SKUMLOVE releases new single “Devil May Sing”

SKUMLOVE releases new single “Devil May Sing”
Los Angeles, California – Music Gallery International is excited to announce that industrial dark rock debauchers SKUMLOVE are releasing their latest single “Devil May Sing,” available digitally on May 15th.
The title of the band’s upcoming single is a play on words of the devil-may-care attitude crossed with the sounds of a church choir singing. The song is Skum’s personal interpretation of how the Devil would sound as an “easy-going relaxed kind of guy that speaks softly and seductively and can say obscene and taboo things like he’s reading a grocery list.” Skum says of the lyrics, “It’s really what the Devil would say in a confessional – the words are shocking but he would whisper them in a nonchalant manner.”
“Devil May Sing” was produced by Ben Jovi of Left Coast Studios and mastered by Alex Crescioni of Stygian Sound. Skum says of the collaboration, “Originally, we were talking to Ben about doing some cover songs, but after hearing some of the stuff he had already done, we decided to do this new one with him. This was the first time we worked with someone other than Roman Marisak. I wanted to get a new perspective and taste the forbidden fruit. When we finished recording I gave it to Alex and he offered to master it, which was an honor. The result is badass and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Due to recent trends and changes with how fans are interacting with music, Skumlove has no immediate plans to release a full album. He explains, “We might put out a new song every few months and see if it turns into a full album. We are doing it our way this time: no labels, no middleman. It’s sink or swim and it’ll be on my terms.”
Catch Skumlove on May 5th in Costa Mesa with Core 10 and Sunflower Dead and on May 11th at the Whisky A Go-Go as main support for Orgy.

SKUMLOVE’s new single 

“Devil May Sing” will be released 

digitally on May 15th!

Skumlove’s Sinister Minister Album Review

Skumlove’s third album Sinister Minister is an industrial sound fueled by debauchery.

Skumlove is back with his first album in six years. Skum’s two other albums, Songs of Lust and Corrosion (2008) and The Church of the New Perversion (2010), were only the prelude. Released in 2016, Sinister Minister is the conclusion encompassing everything Skumlove is about. From newer songs like, “Disease,” to older songs on the album like, “Anti-American Idol,” Skum’s music will have you wanting to get into some trouble of your own.
Sinister Minister begins with an eerie introduction that sets the theme for the album. It throws you into a post-apocalyptic society that has been isolated from the rest of the world for their perversion. In the song, “Anti-American Idol,” Skum places himself as the leader of this new movement where he is the sinister minister. The song is a rejection of traditional American values, hence its name. Its blend of influences from rock to industrial creates a rioting sound. “Devil’s Darling” takes on a bluesy sound that entrances the listener while “Leave Scars” is more emotional and slower paced compared to the rest of the songs on the album. Its subject matter is more serious as it takes on the topic of self-harm, which is one of the more relatable songs on the album. “Disease” kicks it back up again with a stream of guitars. Its sense of urgency will get anyone’s blood pumping. Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell guest sings on, “The Infected,” adding his signature eerily dark sound.
Skumlove’s album Sinister Minister is the cumulation of his previous two albums perfected. A rejection of traditional American values, it brings to light a different way of living that would disgust most, but excites the rest. Sinister Minister is the new perversion the rock scene has been needing.