What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 10/21/16

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.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Find Out What “Granfalloons II” Means By Way Of Yardsss!

Experimental music is sort of my go-to when people ask about all the weird music I listen to. I think it’s always interesting that I show bands like Swans and White Suns to people and they wonder how I could get enjoyment out of them, when in reality their sheer excess is what really makes them so enjoyable. The same goes for Yardsss, a band that sounds like a weird mix of Swans, post-rock, and orchestral music. Their upcoming album Granfalloons is going to be super awesome, and if you don’t believe me, you can hear for yourself by streaming “Granfalloons II” below, and give yourself a taste.

Ramleh – Circular Time

There is an important observation to be made about the press release that accompanied our promo for Circular Time, which began by claiming that “it’s been nearly twenty years since we last had a full-length album from Ramleh operating in “rock” mode, but the sprawling new double album Circular Time sees these British noise rock legends returning with…

Bring the Noise – Godflesh/Prurient Tour Announced

Last year, Godflesh demonstrated exactly how a comeback record should sound with the exceptional A World Lit Only By Fire (review here). While touring in support of their preceding comeback EP Decline & Fall, the band embarked on a short trek with prolific noise artist Prurient and powerviolence powerhouse Nails, which was unfortunately not as extensive as many fans…

Experience A Chaotic Black Metal Marathon With Mastery’s “V.A.L.I.S.V.E.S.S.E.L.”

San Francisco “dark music” label The Flenser released some of the most noteworthy experimental music of last year. New albums from White Suns, Have a Nice Life, Planning for Burial,  Botanist, Wreck & Reference,  Mamaleek and Kayo Dot covered a broad range of genres and all helped to establish The Flenser as one of the most eclectic and  exciting labels out there…