2014
09.01

Open Metalcast Episode #103: Labor Pains Redux

Over in the USA we’re coming off of celebrating Labor Day which is a day where some folks get to they day off while others get to go in to work. It’s a crazy little holiday but it gave me some extra time to peruse the net for the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. And we have a great episode lined up with music from Legions, Cleaver, Storm Cry, Ancient Emblem, Catapult The Dead, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Lucifer In The Sky With Diamonds, Schematics for Gravity, and Cryogen Second. So whether you’re returning to work or haven’t left you’ll have plenty to keep your ears busy.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or buy them a pizza. 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 #103 (MP3)

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2014
08.19

Open Metalcast Episode #102: Party Tardy

Things have been rather busy a the Open Metalcast Headquarters as of late. We had one of the storms of the century rip through our neighborhood last week. Fortunately we didn’t have too much damage but we still had to do some impromptu moving of some waterlogged stuff. We’re just getting things back to some semblance of normal around here, which means we’re ready to bring you the Creative Commons Metal Music you crave. We have brand new Deep Space Destructors off of their cleverly named album III, as well as a long-overdue appearance by GUM. Throw in new tracks from Acherontia, LeHunt, X-ethos, Old Enemies, and Abriosis and you’ll have plenty of metal to share with your friends. Plus a surprise re-appearance by Drakum (last seen in episode 39) with a re-interpretation of their classic track “Around the Oak” rounds things off. Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for after all.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or make up some awards to give 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 #102 (MP3)

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2014
08.04

Open Metalcast Episode #101: Room 101

In the novel 1984 there is a room called Room 101 wherein the “Ministry of Love” subjects prisoners to their worst fears, phobias and nightmares. Apparently George Orwell named it after a meeting room at the BBC where he would be subjected to tedious meetings. Episode 101 is far from tedious though, although there may still be nightmares, fears and phobias lurking within these files. If you’re afraid of snails or slugs you might want to avoid Slugde’s latest album Gastronomicon. Malignant Tumor might also conjure fears of disease, but that’s more likely the sound of your head getting crushed. If you’re afraid of spectral hounds (or of Welsh myth) then Cwn Annwn might be your trigger. Technophobia sufferers may wish to take Silicon War Sector’s advice about Techno Ethics to heart, while those fearing the unseen may want to avoid Rorshack. Necrophobic and geometriphobic listeners won’t find comfort in Triumphant Skull (or in Studying the Spheres), nor will they want Visio Mortis. Those who have an irrational fear of Spiral Mountains will want to seek help immediately. And those who fear punk music will certainly want to escape prior to Stars Burn Stripes’s Songs About Escapism. But other than those caveats there is nothing more to fear within the confines of the aural bit-stream awaiting you. Unless you’re afraid of the best Creative Commons metal music on the planet. There’s no hope for you then.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or head to various podcasts to talk about 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 #101 (MP3)

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2014
07.21

Open Metalcast Episode #100: Triple-digit-metal

Open Metalcast celebrates our milestone episode release with the release of episode 100. I had a few ideas floating around for what I could do with this episode. I thought of doing a retrospective episode highlighting artists played on the show. Perhaps it could be over several episodes? Several ideas percolated through my mind but ultimately one idea won out: just release a damn episode and say “hey, it’s episode 100″ in the notes for the episode. So here we are, along with new music by VRADEMARGK, Paroxysm, The Machinery of Other Skeletons, Legions Ablaze, Soulless Child, Marasme, and Everybody Row. Finishing up the show is a 13 minute opus by the band Petrychor which is unlike anything I’ve heard in quite a while.

Thank you all for listening and being a part of the past 100 shows. Here’s to 100×100 more! Keep it metal and keep it open!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or do a 100 episode show about 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 #100 (MP3)

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2014
07.08

Open Metalcast Episode #99: Jury Duty

There’s a tradition in the United States of America that folks are called upon to serve as jury in court cases. Fortunately I wasn’t called this time around so I have some extra time to bring you the best in Creative Commons License Metal Music. This episode features brand new music from Colosso and Muldjord as well as music by In My Shiver, Black Monolith, Epitimia, Treitim, Aathma, Skein and Macabre Demise. But unlike trials in the USA we’ll let you judge for yourself which of these albums you’ll be downloading later on (You can download them all and share them with your friends as well. Don’t worry, it’s legal!)

