@skopemag news – sunday – december 25, 2022 @ 12 pm est

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The Finnish metal band’s second album deals with the concept of trust.

“Fear” is the first video and single off Arched Fire’s second album Trust Betrayal, to be released in spring of 2023. The “b-side” song “Trigger” is a Motörhead cover originally recorded for Antichrist magazine’s tribute album.

Hong Kong Bedroom Pop Singer cehryl Returns With New Single “sorry it’s december”

Tomorrow, Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter-producer cehryl returns with her first new track since 2021, the languishing and tender “sorry it’s december.” She explains, “like many of my other songs, mourns the passing of time. I wrote it about leaving LA in 2019, how the months fly by no matter how hard you hold onto anything or anyone. and how everyone you are now used to having around may one day be a stranger.”

[Video Submission] Benny Holiday – Holiday CookBook ft. Smeag Scientist & Jacc D. Frost


Not featured on his overdue album “Iron Lion of Zion” Judah The Prince [Krumbsnatcha] releases something for cuffing season, “Relationships” talks about relationship cycles… where fighting, splitting and reconnecting is the blueprint. Expect “Iron Lion of Zion” dedicated to the late Bob Marley first quarter 2023.

Society 1 Film Multiple Music Videos For New Music

Society 1’s new album will be released cinematically with music videos and as the soundtrack to the Shock Rock Movie that Lord Zane and Dagon are co-directing.

“We’re set to release two new music videos in January and February to accompany the singles we just did with iconic producer Chris Coller (Korn, Whitesnake). With the overwhelming response from our younger fanbase, Dagon and I decided to take a more cinematic approach to our music in 2023.” said lead vocalist Zane

Black London releases new single and music video “Letters I Never Wrote”

The song was born from the need to express in some way a story of deception and heartbreak. It explores the idea of guilt, the reasons or causes that lead to certain actions and, above all, it is a way of asking for forgiveness.

Jay Critch Plays By His Own Rules in “Cheating Freestyle”

Gliding over tracks with an effortless suavity and an NYC attitude, Jay Critch is a man on a mission. Revealing his blueprint for success, the Clinton Hill native shares “Cheating Freestyle,” his new video single. Produced by fellow NYC natives Chulo and Rambow, “Cheating” excels with the interplay between the floating synth melodies and booming 808s, providing a perfect platform for Jay to talk his smack. Leaning into the bruising bravado of his Brooklyn brogue, Critch methodically and colorfully proves why he’s the man in his city: “I’m scorin’, they think that I’m cheatin’/I cut her off, she think that I’m cheatin’/I bring the strap for no reason/I brought two choppas, one Kel and one Kenan.” Directed by Rich Porter, the video gives a glimpse into Critch’s high rolling lifestyle in New York City, filled with diamond-studded watches, high-powered cars, and beautiful women.


R&B superstar Tank couldn’t leave his fans for the holidays without giving them a gift before the end of 2022. Today, Tank releases the visual for “No Limit” featuring Alex Isley off his tenth and final album, R&B MONEY, out now via his label R&B MONEY/Atlantic Records. Directed by Jonathan Hernandez and choreographed by Francisco “Cisco” Ruelas, the “No Limit” video is quintessential Tank; Sexy, intense, and will leave you wanting more.

Canadian Female Fronted Metal Band The Fixer Relases New Music Video “Depart”

This is where The Fixer departs on their first musical journey with latest members, Ryan Osbourne and Dr. Wiggins joining Melladonna and Vic Sin, armed with an insanely catchy new single for their track “Depart.” Forward on to their next chapter is a track with a sense of urgency, insistent rhythms; soaring lead guitars; melodic vocals; and dirty hooks coming from all members.

Ishan Drives Through Trials And Tribulations With New Video “Impact”

Boston’s Ishan returns with a new hard-hitting, head-nod provoking video Impact. Directed by Couvy and produced by Ruscillo, the trippy eccentric visuals originally were meant as an art piece left up to the viewer to decipher and analyze with a plethora of subliminal messages. This song is produced, mixed, and mastered by Ishan himself and has a dark captivating sample loop with gritty baselines that compliment his strong delivery from verse to hook. “The idea was to make a dark eerie beat that served heavy lyrics” says Ishan. Check it out now on YouTube your preferred DSP.

Emotion-fueled New Single “feeling blue” from Sindy Hoxha

Sindy Hoxha is a vibrant pop artist with a colorful background. The Albanian singer/songwriter was born and raised in Italy before relocating to New York where her music career has been able to flourish. Taking inspiration from the likes of Billie Eilish, Tate McRae, Jessie Murph and JVKE, Sindy combines her love of the sad pop genre with her rich cultural background to create something that is unique to her own.

