American Nightmare Announce New Album, Share "The World Is Blue"

Beloved Boston hardcore band American Nightmare (a.k.a. Give Up the Ghost) have been rolling out reunion shows since 2011, but they’ll finally drop some new material in 2018. Following some brief teasing, the band have announced a brand new album. The self-titled album marks the third full-length from the band, and their first since 2003’s We’re Down […]

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Lemuria Drop Surprise Album 'Recreational Hate,' Their First in Four Years

Ultra-keen Lemuria fans have a holiday surprise on the way to their mailboxes: the band’s brand new LP, Recreational Hate.   Earlier this year, the band began selling pre-orders to three different “secret LP” ferings. The first turned out to be the band’s demo CD-R, pressed onto one side vinyl. The second was a seven-inch […]

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No Warning Return and Propagandhi Rule: 2017 in Canadian Hardcore

Anger is always in vogue, but this was an especially momentous year for punk and hardcore, bearing witness to some the most boundary pushing work to come from the scene in a very long time. Canada had no shortage enraged voices to add to the mix, including the long-awaited return one the genre’s pioneers.   […]

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Rihanna, Chris Brown, & Cardi B Rally in Support of Bullied Keaton Jones

Some music’s biggest stars are coming to the defense Tennessee middle school student Keaton Jones after his mother, Kimberly, posted a viral video the young man, explaining how he’s being bullied at school. The 11-year-old can be seen tearfully asking why people criticize others, simply for being different. “Just out curiosity,” he tearfully asks his […]

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Did Big Sean Diss Kendrick Lamar on 'Double or Nothing' Album?

reactid=”130″> Big Sean and Metro Boomin’s Double or Nothing album is the talk social media. Although most the chatter is regulated to Sean’s questionable lyrics, one song has fans wondering if he’s taking shots at Kendrick Lamar. On the LP’s track, “Big Bidness,” it sounds like Sean Don is slinging a couple a lyrical barbs […]

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N.E.R.D and Future Drop Powerful Video for '1000'

reactid=”138″> N.E.R.D’s latest single, “1000” (featuring Future), is a boisterous anthem, and the song’s accompanying video is equally riotous, with its imagery anarchy, protest and defiant behavior throughout. Directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, the visual features violent protests and people fighting against white supremacists before it segues into everyone's favorite dancer, Mette Towley, […]

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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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John Lydon Is Trying to Rep Ireland for 2018's Eurovision Song Contest

Plenty Sex Pistols listeners were quick to slag the band’s ex-frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) for some commentary on Brexit and Donald Trump earlier this year, but he’ll now be looking to win the admiration his home country Ireland with an entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. The Irish Sun reports that Lydon has teamed […]

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Exclaim! and Ticketfly Present the Class of 2018 Concert Series with Fleece, WHOOP-Szo, Soul Motivators

As 2017 draws to a close, another great year in music is about to begin. Once again, Exclaim! is teaming up with Toronto concert promoter Dan Burke and Ticketfly to present the Class 2018 concert series, featuring some the best up-and-coming musical acts. In addition to five shows in Toronto, the series is expanding for […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, 20 to 11 Best of 2017

Yesterday (November 27), we kicked f our year-end coverage with a list the 20 Worst Album Covers the Year. Today, we’re getting to the good stuff: namely, the very best albums 2017. As we do every year, we’re rolling out a Best 2017 album list for each genre that we cover, beginning with albums 20 […]

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