For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly 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 doesn’t 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 3×3 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

Augury – Illusive Golden Age
The Dear Hunter – Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
George FitzGerald – All That Must Be
Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog
The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
Sammal – Suuliekki
Suffocation – Pierced from Within
Wombbath – Internal Caustic Torments

Jonathan Adams

Rafiq Bhatia – Breaking English
Sammal – Suuliekki
Inhumankind – Self-Extinction
Panopticon – The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness Pt. I & II
Glaswegians – Severance
Dreamend – S/T
Malady – Toinen Toista
Preoccupations – New Material

Brandon Klemets

Brandon Klemets Soup – Remedies
Arcane Roots – Melancholia Hymns
Closure In Moscow – First Temple
Slugdge – Esoteric Malancology
Ihsahn – Arktis.
Protest The Hero – Fortress
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
Sean Ashe – Flux

Eden Kupermintz

Snowpoet – Thought You Knew
Ulvesang – The Hunt
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy
Malady – Toinen Toista
Sojourner – The Shadowed Road
Miracle – The Strife of Love in a Dream
Vallendusk – Fortress of Primal Grace
Yolk – Solar
Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere

Joshua Bulleid

Augury – Illusive Golden Age
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy
Night Verses – Into The Vanishing Light
Bleed From Within – Era
Rush – Moving Pictures
Palm Reader – Braille
Cave In – White Silence
Bleeding Through – The Truth
Unearth – Watchers Of Rule

Pete Williams

Hop Along-Bark Your Head Off, Dog
The Wonder Years-Sister Cities
Turnstile-Time & Space
Slugdge-Esoteric Malacology
Melvins-Pinkus Abortion Technician
Galactic Empire-S/T
Ghash-Falling to Ashes
Phoebe Bridgers-Stranger in the Alps

Simon Handmaker

Orchid – Gatefold
Blind Guardian – Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Terrorizer – World Downfall
Skeletonwitch – Beyond the Permafrost
Iglooghost – Neo Wax Bloom
Primus – Green Naugahyde
Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead
Ash Borer – The Irrepassable Gate
Kero Kero Bonito – Bonito Generation

Lincoln Jones

Immolation – Majesty and Decay
Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Panopticon – The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness, Pt. 1 and 2
Spawn of Possession – Noctambulant
Foehammer – S/T
Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
Ben Folds Five – S/T
Immolation – Attonement

Colin Kauffman

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
Panopticon – The Scars of Man on The Once Nameless Wilderness pt 1 & 2
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
Lychgate – The Contagion In Nine Steps
Kalmah – Palo
Skinless – Savagery
Karnivool – Asymmetry


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