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  1. Chelsea Wolfe– ‘16 Psyche

16 Psyche‘ is the first track to be revealed off Chelsea Wolfe‘s upcoming album ‘Hiss Spun‘, the follow-up to 2015’s brilliant album ‘Abyss‘. ‘16 Psyche‘ shares a lot of similarities to past works. But, there seems to be something, particularly in the guitar parts, about this track which makes it feel a good bit heavier and more metal oriented than much of her previous material. The vocals are highly reverberated and take on a ghostly presence. As far as quality is concerned, this is on par with everything from ‘Abyss‘ and seems to be a positive indication of what the rest of ‘Hiss Spun‘ holds.

Michael Barnett

  1. Arcade Fire – ‘Creature Comfort

The opening verse from Arcade Fire’s latest video ‘Creature Comfort’ are what every modern poet wishes could write:

Some boys hate themselves
Spend their lives resenting their fathers
Some girls hate their bodies
Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback

And this the 3rd verse:

Some girls hate themselves
Hide under the covers with sleeping pills and
Some girls cut themselves
Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback
Some boys get too much, too much love, too much touch
Some boys starve themselves
Stand in the mirror and wait for the feedback

Don’t worry, apart from the genius lyrics ‘Creature Comfort‘ is a powerful catchy pop song from the band’s upcoming ‘Everything Now‘ album. A song to dance to, a song to believe in, a song to fall in love with. A pure gem that only Arcade Fire and very few other bands in this planet are capable of writing… This is it:

Christos Doukakis

  1. Björk – ‘Notget’

Our beloved musician Björk, one of the most creative & innovative artists in electronic music for the past three decades has shared a new video that premiered at Björk Digital exhibition in Los Angeles.  The main reason was to celebrate fans attending that special occasion. So Björk and her collaborators had prepared a surprise for them: A new video for the sixth song ‘Notget’ of her last album ‘Vulnicura‘ (One Little Indian, 2015). The video was directed by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones.  Enjoy the electronic goth track at its best visualization.

Elli Mavrou

  1. Carnifex– ‘Dark Heart Ceremony

Carnifex is one of the few american deathcore bands, that despite passing into mainstream, still have offered interesting work for the last years. Not caring for the label “deathcore”, that has been tainted by some not so talented bands of the scene, they threw some black metal elements in their work and along with the nihilistic lyrics, Carnifex have managed to stand as a dignified metal band. ‘Dark Heart Ceremony‘ is the new official video of their album ‘Slow Death‘ (Nuclear Blast, 2016), with which the band announced their participation in the Vans Warped Tour in the US.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. Inigo Kennedy – ‘Tornado’

Inigo Kennedy needs no special introduction. Considered as one of the most outstanding names in the techno scene for the last decade, ‘Tornado‘ his latest offering (Token Records, TOKEN74) is an almost 9-minute trip to electronic heaven. Carefully crafted beats mixed with strong cinematic elements builds the track leading to an endless ecstatic dance. Pure mindfuck!

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Michael Barnett, Christos Doukakis, Elli Mavrou & Mary Kalaitzidou