2015
08.18

Open Metalcast was released five years ago on August 17th, 2010 and we thought it would be a great idea to do something special for you our faithful listeners and aficionados of Creative Commons Metal Music. So we got thinking: what could we do to show you how much we love you, the audience, and do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion. Five hours of music? A track from all of the bands we’ve played on this show? Severed Fifth’s Jono Bacon parachuting into each and every one of your homes? While we chucked around these amazing (and somewhat scary) ideas we decided to do the one thing that keeps you coming back for mote: keep bringing you great Creative Commons licensed metal music. We’ve got tracks from Kekal, Panchita la Pistolera, A Grave On Mars, Death of a Poet, Othismos
Another Destiny Project, Throne of Malediction, Let It Flow, Did You Just Hex Me?, Betrayal, and BlackStar. So rather than serve us restraining orders or testing your intestinal fortitude we’ll serve up 50 minutes of crushing metal to tantalize and appease your craving for Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Here’s to five years and many more to come!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or make a five-years-running podcast featuring 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 #123 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #123 (OGG)

2015
08.04

Open Metalcast Episode #122: Don’t know when to stop

Ever have one of those days where you just want to keep the music going and don’t want it to stop? That’s what happened with this episode. It’s understandable when you have such great bands as deafheaven, Eschatos, Seal Of Beleth, Beastmaker, Fodastic Brenfers, KDC, Rebel Wizard, Envig, Azgard, and Vinnum Sabbathi in your playlist. Heck, you just forget to stop the music and announce all of the great songs until the very end of the episode. Well, maybe you might. Not that I’m speaking from experience here, but sometimes the music just flows so perfectly you don’t want it to stop and you can’t figure out where to stop. So sit back and enjoy the episode and relax: I couldn’t figure out where to stop either.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or package their track with nine other songs. 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 #122 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #122 (OGG)

2015
07.20

Open Metalcast Episode #121: Shuffle mode

Ever have one of those days where you just decide to put your entire library on shuffle and see what happens? That’s what happened with this episode. I narrowed down the library to just the Creative Commons Metal Music, turned on shuffle and hit “play”. What you’re hearing is a (mostly) shuffled version of what is in the Open Metalcast archives. This episode has a mix of different artists, featuring Colosso, Aborym, Exiled From Eden, Trocotombix, Black Autumn, Pr4nA, The Foetal Mind, Frozen Dust, Petrychor, Concatenate, Omainen, and Thou. Some of these haven’t been on the show in a while and others are more recent. So sit back and let the realm of randomness take you on an hour-long journey of Creative Commons Metal Music.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or buy their cat pet food. 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 #121 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #121 (OGG)

2015
07.13

Open Metalcast Special Episode: Club Metal #15

Have taken a bulk carrier in stasis to avoid detection enroute to Neptune. This is our last transmission until we arrive. Unsure what we will find but hoping to blend in with some Extropian or Scum collectives until this all blows over. Wish us well.

Stasis disturbed. Link damaged. Backup engaged. Transmitting… Transmitting… Transmitting…

Indirect Fire - Adam Burn

I’d like to thank you for checking out this episode of Open Metalcast and remind you it’s the bands that make this show possible so head to the shows, buy a T-shirt or give them new shells to upload to.

Whatever it takes, let them know that you care, thank them for making their music Creative Commons licensed, and tell them you heard their music here on Open Metalcast .com. Also, if you have any music you’d like to suggest for the show, send it my way at craig@openmetalcast.com. And remember to check out all of the great metal podcasts on Metal Injection, where you can hear all of their great podcasts, as well as news, interviews, videos, and more. Thanks for listening.

Upload complete. Now we wait. Goodbye for now.

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Open Metalcast Special Episode: Club Metal #15 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Special Episode: Club Metal #15 (OGG)

2015
07.07

Open Metalcast Episode #120: Live until 120

Browsing through Wikipedia for subjects for titles for the show I stumbled upon something I didn’t know (isn’t that always the case with Wikipedia?) Apparently Moses lived to be 120 years old. So the way to wish someone long life would be “Live until 120” Which is apropos for the 120th episode of our long-running podcast bringing you the finest in Creative Commons metal music (with no end in sight, knock on IKEA desk). This episode brings us the other half of the HELA / LODO split with a track from LODO, as well as tracks from Humanity Defiled, Unholy Quest, Немiга, Grimalkin, Extincion, Soundcrafters, and Sallow. Just remember to listen at respectable volumes so when you turn 120 you can still listen to this great music.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or bring them air conditioning. 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 #120 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #120 (OGG)

2015
06.22

Open Metalcast Episode #119: Works of Fire

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.

Open Metalcast #119 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #119 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #118 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #117 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #116 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #115 (OGG)