2016
05.23

Quick Program Note: If you are listening / viewing this on Metal Injection I encourage you to check out Open Metalcast for the latest episodes of Open Metalcast. This is the last episode of Open Metalcast that will be broadcast via Metal Injection. It’s been a great ride and I’d like to thank Rob and the rest of the Metal Injection crew for giving this podcast the opportunity to share with you. To celebrate the journey thus far (130 episodes and no end in sight) I compiled thirteen tracks (it’s my lucky number, what can I say?) spanning some old favorites as well as new favorite artists from the podcast’s history. We have tracks from Expectativa Zero, Thicket, Abaddon Incarnate, VRADEMARGK, Norilsk, Release The Long Ships, Psygnosis, The Neologist, Iron & Stone, Codo, APPOLLONIA, Jackalopes, and Neurotech. it’s a show you won’t want to miss!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or do whatever it takes. 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 #130 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #130 (OGG)

2016
05.09

Open Metalcast Episode #129: Traditional / Experimental

While the Open Metalcast interns scour the net for Creative Commons Metal Music (contrary to popular belief it’s not just one person searching Bandcamp on the Monday Evening before the show drops. Nope, not that at all) we’ve noticed a lot of tags for the music we find. One tag that can be a mixed bag is “experimental”, which can lead to some truly unique music, or can lead to something that sounds akin to, well, something else. Fortunately our crack team of interns (and not one guy on a Monday Evening) have steeled him, er, themselves against such sonic barrages to bring you the finest in Creative Commons Metal Music. Plus we have some straight up metal to punish your earholes. We have tracks from Maleceptor, Back to R’lyeh, VII ARC, Goatfather, La Agonía de Vivir, The Grajo side of the latest ATAVISMO & GRAJO split, Batchlight, and Cratylik Feat BassToss. We can’t thank our interns enough for taking a few hits here and there for the team, and once we clean up the mess maybe we can have some more.

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

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

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

Open Metalcast #129 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #129 (OGG)

2016
04.26

Open Metalcast Episode #128: Unintended acts of human kindness

This week I got a strange note from one of my friends who wondered if I was moving in. Apparently on my recent order of CDs from Hypnotic Dirge Records I accidentally left it on the last shipping address I used. That address was his address from when I last sent him some CDs for Christmas. I had a few moments of confusion until I realized what was going on. But it all worked out because these were albums that I know he’d like anyway, so in a way it was an unintended act of human kindness. So Hypnotic Dirge Records got another order from me, and my friend got some amazing music. The moral of the story? Buy more music, share more music, and support the bands you love, even if it’s unintentional. What is intentional is the collection of tracks we have for you this episode. We have tracks from Shardana, The Look of Time, Twisted Wrath, Negative Voice, Mahidevran, and a brand new track from SUNNATA. Send them to all of your friends who will listen (and the friends who won’t listen. 😉 ).

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

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

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

Open Metalcast #128 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #128 (OGG)

2016
04.12

Open Metalcast Episode #127: No Limits

One of the best parts of doing a podcast about Creative Commons Metal Music is I’m only answerable to you, the fans. I don’t have to try to fit my show into pre-constrained time limits, and I don’t have to fit the songs around commercials. And because it isn’t over the air I don’t have to make ham-fisted attempts at bleeping things out that might offend sensitive ears. It’s just you and me sharing music the way music should be shared; among people who care about the music and the bands who make it. This episode features a brand-new EP from show-favorites Wildernessking, (who apparently don’t rest in South Africa 😉 ). We also have new music from Reliever, Reluctant Mortem, The Sad Bastard Book Club, Totem Skin, WendigoPsychosis, and Pyramidal. And the Open Metalcast Vaults found a neglected track from Dead in Montana. So do your part and download this episode to see how far you can push your limits. And do your friends a favor and share with them as well.

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

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

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

Open Metalcast #127 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #127 (OGG)

2016
03.30

Open Metalcast Episode #126: Good Looking Music

One of the things that I really enjoy about putting together Open Metalcast episodes is picking up music from around the globe. There’s a ton of bands putting out not only amazing music but also amazing physical musical artifacts to enjoy. One band in particular is Psygnosis with their latest album: “AAliens”. The artwork on this LP is amazing, and a lot of thought and care went into putting this together. I also picked up “Exist” by Cyranoi, which comes in a beautiful digipack CD case with great music and great artwork to boot. And even though not every band puts out physical media there’s still a lot of care that goes into producing artwork to catch the most jaded metal fan’s eye. Do yourself a favor and click on the links below. There’s a lot of work that goes into making these albums, and I’m sure Psygnosis, dOwnhill, Domestic Terror, Decaying Continuum, Cover of Night, Involución, Moron, and Cyranoi would appreciate it if you not only gave their albums a peek, but also a listen. Hopefully this show will give you a taste of what you can expect to not only hear but see as well.

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

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

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

Open Metalcast #126 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #126 (OGG)