves My Side,” premiered via Soul Country. The single is a deeply soulful song that grapples with isolation and a sense of alienation, but refuses to lose sight of hope and the light at the end of the tunnel.

Montreal’s All-Women Grunge-Rockers BAD SKIN Say Live Fast Die Punk with Latest Album

While the calendar may say 2021, Montreal-based band Bad Skin haul hints of being a 90s punk parcel, drawing from their 70s forefathers, and giving The Runaways an actual run for their money. What Shirley Manson and Brody Dalle invoked, what Courtney Love concocted, and even the gauntlet Hayley Williams threw down, Bad Skin surmises on their sophomore EP release, Live Fast Die Punk — available now!

Guns N’ Roses Release New Song “Hard Skool” Today

Today, multi-platinum selling rock band Guns N’ Roses release new song “Hard Skool.” “Hard Skool” follows last months’ surprise release of the song “ABSUЯD.” Written by Axl Rose and co-produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo, “Hard Skool” is available now at all digital retailers via Geffen Records.

HAIDUK Release New Album Diabolica

Releasing today, Diabolica is the fourth full length album from solo project HAIDUK. Fusing punishing melodic black metal and high speed death-thrash, HAIDUK is the demonic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Luka Milojica.

In Luka’s own words, Diabolica is: “Pure evil, speed and darkness!”

With lightning-fast songs HAIDUK returns to the hyper-speed riffing approach, following 2018’s more hypnotic sounding album Exomancer. Thematically, the new album is a continuation of the lore explored in the previous releases, with new short stories, maps, and a timeline included in the CD booklet.

Artist: The Key Rocks – Album: The Line

Kevin James Murphy is an Irish Musician, producer and executive producer who records as The Key Rocks. He believes that that there is way too much focus in the world at the moment on being perfect. He believes in releasing music in a raw format with honest production – and at a fraction of the costs.

THE SHAPE Release New Single “Party for the End of the World”

Connecticut-based hard rock and metal band The Shape release new Single “Party for the End of the World”, off their upcoming album The Age of Doom and Fear.

The Age of Doom and Fear is an emphatic musical analysis and statement of life as it is currently and the paths of horror and hope that may follow our choices. The Shape looks forward to mesmerizing live audiences again in 2021 with a brand new selection of sound and vision.

ENDURE THE AFFLICTION stream new single “The Reckoning” at Metal Underground

ENDURE THE AFFLICTION are streaming their new single “The Reckoning” at Metal Underground. The band said about the track, “This song deals with still loving someone that no longer loves you back. Sometimes we don’t realize the consequences of our actions when we are in a relationship. It’s easy to do damage to a relationship until it’s beyond repair. So then the day comes when you realize it’s over, and now you have to deal with that reckoning.”

Israel-Winter/ Christmas- Country/Folk style

About us: Tomer Haim Shaked and Iris Mazor are Israeli singer/songwriters whose beautiful singleBells Of Wintertakes you through a magical landscape that echoes with biblical references and Christmas time peacefulness, providing solace and comfort at the end of a challenging year. Its gentle folky groove has a bluesy country twang with a big, soaring chorus. Bells Of Winter is a perfect addition to any playlist to remind people to stand back, set aside our differences, forget our woes and just listen to the wondrous silence on Earth.

BLACK TARPOON are set to release their new album Probable Caws on October 31st 2021.

With Jesse James (acoustic guitar/lead vocals) and Oatmeal Reed (bass/dirty vocals) at the helm, BLACK TARPOON tells tales of loss, addiction, and so-called hillbilly life. Jesse and Oatmeal are joined by Jesse’s wife and Oatmeal’s sister Tashia The Don on washboard/backing vocals, Jesse’s father Billy Mo on lead guitar/backing vox, Scooby Davidson on fiddle and family friend Chi Chi Picante on drums. The band says of their tongue-in-cheek name, “We assure you it’s not slang for a woman’s private parts. We use the word ‘poon’ as in a foolish person. The name is basically an anti-heroin reference. We’ve had loved ones pass away due to heroin overdose… Heroin can make the best of us fools.”

BLACK TARPOON was founded by Jesse and Oatmeal in 2014, and they released their Creature from the Black TarPoon EP shortly thereafter. That was followed by the A Macing Graze full-length in 2017, the Blacked Out at Muddy Roots split 7″ in 2019, and The Thad EP in 2020. They’ve performed at festivals across the country, including Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee, Folk Shit Up Music Festival and Dave TV in Texas, and the Moonrunners Music Festival in Chicago. A force in their local scene, the band has also helped revive the roots and folk punk scene in southern Texas.

With their wry lyrics, skillful songwriting, and an authentic dose of South Texas grit, BLACK TARPOON is a band to watch.


American hard rockers SCATTERED HAMLET have released a hilarious video for their song “Stereo Overthrow”. The track is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released on November 12th.


French death metal masters AKIAVEL have unleashed a video for their song “Lady of Death”. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed album Væ Victis which was released in April.

Frontwoman Aure comments: “Lady of Death” is a song about Aileen Wuornos. I absolutely wanted to put her on our album because I find her fascinating. I have studied her story a lot, I have a lot of compassion for her despite the fact that she has murdered people. That’s why the text isn’t very violent or bloody, it’s more based on how she feels. She had a lot of suffering in her.
For the video clip we got closer to her psychological state. That’s why we chose the actress who clearly embodied her conscience and the struggle within her.”

The video has premiered simultaneously at several outlets worldwide.

Curt Barlage | So Long Cecilia Music Video | Music Video Release

On his first, official solo endeavor, Los Angeles, California native Curt Barlage, has taken a departure from any specified genre that may be pinpointed in his previous musical collaborations (The Bixby Knolls, Strange Phases, Red Hearts White Ribbons, Murci) and has essentially put the influences in an all-encompassing, aural blender with his debut single ‘So Long Cecilia’. This song is a melodic mish-mosh that confidently displays the passion Curt holds for a wide varied and time spanning sound he has cultivated throughout the eras of his musical adventures. There’s a very organic, classic Americana vibe a la Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, but drenched in the ‘wall of sound’ technique from the shoegaze and psych template that could be heard with modern classic UK artists such as Slowdive and Spiritualized all in a broken, black-hearted lyrical reflection of love dissolved into confusion, suffering, and acceptance. A story we can all relate to, projected in a very vulnerable tale channeled through this sonically expansive ballad.


WILDERNESS HYMNAL and DUNCAN EVANS have released a collaborative new single called “Three Tempers.” The song is from the upcoming split album Until Liars Fear You which will be released on November 5th via Trepanation Recordings.

Wilderness Hymnal & Duncan Evans are Deeply Personal on New Single “Three Tempers” [Premiere]


LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA have revealed their new song “Stolen Light”. The song is available to stream and purchase via Bandcamp.

CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS- LA Solo Artist And ‘One Human Band’ Releases: “Weighted Down”

Redefining what it means to be a “solo” artist in the 21st Century, Clarke has been creating a buzz around her native LA with performances that see her taking the reins on guitars, drums and vocal duties, simultaneously.

With a passively fierce DIY spirit, Clarke’s inherent cool reverberates through every note of sonic thrash she touches and her latest single is a fine case in point.