Open Metalcast Episode #183: Temperate Zones

Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we’re watching the final vestiges of summer come to a close as the chill of fall settles in. The crunch of leaves under foot greet us before the icy cold of winter stretches its fingers out to embrace us. And as anyone in wintery climates can tell you it’s best to dress in layers for the cold. And what better way to layer up than with layers of Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music to warm your ears. We have an amazing show featuring Dark Devotion, Absolute Zero, Norilsk, Forge of Clouds, Wet Cactus, Opus of a Machine, The Capaces, and Kval. About the only thing that could make this show any better would be warm beverages, but until we figure out how to deliver those over the Internet we’ll have to settle with what we have.

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Open Metalcast Episode #182: Thoughts Become Air

Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we mourn one of the great broadcasters in the Detroit-are. Chris Felcyn was a broadcaster on WRCJ FM (a classical and jazz radio station) and hosted a show called “The Well Tempered Wireless”. He was very knowledgeable about classical music and was an excellent storyteller. His shows were part listening room, part conversation, and part storytelling.

We honor Chris Felcyn by dedicating this episode to him. He likely never heard a second of this podcast (his idea of heavy metal was Verdi’s “Requiem”), but he help inspire this show. He will be missed.

This episode features music by Skyglow, Colosso, Signals From Saturn, Potmos Hetoimos, Chamber of Torture, SCALD, The Neptune Power Federation, and Neurotech.

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Open Metalcast Episode #181: Fallen Back

Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we’re nearing the end of summer and heading headlong into the most metal of seasons: Fall. Now you may say that Winter is the most metal of seasons, but I’d beg to differ with you. And because I’m doing the writing I get to say that it’s Fall and there’s very little you can do to dissuade me from this notion. What makes this season so metal? Other than leaves falling from trees, Halloween, and darkness falling ever sooner over the land I really can’t think of much else. 🙂 And we have an amazing collection of metal to lead you into fall. We have tracks from Muldjord, Petroglyphs, Colosso, Khayman, Angus Black, R.O.L.F., Maeth, and Oak Pantheon. So sit back, brew your favorite warm beverage and let the darkness fall over you.

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Open Metalcast Episode #180: Non-traditional Metal

One of the things that I really like about metal music is the variety of music in the genre. Sure there are purists out there who imprint on one record and expect everything else to sound like that one record, but there’s a whole wide world of metal out there waiting to be explored. From the chromatic scales of the Middle-East to saxophones, keyboards, and folk instruments there’s a broad range of things that metal will mix with (and mix well). This episode celebrates the wide world of metal with Creative Commons metal music from The Rinn, Avercage, Nuclear, Al-Namrood, Galaktik Cancer Squad, Hatalom, CABESTRO, and Woodscream. It’s a veritable for the eclectic metal palette.

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Open Metalcast Episode #179: The Map is Not the Territory

At Open Metalcast Headquarters we take pride in putting together the finest Creative Commons Metal Music available. But sometimes an episode takes on a life of its own. What started off as a pretty straightforward episode suddenly took a few unexpected turns. Not only does this show feature new metal from the comfy realm of 2018 but it also features metal that was released between 1988 – 1990. That’s like a century ago! We didn’t even know they had the Creative Commons license back then (or even the Internet) but they managed to get it into our hot little hands by way of the Irish Metal Archive. How clever! In fact several of the releases range across the years. This episode features metal music from First Fragment, Vendetta Fucking Metal, Necrovile, Hitwood, tod., Human Pollution, Kekal, and MORAL CRUSADE. And rather than wait another 30 years for this music to arrive all you’ll need to do is spend 40 minutes to enjoy it all. Cheaper than a road-trip and twice as fun. Hope you enjoy!

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