Swiss post-rock/prog/post-metal quintet When The Light Dies stream entire new EP ‘Into The Unknown’ on YouTube

A couple of days after the official release of the effort, Swiss post-rock/post-metal collective When The Light Dies just shared its brand new EP for full-streaming on YouTube thanks to the courtesy of the Wherepostrockdwells Channel.

Music Submission: Caleb X

Caleb X is an artist born Caleb Alexander McHerrin in Cleveland, Ohio where he began listening to oldies with his father such as The Dazz Band, Marvin Gaye and The Ohio Players and he also listened to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tupac and DMX just to name a few. He eventually moved to Atlanta, Ga as he began writing songs in his notebook and making beats on his laptop in middle school. He made beats up until he got to high school then in his junior year he started recording songs on his laptop and put out The Wavy EP 3 years later in 2018 at the age of 19 on SoundCloud. He brings melodic and sometimes hypnotic vibes along with reflective and honest lyrics. Caleb X wants to bring you to his world and give a picture of the things that go on around him in his music.

Solo Solo Release New Single “Sudden Sea”

“Sudden Sea” is the third single from Austin–based bedroom–pop duo Solo Solo which is out today. The sparse and short lived track which comes in under two minutes is the final glimpse into the bands EP which comes out next month. “Sudden Sea” releases in tandem with a sleek 4K lyric video and is the follow up to the band’s most recent single “Pure Graffiti”

“Thanks For Coming” – The New Single from Foundry Town Survivors

Judah The Prince (Krumbsnatcha) – Relationships [Audio]

Not featured on his overdue album “Iron Lion of Zion” Judah The Prince [Krumbsnatcha] releases something for cuffing season, “Relationships” talks about relationship cycles… where fighting, splitting and reconnecting is the blueprint. Expect “Iron Lion of Zion” dedicated to the late Bob Marley first quarter 2023.

OUT TODAY: Oakstop Alliance Presents Oakland Hip-Hop Compilation “Royalty Summit”

Oakland-based nonprofit Oakstop Alliance is proud to announce their new compilation album Royalty Summit is due out December 23rd. Royalty Summit is a 12-track album curated by Oakstop Alliance and Homeboy Sandman to showcase Oakland’s most exciting homegrown Hip-Hop talent.

For Skope: French artist Kosling returns to Nicky Romero’s label with progressive vocal anthem with Jordan Grace (out now)

Bay Area veterans form new band Hunting Lions; release song “The City”

Bay Area punk band HUNTING LIONS has released a new song called “The City.” The song is part of the band’s 12” limited promotional release that they will have available at upcoming shows. Further, Pirates Press Records will officially release these songs in 2023.

“The City is about the techno-gentrification of San Francisco. A city that once embodied individualism, working class freedom and artistic expression has become Louie Vuitton in the fog,” says frontman Ben Coleman.

[Video Submission] Planet Asia & Snowgoons ft. Flash “Metabolism”

The Cali-Agent No. 1 Planet Asia teamed up with the Snowgoons for the U.Z.I. project which means Universal Zeitgeist Intelligence.

The perfect combination of the smart wordsmith Asia and the grimy street sound of the Snowgoons. The l6-track EP features Baltimore’s new hype Jay Royale, A-Plus The Kid, DJ Sixkay, DJ D-Rec and DJ Access.


The track takes a bold stance as ferocious bars land with vigor while the accompanying visual finds him confidently rapping and dancing while flanked by friends in a neon-lit room.

LF3 Unveils Debut Album The Flower Ceremony

Hip-hop producer LF3 has unveiled his stunning debut album, The Flower Ceremony. Having made his start in music as an audio engineer, the rising Florida native has since developed a love for producing and has cultivated a signature approach to music that takes inspiration from hip-hop to jazz and gospel and is built around a simple chord structure, vocal sampling, intricate double kick patterns and a heavy low-end presence.

Ulf Nilsson release ‘Liquid Fire’ together with Kid Billie VI

Triple platinum-, The Voice winning-, Swedish singer and songwriter Ulf “The Wolf” Nilsson delivers a soulful mix of rock and pop all dressed in modern-day clothing, sometimes adding a dash of heartland rock/blues and always with strong melodies and lyrics often rooted in his own life.

Canadian Female Fronted Metal Band The Fixer Releases New Music Video “Depart”

Then inevitably leaving something behind. Lines like “tell me where’s the point that the passive becomes aggressive” or “Just think for a second about how this will end for you” stands in contrast to their usual playfully fun,yet dark, approach. Letting “Depart” pack an angsty punch that the band has not explored at this point.

