Open Metalcast Episode #166: Journeys of Metal

Sometimes when I’m listening to a lot of music my mind wanders. It’s really easy to get lost in some of these auditory soundscapes. And this episode presents quite the journey starting with Âstillian, Deaden, NASHGUL, Deathsurrection, Incinery, Carbono, Ceremony of Darkness, and Forja as your guide. It’s a show you’ll want to make sure stamps your passport.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. 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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #165: Analog Hole

Over the lifespan of digital music there has been a constant desire to control the copying of the data. Various watermarking and copy-protection schemes were put in place to ensure that folks wouldn’t share music. But no matter how protected the data there was always a weak link between the digital realm and the realm where you could listen to music. That was referred to as the analog hole; the moment when the digital signals become sound waves that your ears and brain perceive as music.

Luckily for us in the Creative Commons realm we can still share digital copies of our favorite music. We don’t have to worry about exploiting the analog hole; it’s just another part in the enjoyment of our music.

We’ve got a great collection of Creative Commons Licensed metal music lined up for you in this episode. We have music from Plague Mass, Imminent Attack, Mosh, Norilsk, Mindslaved, Desdinova, Machete, and Snake Thursday. It’s a show you’ll be happy didn’t stay locked in the digital realm forever.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. 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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #164: A Little of Each

When putting together an Open Metalcast show sometimes they take on a life of their own. While I try not to make “themed” shows some sections tend to get a bit of a theme to them. Sometimes the theme is to try not to have much of a theme at all for that section and instead throw together a lot of similar yet different musical styles together. This is one such episode where each song is slightly related to the song that preceded it. But when you have a collection of artists like Khroma, Demimonde, Locus Mortis, Gateway to Hell, Deep Space Destructors, Illuminus, GERANIÜM, and Potato Hate Explosion sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and let the music take you where it will.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. 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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #163: Strictly Non-Palindromic

We got a little off-schedule from the last show but it was most certainly not because of a lack of great metal music. So much great music was released lately including brand new Hela and split between Ah Ciliz and Chiral from Hypnotic Dirge Records. This episode features tracks from Ósserp, Catalytic, Expain, Hela, Tornet, Le Mur, Ah Ciliz, and Urizen. It’s a show chock full of Creative Commons Metal Music you won’t want to miss!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, or head to the shows. 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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #162: Infinite Possibilities

Every time I think about the varieties of sound that are conveyed by 16 bits at 44.1KHz it boggles my imagination. So many bits, so many possibilities. One moment it can play brutal death metal, the next a brief punk song, and then smooth sludge metal. It can encompass guitars, drums, organs, voices; you name it – it can do it with incredible fidelity.

We have a great show of amazing Creative Commons metal lined up for you. We have tracks by Deadeye Dick, VULTURYON, Colorblind, Enuma Elish, Phantom Elite, Heavy Temple, Blank Spell, and the crushing Hammond Organ of Mount Atlas.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows. 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.

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