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

Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
James Blake – James Blake
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll
Jack DeJohnette – Zebra
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Eden Kupermintz

Nubiyan Twist – Jungle Run
Mandroid Echostar – Citadels
Numenorean – Adore
Town Portal – Of Violence
Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies
Wytch Hazel – II: Sojourn
Vimur – Triumphant Master of Fate
Druids – Monument
Raiju – Non Sequitur

Joshua Bulleid

Rikard Sjöblom – The Unbendable Sleep
After the Burial – Evergreen
Dir En Grey – Dum Spiro Spero
Cult of Luna – Vertikal
Ola Englund – Master of the Universe
Ghost – Prequelle
Hannes Grossmann – Apophenia
Alice in Chains – Facelift
Brymir – Wings of Fire

Pete Williams

Solange-When I Get Home
Noisem-Cease to Exist
Electric Light Orchestra-Out of the Blue
Shabti-Trembling and Shorn
Temple of the Fuzz Witch-Temple of the Fuzz Witch
Electric Wizard-Electric Wizard
Pensees Nocturnes-Grand Guignol Orchestra
Black Mass-Warlust
Emiliana Torrini-Love in the Time of Science

Trent Bos

Violet Cold – Kosmik
The Eyes of a Traitor – A Clear Perception
Holding Absence – Holding Absence
Body Thief – Travel Glow
Equipoise – Demiurgus
10after10 – Strokes of Life
Czarface – Czarface Meets Ghostface
Envy – Recitation
Kadinja – Super 90