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.

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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.

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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.

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Save the Internet – Article 17 (was Article 13)

If you’re in the European Union I urge you to take part in the Save the Internet Campaign. Save Your Internet is a drive to stop some particularly bad proposals that are floating around in the European Parliament. This will have severe consequences not only in the EU but also outside the EU. Hosting content could become incredibly problematic, and things like Open Metalcast could be affected.

I’m in the USA so I’m not represented, but if you are represented please make your concerns heard. Thanks!

Open Metalcast Episode #189: Unoctennium

The atomic number 189 denotes a hypothetical eka-superactinide called “Unoctennium”, which sounds very similar to the fictional material called “Unobtanium”. Unoctennium has not been observed in the wild yet, but should it exist it’s already been named. What does this have to do with metal music? Not a damn thing, save for I’m writing up show notes for episode 189 and that was the most interesting thing that happened with the number 189 (other than some emperors and a pope dying) so this is tangentially related to metal. Plus it’s kinda cool to think about metals that we think might exist but don’t yet. Who knows, maybe we’ll observe it in our lifetime. But what we can observe are tangible artifacts of amazing Creative Commons Metal Music. We have tracks from Dead Empires, Chaos in Paradise, Under Vultures, Zeugen der Leere, Eave, TRAIDOR, VSTRS, and Beastmaker to give your ear drums the Creative Commons metal music punishing they deserve. And you won’t have to wait for science to catch up in order to discover these in the wild. Just give them a listen. Even better: check out the albums that these tracks come from and capture them in your own private archive. Do it for yourself, for the bands who make the music… hell, do it for science.

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.

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