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or offer to sit in for their Jury Duty. 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 #099 (MP3)

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2014
06.23

Program note: Open Metalcast episode delayed

Hi all,

The next episode of Open Metalcast is going to be delayed a bit. Have been pretty busy lately and my will to put together a show has been sapped. I hope this will give everyone a chance to catch up and pick up the albums from the previous episodes.

We’ll be back shortly with more of the great Creative Commons metal music you’ve come to expect. Count on it!

2014
06.10

Open Metalcast Episode #98: Instrumetalcast #9

Dear Fans of Open Metalcast. I have a confession to make. It has been six long months since the last Instrumetalcast. Six months you’ve had to wait for arguably one of the more popular channels of Open Metalcast. I have failed you time and time again to bring you the best Creative Commons Licensed Instrumental Metal Music. No more. Your long wait is over, and as penance I have compiled almost an hour and thirty minute apology with such bands as Steamforged, Brunt, Alpha Male Tea Party, Town Portal, Dust Storm Warning, Cloudkicker, Black Market Serotonin, Another Destiny Project, Epitimia, T-Rex Quiet, Pervy Perkin, J.C.Vogt, SONNÖV, Cancer Killing Gemini, The L-Train, and Colosso. Hopefully this will tide you over until the next Instrumetalcast episode, which should hopefully arrive before the end of this year. Shownotes after the break.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or create a one hour and thirty minute podcast of 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 #98 (MP3)

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2014
05.26

Open Metalcast #97: Time immemorial

Time was in the early days of the Internet there weren’t many options for finding new music. However once better bandwidth came about the Internet became a wonderful and strange place indeed. Where else could one find a Symphonic Metal Opera album about My Little Pony (that’s actually really good)? And where else could you find more a seemingly endless source of metal music from talented bands like Napalm Strike, Obsidian Throne, Wildernessking, Old Wainds, Lycanthia, Maniac Butcher, and the inimitable deafheaven? Fortunately you don’t have to go searching for all of these bands on the Internet and can add a sampling of each to your collection with just a simple click or via your podcatcher. How times have changed indeed.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or set up a memorial for your favorite band. 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 #097 (MP3)

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2014
05.12

Open Metalcast Episode #96: Proggy Weather

Many years ago when I was heavily into Dream Theater I stumbled upon a band that sounded interesting but was unable to hear their music (this was before Youtube made it insanely easy to hear most of mankind’s recorded output). The band was Spock’s Beard and I bought several of their albums sight-unseen from the Thoughts mailing list admin (Thanks, Lisa!). Fortunately in this day and age with sites like Jamendo and Bandcamp you don’t have to guess what an album sounds like and once I heard the band Anasazi’s “Drop Dead Silence” I was immediately reminded of Spock’s Beard and that moment when The Kindness of Strangers (and not just the album) set me on another musical rabbit-hole. Speaking of proggish rabbit holes, we also have a proggish track from Wall of the Eyeless, as well as crushing tracks from FLYING RENOS, Avolation, CABEZA DE CABALLO and Umor. And if you like your metal with a little King Crimson / Frank Zappa then the latest from Peculate will fit the bill quite nicely. And it thrills me no end when I see bands that I know release material under a Creative Commons License so I’m thrilled to welcome Arsis to the show. So if you like multiple time signatures, thoughtful music, and crushing riffs you’re ini for a treat. Cape and Mellotron not required.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or offer to send the band’s music to random folks on the Internet. 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 #096 (MP3)

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2014
04.28

Open Metalcast Episode #95: Here I Stand

Things are starting to return to normal at the Open Metalcast compound. We return to our usual show schedule with 8 tracks of awesome Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Episode 95 features tracks from Pyrit, All Your Lies, Endtape, Cara Neir, The Conjuration, Thou, Zeugen der Leere, and the Hammond-Organ explosion of The Grave Dolls. Shownotes after the break:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or send them fresh cut flowers. 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 #095 (MP3)

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