Open Metalcast: Indefinite Hiatus Announcement

This year would have marked the 11th anniversary of the first episode of Open Metalcast (August 17th, 2010 was the first episode debut). Over that time we’ve released 192 main episodes, 12 Instrumetalcasts, and 15 Club Metal podcasts. We’ve featured hundreds, if not thousands of artists during that time. And when I posted that the show was going on a Summer Hiatus I had every intention of continuing to make new episodes. I just needed a break to work on other things.

It’s been two years since that announcement. What I thought would be a short break turned into a multi-month break. And honestly I haven’t missed doing the show since then. Sure, there were the occasional twinge of wanting to put out an episode here and there but overall I feel like the show has run its course (for now).

Thank you to the bands who make this show possible. I hope you’ll not only check out the bands in this podcast but also the bands they recommend. There’s so many great musicians out there that need your support, now more than ever. Thank you to the labels that support and surface these bands to make them easier to find (Big shout-outs to Hypnotic Dirge, Discos Macarras, Nooirax, Irish Metal Archive, Torn Flesh Records, Core to the Core, and so many others who are constant sources of joy and great music.)

And most of all, thank you, dear listener, for helping me to make so many episodes for your enjoyment. Your support, recommendations, and downloads kept this show going, even when I was thinking of quitting. You’re all the best, and I’m grateful to have such an amazing audience.

This isn’t the end of Open Metalcast. The spirit may move me to once again tickle your eardrums with the best in Creative Commons metal music. When it does you’ll be the first to know (RSS feeds are amazing for polling sporadic content). And I’m still looking for metal music (I’m a programmer by day, so I need something to help keep the programming flowing). I purchase most of my music via Bandcamp so that has the latest and greatest music that is currently filling my eardrums with music.

Until next time, whenever that may be.

Open Metalcast Summer Hiatus Announcement

Hey all,

Just wanted to give a quick announcement that Open Metalcast is going in hiatus for a few months. Part of it is because I’ve been a little burned out trying to get shows together every other week. I got to the point where I wasn’t enjoying putting together a show. So I’m taking the summer off at the least. I might release a few odds and sods episodes in the interim so keep those podcatchers locked just incase an episode manages to escape into the wild.

Thank you all for your continued support of this podcast. Hoping to be back soon!

Open Metalcast Episode #192: Shuffle’s Dozen

A dozen tracks, picked mostly at random by the caretaker of the Open Metalcast Library. The only criteria was they couldn’t have been played in a previous epsiode. We have tracks from Demimonde, Wasting The Genesis, Traboute, TOAD, offense, CEMENTERIO, Vatican Falling, Pain Factor, Grimoff, Dantalion, Concrete Foundation, Beastmaker, and Tyson Boogie waiting for you.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #192 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #192 (OGG)

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Open Metalcast Episode #191: Odious Ouroboros

It’s in the middle of April, just before tax time in the United States. The weather doesn’t want to cooperate here at Open Metalcast headquarters, moving from sunshine and warmer temperatures to wintery-mix and chilly temperatures. But what you can rely on is some amazing Creative Commons metal music to help make life more bearable. And as Peculate to accurately points out: “April is the cruelest month”. Indeed.

We have an amazing assortment of metal music in this episode, featuring music from Spiritual Deception, Cyranoi, SLAVE ZERO, Lamorte, Gmork, Drone Throne, Arkham Witch, and Peculate. It’s an audible assault you won’t want to miss.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #191 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #191 (OGG)

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Open Metalcast Episode #190: Focus

Putting together an episode of Open Metalcast can sometimes be a challenge in focus for me. Sometimes I get distracted by the music that I’m looking for (woe be the rabbit holes that occur when I’m looking for the perfect tracks). Other times I can get distracted when I’m waiting for something to finish downloading or for an episode to finish encoding. It can get frustrating having all of those distractions competing for my attention. But when a show comes together and I’m previewing the tracks it can really energize me to completet he episode. And when you have bands like OVERRULED, EntröpiaH, Richard III, DANTALION, Discommand, Gods & Punks, Lojohh, and Kekal filling your ears you suddenly get laser focused on ensuring that folks like yourself can hear this episode as soon as possible. So sit back with your favorite podcast listening apparatus and give the music the focus it deserves.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #190 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #190 (OGG)

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