Let the purveyors of “Dark.Sexy.Loud.” take you on a memorable to-the-point journey that is filled to the brim with angst riddled ear candy.

Jaded Truth Gets In The Christmas Spirit With “Stay Frosty”

Many people find winter and the Christmas season to be a very stressful time of year. So in saying that “Stay Frosty” is heavy track about coping with those stresses – Kyle Woodland

The AllMusic 2022 Year In Review –

Here are the 100 albums that our writers felt were the most significant releases of the year. Looking for more? Visit our Year In Review hub.

The Lucid and Insane Clown Posse Vocalist Team Up For New Single and E.P.!

Eclectic hard rock band The Lucid, which features vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), actor/guitarist Drew Fortier, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer/producer Mike Heller have joined forces with legendary underground rap icon Violent J (Insane Clown Posse) for the band’s first single and title track from their upcoming E.P., Saddle Up and Ride, due out digitally January 27th from SpoilerHead Records. CD, vinyl, and cassettes are available via Limited Edition pre-order bundles that will ship at a later date.

[Single] M-Dot ft. Lateb – Christmas Trippin prod. by M-Dot

On the cusp of Kris Kringle set to slide down neighborhood chimneys, Boston veteran MC/Producer M-Dot drops off an early holiday gift. “Christmas Trippin,” which M-Dot also produced, provides a funk undertone with playful & grimey banter filled with clever Christmas movie references. Along for the festivities and spitting in unison with Dot, is longtime collaborator & EMS affiliate Lateb, offering his own holiday nostalgia. The duo add fun & street savvy to Santa’s bag of treats.

NEW album for DARGOR – “Ascend To Infinity” is out NOW!

OTF’s Chief Wuk & Doodie Lo Connect With Icewear Vezzo for a Hustler’s Anthem

Lil Durk recently gathered his trusted vultures for Loyal Bros 2, a compilation mixtape that showcased the talents of his Only The Family label roster. Today, OTF shares “Thug Life,” a video for a mixtape highlight, uniting three of the Midwest’s coldest rappers for an unapologetic banger. The new song thrives on the chemistry between Only The Family standout Chief Wuk, his fellow OTF rapper Doodie Lo, and Detroit slick talker Icewear Vezzo, its menacing, low-note piano bassline creating an atmosphere as gray and forbidding as the sky over the Great Lakes. Each emcee takes his turn demonstrating in vivid detail why opps should steer clear: “Thug life, middle fingers up/Screamin’ f*ck the opps/Dumped a drac’, let out one of the ’50s/Spin another block,” spits Chief Wuk.

ONE DAY ALIVE Reveal Official Music Video for “Bringing on the Pain”!

Heavy rock band ONE DAY ALIVE has released the official music video for their newest single, :”Bringing on the Pain”, Directed by Robb Webb, “Bringing on the Pain” was produced by Jason Null ( SAVING ABEL) with mixing / mastering by Malcolm Springer and engineering by Rick Andress.

Out Today: Luke Petruzzi’s “Photographs”

With a bold, genre-defying sound that melds his soulful vocals and prominent vocal sampling with pocketed beats inspired by trap, UK garage, and bass music, Luke Petruzzi is a rising talent in electronic music.

Sleigher unleashes “South Of Lapland (Santa’s Gory Yuletide)”

“South Of Lapland (Santa’s Gory Yuletide)” features alternate lyrics and music written and arranged by guitarists Charlie Griffiths of Haken and illustrator Dan Goldsworthy (Corpsegrinder, Accept, Cradle Of Filth), with lead vocals courtesy of Rody Walker of Protest the Hero. Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Ray Hearne (Haken) return for synth and tuba madness, and Jeramie Kling (Inhuman Condition, Venom Inc) has swapped his drum sticks for a microphone. Joining the expedition are Becky from Fury (and recently of Mercyful Fate live), the mysterious Delta Empire on drums, and a host of a 80s toys/characters.


Singer/Songwriter Discovery Timea Göghova Presents New Single “Stand Up”, Ft. Caro D’Lirium

Soulful, sultry, passionate singer Timea Göghova is back with her latest single and video, evocative piano ballad “Stand Up.”

Göghova has released a series of quality singles in the last several months. The recent video single “Stranded,” which featured the guitar work of Mikail Kuhnert, is a strong, empowering track with an equally impressive video. Not long before that, she issued “No More Tears,” another passionate ballad, with guitarist Thomas Archinal.