2014
03.31

Open Metalcast Episode #93: Headless Chicken

It’s been one of those weeks here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters where you have to wonder “what next?”. It’s enough to make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off. Though with the amazing Creative Commons metal music in this episode it’s more like the chicken had its head ripped clean off; especially with the likes of power-metalers Noble Beast and Twilight Messenger leading the way. Not far behind though is a new track from Headwires, and the long-awaited new album from Galactic Pegasus. Then the darker tones of Fenris, the crushing heaviness of Victim of Depravity, and the brutal Cementerio wrap up the episode before a long-awaited and very overdue return of the prog-metal master Lascaille’s Shroud with an opus that was successfully funded on Indiegogo (why didn’t anyone tell us about this? Argh!) It’s an episode more loaded with metal than last Thanksgiving’s turkey. Shownotes after the break:

Special thanks to Metal Bandcamp for the recommendation to pick up Noble Beast. Be sure to check out their series on Metal Injection for the best metal music that Bandcamp has to offer.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or have them move in with you. 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 #093 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #093 (OGG)

2014
03.17

Open Metalcast Episode #92: Melt

We’re starting to see a thaw at the Open Metalcast headquarters and with it is the realization that maybe we’ll make it through this winter after all. Fortunately the Internet connection has stayed strong (knock on fake-wood) so we’ve been able to scurry through the net to find the finest in Creative Commons Metal to help keep your ears nice and toasty warm. Joining us this episode are trakcs from Trocotombix, We Are Idols, Recursion, Skein, Larion, Oblivion’s Garden, Oblivion, Cara Neir, Poison (thankfully not the hair-metal band) and a return by Captain Three Leg. Ten tracks of metal waiting for you to download and headbang (or more likely shovel) to while we wait patiently for spring to arrive.

Huge thanks to Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff for the amazing spot on their show. Check out the handiwork of two of my favorite game designers / writers and their always informative podcast delve into game design, history, food, Canadian politics and more. Check it out and be sure to tell them Open Metalcast sent you!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or start a new metal genre in their honor. 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 #092 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #092 (OGG)

2014
03.03

Open Metalcast Episode #91: Spring Forward

My least favorite “holiday” of the year is when Daylight Savings Time happens. For no apparent reason most of the known world decides to arbitrarily shift their clocks one hour ahead. This results in me losing an hour of sleep which makes me rather angry. And when I get angry there’s nothing I want more than a bunch of metal music blaring in my ears. Which, coincidentally this episode delivers with artists like Colosso, Carnivora, Muldjord, Allochiria, Iskra, and Sun Worship. It also welcomes the return of favorites Galactic Pegasus and PLATZDARM. But lest we stay angry there’s Оргия Праведников to pull us back. And while I will reluctantly spring forward with the rest of the world don’t expect me to be all happy about it.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, buy some physical media from the bands, or name a 30,000 Siberian Virus after 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 #91 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #91 (OGG)

2014
02.17

Open Metalcast Episode #90: Long Playing Record

A friend on IRC (Hi Greg) thought it might be neat to have an episode of post-rock / post-metal music. He might get his wish some day because apparently I can’t leave well-enough alone without mixing things up with sludge, doom, desert, and black metal. So Greg, I’ll get to that post-rock show sometime in the near future. But to make up for it this 90th episode is made up of 9 tracks around 9 minutes long weighing in at 90 minutes (seeing a pattern here?) Featuring music from HELA, Morgue of Saints, Anagnorisis, Allochiria, Show Me A Dinosaur, EVILHORSE, Bong Breaker, DOLMENN, and SONNÖV there’s a little something for everyone in this episode.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, buy some physical media from the bands, or name a winter storm after 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 #90 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #090 (OGG)

2014
02.04

Open Metalcast Episode #89: New Music Smell

Call me an old fogey but I still get excited to tear open the shrink-wrap of a brand new album, especially when it’s from a band that I enjoy like Deep Space Destructors album II. Part of the joy was listening to their bonus track Sykli which I believe is only available on CD. But I know some of you have eschewed the physical realm for the more tidy and sanitary digital realm so with Deep Space Destructors’ kind permission I’ve included it in this episode. And lest you miss that new-music smell we also have new tracks from Chiral, Grey Heaven Gall, Nemost, Mahidevran, Azgard, Eschatos, and Hesus Attor. And rather than dispose of the wrapper when you’re done you’re encouraged by the artists to share with your friends. So until we can send new-music smell over the Internet this is the next best thing. Shownotes after the break:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, buy some physical media like the album II, or paint their logo on the front of a snow plow. 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 #089 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #089 (OGG)

