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 through your account, or create it manually with 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.

Scott Murphy

Chick Corea – Return to Forever
Earth – Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method
Herbie Hancock – Empyrean Isles
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Keith Jarrett – The Köln Concert
Oval – 94diskont.
Sepultura – Beneath the Remains
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Tortoise – Standards


Machine Head – The Blackening
Machine Head – Unto the Locust
Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
Keep of Kalessin – Epistemology
Keep of Kalessin – Reptilian
Keep of Kalessin – Heaven of Sin
Fit For An Autopsy – The Great Collapse
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Nile – At The Gate of Sethu

Mark Valentino

Anathema – Weather Systems
Xasthur – Subliminal Genocide
Rotten Sound – Cursed
Black Anvil – As Was
Sex Prisoner – Tannhauser Gate
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise
Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
Coheed and Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Planning For Burial – Below The House

Jordan Jerabek

Hark – Machinations
Netra – Ingrats
Dakhma – suna kulto
Death – The Sound of Perseverance
Weeping Sores – Weeping Sores
Lecherous Gaze – One Fifteen
Ihsahn – Arktis
Ghastly Sound – Ghastly Sound
O’brother – Endless Light

Jonathan Adams

Batushka – Litourgiya
Bereft – Lands
Siberian – Through Ages of Sleep
Stimulant – S/T
Fen – Winter
Cowards – Rise to Infamy
Planning for Burial – Below the House
Elbow – Little Fictions
Hark – Machinations

Simon Handmaker

Pallbearer – Heartless
Dodecahedron – kwintessens: through bodies measureless to man
Replacire – Do Not Deviate
Ghost Bath – Starmourner
Visible Cloaks – Assemblage
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Night Runner – Starfighter
Bleed the Pigs – Mortis Fatum
Converge – Axe To Fall

Jimmy Mullett

Kaoru Abe—Winter 1972
John Coltrane—Olé Coltrane
The Mars Volta—Amputechture
Nails—Unsilent Death
Planning For Burial—Below The House
Terry Riley—A Rainbow in Curved Air
Various Artists—Dischord 1981: The Year In Seven Inches
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention—Weasels Ripped My Flesh
John Zorn—Rimbaud

Ahmed Hasan

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge – Mount Royal
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau – Nearness
Without Waves – Lunar
Wormrot – Voices
Mastodon – Leviathan
clipping. – Splendor & Misery
Animals as Leaders – Animals as Leaders
Julian Lage – Arclight 

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