2015
09.05

Open Metalcast: Hiatus Announcement

Hey all,

After some deliberation I’m putting the show on temporary hiatus. Reason being life is getting in the way of making the show you deserve to hear.

We’ve had a good five year run and I fully intend to bring you many many more years of the best in Creative Commons Music. But now is not that time, and the show will suffer in the interim.

That doesn’t mean we won’t have some special episodes when the mood arises; far from it. But the regular every-other-week transmissions are not happening until further notice.

Nobody is more bummed about this than I am, and I’m looking forward to when I’m able to share music with you. That’s important to me, but other things need to take precedence.

Take care and stay metal!

— Craig

2015
08.18

Open Metalcast Episode #123: Five Years Young

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)