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

Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests
Bear the Mammoth – Years Under Glass
Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
Evoken – Hypnagogia
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer
Still Parade – Soon Enough
Ulthar – Cosmovore
Wume – Towards the Shadow
Yama Warashi – Boiled Moon

Simon Handmaker

Cloud Rat – Cloud Rat
Nechochwen – The Heart of Akamon
Iron Reagan – Tyranny of Will
Death Grips – Year of the Snitch
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Rotting Christ – Triarchy of the Lost Lovers
Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark
Nasum – Helvete
envy – all the footprints you’ve ever left and the fear expecting ahead.

Joshua Bulleid

The Smashing Pumpkins – Machina / The Machines of God
Unearth – Extinction(s)
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
Hypocrisy – Abducted
Sigh – Heir to Despair
Shvpes – Greater Than
ZZ Top – Eliminator
Artillery – Penalty By Perception
All Hail the Yeti – Highway Crosses

Colin Kauffman

Job For A Cowboy – Sun Eater
Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands
Blood Incantation – Starspawn
Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy
Sunless Dawn – Timeweaver
Outer Heaven – Realms Of Eternal Decay
Phrenelith – Desolate Endscape
Vitriol – Pain Will Define Their Death
Arsis – Visitant

Jonathan Adams

Jonny Greenwood – You Were Never Really Here
King Nine – Death Rattle
Sunless Dawn – Timeweaver
Evoken – Hypnagogia
Zealotry – At the Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds
Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy
Portrayal of Guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide
1914 – The Blind Leading the Blind
The Field – Infinite Moment

Pete Williams

Slayer-South of Heaven
Septagon-Apocalyptic Rhymes
J Mascis-Elastic Days
Cecile McLorin Salvant-The Window
Dyke Drama-Hard New Pills
Tiny Moving Parts-Swell
Oak Pantheon-Sol

Eden Kupermintz

Respire – Dénouement
Gunship – Dark All Day
Ursa – Abyss Between the Stars
Súl ad Astral – Oasis
Winterfylleth – The Hallowing of Heirdom
The Armed – Only Love
Oak Pantheon – Sol
Whale Fall – Sondersongs
Oberon – Aeon Chaser

Matt MacLennan

Wormrot – Dirge
Geist – Disrepair
Napalm Death – From Enslavement to Obliteration
Funeral Chic – Superstition
Genghis Tron – Board Up The House
WVRM – Heartache
War From A Harlots Mouth – In Shoals
TraumaxQueen – Rationality:Disconnect
Into The Moat – The Campaign