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

Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
Gigan – Quasi​-​Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes
Grief – Come to Grief
In Flames – The Jester Race
Judas Priest – Painkiller
The Mountain Goats – Tallahassee
Pharaoh Sanders – Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
Suffocation – Pierced from Within

Simon Handmaker

Discordance Axis – Jouhou
Full of Hell – Weeping Choir
Playboi Carti – Die Lit
TTNG – This Town Needs Guns
Lumpy and the Dumpers – Those Pickled Fuckers
Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu – Where Warriors Once Dreamed a Dream
Harunemuri – Harutosyura
Thaiboy Digital – Legendary Member
The New Pornographers – Electric Version

Eden Kupermintz

Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous
Micronode – Personal Computer
Atlantean Kodex – The Course of Empire
Voyager – Colours in the Sun
Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
Jambinai – Onda
Wilderun – Veil of Imagination
sleepmakeswaves – Love of Cartography

Joe Astill

PUP – Morbid Stuff
Nervus – Tough Crowd
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – The Undivided Five
Vitriol – To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice
Tei Shi – La Linda
Thank You Scientist – Terraformer
Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting (with Denzel Curry)
JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs
The Contortionist – Exoplanet

Trent Bos

Nujabes – Modal Soul
No One Knows What the Dead Think – S/T
Into Eternity – Scattering of Ashes
Alexisonfire – S/T
Glassing – Spotted Horse
Be’Lakor – Stone’s Reach
Maybeshewill – Sing the Word Hope in Four Part Harmony
Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness
Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond the Dark

Pete Williams

Spaceslug-Reign of the Orion
Cattle Decapitation-Death Atlas
Fit for an Autopsy-The Sea of Tragic Beasts
Twisted Sister-A Twisted Christmas
Parkway Drive-Horizons
Tom Waits-Mule Variations
Lord-Fallen Idols
Bedouine-Bird Songs of a Killjoy

Joshua Bulleid

Parkway Drive – Killing With a Smile
Parkway Drive – Reverence
Parkway Drive – Atlas
Karnivool – Themata
Fleetwood Mac – Rumors
Tool – Fear Inoculum
Trivium – Vengeance Falls
Thy Art is Murder – Dear Desolation
Norma Jean – All Hail

Bill Fetty

Dead Bars – Regulars
Torche – Admission
Baroness – Gold and Grey
zeta – Mochima
La Dispute – Panorama
Dave Hause – Kick
Refused – War Music
Petrol Girls – Cut and Stitch
Hippie Trim – Cult