2014
01.20

Open Metalcast Episode #88: Palindromic Repdigit Piano

One of the ways that I try to get around writing one of these introductions to an episode (which is coincidentally the hardest part about putting together an episode) is to take a peek at Wikipedia to see if there’s anything interesting related to the episode number. Apparently 88 is considered by the Chinese to be a number of fortune and good luck which is something that I wish for you as you listen to this episode. As luck would have it there’s 8 tracks in this episode as well full of the best Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music the net has to offer including MUERTE POR MIL CORTES, The Conjuration, Sick Of Hailstone, Lothorian, Deep Space Destructors, Sarin, Mighty Zazuum, and Another Destiny Project. But lest you think this is “bye-bye” for Open Metalcast feat not: there’s still plenty of music to explore. And as long as there’s a Wikipedia there’ll be something for you to read along with it. Shownotes after the break.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or explode a meteor over their home town. Wait, that’s not good. Nevermind. 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 #088 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #088 (OGG)

2014
01.06

Open Metalcast Episode #87: Yellow Snow

Well 2014 has started off rather cold and snowy at the Open Metalcast bunker. Fortunately the network connection has withstood the elements and we’ve been able to find some great music to start off the new year right. We’ve got music by At Daggers Drawn, Firestorm, Just Another, Coalest, NAJA, DSW, and a killer piece from Mean Messiah. And though we don’t have any scientific proof I’m pretty sure headbanging can prevent frostbite. OK maybe not, but it does make the day go by quicker when you’re stranded at home. And remember “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or piddle their name in the snow. 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 #087 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #087 (OGG)

2013
12.23

Open Metalcast Instrumetalcast #8: Lost Time

It’s been way too long since the last Instrumetalcast so to make up for it here’s an extra-long episode for your listening enjoyment. Hopefully it’ll tide you over into the new year where these episodes will be more frequent. Shownotes and more after the break:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or buy up their entire back-catalog as a holiday present to yourself. 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 Instrumetalcast #8 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Instrumetalcast #8 (OGG)

2013
12.10

Open Metalcast Episode #86: Cult of the New

The term “Cult of the New” is a term used in the boardgame circles to (sometimes derogatorily) refer to people who are constantly in search of the latest releases at the expense of ignoring some of the older releases. This show is about putting on the brakes for a bit and slowing down to re-listen to some of the bands that we’ve featured on the podcast before such as Rase, Neverside, Panic.0, Inordem, Nuestros Derechos, Overlord, Les Chants de Nihil, Anthemon, Spawn from Deceit and Rezistor. And we welcome back Amity in Fame who recently released their stellar sophmore album “Through” under a Creative Commons License. So enjoy another spin of these amazing tracks and be sure to find a spot in your library for these albums. Because if you haven’t heard them before they’re still new to you. Shownotes follow:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, but whatever you do make sure you don’t forget it mid sentence. 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 #086 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #086 (OGG)

2013
12.09

promo8Welcome back to Open Metalcast, bringing you the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. I am the host of the Club Metal portion of the podcast and today we have a special guest. We worked hard to set up this interview over space and time and I am delighted to be able to present to you an interview with none other than the band Patient Zero. You might not know them now but in the future. your future. this is a big deal. Let’s just say that we’re lucky to have this chance to speak with a classical artist such as himself. I apologize in advance for the transmission quality but because of the extreme time delay, causality, and the price of using The Time Phone it is the best we can do. So without further delay here is our interview with Patient Zero. Enjoy!

coverTrack Listing:

  • I Never Cared from Diabolus Ex Machina (BY-NC-SA)
  • High Tech Low Life from the forthcoming album: Cyber Psychosis
  • Eins from Curse and Regret (BY-NC-SA)

We’d like to thank Patient Zero for taking the time to talk with us on Open Metalcast. Learn more about the band and their fortcoming album Cyber Psychosis at Patient Zero.

Open Metalcast Special Interview Episode – Patient Zero (MP3)

Open Metalcast Special Interview Episode – Patient Zero (OGG)

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