What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/26/17

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Hey! Listen To The Exploding Eyes Orchestra

Introductions are in order: even though we’ve covered a release or two from the wonderful Svart Records, we haven’t officially clued you in on these guys. They’re a label operating out of Finland and they’re the good, awesome kind of weird. These guys handle everything from deep, shamanic techno (that’s…

Valkyrie – Shadows

The past is an alluring thing. Especially in the metal community, knowledge of those who came before you is deemed an integral part of being accepted into the community. As such, bands often find themselves reaching into the collective bag of tricks of yesteryears to find their inspiration or simply…