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
  • 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 If you haven’t joined the Open Metalcast group in, 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/