2015
06.22

Tonight was the Windsor–Detroit International Freedom Festival, AKA “The Fireworks”. Unfortunately we’re also getting some bad weather in this area so they did the fireworks earlier than normal. What does that have to do with this show? Not a damn thing. But what this show does have is nine spectacular songs hidden inside it’s encoded bits, including tracks from Ósserp, TEETHING, HOT SKULL, Black Autumn, Rain On Their Parade, Thicket, ROSY FINCH, and B.I.T.E. So if you see flashes before your eyes and hear cracking noises it’s probably not the fireworks but the sound of your head banging along with these tracks. And now you know.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or set off fireworks around their trailer. 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.

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2015
06.08

Open Metalcast Episode #118: 15 minutes or more of fame

This week I’ll be seeing Rush in concert for their 40th anniversary tour. One of the reasons Rush is one of my favorite bands is they bucked the trends. On the album 2112 they released the now legendary concept track “2112” which clocked in at over 20 minutes. This was despite their label stating they didn’t want any more concept songs. Despite this the album is now regarded as a cultural treaure in Canada and the band is still going strong 40 years later. So much for listening to the conventional wisdom.

All of the tracks in this episode are over 15 minutes in length as a tribute to all of the bands that buck the trends, ignore conventional wisdom, and play the music they want to play. This episode features tracks from Cementerio, Doodsangst, NUTRITION, Schattenbrandung, Deep Space Destructors, and Psygnosis.

So poke a finger in the eye of the collectivist mentality and treat yourself over an hour and a half of the best Creative Commons music the net has to offer.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or see them in concert. What a concept! 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 #118 (MP3)

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2015
05.26

Open Metalcast Episode #117: Technical Difficulties Be Damned

Ah the joys of computers. Can’t really do a show without one but damned if this computer wasn’t being a bit of a pain in the ass by filling up the root partition (and of course not telling me until it completely shit the bed in the process). But with things mostly back to normal we can talk about the amazing episode we have lined up for your ears. We have new tracks from Shooter, Vemm, and Bolesno Grinje, Lux, Evacuate The City, Afterwind, and Alturuk, as well as brand new material from Galactic Pegasus (which was sent to me by a fan of the show through Bandcamp. Thank you so much!). So while computers can be a pain to work with they rare one of the best ways to listen to this show. So fire up your favorite podcatcher and listen to the best Creative Commons Music the net has to offer.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or send their msuic to your favorite podcast. 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 #117 (MP3)

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2015
05.12

Open Metalcast Episode #116: Larks Returning

Some sad news to report with this episode. Apparently the album “Larks” is the last “Returning We Hear the Larks” album for the foreseeable future. But “Larks” is an excellent album comprising of re-recorded versions of popular songs spanning the career of Returning We Hear the Larks. Hopefully it won’t be the last we hear of this amazing band. And while we end this episode on a bit of a downer we have 45 minutes of ear-punishing Creative Commons Metal starting with a brutal track from Austin Deathrip, Alexander Oden, Manakel, Polygons, Fallen to Flux, and TORT. Add to that a brand new EP from Deep Space Destructors and you have a broad swath of metal music to check out and support.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or buy their cross-stitch patterns on Etsy. 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 #116 (MP3)

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2015
04.19

Open Metalcast Episode #115: Slightly Overdue

It’s been a few weeks since the last Open Metalcast episode dropped from the skies to shove pitchforks of amazing metal into your earholes. But suffice to say we’re back and ready to grant your eardrums the best in Creative Commons Metal Music. We have the latest from The Burial Chamber, Eternal Dream, Interceptor, tao te kin, Dahkma, Logic of Denial and Orphans of Dusk. So sit back, relax, and let the pitchforks poke where they may.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or turn their music into Karaoke. 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 #115 (MP3)

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2015
03.18

Open Metalcast Episode #114: The Spaces In-Between

This episode we decided instead of our normal format we’d try something similar to our neglected (and long overdue) Instrumetalcast episodes and just let the music play straight through. Part of this was tracks selected for this episode lent themselves better to being played with just enough space left in-between them to breathe. This episode features an amazing line-up of tracks from Frigoris, Doodsangst, Odradek Room, Lotus Eater, The Scimitar, WOHEDNESS, Ladder Devils, Screaming At The Sun, and finishes up with the latest from Palm Desert. It’s a mix of blackened death metal and doom that breathes best with a pair of headphones.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or play their music so loud your neighbors’ ears bleed. 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.

