2015
03.04

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)

Open Metalcast #113 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #112 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #111 (OGG)

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)

Open Metalcast #110 (OGG)

2014
12.24

Open Metalcast Episode #109: No Quarter

If you’re anything like us at the Open Metalcast Headquarters you’ve had it up to your eyeballs with the shitty covers that pass for Christmas music. Instead we present 10 of the finest Creative Commons Metal tracks from across the globe, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and The United Kingdom. We have music by Los Buscadores del Movimiento Perpetuo, Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung, Wolfshead, Omainen, Exelerate, ASZL, Si Non Sedes Is, Trysth, and Zaria. Pop this episode into the stereo at your holiday gatherings, and share it with everyone who appreciates great metal music. It’s the perfect antidote to the saccharine-sweet crap playing at the mall. And from everyone here at Open Metalcast we wish you the best of the holiday season and look forward to ringing your eardrums in the new year!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or give everyone a copy 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 #109 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #109 (OGG)

2014
12.08

Open Metalcast Episode #108: Remembering legends

This week not only marked the 10th anniversary of Dimebag Darerel’s death (which seems like it was only yesterday) but also the passing of one of the legends of video games: Ralph Baer. Were it not for the innovations of both Dimebag and Ralph Baer the world would never have known the amazing music of Pantera, and the video game industry as we know it might never have happened. What does this have to do with the show? Not a damn thing but as someone who grew up on games and metal it felt important enough to mention. What this episode does have though is some of the finest Creative Commons metal the net has to offer, such as Vicky Polard, Fitcage, The Departed, Bloodhunter, Dystrophya, Proyecto Hombre, Offense, and Lou Quinse. So share this episode, support the bands, and remember those who made the things you love.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or buy all of the merch on their table. 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 #108 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #108 (OGG)

2014
12.01

Open Metalcast Episode #107: Post-Turkey Sleep Disorder

It’s the week after Thanksgiving here at OMC headquarters and we couldn’t be happier to have yet-another-holiday in the rear-view mirror. Not that we didn’t have fun with Thanksgiving, but the lead-up to getting things sorted meant this episode is dropping one week later than it should be. And if you’re anything like us you’re still recovering from day n+1 of leftovers. But never fear freedom-loving metalheads, because we’ve lined up some music to help ween you back from your turkey-induced comas and kick you back into high gear. And what a collection of music to give thanks for, including brand new music from Cloudkicker (apparently not content with only releasing the brilliant Live with Intronaut album last week). This episode also features music from 100 Veces Fauna, Mursa, Nightosaur, Show Me a Dinosaur, Underthals, remastered Oak Pantheon, and the triumphant return of Drakum.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or prepare them an epic Thanksgiving dinner. 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 Episode #107 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Episode #107 (OGG)

2014
11.11

Open Metalcast Episode #106: Wikipedia Fail

It’s no secret I find writing the introductions to these episodes the hardest part of creating the episode. The music has never been a problem as evidenced by the 8 tracks featured in the show. Nope, the worst part is trying to come up with something witty and wonderful to tempt you, the reader, into downloading this episode (which you very well should as there’s 30 minutes of great Creative Commons Metal Music waiting for you at that handy little download link. And I’ve mentioned one of my tricks for finding ideas for the episode text comes from Wikipedia. Well, it appears the only interesting things happening around the number 106 are related not-particularly-interesting years in the Roman Empire. And while that might be interesting to some folks I’m not prepared to go into any great depth about how year 106 brought the Indian ambassador to Rome. No matter how you slice it that’s not going to be terribly interesting at all. A better use of that attention would be checking out the tracks from Raide Mort, Trainwreck, Brain Remocal, Rather Be Alive, Silence Equals Death, Born of the Stars, Appollonia, and Dirty Greed in episode 106. And if enough folks check out this episode perhaps we could get Wikipedia to accept an update to 106 as “an episode of OPen Metalcast noted for its high quality CC-licensed music and for bitching about Wikipedia”. One can hope, can’t they?

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or subscribe them to tons of junk-mail catalogs. 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 #106 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #106 (OGG)

2014
11.04

Open Metalcast Special Interview Episode: Catapult the Dead

Recently we got the chance to speak with Ben Hiteman from the band Catapult the Dead. Catapult the dead released their album “All is Sorrow” which consists of a single 37 minute track intended to be listened in one sitting,. We spoke with Ben about the creation of the All is Sorrow album, the formation of the band, and about their upcoming projects and tours.

We’d like tot hank Ben and Catapult the Dead for taking the time to talk with us. Learn more about the band and how to score some great merch over at http://catapultthedead.bandcamp.com.

Open Metalcast Special Interview Episode – Catapult the Dead (MP3)

Open Metalcast Special Interview Episode – Catapult the Dead (ODGG)

2014
10.27

Open Metalcast Episode #105: Analysis Paralysis

Ever felt like you can’t make a decision about something? That happened to me recently when trying to put together this show. It seems October is the month where a lot of bands release their music so I had over 20 tracks set up to play in this show. I couldn’t decide which ones to put into the final show so I made some tough choices and bumped some tracks to future episodes. But talk about being spoiled for choice! There’s new music from show-favorites Memest, along with new music from Delyria, Deathsurrection, Colorblind, Narada, Phthartic, Sunnata, and Híbrido. Hopefully you won’t have as hard a choice to decide to listen to this episode as they’re all great bands with stellar tracks waiting to pummel your ears.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or invite them to your upcoming Halloween Party. 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 #105 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #105 (OGG)