Open Metalcast Summer Hiatus Announcement

Hey all,

Just wanted to give a quick announcement that Open Metalcast is going in hiatus for a few months. Part of it is because I’ve been a little burned out trying to get shows together every other week. I got to the point where I wasn’t enjoying putting together a show. So I’m taking the summer off at the least. I might release a few odds and sods episodes in the interim so keep those podcatchers locked just incase an episode manages to escape into the wild.

Thank you all for your continued support of this podcast. Hoping to be back soon!

Open Metalcast Episode #192: Shuffle’s Dozen

A dozen tracks, picked mostly at random by the caretaker of the Open Metalcast Library. The only criteria was they couldn’t have been played in a previous epsiode. We have tracks from Demimonde, Wasting The Genesis, Traboute, TOAD, offense, CEMENTERIO, Vatican Falling, Pain Factor, Grimoff, Dantalion, Concrete Foundation, Beastmaker, and Tyson Boogie waiting for you.

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.

Open Metalcast #192 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #192 (OGG)

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Open Metalcast Episode #191: Odious Ouroboros

It’s in the middle of April, just before tax time in the United States. The weather doesn’t want to cooperate here at Open Metalcast headquarters, moving from sunshine and warmer temperatures to wintery-mix and chilly temperatures. But what you can rely on is some amazing Creative Commons metal music to help make life more bearable. And as Peculate to accurately points out: “April is the cruelest month”. Indeed.

We have an amazing assortment of metal music in this episode, featuring music from Spiritual Deception, Cyranoi, SLAVE ZERO, Lamorte, Gmork, Drone Throne, Arkham Witch, and Peculate. It’s an audible assault 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.

Open Metalcast #191 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #191 (OGG)

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Open Metalcast Episode #190: Focus

Putting together an episode of Open Metalcast can sometimes be a challenge in focus for me. Sometimes I get distracted by the music that I’m looking for (woe be the rabbit holes that occur when I’m looking for the perfect tracks). Other times I can get distracted when I’m waiting for something to finish downloading or for an episode to finish encoding. It can get frustrating having all of those distractions competing for my attention. But when a show comes together and I’m previewing the tracks it can really energize me to completet he episode. And when you have bands like OVERRULED, EntröpiaH, Richard III, DANTALION, Discommand, Gods & Punks, Lojohh, and Kekal filling your ears you suddenly get laser focused on ensuring that folks like yourself can hear this episode as soon as possible. So sit back with your favorite podcast listening apparatus and give the music the focus it deserves.

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.

Open Metalcast #190 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #190 (OGG)

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Save the Internet – Article 17 (was Article 13)

If you’re in the European Union I urge you to take part in the Save the Internet Campaign. Save Your Internet is a drive to stop some particularly bad proposals that are floating around in the European Parliament. This will have severe consequences not only in the EU but also outside the EU. Hosting content could become incredibly problematic, and things like Open Metalcast could be affected.

I’m in the USA so I’m not represented, but if you are represented please make your concerns heard. Thanks!