'Fubar' Star Deaner's Band Nightseeker Sign to Royal Mountain

After givin’ ‘er across Canada with a brand “shearing metal from another dimension,” FUBAR star Paul Spence (known best as Dean “Deaner” Murdoch) and his band Nightseeker have announced they are signing to Royal Mountain Records for their debut album. “I like the fact that Royal Mountain Records has a mountain in the name,” Murdoch said in a […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 11 EPs of the Year Best of 2017

As our annual rollout genre-specific album lists for the Best the Year — which so far has covered the Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums, Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums, Top 10 Folk and Country Albums, Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums and Top Ten Dance and Electronic Albums 2017 […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Improv and Avant-Garde Albums Best of 2017

Ranking albums is an odd thing to do in general, but at the end our annual rollout genre-specific album lists for the Best the Year — which so far this year has covered the Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums, Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums, Top 10 Folk […]

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Morbid Angel's Steve Tucker Discusses His Return to the Band and Writing Their Aggressive New Album 'Kingdoms Disdained'

This year marks a rebirth sorts for legendary Florida death metal act Morbid Angel, as they unveil their ninth album, Kingdoms Disdained. It’s their first since 2011’s Illud Divinum Insanus received criticism for its drastic change in the band’s sound, but also sees the return vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker.   Kingdoms Disdained is Tucker’s first album […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Underrated Records 2017 in Lists

Look, we all know democracy is flawed. And so, in our annual voting for Exclaim!’s Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums, Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums, Top 10 Folk and Country Albums, Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums and Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums 2017, there are always going […]

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Jumpin Juma blends ambient sounds with metalcore to create unique new genre

DETROIT, MI – To say that Juma Muqaribu’s life has been tumultuous is a bit an understatement. His parents split soon after he was born, and he and his mother moved around a lot. His father died when he was 8, and his step father – Joseph Likowski – became a hug influence in his […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums Best of 2017

We’re nearing the end the rollout our annual genre-specific album lists for the Best 2017. So far, we’ve published our Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, our Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums, the Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums the Year, the Top 10 Folk and Country Albums and the Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums […]

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These Five Subscription Boxes Will Make Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season

Worried about braving the shops now that holiday season is in full swing? These subscription boxes need no in-store purchasing, and they’ll keep on delivering the goods straight to your loved one’s door every month. Here are five our favourites. For more gift suggestions, check out the rest our Holiday Gift Guide here. Vinyl Me Please […]

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From 'Rhyme Pays' to 'Law & Order': 30 Years of Ice-T

reactid=”130″> Today, many rap fans may identify Ice-T as a thespian, due to his longstanding stint as Detective Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU. But if you were introduced to him prior to that, you're well aware the fact that Ice-T is also one the more important scribes in rap history. Born in New Jersey […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Best of 2017

Last week, we began the annual rollout our genre-specific album lists for the Best 2017, including the Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, our Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums and the Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums the Year, and we’re back at it this week. Yesterday (December 4), we tackled the Top 10 […]

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