Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who penned a slew influential solo albums and a number Hollywood scores, including The Theory Everything and Arrival, died in Berlin on Friday, February 9. John Twells looks back on a life artistic integrity, exploration and collaboration. I was wearing an Iron Maiden shirt when I met Jóhann Jóhannsson for the

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Hooded Menace Offer Up Emotional Death-Doom on 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed'

Though a relatively young band, Finland’s Hooded Menace have become one the titans in death-doom, itself one the most interesting sub-genres in modern metal. The band just dropped Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed, their first album since 2015’s Darkness Drips Forth.   Exclaim! spoke to founding member, guitarist and songwriter Lasse Pyykkö, who promised a continuation the

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Porches' 'The House' Chronicles Romantic Strife with Help from Blood Orange and (Sandy) Alex G

Since the release Porches’ breakthrough album, Pool, in 2016, Aaron Maine has been using his time and newly acquired label support very wisely by constantly writing new music to document the changes in his life. “I was hellbent to not take it for granted,” Maine tells Exclaim! “Everything has changed. Everything is constantly changing.”  

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Why Houndstooth is releasing a compilation of experimental electronic tracks inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem

In Death’s Dream Kingdom is an ambitious compilation inspired by Eliot’s 1925 poem ‘The Hollow Men’ featuring Lanark Artefax, Pan Daijing, Peder Mannerfelt and more names from the world experimental electronics. Houndstooth – the label arm London’s Fabric club – celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2018. Since launching with an EP from label regular Call

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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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Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Supporters an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott Israel called Cave's shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays

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