2011
04.28

Open Metalcast Special Episode: Club Metal #2

Synthetic perfection for the discriminating transhumanist.

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Open Metalcast Club Metal 002 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Club Metal 002 (OGG)

2011
04.22

Recently we got the chance to speak with Ben Sharp, aka Cloudkicker. Cloudkicker released their latest album “Beacons” in September of 2010, and it has become one of my favorite “Djent” albums. Ben and I talk about the origins of Cloudkicker, his take on the Djent label, and I learn the source of the titles on the album. If you enjoyed the music from Instrumetalcast #2, you’ll definitely want to check this out!

Music in this episode:

  • Hold On
  • Push It Way Up
  • Amy, I Love You

Here’s the article I mentioned in the interview from Ask Earache about Djent, featuring Cloudkicker.

Open Metalcast Cloudkicker Interview (MP3)

Open Metalcast Cloudkicker Interview (OGG)

2011
04.19

Open Metalcast Episode 19: There Will Be Potassium

This episode brought to you by the atomic weight of potassium, found in rich supply in foods like parsley and bananas. That information brought to you by Wikipedia. You’re welcome.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or play their music on your show for your local public access channel (party on, Wayne). Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast Episode 019 (OGG)

Open Metalcast Episode 019 (MP3)

2011
04.16

Program Updates (Cloudkicker, Penguicon, and more)

Well hello there! It’s been a while since I last wrote one of these, hasn’t it? The good news is there’s plenty of news and exciting events coming up for Open Metalcast, as well as some show updates.

  • I’ll be interviewing Cloudkicker this week, and hopefully releasing the results of that interview on Friday (that’s the goal anyways). Cloudkicker, if you’re not aware, is an amazing band hailing from Ohio, and in my mind is one of the foremost bands in the Djent scene. I’m really looking forward to this interview. If you have any questions you’d like asked during the interview, send me a note over at craig@openmetalcast.com.
  • It seems you really like the instrumetalcasts and the Club Metal shows, so expect some more of those in the coming months.
  • I’ll be recording the 20th Open Metalcast in front of a live audience at Penguicon on April 30th, 2011 at 11am. As Greg Grossmeier put it so eloquently: “For those that do not yet know, Penguicon is a combination Free/Open Source conference plus Science Fiction convention. Not many other events can boast a past participant list that includes Cory Doctorow, Chris DiBona, Neil Gaiman, Jono Bacon, Jon “maddog” Hall, and Steve Jackson”. If you’re not already going to Penguicon, you’ll need to at least register for a day-pass, which you can find on the registration link on the Penguicon Site.

Also, a quick program note: You guys ROCK! Thank you for all of the music suggestions, and conversations on identi.ca. If you haven’t joined the Open Metalcast group in identi.ca, or friended the show on Jamendo, what are you waiting for? Check out the links in the sidebar, and be a part of the show! We love to hear from you!

That’s all for now. Just finished up episode 19, and now it’s time for the pre-flight verification.

Thanks for listening! \m/

2011
04.05

Open Metalcast Episode 18: We will rock you

Dipping more into the rock side of heavy metal with this episode:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or write their name in Round-Up on your lawn. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast Episode 018 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Episode 018 (OGG)

2011
04.01

Open Metalcast Special Episode: Club Metal #1

Untouched by human hands for your listening pleasure.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or implant them into your biochip. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast Club Metal #1 (MP3)

Open Metalcast Club Metal #1 (OGG)