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!

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!

Six years of Open Metalcast

Today marks the sixth year since the first episode of Open Metalcast. It’s been quite a journey and I thank you all for accompanying me on it. We’ve found a lot of Creative Commons Metal Music along the way, and I hope there are many more episodes of discovery together.

Rather than bore you with statistics of how many tracks we’ve played or hours of music we’ve generated I just want to invite you to keep listening and sharing these episodes. We’ve barely scratched the surface.

Here’s to many more years to come!

Open Metalcast: Hiatus Announcement

Hey all,

After some deliberation I’m putting the show on temporary hiatus. Reason being life is getting in the way of making the show you deserve to hear.

We’ve had a good five year run and I fully intend to bring you many many more years of the best in Creative Commons Music. But now is not that time, and the show will suffer in the interim.

That doesn’t mean we won’t have some special episodes when the mood arises; far from it. But the regular every-other-week transmissions are not happening until further notice.

Nobody is more bummed about this than I am, and I’m looking forward to when I’m able to share music with you. That’s important to me, but other things need to take precedence.

Take care and stay metal!

— Craig

Program note: Open Metalcast episode delayed

Hi all,

The next episode of Open Metalcast is going to be delayed a bit. Have been pretty busy lately and my will to put together a show has been sapped. I hope this will give everyone a chance to catch up and pick up the albums from the previous episodes.

We’ll be back shortly with more of the great Creative Commons metal music you’ve come to expect. Count on it!