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2015
03.04

Open Metalcast Episode #113: Title Goes Here

It’s late here at the Open Metalcast headquarters and we’re getting ready to release another jam-packed episode of some of the most crushing Creative Commons metal the world has ever heard. All that stands between us and heading to bed is coming up with a description of what treasures await you in this episode. But how do you describe 9 tracks of the best in Creative Commons Metal? You could start by listing off each of the bands that contribute their amazing music to form a Voltron-esque colossus of metal: Unholy Quest, Omnioid, Azgard, Rotten Casket, Norilsk, Atten Ash, Forgenheim, Concrete Foundation, and Avenger Kills. You could mention that this episode is 45 minutes of head-crushing metal. And you could mention that the bands really need your support to continue making this music. That would do it. Hey, it looks like we already wrote up our description and introduction. Woo hoo! Now if only people will download and share this episode so everyone will know what great Creative Commons Metal Music sounds like. (This is where you download the episode and play along.)

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or drive them to their next gig. 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 #113 (MP3)

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2015
02.17

Open Metalcast Episode #112: Frostburnt

Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we’re well in the throes of the six more weeks of winter some fucking rodent predicted. Much like watery tarts distributing swords is no basis for a system of government, determining the length of winter based on rodent vision is… huh? What do you mean Groundhog Day was two weeks ago? And we’re already well past Twelfth Night, Valentine’s day, and Presidents Day too? Hell, before you know it we’ll be cursing at egg-and-chocolate-shitting bunnies. But what’s always timeless is the great metal we have for you this episode, including the long-awaited new album from Lords of the Trident, as well as the latest from Satyrasis, Kolony, Encircle, Norilsk, and Unholy Quest. We also have music from Psygnosis, and a EP that was released earlier this year by Black Autumn. It’s the perfect mix of Creative Commons metal that you won’t want to let slip away.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or schedule their tour to hit shows in warmer climates. 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 #112 (MP3)

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2015
02.03

Open Metalcast Episode #111: Eleventy One

Welcome friends to the eleventy-first episode of Open Metalcast, a rather respectable episode number for a podcast. We also managed to get a respectable amount of snow outside the Open Metalcast headquarters, which unfortunately meant a lot of shoveling because SOMEONE never decided to pick up a snow blower for such occasions. Apparently he was too busy picking out great Creative Metal music for this episode including tracks from Savagery, Afterwind, Osmium Guillotine, Archonaut, Æons Collide, HELA, Sarin, HELLIÖN, and Peculate. There’s almost an hour’s worth of music in this episode; perfect for that longer morning commute or for when you’re trying to push your way out of the snow-covered driveway. Whatever your weather patterns though you’ll find great music waiting for you in this episode.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or buy them a snow blower. 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 #111 (MP3)

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2015
01.20

Open Metalcast Episode #110: Volt

We’re back from a brief hiatus to make you grateful you still have hearing, still have electricity, and still have enough bandwidth to download over 40 minutes of the best Creative Commons licensed metal music the world has to offer. We have such amazing bands as Nucleus, the latest from Gabezia, Day40, an upcoming release from TORT, Fitcage, SIYLIT, as well as the very latest and long anticipated albums from Oyabun and Snake Thursday. And just in case that wasn’t enough we have crazy shit from Soom. It’s an episode that will shake you up more than a bad ground on a wet stage. Shocking!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or buy the band a generator for when the power goes out. 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 #110 (MP3)

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