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

Aiming for Enrike – Music for Working Out
Bohren & der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue
Hawktail – Formations
Moon Hooch – Life on Other Planets
Nektar – The Other Side
NOTCHES – New Kinda Love
Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown
Pia Fraus – Empty Parks
Cory Wong – Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood

Joe Astill

Caspian – On Circles
…And You Will Us by the Trail of Dead – X: The Godless Void and Other Stories
Ariana Grande – Sweetener
Mac Miller – Circles
Garganjua – Toward The Sun
Dorian Electra – Flamboyant
Kassad – London Orbital
Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness

Joshua Bulleid

Dragged Under – The World is in Your Way
The Hell – Doosh
Annihilator – Ballistic, Sadistic
Antagonist A.D. – Haunt Me as I Roam
Her Nightmare – No Heaven. No Hell.
Carpathian – Nothing to Loose
I Killed the Prom Queen – Music for the Recently Deceased
The Amity Affliction – Eveyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them
Parkway Drive – Horizons

Pete Williams

Second-Hand Apes – Second-Hand Apes
Kirk Windstein – Dream In Motion
Die Like Gentlemen – Stories
Beach Slang – The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City
Yola – Walk Through Fire
Susanne Sundfør – Self-Portrait OST
Lotus Thief – Oresteia
King Buffalo – Dead Star
The Osedax – Meridians

Trent Bos

Mewithoutyou – [Untitled]
Caspian – On Circles
II II II – Frequency Illusion
Adebisi Shank – This Is the Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
Besides – Bystanders
Gorguts – Colored Sands
Errant Cone – Declining
Holy Fawn – Death Spells
Thrice – Vheissu

Jonathan Adams

Garganjua – Toward the Sun
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Worlds Within
Wolf Parade – Thin Mind
Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue
Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger
Thy Catafalque – Naiv
Lotus Thief – Oresteia
Caspian – On Circles
Wire – Mind Hive

Jordan Jerabek

Bent Knee – You Know What They Mean
Caspian – On Circles
Corrosion of Conformity – Blind
Corrosion of Conformity – Wiseblood
Cynic – Focus
Holy Fawn – The Black Moon
MONTECHARGE – Demons or Someone Else
No Question – Internal Bleeding
Washers – Drown

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"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus